Thursday, September 22, 2011

The I-Heart Revolution: We're All In This Together DVD Review

Filmed over a period of two years, the I Heart Revolution: We're All In This Together follows the worship band, Hillsong United, as they travel across 6 continents, 42 nations and 93 cities in a cross-cultural journey of music, animation, interviews and live action documentary as they realize every story of hope, love, loss and sacrifice ultimately points to The One Story.  

Hillsong United is one of my favorite worship bands, so I was very eager to see the new I Heart Revolution: We're All In This Together DVD. I had seen the trailer, so I expected a heart-breaking yet hope filled video, encouraging believers to rise up and join together. It turns out, I was mostly correct, but this DVD certainly surpassed my expectations.

Firstly, the DVD opens with a concert and sound check, allowing the Hillsong United fan to get an inside-scoop into the worship group's world. It was also very awesome to see the band setting up in different parts of the world, including a baseball auditorium, and in one-degree weather with pouring rain.

After an introduction into what the band stands for, we are thrust into the horrors of what Hillsong United discovered during their extensive travel time. Hillsong United witnessed slavery and human trafficking, drug abuse, natural destruction, people living on the streets and other horrors. The viewer is given an inner look at what life is like for these people and how it seems that no one truly cares. They also speak of people who took the time to make a change, telling the stories of Martin Luther King, Jr., William Wilberforce, and more. (Note: The documentary does go into some detail on the horrors of human trafficking, so parental guidance is suggested. The film is correctly rated for more mature audiences.)

Yet through the tragedy and hope, we see that all stories ultimately are derived from "The ONE Story," the story of Christ's love for us. He experienced suffering, loss, and tragedy when He came to earth to pay for our sins, yet He overcame it with love. Now, Christ has put us on the Great Commission, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to show love to those hurting. You'll join JD Douglass, Annie Garrett, Jad Gillies, Brooke Ligertwood, Marty Sampson, and more on this exciting journey demonstrating the love of Christ and encouraging you to make a change in your own community!

Along with the two-hour documentary, The I Heart Revolution DVD includes subtitles for many languages and a bonus features section with five videos from Hillsong United's international shows. You'll even get a bonus CD with 12 songs from the I Heart Revolution CD series!

All in all, The I Heart Revolution: We're All In This Together DVD is a must-have for the Hillsong/Hillsong United fan! You'll be challenged to walk out your faith in a tangible way, and not to simply be religious. You'll see that love is reaching out to those around us who are hurting, and you'll also be inspired by hearing from others who have done so.

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