Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review: The Cokeville Miracle (DVD)

Do you believe in the power of prayer? While not every disaster is diverted through prayer, I believe that sometimes it actually is. While sometimes prayer only strengthens the person doing the praying--a small miracle in itself--sometimes, it allows the Lord and His angels to intervene.

My Thoughts:

Based on actual events, this movie was excellent. It was well acted, professionally produced, and touching (I teared up). It was suspenseful but not overly scary, and in fact, I would allow older children to see it because of the message it teaches. It would empower them if they ever find themselves in a similar situation (I hope that wouldn't happen). It was a powerful Christian movie and one of the best in that genre I've seen a while about prayer and protection in the form of angels. I also especially appreciated the bonus features with stories from the survivors.

Product Description:

On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eyewitness accounts from the students about miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes ... what do you see?

Region: All Regions
Format: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 94 minutes

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