This was such an amazing movie! The interactive beginning sponsored by the the youth group camping trip set the stage for the depth of the film that was to come. It began when the youth group leader shared the story of Hosea so the teens would understand that God gives His love to us unconditionally. It is not dependent on whether we return that love! What is important is for us to follow His direction and trust wholly that He is in control and there is a purpose to the hardship he has asked us accept. Each trial is meant to change our lives and draw us closer to Christ. When the story opens in Israel and we begin to experience Hosea's life, his trials, and his unconditional trust and faith in God, no matter how painful or difficult it is to carry out God's requests, we begin to understand why God has placed Hosea in this situation and how it is opening Hosea's heart to a deeper understanding of the God he serves. The story walks us through many emotions and culminates in a scene that shows us how God's unconditional love can change the life of even the most hardened heart. Rich and Dave Christiano have outdone themselves and given us a timeless classic in this film. It has become my favorite and one I cannot wait to share time and time again. Congratulations Christiano Brothers, your faithful service to God in capturing his word and transforming it into a visual production that will reach into the hearts of many people, inspires us to continue to support and promote Christian Film. I look forward to more films from your production company and continue to pray for God to lead your ministry.