At the end of October the CHRI team was invited to preview Mel Gibson’s new faith based movie “Hacksaw Ridge” – the true story of Private Desmond T. Doss, a pacifist who earned respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.
I need to warn you, this is a faith based movie however, it also depicts a very gruesome battle in WW2 and is rated R for violence and a few curse words. It is not recommended for children or anyone sensitive to battle scenes. Beyond the heartbreaking elements depicted, the story of courage, bravery and integrity by Doss challenged me. Would I hold fast to my convictions and risk everything if I felt God calling me in to an unexpected responsibility, even if it seems crazy to the rest of the world – aka going into war without carrying a gun!
If you’re looking for a faith based movie that will open up good conversations with friends, Christian or non, than I recommend checking out, “Hacksaw Ridge”. As I mentioned above, this isn’t as warm and fuzzy as your typical faith movie so go in with your eyes open ready for your faith to be strengthened in a new way.