*Most Powerful Message at the International Christian Film Festival*
*Official Selection for Best Documentary at the Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival*
Everyone has to deal with crises in life, including Christians. And sometimes, the reality of life can seem unbearable. But we can rest in the knowledge that God loves us, He weeps in our times of pain, and He can be glorified through suffering. Narrated by Dr. James Dobson, "Hope for Hurting Hearts" tells the stories of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic and their families dealt with times of trial. Each of these individuals has stood at a "spiritual crossroads" marked by challenging and painful circumstances, and each has chosen the road of trusting, following and glorifying God.
You will be encouraged by these intimate accounts, which give a glimpse into God's perspective on suffering, and declare that there truly is "Hope for Hurting Hearts."
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This is a DVD that will touch anyone who watches it! It is about pain and suffering and who in life hasn't been touched by those things? In this quality production we hear stories and testimonies by people who have been touched by pain, such as Christian singer Jeremy Camp, who married his wife Melissa despite her battle with cancer and how he dealt with the pain of the experience. We learn the story of Greg and Cathe Laurie, who lost their son Christopher to a car accident, not long after the birth of his child. We also learn of Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs. Despite the tragedies each of these people faced, everyone has an amazing story of where the journey ended up after they held on to their hope and faith in God. They each talk about how God is with us in the pain.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This film, although touching on life's pains and difficult moments, also focuses on what holding on to hope and looking to Christ can do. We are recommending it for ages twelve plus, due to the sophisticated theme, and the scene of a girl cutting herself although just a trickle of blood is shown on her arm. There is also a girl who is seen reaching for drugs of some sort and we see briefly that she is high but the scene is not graphic and is used to make a point that some people turn to drugs during painful times in their lives. We strongly recommend this DVD. It can actually be life changing and should be utilized as a tool to minister to those who are hurting. This one has earned our highest rating, five Doves. Don't miss 'Hope for Hurting Hearts'! It's remarkable.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation
"Hope for Hurting Hearts is a powerful documentary. It addresses the difficult questions of life, and it allows the viewer to find hope and peace through their faith in Christ." - Mike Oden, President of the International Christian Film Festival
About the Producer
Greg Laurie is a regular WND columnist and the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Orange County, Calif., one of the largest churches in the United States. He is the author of over 40 books, including "Hope for Hurting Hearts," "Signs of the Times," "As I See It," "What Every Christian Needs to Know," "The Greatest Stories Ever Told," "God's Design for Christian Dating," "Daily Hope for Hurting Hearts" and his biography, "Lost Boy." You can also find his study notes in the Start! Bible.
Host of the nationally syndicated radio program "A New Beginning," Laurie is also the founder and featured speaker for Harvest Crusades ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å contemporary, large-scale evangelistic outreaches which local churches organize nationally and internationally, that have reached over 4 million people in attendance. He and his wife Cathe have been married for 38 years, are the parents of two children and grandparents of four and live in Southern California.
- Actors: Greg Laurie, Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, Dr. James Dobson
- Director: Dwight Thompson
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: World Films
- DVD Release Date: October 15, 2013
- Run Time: 80 minutes
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