‘Faith Under Fire’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
Faith Under Fire is the true story of the shocking assault on a small community at the most base level. First Baptist Church Daingerfield, Texas, experienced the first mass shooting during a worship service on a Sunday morning in 1980. Sadly, this kind of violence has escalated into an almost regular occurrence today. 72 people have been killed church or on faith-based property in 2012 alone.
With honesty and vulnerability survivors of the Daingerfield shooting share the shock to their faith, pain of loss, forgiveness, revenge and the struggle to heal. Their story journeys from the pit of heartbreak and despair to restoration, ultimately letting go of anger and hatred to find peace again in everyday living.
Their thirty year journey to healing is an example for us all in our time of difficulties. In an unforgettable encounter, the killer’s daughter meets the mother of the murdered child for the first time. It is a moment of love and forgiveness that is a rare and beautiful example of the healing nature of forgiveness.
This was more like a docu-drama and this really helps the information presented to stay with you long after the film is over. Here were the highlights for me:
- The staggering statistics given throughout about church and school shootings and the escalated violence since 1980, which includes shopping malls and movie theaters.
- VERY interesting story given about the rain. You’ll have to watch this to understand.
- Some powerful testimony, especially 1 in particular and about the healing and forgiveness that took place. For me, this was worth watching, just for this 1 testimony.
My prayer is that God brought some healing to several people within this documentary, as well as it would be a tool for others to find forgiveness too, especially those that have found themselves in similar tragic situations and experienced tremendous loss.
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