About Chasing Grace
I wrote my first novel, Discovering Grace, back in 2009. A year later, I would turn it into a screenplay. It was a passion project that had been at the forefront of my mind for years: to create an homage to my late father. Dad was a well-respected Methodist Minister in the community, he was an exceptional father. Most importantly, he was my childhood hero. He lived his life in a world of black and white—having no patience for living in “the gray in-between.”
Chasing Grace, the film adaptation, is a story about what happens to a small town pastor and his family when their worlds are rocked by an unthinkable tragedy. The story highlights how this beloved minister finds himself lost and confused. He sets out to use the “gray in between” to navigate his choices. He and his family find themselves at a crossroads, and what ensues is a powerful story about how to move through life with “grace” and how each of them learned the incredible power of forgiveness.
Chasing Grace sold within a year of shooting the film, and today it lives on Netflix, AmazonPrime, Pureflix and ChristianCinema, and can be seen in over one-hundred countries around the world. I continue to be grateful to all the wonderful people who helped make this film. And to answer the obvious: Yes, I plan to turn one or more of my books into either a TV Series, or Films. —David Temple, Writer/Director/Executive Producer/Actor
Fooling Yourself Is Easy. Forgiving Yourself Isn’t.
It’s a perfect afternoon in small-town America, as the Matheson family celebrate Grace’s ninth birthday. But when an unimaginable accident happens, it threatens to tear the family apart, as it threatens their faith.
With some time, but not without pain, an incredible transformation begins to take place. The Mission Grove community comes to realize that bad things do happen to good people, but also true: time can heal all wounds.
Chasing Grace is based upon real events, and is full of rich characters wrapped in complex drama and poignant lessons. It’s also a powerful story of how a family learns to transform the pain of loss into the power of love, and how it is as important to forgive yourself, as it is to forgive others.