The different testimonies and incredible stories of redemption that have happened in the lives of Christians over the years is quite astounding. We hear all the time through the news how the world is supposedly going down the drain. Christian media, on the other hand, acknowledges the fallen nature of humanity without ignoring the possibility of redemption in a person’s life, regardless of what they may have done wrong.
One such story is that of John Newton, a slave trader who would be despised by most people in our modern day. I mean, let’s be honest, we make films (good ones! Fishflix.com) about the evils of the slave trade and often overlook the fact that many have been redeemed not only from being slaves, but also from being slave traders. Newton met Jesus and his life was never the same afterwards. He began to put pen to paper when his thoughts of gratefulness for God’s redemption materialized and, having collaborated with William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace was written.
Throughout the history of the United States and even other nations all around the world, Amazing Grace has been the most famous song to be played in both good times and bad. Nations mourning the losses of beloved heroes hear those beautifully written words, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now, I’m found; was blind, but now, I see.”
At Fishflix.com, we offer a wide variety of films about those such heroes and even Wilberforce himself. The redemption of the lives presented in Amazing Grace will encourage you and your family while also providing each audience member with an opportunity to view today’s enemies through the lens of yesterday’s heroes.