Very powerful, healing in so very many ways_I'd read Gianna's story and wept_ and I've shared it with others...But the movie brought with it so much promise for so many broken lives and powerfully spoke to the deep sorrow that is so very often deeply carried around in the hearts of post-abortive moms... This movie was filled with resounding promises, reverberating through the many places of brokenness in peoples lives, in a manner in which it actually promoted true healing with the gift of going forward in life because of healing words spoken as well. The tender mercy and grace filled promises of The One who has loved each and every one of us with equal healing measure was so very present_ His healing touch was woven all through out this movie, with such amazing sensitivity, that it was powerfully cleansing, renewing and hopeful--with the reminder that not one of us can rewrite our past, though most certainly, all of us "in Christ" would surely like to. "The healing balm of Gilead..." as though Jesus himself is present " with skin on" interceding on behalf of those whose lives are being ministered to as actors, and viewers.
The Special Features were wonderful because of the healing testimonies shared and the various ways that such brokenness was healed, because of our compassionate and loving, Heavenly Father. As were the testimonies that every life is (still) beautiful to Him and should be to those whose lives have been healed by such enormous grace and mercy.
October Baby was a surprise to me because not only did it show the downside of what abortion is, but it showed the good side of the hearts of people. Very moving story and provides you with the love and forgiveness of the one who was aborted and their survival, the adoptive parents who took her as her own, and finally the forgiveness of the person who chose to abort for personal gain. America has lost her way by treating abortion as 'normal', when in fact it is killing a human who has no voice. Every life is precious, and God forgive us all for what we have allowed to happen in our nation. This movie gives you hope that change may be near. It is a message that needs to get out that shows the truth about abortion.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this movie. I knew that the focus would be abortion and having had one before I met Jesus, I was a little concerned about how it would affect me personally. It was wonderfully made, enlightening and thought provoking. Also definitely has a theme that is a deterrent to the practice and hopefully will impact somebody who might be contemplating this course of action. I would highly recommend this movie to all, especially teens and young adults.