The Young Believers

DVD Release: April 10, 2012
The Young Believers
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Synopsis

Four Christian teens struggle to keep a promise to remain righteous and pure in The Young Believers. Bound to a mutual pact to avoid drinking, drugs, and premarital sex throughout high school, longtime friends Delilah, David, Leah, and Luke run into temptation and trouble in their senior year. First, Delilah faces pressure from her boyfriend to take their relationship to another level. Then, David must decide whether or not to try alcohol. Next, Leah refuses to open her heart during her parents’ divorce, and Luke is lured into playing music that doesn’t glorify God.

As they pray together and discuss God’s will for their lives, the friends realize that arming themselves with faith is their best defense in the battle against sin. Awarded The Dove Foundation’s Family-Approved Seal, The Young Believers portrays a realistic struggle to overcome peer pressure and encourages adolescents and teens to fight temptation and tough times by building a strong moral foundation and remaining grounded to their roots in Christ.

Dove Review

This is a remarkable DVD which promotes godly living. Four teens, Delilah, Leah, David and Luke, have known each other for years and they make a pact at the beginning of High School that they will not drink alcohol, do drugs or have sex before marriage. They are committed to the Lord but soon face challenges in keeping their promises. A boy named Jude dates Delilah and wants to take their relationship to another level, David is offered alcohol, Leah faces her parent’s divorce and deals with it by not allowing herself to be vulnerable, and Luke is tempted to play other kinds of music rather than music for the Lord.

This DVD features the group praying and reminding each other what the Bible says. We highly recommend it for ages twelve plus, due to a few intense scenes. This DVD is a wonderful statement that young adults can live godly lives! It could be used as a powerful teaching took in a youth class.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Talk about waiting to have sex; a young man pressures a girl to have sex with him, and tells a friend he will "break her"; a young man throws a girl to the couch but she immediately gets away; a girl says boys have wanted to "get into my pants"; a discussion about gangster music and "hoes".
Language: A Christian video is referred to a couple of times known as "Hell's Best Kept Secret"; Jerk-1; Suck-1
Violence: A young man throws a girl to the couch but she escapes his advances; tensions between a few characters.
Drugs: A young man offers a beer to another young man who refuses it; a young man puts a crushed pill in his girlfriend's drink, apparently a "date rape" drug, but she gets away before he harms her; a young man says his brother has smoked "weed".
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: In inspiring scenes God and the Bible are mentioned; prayers; a young girl gets upset with her friends as she believes they are pressuring her to witness for Christ; a young girl worries she will be the victim of divorce because her parents were; a guy tells another guy it's about time he grew "a pair".

Info

Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Jay Gerren
Director: Jay Gerren
Producer: Jay Gerren
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 80 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter