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A Powerful Message on Forgiveness & Based on a True Story

  • Sep 12, 2010
It’s a story that appeared in the news for a couple of days a few years ago, then it was quickly forgotten by the majority of people—even serious news watchers like myself.
A lone milkman with a gun entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse and killed a teacher and number of children, then himself. Here’s a link to the story in the New York Times:
While the incident itself was horrible, what is also forgotten is the response of the Amish to forgive the wife and family of the gunman. That story is told from the viewpoint of a mother (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in a family where their oldest daughter was killed. She struggles with the response of her husband and the other Amish leaders to forgive.
It’s easy to get caught up in this well-told story and drama but you should be forewarned to get ready. The message of forgiveness will strike a deep chord. I recommend it.
A Powerful Message on Forgiveness & Based on a True Story A Powerful Message on Forgiveness & Based on a True Story

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September 20, 2010
This is definitely something I would want to see. I was disappointed that the news stations on TV publicized the event so much but didn't really mention what the response was from the Amish. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I didn't know there was a movie about it either!
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DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

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