"Have you ever tried to use your faith as a refuge to run from your sins instead of a place to have them washed away? Did it work? Why or why not?" -- Brandon Fibbs, from Christianity Today's review of Nolle. As I watched this unusual little Christmas movie, keeping these questions in mind deepened my compassion for my real-life neighbors' struggles. Contemplating its lifesaving message was a joy! How good it is to see our Lord's bountiful grace, love, and forgiveness depicted with such honesty and tenderness in the midst of our broken world.
We did not complete the movie, but turned it off after a few minutes into it when the priest said something like "God fell in love with Mary...and had a baby with her." the wording/scene was strange to our family as it sounded false.