The theatrical release Unconditional was inspired
by true events in the life of Papa Joe Bradford, the
founder and director of Elijah’s Heart, a nonprofit
that serves inner-city kids and their parents. Lynn
Collins (John Carter, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) plays
a woman whose life is shattered when her husband
is killed. When she reconnects with an old friend, her
life is changed. “My hope for this movie is that it’s
more than entertainment, more than an escape,” says
producer Jason Atkins. “I want it to meet somebody
who doesn’t think they can go on another day. When
they walk out of the theater, I want them to know their
life matters.”

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

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C. J.'s love of reading began when she was a kid dragging home bags of books from the library. When she was twelve she started dreaming about becoming a published author. That dream came true when her first novel Thicker than Blood won a national writing contest. It became the first book in the Thicker than Blood series, which also includes Bound by Guilt, Ties that Bind, and Running on Empty. She has also written Jupiter Winds and Jupiter Storm the first and second books in the Jupiter Winds series. Her children's fantasy Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone has also been well received. C. J. lives in Pennsylvania with her whippets, two tabby cats, and a Paint mare named Sky.