I love this movie and the best part is the ending,there should be more of us as forgiveing other like the amish.The amish people are true to god and careing to others we can sure learn from this movie and it can change one life at a time.i love and recommand this movie to everyone
This movie portrayed the need to forgive on a level different from any other movie I've seen. It is a tear-jerker and you will need a box of tissues near by. Although about a mass murder, there were no graphic scenes, only the story of a mother and her struggle to forgive. It was a movie that I felt comfortable sharing with my teen-age and pre-teen daughters. I am fairly conservative with what I allow my children to watch, so this says quite a bit for this movie.
As a born again christian, even I dont know if I could express such grace and forgiveness if it was my child that was killed.......what a wonderful testimony of forgiveness through suffering - truly many "lump in the throat" moments from a true story. I am sure the Lord has blessed abundantly those families involved in this real-life tragedy.
I would not want to be faced with the decision that these people had to make. Our natural inclination is to want revenge, justification. This film is a powerful story about a group of people who did what the Bible teaches - forgive. Especially heart-rending is the personal battle of the mother to forgive the senseless murder of her talented daughter and become a friend to the grief-stricken widow of the murderer. Keep a box of tissues handy - you'll need it. You'll never be the same - hopefully, you'll learn the blessing of forgiveness in your own life.