Priscilla Shirer Shares How ‘Overcomer’ Reminds Viewers to Put Their Identity in Christ

Interview by Maina Mwaura

You can hear a little noise in the background as Priscilla Shirer and I begin our interview. She apologizes for running behind and shares that she was making waffles for her sons.

This is one of the reasons why I think so many people like the 44-year-old actress.

Though she is best known as a New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher, she is simply down to earth.

Shirer – the daughter of influential pastor Tony Evans – is starring in the Kendrick Brothers’ new movie Overcomer.

This is Shirer’s second movie with the Kendrick brothers, the first being the 2015 film War Room. 

Shirer told Christian Headlines that she was excited to be a part of another Kendrick brothers’ film because she admires the quality of the brothers work and appreciates that they always put the word of God behind their projects.

“To just again be a part of a message that is just not watering down the gospel is such a joy,” Shirer told Christian Headlines.

“When they called to ask me to do it again, that’s what I knew about them, is that they were going to craft a story that would not sugar coat the name of Jesus, would not water down the gospel. And you know, I’m here for that,” she added.

In the movie, Shirer plays high school principal Olivia Brooks. Shirer shared that she particularly loved this film because it tackles the issue of personal identity, an issue that Shirer knows a lot of people – including herself – struggle with at times.

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Source: Christian Headlines