I'm always looking for obscure Christian movies and this one is definitely a gem. I found the entire movie captivating from beginning to end. I'm well aware of the problems that plague Christian movies, bad acting, bad screenwriting, bad special effects, etc., but this movie seems to contain none of these problems. There's a twist at the end of the movie that kept me thinking about the movie all throughout the next day.
Overall, this movie was well acted, well written, and will inspire you to watch over and over again!
Faith is strengthened in trials and hope results!!
March 7, 2014
This is such a powerful movie by the time you get to the very end. The beginning is a bit off because it picks up after Amelia has suffered the loss of her husband and has been left alone to survive in the wilderness. You don't discover that til the movie gets going and it toggles back to where it all began. Amelia felt that this was something she didn't support when her husband made the decision to head west for a fresh new start. Yet despite all her instincts cautioning her against going, being married, she knew she had to stand by her husband. Eager to begin a new life, Levi wastes no time in making the arrangements to join another wagon train headed west. But when they spend too much time not traveling on the Sabbath, he grows impatient and suggests they head out anyway. What he fails to understand in his immaturity, is that there is safety in numbers.
As they are attacked by Indians, Amelia is told to stay in the wagon and hides when she realizes they are under attack. Now left alone to deal not only with her husband's death, but her own survival she clutches to the only thing that has been a comfort to her in her life, her faith in God. Yet despite all her prayers for help, Amelia doesn't believe God hears her and abandons God while struggling for survival being completely unprepared for trying to find her way to anyone who can help her. She has to face some of the harshest circumstances from extreme weather conditions, shelter and finding food but she perseveres on in spite of the odds against her.
I received Let God by Word Films compliments of Word Films and Edify Media for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own unless otherwise notated. This is such a wonderful reminder of when faced against challenging odds as long as we are willing to cry out to God, He will provide us the hope to continue when our own strength fades. Sometimes our faith is encouraged when faced with insurmountable odds and only through being challenged will we be strengthened. While the circumstances that Amelia faces seem a bit unrealistic at times, when others are found frozen to death, she manages to survive, shows how her faith alone in God enabled her to survive when others fell short. The message behind the movie is hope and faith and that comes across loud and clear. I rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars.This DVD is appropriate for all ages to enjoy! This DVD runs about 91 minutes.
With its haunting score and excellent cast, this movie relies more on visual effects than an extensive dialogue, perhaps to magnify the solitude of the young settler. Alone for the first time, Amelia must find somehow a way to survive.
It is 1848 and there are rumours of gold in California. Levi and his wife Amelia join the last wagon train of the season in hope to build a better future for themselves in a new land.
Leaving her home and family is not an easy decision for Amelia but she trusts Levi to provide for them.
When Levi decides to leave the safety of the wagon train and is killed in an Indian raid, the young woman finds herself alone at the mercy of the brutal elements with Winter settling in.
Desperate, with little food or much hope, she turns to God praying He will not abandon her.
Just when everything seems lost a young native appears unexpectedly. Together they struggle to survive in the beautiful but harsh wilderness for Amelia knows their survival depends on finding a way to rejoin civilization or they will die.
A story about courage and faith tested to their limit, Let God's powerful ending reminds you that He works in mysterious ways and nothing is lost as long as there is hope!
Let God is 91 minutes long and well worth checking out for family viewing and church groups!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD courtesy of Edify Media, Inc. as part of this movie promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.