Were two little girls truly spared from harm while running a gauntlet of agitated rattlesnakes?
Did a mysterious man really reveal a cave and a stash of dried meat?
Was a beloved daughter, left for dead in a shallow grave, actually brought back to life?
As you will discover here, these and other miracles depicted in the film are based on the testimonies of those who witnessed them or learned of them from those who were there.
T.C. Christensen wrote, produced, and directed the landmark film 17 Miracles. In this book, he and Jolene S. Allphin, principal historical adviser on the film, answer questions viewers frequently ask.
About the Authors
Producer / Writer / Director / Director of Photography
T.C. Christensen is one of the brilliant minds behind the camera when it comes to these family favorites: 17 Miracles (Excel Entertainment); Emma Smith: My Story (Morning Dew); Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Church); Testaments (LDS Church); The Work & the Glory (Manchester Pictures); Forever Strong (Go Films); Sea Monsters (National Geographic); Roving Mars (Disney); The Buttercreme Gang (Family Films); Rigoletto (Family Films); The Mouths of Babes (LDS Church); Finding Faith in Christ (LDS Church); Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (LDS Church); Only a Stonecutter (LDS Church).
T.C. has won over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers
Jolene Spendlove Allphin has a love for the 1856 pioneers and rescuers that continues to grow. She has published nearly 300 biographical sketches of them in Tell My Story, Too. Jolene and her husband, Michael, are the parents of 11 children.
A great companion to the movie!
by Stephanie - reviewed on October 30, 2012
This book is incredibly fun! I read the book then watched the movie. Which, to be honest, drove my husband absolutely crazy! As we watched the movie I kept pausing it and saying "did you know?!" Or I would stop the movie and begin flipping through the book to see more information about what happened. This book details all the miracles that you see in the movie including the eyewitness accounts, journal excerpts and so forth. It also includes snippets of interviews with the actors/actresses and some of the miracles they experienced during filming. The best part, the book tells you what happened to each person once they reached the Salt Lake Valley. It was a fabulous companion to the movie I'd highy recommend it.