Hope for Hurting Hearts, produced by Greg Laurie’s Harvest Ministries, won the Best Film by a Church Organization award at the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival and was just announced as an Official Selection in three categories at the Pan Pacific Film Festival: Best Feature Documentary, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
“It was our honor to screen and select as a winner at GloryReelz Christian Film Fest, Hope for Hurting Hearts, a film about heartache, faith and God’s love, by Harvest Ministries,” said festival director Sheri Brooks. “We all deal with hurt at some point, but for Christians it can be devastating.
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“This film peels back layers of pain and gently merges intimate stories of how four people allowed time and faith, covered in God’s amazing grace, to lead them to a place of healing and victory, encouraging the believer to press on in the midst of trials. For the non-believer it’s an invitation to meet the One who is hope for the hurting heart. Incredible!”
“Tragedy visits us all in varying degrees” said the organizers of the Pan Pacific Film Festival. “Hope for Hurting Hearts provides an intimate window into the lives of modern day, prominent Christians – Jeremy Camp, Greg and Cathe Laurie, and Nick Vujicic – telling the story of a great loss in each of their lives. The filmmakers accurately portray that each person processes grief differently, patiently allowing the raw pain to surface and impact the viewer.
The interviews are filmed in warm and inviting locations and are expertly woven with arresting images to keep the viewer engaged. Without reservation, this film emanates God’s presence – showing that He is the One and only Life Preserver in the storms of our earthly voyage.”
According to a news release, other film festivals where Hope for Hurting Hearts has been recognized or singled out are: the Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival, the Christian Life International Film Festival, the International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion and Visionaries, the International Christian Film Festival, the World Film Awards, the Nevada Film Festival, the Central Florida Christian Film Festival, the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival and the Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival.
Learn more about Hope for Hurting Hearts or get the DVD at Harvest.org
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Dan Wooding, 73, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 50 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is a novel about the life of Jesus through the eyes of his mother called “Mary: My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary”.