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.
I loved the struggle that the Amish lady had with forgiving her child's perpetrator. It showed how forgiveness was perhaps not a s easy for Amish as the early tv reports showed. True forgiveness is still a supernatural grace.
I didn't anticipate the overwhelming emotional impact of this movie. The dialogue on forgiveness was theologically solid and I appreciated that the struggle with grief and anger was realistic. Characters were believable, not superficial. I plan to use this movie in my work with abused women who need to deal with issues of forgiveness. Thank you! Keep up the good quality in your productions.