Healing River

Film Review

My Featured Blogger this week is c.f. (Claudia) leach of Rhemalogy, from the Greek word “rhema,” connoting words of great power or significance such as those of Jesus.

20190622_180717-2Claudia is a published poet and essayist, a former editor for the Obsidian News, and a member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. She’s also a film reviewer, by the way, who wrote the following review of my feature film Healing River. I’m far from adverse to plugging my own film, but I’ve also featured her today to introduce you to a talented and insightful writer you ought to know!

(Note: You can watch or order Healing River at Amazon Prime, even if you’re not a member, by clicking here.


A gentleman stopped by my website the other day and posted a like to my Heavens to Betsy 2 movie review. When I found out who he was it humbled me and yet made me feel fantastic at the same time. He is none other than Mitch Teemley. An award winning producer, writer, director with such films (shorts) to his credit as Grace 101, Jesus GO! and Welcome to Church: No Luggage Required.

With all his titles and accolades the one that most impressed me was Jesusfollower. Since all I review are faith-based films, I had to watch Healing River (formerly titledOver-the-Rhine), which he wrote, directed and scored.

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”— C.S. Lewis


This is the foundational principle of the entire film. A widowed mother’s only son…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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