Miracles For Sale reflects an interesting insight into the world of faith healers, With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren Brown faces his toughest challenge yet, going in search of an unsuspecting member of the British public prepared to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker.
In this show, Derren Brown is out to expose the tricks behind the so called “faith healers”, who claims to heal and cure churchgoers of all manner of illnesses, at the same time, casually asking for their credit card details and then laughing all the way to the bank.
Certainly, Derren Brown was up to some wicked mischief himself.
Derren Brown’s proposal for this problem, was to train a diving instructor called Nathan – who helpfully, looked a bit like Jesus to start with — to perform like a faith healer, thus showing that anyone can do it with the right trickery
His chosen one then has six months to learn the trade and flourish across the pond as a convincing pastor.
The final phase of the volunteer’s extraordinary challenge sees them attempt to perform faith healing miracles live in Texas, but will Derren’s new recruit be accepted as a faith healer or cast away as fake healer?
After the standard will-it-won’t-it-all-work-out fuss, Nathan came through for Brown and his team, putting on a convincing performance as an evangelical pastor and even ‘healing’ a few sick members of his audience.
Essentially, this show began by exposing, how the ‘faith healers’ ripped off churchgoers and then spent an hour and a half getting a diving instructor to repeat the process in America.