‘Alone, Yet Not Alone’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war.
Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated by the ensuing violence. Hostile native tribes are raiding the vulnerable frontier farms, and two young sisters are among those taken captive.
While hoping for rescue and return to their home, they are comforted with the words of a family hymn: Alone Yet Not Alone. But when the sisters are suddenly and cruelly separated, their tender faith is brought to a stretching point.
Forcibly immersed into a primitive foreign culture, the older sister, Barbara, clings to her beliefs. Yet now a deeper fate threatens, and she makes a difficult decision: to risk her life in an attempt to escape.
Pursued by a relentless and cunning warrior, Barbara and her three fellow captives must cross over two hundred miles of raw wilderness in their effort to reach friendly territory.
Will their courage and trust in God be enough to see them through? And if they do succeed, will they find their family? Will Barbara ever see her sister again? Alone Yet Not Alone depicts the riveting true story of a family at a critical juncture in our nation’s history.
We saw this film this past Friday, at a well attended showing and the movie is STILL with me 2 days later, especially the song, “Alone, Yet Not Alone”. Very powerful. We highly recommend this film that was based on a true story.
Besides the great song, musical score, and cinematography, this film is fantastic. There is a lot of history in this film, bringing in Washington/Braddock/ and more.
Here are some highlights I want to bring out:
- God will never leave us no matter how hard the trial and this is the basis for Alone, Yet Not Alone, the song.
- It takes danger, struggles, sacrifice – that is the price for freedom
- They lived so simply and yet has such gratitude and counted their blessings, even at the end they spoke of how blessed they were even after all those trials.
- This movie caused me to really think about our past here in America and made me want to look up the historical facts about this time period, especially about the French hiring the indians and paying them for the scalps of men, woman, or children. I hoped that wasn’t true. How horrible.
- There was a scene similar to Cain/Abel as well that was pretty powerful as well
This one has made its way to the top of my most favorite Christian films list for a couple of reasons:
- Based on a true story – I love seeing how others served Christ faithfully through the most difficult of circumstances.
- This one changed my heart – brought conviction to my heart about being content in every situation, as well as having gratitude in the midst of the most difficult of trials.
If this one is playing near your city…go see it! You won’t regret it! If it’s NOT playing near you, keep an eye out for it on DVD. It’s a MUST SEE movie!
Jenn Gotzon had a role in this one too. One of the most powerful scenes she played in…It’s one you won’t forget. And even Robert Pierce is in this one, remember him from ‘Shout for Joy‘?
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