The Last Sin Eater (2007)

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  • Doctrinal Accuracy

The Last Sin Eater is a story that takes place in the 1850’s Appalachia. Ten year-old Cadi Forbes feels responsible for her little sister’s death, so she searches out the one man she feels can take away her sin — The Sin Eater. But in her quest for redemption, Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) uncovers a dark secret that threatens to divide her family and community. Ultimately, Cadi shows them the truth in Jesus, reminding us that the human condition is beyond human remedy; only Christ provides for the absolution of sin.

Directed by Michael Landon Jr., the film is based on the best-selling novel by Francine Rivers that was awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion. Also starring in the film, Academy Award Winner and Emmy Nominee Louise Fletcher (Miz Elda), and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Henry Thomas (Man of God), Soren Fulton (Fagan Kai) and Stewart Finlay-McLennan (Brogan Kai).

Francine Rivers book, The Last Sin Eater, won the 1999 Gold Medallion Book Award for fiction presented by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

PG-13 for thematic elements, and some intense sequences of violence

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