Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Narrated by Dr. James Dobson
"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.
Content Description: Sex: None 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.