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Tina1 Stars Out Of 5NOT a Family Program--Save your money!February 10, 2019TinaQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1After reading a devotional by Nick Vujicik and attending a Jeremy Camp concert I purchased this to hear their testimonies. Due to the title I expected the program to be filled with hope. Instead, what is emphasized early on, are graphic depictions of hopelessness, including detailed images of suicide and agony, and others about to commit suicide. The tone of the program continues to tell the stories through the darkness, yet it cut in and out of the testimonies, interrupting the hope in their stories. As a family we sat through as much as we could, then could take no more. Although directors may have thought shock value and pain to be a good angle to highlight these stories from, the darkness in this film overpowered the light. My teenage and tween children were both disturbed by the images and said they could not get them out of their minds, even though we discuss openly the topics depicted. I had wished I screened it first, but since it had no rating and several awards, and were supposed to be hope-inspiring testimonies I trusted that it'd be suitable for family viewing. Honestly, it was depressing to watch and left us all feeling down. In our case we got about halfway through so we didn't even arrive at any encouraging parts, if there were any. Nick V. is cheerful when he speaks, but his story is edited to be very short. This would be more hope-filled if it let the people share what they have lived through and how God is carrying them through, without the hollywood interruptions, depictions of hopelessness and dreary music. Unfortunately, this dvd did not do their stories justice because it over- emphasized the pain rather than the power of Jesus to give hope...at least in the first half!
JPKirkpatrick5 Stars Out Of 5When You Don't Know What to Say...November 12, 2018JPKirkpatrickQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When tragedy strikes, it is very hard to tell those involved to endure to the end. Many do not understand that God is not the author of tragedies, so what do you tell them? This production is well done and is based upon good Scriptural points. In my Prayer Ministry, I come against these tragic moments very often and "Hope for Hurting Hearts" is a very good resource!
alan5 Stars Out Of 5hope for hurting heartsJanuary 14, 2015alanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a wonderful dvd. Real life events that has happened to aslmost everyone. This will bless your life and help you thur life.
LarryCalifornia5 Stars Out Of 5Highest award from the Dove FoundationSeptember 26, 2013LarryCaliforniaSynopsis:
"Hope for Hurting Hearts" tells the true stories of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, and Nick Vujicic stood at a "spiritual crossroads" marked by challenging and painful circumstances, and how each chose the road of trusting, following, and glorifying God
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.
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.
Language: O/G-1; H (as a place)-2
Violence: Girl cuts arm and some light blood is seen.
Drugs: A few scenes of a man with a drink; girl reaches for what could be a marijuana cigarette; girl is seen lying on bed and obviously high.
Nudity: Child seen in swimwear.
Other: A character thinks about committing suicide; a girl jumps into the water in order to drown herself but fortunately is not successful; a boy without arms or legs is teased by kids; the talk of a sudden death and the man's father talks about slumping to the ground when he received the bad news.
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