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- Cast: Sean Astin, Elijah Alexander, Kenton Duty, Sammi Hanratty, & Erin Bethea
- Director: Kevin Downes
- Producer: Daryl Lefever
- Languages: English
- Dove Approved: Dove Family Approved
- Release Date: 11/5/08
- Run Time: 80 Minutes
- Screen Format: WS
- Subtitles: English See More
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Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD – a story of God’s unfailing love
Steve, Cooper, Gameboy and Carrie go camping throughout a weekend with Stuart, their church youth group leader and Beth, his wife. Going along for the trip is Ashley, a troubled teen whose snobbish and materialistic attitude creates a gap between her and the group of teenagers. Suddenly a conflict takes place between the girls of the group and creates and even bigger gap in the group. Looking to solve all the conflict, Stuart grabs the opportunity and decides to share with the teens the inspiring story of Hosea, located in the Old Testament. Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD, a story filled with the true representation of commitment and absolute, total love. Is the story of the prophet Hosea effective enough to make the teenagers open their hearts to an incomparable love?
The Story of Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD
A lot has been written and talked about the current state of our culture and how its identity has become very consumer-based. And how the results of that have affected relationships today, having friendships and even marriages break apart whenever a troublesome period arrives or when people don’t want to make an effort to grow that relationship. The film Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, shows an incredible story that lets us know that in the Old Testament times a similar dilemma had occurred, rejecting that this problem only happens nowadays.
In Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD, Stuart, a church youth group leader (Sean Astin) plans a weekend camping experience for his youth group. Him and his wife, Beth pack the teenagers and head to their adventure. Defying all the plans Stuart and his wife had planned is problematic teen Ashley (Savannah Jayde) who was forced to go on the trip by her grandmother. Before leaving with the group to their camping destination Ashley’s attitude and reputation was already creating a space between her and the rest of the youth group kids. To the teens, is a difficult feat to demonstrate love to someone who has not earned it. Stuart understands that Ashley is somewhat misinterpreted and needs another opportunity. Ashley’s snarky approach to everything doesn’t make giving her a chance easy on everybody around her. Ashley feels like she can’t be understood and that no one knows all the things she has gone through in her life. The trip has had a difficult run but on the final night, their youth group leader Stuart is compelled to tell them a story from the Bible, Hosea (Elijah Alexander) and Gomer’s (Themina Sunny) story. By hearing this beautiful story of redemption and unfailing love, the teenagers learn about an amazing love and a God who is even cooler than what they imagined.
One of the amazing things from Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD is how well both stories are intertwined. In Hosea’s story, he learned how God felt when His people gave Him their back and started worshipping false gods and idols. The Lord makes a beautiful comparison of a man who is married to his wife and deeply in love with her although she is entirely unfaithful to him and the promise they made when they became married. The film explains how Hosea, at first does not understand how God would continue to love Israel’s people who did not show love back to Him but then realizes that God loves Israel because His love does not depend on their actions.
Making the film of Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD
In Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea, he story from the Old Testament has Hosea, the prophet, and his disloyal wife Gomer in the center. The movie takes the time to explain and clarify which parts of the film are presented as described in the Word and which parts are what the writers of the film added as details that aren’t exactly talked about in the Bible. The filmmakers wanted to stay true to what the Bible said about the story and tried to do their best to stay loyal to that, they even tried to include the words mentioned by Hosea himself. The movie manages very well the details of Gomer’s past and the reasons why she would leave Hosea time and time again. They managed to reveal it in a pure yet realistic way like how it’s basically explained in the Bible. The goal of the redemption story of Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD is to approach people and their families and is a good tool to utilize for nonbelievers and to explain God’s love.
The details shown from the Bible adds much substance to Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD. The story is told with much authenticity and Hosea’s character is one of strength and represents so much. With both the modern story and the story from biblical times, they get the job done of connecting what is to be learned from them. The film is a great instrument to reach out to families, to be used in churches and different evangelistic programs. Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD can create an effect on viewers that will bring their hearts to the Lord having learned of God’s gift of redemption for all people and His huge unconditional love.
Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD info and features
Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea DVD was released in November of 2012 by Hosea Productions and its duration is of 1 hour and 20 minutes. The film was directed by Kevin Downes (Six: The Mark Unleashed) and written by Greg Mitchell and Dave and Rich Christiano (A Matter of Faith). Starring in Amazing Love is Sean Astin (The Goonies), Elijah Alexander (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Themina Sunny (Children of Men), Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Kenton Duty (Shake It Up!), Sammi Hanratty (The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone), and Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush).