Jennifer Garner, TD Jakes of 'Miracles From Heaven' Define What Miracles Mean to Them (Interview)

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Jennifer Garner at the Dallas premiere of "Miracle From Heaven", Texas, 2016. |

DALLAS – While on the red carpet promoting the upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," actress Jennifer Garner, Bishop T.D. Jakes, the Beam family and Producer DeVon Franklin all explained what they think miracles are.

"Miracles From Heaven," which will hit theaters March 16, narrates the real-life story of 12-year-old Annabel Beam (Kylie Rogers), the daughter of Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner). Anna suffered a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder for years and was unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. One day, after a near-death fall from a tree, she is subsequently cured of her disorder – a miracle the Beam family credit to God.

"I'm so in line with the way this movie talks about miracles, that miracles happen everyday, they happen all around your life and if you don't appreciate the little ones then you're just letting miracles go by," Garner told The Christian Post.

In the film, Garner's character Christy is shown God's faithfulness throughout trying times. Little random acts of kindness and ultimately her daughter's inexplicable healing are all considered miracles.

"So, somebody that you don't get along with becoming one of your closes friends, a sunrise, a baby being born, a perfect avocado, they're all miracles!" Garner exclaimed.

Watch CP's full interview with the cast and creators of "Miracles from Heaven" below.

The Beam family had their own definition of a miracle. Annabel, although a living miracle herself, gave all the glory to God when explaining what she thought.

"A miracle is something that only God can do. A miracle is something that no man can do and can only be produced by God," the young girl maintained.

Her younger sister Adelyn also chimed in, "A miracle is something that can change someone's life. It can happen to anyone and sometimes little small things are miracles."

Bishop T.D. Jakes, who serves as a producer for this film, has seen first-hand with his last film, "Heaven is For Real," how much people enjoy watching stories about miracles. The sleeper hit was made on a modest $12 million budget and went on to gross over $100 million worldwide.

"I think a miracle is an occurrence for which we can take no human credit for," Bishops Jakes said. "In it's simplest form it is the things in our lives that benefit us and are somehow yet beyond us."

DeVon Franklin, who joined Jakes as producer for "Miracles From Heaven," expounded on his meaning of the unfathomable.

"A miracle is any act of love, kindness and peace that comes from God. It's amazing that I can be a miracle to you; you can be a miracle to me. I think the miracle is the vehicle in which God speaks to us, to let us know that we're not alone," Franklin concluded.

"Miracles From Heaven" is scheduled to hit theaters March 16th. For more information visit


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