“It is not easy to forgive, Ida. The Lord does not ask us to walk an easy path… But this I know – faith when everything is as you want it to be is not true faith. It is only when our lives are falling apart that we have the chance to make our faith real… ” – Gideon Graber
Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Mar 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of the aftermath of a shooting spree in Amish country in 2006.
My Take on it – This movie was a made for TV Lifetime movie that did a great job capturing the essence and reality of a community following a crisis.
The fact that it was able to do this without the need to show the tragedy itself is commendable in and of itself.
To show how a pacifistic society deals with tragedy and loss is a very interesting premise, but this movie combines the feelings of everyone involved so it gives us a greater perspective on how different people and sects in society deal in their own ways with grief and loss.
After sering this, I now have a much better understanding of how The Amish society thrives on its own away from the modern world.
The filmmakers made this movie with so much respect and care for everyone involved in the tragedy and it doesn’t seem based or depending on their religion, but rather on the individuals themselves.
Bottom Line – Very powerful and interesting emotional story about faith and forgiveness after tragedy for all those involved. Written and filmed in a very respectful fashion for all religions, faiths and individuals involved in the story. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – On Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010, “Amish Grace” premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network and became the most-watched, highest-rated, original television movie in the history of that network. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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