Amazing Love - Church Showings
We are now renting for church and group showings a new film we have produced called
AMAZING LOVE: THE STORY OF HOSEA. This project has been a joint effort with another production team. The script was written by Greg Mitchell, Rich Christiano and Dave Christiano. The movie was produced by Daryl LeFever and directed by Kevin Downes. It was edited by Dave Christiano and the music was scored by Jasper Randall.
CHURCH SHOWINGS ONLY!!
This movie is ONLY available for church and group showings. The DVD will not be available until the end of this year. We are doing this because we want to offer the church a unique event and something that no one else has.
Teenagers Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip led by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth. (Erin Bethea) Joining them is a teen outsider, Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose attitude causes a major commotion within the group, specifically with Carrie. With this conflict now in camp, Stuart takes the opportunity to share with the teens the touching story of the Old Testament prophet, Hosea and his example of faith, commitment, and unconditional love. Is this powerful story enough to inspire the teens to open their hearts to such an amazing love?
We believe this film will first, bring the prophet HOSEA to life and viewers will have a new appreciation of what he went through during his time. The Hosea character will be an inspiration to all! He was God's man during a rebellious time. Secondly, we believe the movie will be used to motivate teens and adults to appreciate and love one another "as they are". Thirdly, we feel strongly this film will help marriages and heal broken relationships through the steadfast, unconditional love portrayed by Hosea.
This was an expensive film to produce. The movie is told as a flashback and all the biblical scenes were filmed in Israel utilizing Old Testament looking locations and local extras.
This movie has a very clear and heartfelt gospel presentation that is also visually shown through the character of Hosea.
We are offering this movie to churches on a donation basis hoping for a minimum requirement. To arrange for your preview and to show this film in your area, email Rich Christiano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949 380-8550 and we can set your movie showing up for you. In essence, the church will become a theater and a place where leaders can also follow up after the movie is shown.
Here are some comments we have received already from Church leaders:
"Every actor was strong and believable. Well cast and shot. Amazing love is a great story of God's unconditional love."
-- Michael Catt, Senior Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church
“A powerful story of redemption. This one should not be missed.”
--The Dove Foundation (5 STARS)
“This movie was excellent, both theologically and dramatically.”
--Paul Reiner, Pastor, Salina Bible Church, Salina, PA
“I watched it and LOVED it. A great job. This is a high quality production and the message is crystal clear.
I recommend this movie for teens, couples, and told folks to be sure to bring your lost family and friends to see a perfect picture of exactly what Christ did for each of us.”
--Jerry Boritzki, New Beginning Baptist Church, Waterford, MI
“Amazing Love is amazing! The film captures real life issues of today by reflecting back to yesterday and the life of Hosea.
The message of God’s amazing love for us, reminds us all, to try and show that kind of love to those we come in contact with.
A powerful film with an applicable message for today”.
--Mike Drayton, President, Serving Him Ministry, Mocksville, NC
“I just finished watching Amazing Love. Wow! Praise God for such a beautiful presentation of God's amazing love!
It was powerful and moving, brought tears to my eyes. Great job!”
--Mark Opseth, Hope Church, Apple Valley, MN
" What a beautiful picture of our Father's love. I know it is going to impact many lives."
--James Weaver, Calvary Chapel, Columbia, MO
“From my heart I thank you for including our community in a preview of your newest release “Amazing Love”. This was such an outstanding movie! It was not only well done, great film quality, great acting, wonderful story, but the message of this movie was inspirational. There was so much discussion around this movie when it concluded; expressions of awe about how God moved in Hosea’s life to help him understand God’s own heart and how much God suffers when His people turned away from Him. That message alone was “amazing”! To go on and show how Hosea’s faith led to the healing of Gomer’s heart and the hearts of his friends – especially the one who returned at the end to learn more about our amazing God – this truly made the movie one of the best I have seen.”
--Debra Wagamon, Movie Coordinator, Illinois City United Methodist Church
“I absolutely loved it. What a great way to learn about the Bible. It was like having a bible study that was exciting and relevant. This movie is a great tool that all churches should use.”
--Isaac Hernandez, EVP of Programming/The Parables Network
"The film really brings eyes of understanding to help us imagine and understand the life of Hosea, a prophet who provides a vital picture of God's phenomenal love for His often wayward people. Made us praise God for His faithful, amazing love!"
--Jonathan Stewart, Executive Director, All Tribes Christian Camp, Ontario, Canada
“Wow! I am in tears. Just finished watching Amazing Love and it blew me away. The simplicity and beauty of God's love came through loud and clear.
Can't wait to share this with my whole church!”
--Matt Mitchell, Potter's Hand Bible Church, Apex, NC
“My whole family including all 6 of my children watched Amazing Love last night. It is very appropriately named and was great for the whole family. I had only breezed over the book of Hosea before -- what a DEEP love story!!! Church families will LOVE this movie!”
--Chris Beach, Cornerstone Assistance Network Tulsa, OK
"A great film with a great message of God's amazing love."
--Matt Lomeli, Youth Pastor, Calvary Chapel, Salt Lake, UT
“Amazing Love brings the unconditional love of God to the Silver Screen. This movie brings the book of Hosea to life with very practical applications for this generation of how we are to love others like God loves us. Some of the prophecies of Hosea are as relevant to this generation as they were to the nation of Israel back then.”
--David Lange, Pastor, Mission Community Church, Pacific, MO
“My wife and I along with two other couples watched this wonderful movie together. It was so good that we could not stop talking about it after the movie was over. We believe it will be inspiring to everyone who has an opportunity to see it. Amazing Love is so relevant to the time in which we live that it will become a tool for all who are wondering about the purpose of their being and give them the true meaning for their faith.”
--Thomas Jernigan, Gospel Tabernacle, Dunn, NC
“This is a great movie. I have read the book of Hosea many times, but the telling of the story accompanied by the watching of it unfold really brought it home. I see many parallels between what was happening in Israel in Hosea’s day and the USA today. Hosea could have been standing on any street corner in America and the message would be just as true. I hope this movie makes it to many churches and is seen by thousands of people.”
--John Jaye, Minister of Education & Outreach, Northside Baptist Church, Jasper, AL
“The showing went well. There were several people who told me they would love to watch it, again. An eight year old girl told me it was a "touching" movie. I thought it was done very well. The costumes, the pacing of the movie, the actors, etc. all made it come together to be a believable and well-done film. Excellent film!”
--Paul Sikes, Deacon, Southside Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, TX