16 February 2006 | peterson_charlie
Good story - OK production value
This is based fairly closely on a true story. The truth within is where the power lays. It tells the story of an LA youth who is rebellion in a dysfunctional family. His dad is an alcoholic and his mom is unable to cope. He follows a path that many then and today would appreciate. His life is changed both completely and unexpectedly and he goes on to great things. Raul Ries has gone on to serve in an even more powerful way than the movie suggests, pastoring several very large churches in southern California. His messages are currently heard all over the world on radio and especially in south America. The production value is pretty low, just above college project level, but the story is strong and holds up well. The strength of the story more than makes up for the relatively low production value.