Film From the Voice of the Martyrs
While there is nothing soft-sounding about the title, this film will stir you to remember “them that are in bonds, as bound with them” (Heb. 13:3 ASV) as you watch Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand risk everything to share the name of Jesus in communist Romania.
If you are familiar with the Wurmbrand’s story, you might carry the same reservations I had about seeing the film. I mean, can you really say that you are excited to watch a movie called “Tortured for Christ”? Would it be too unsettling, too graphic? And yet, I found that the movie was not fixated on the theme of torture itself (although there were a few hard scenes to watch), but glorified the bright hope we have in Christ during the darkest hours of life and history itself.
Watching this movie compelled me to fervently pray for those who suffer for His Name today and journal the themes that struck a chord in my heart. I can honestly say a film has not impacted me to such a degree in many years, and I highly recommend it for a mature audience. As a suggestion, consider incorporating time to ponder the truths presented or include space for meaningful conversation with your family, small group, or friends as the credits scroll.
(Note: We do recommend that parents pre-screen the film before having a family movie night in order to determine the age-appropriateness for children.)