Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm

DVD Release: June 2, 2015
Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm


In May 2013 an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. The magnitude of devastation measured over eight times greater than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. As the world watched, one question continued to surface – Where Was God? Several families and individuals recount the timeline of destruction and share their experiences of both devastating and miraculous events that changed their lives forever. These are their stories of hope after the storm.

Dove Review

“Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm” must be seen to understand its sheer power! To see several families that either lost homes, family, or both, and who still say they trust God, through the tears, is compelling to watch.

This documentary is based on the tornado that ripped into Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013. There were heroes everywhere. Teachers covered children’s bodies with their own, including one who was injured and wound up in the hospital, only to be embraced by the mother of a boy she saved, tears of gratitude spilling. As she says, “You can’t repay someone for saving your son’s life.” There is also the law official who lost a daughter to cancer and who talks about how God has helped him go on. There is a couple who both battled drug abuse in the past and now serve God and regularly attend church. Tears may well come to your eyes as you hear from Scott and Stacey McCabe, a couple who lost their young son Nicolas in the storm; and a mother and her daughter talk about losing Aria, the other daughter, in the tragedy. Pastor Steven Earp, a minister who has helped people in the storm’s aftermath, talks about learning his wife had a serious illness.

Yet all of them point to hope and friendships and the presence of God they have all experienced following the storm. Footage of the actual funnel and wind-torn area is featured. This is truly an inspiring documentary. We are pleased to award it our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus, due to the suffering theme and talk of death. This is one film that searches for the silver lining in the storm cloud, and finds it! This film has earned our best rating, five Doves.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A few couples share they lived together before marriage and in some cases there was a pregnancy, but they got married and now live for God; woman says she had three abortions and regrets it but found forgiveness in God's grace; couple kisses.
Language: Mother says life was a living "H" for a while, meaning it as the literal H on earth as she is a believer in God.
Violence: Blood is seen on child's head who is being carried to get medical help; footage of the funnel and the devastation of the tornado are seen.
Drugs: Couple talks about previously using drugs and abuse of alcohol; talk of attending AA meetings.
Nudity: None
Other: Tears flow as people talk about losing loved ones and their homes following a powerful tornado; some talk of being angry with God but working through it; suffering from loss.