I watched the story of Dini on the DVD More than Dreams this afternoon.  I was very skeptical of the whole title “More than Dreams”.  I almost chose a different DVD to watch from the Christian Cinema DVD’s that came in the mailbox today (it’s like Netflix).

There are five testimonies on the More than Dreams; the first is Dini’s.

It was one of the best forty-two minutes I have ever spent in my life.  I mean that.

I was blown away.  It was not at all what I had expected.  Rarely has such a masterpiece of the power of Christ-in-the-human-heart been created.  The depth of the exploration of Christ’s redemption in this forty minutes is more like forty months.

Dini’s story captured my heart to even deeper love for my Jesus.  My life goal is this: that every day, for the rest of eternity, I will love Him more.

I can’t express in words how humbled I am by my own struggles for forgiveness when I see the breathtaking power of Christ’s forgiveness in and through Dini’s life.

Her story is not angelic, however, but very real.  Intricate, as all our lives are, but stripping itself of the false glamor we so love to clothe ourselves with.  The beauty of her life, as any heart change made for Christ, is simply stunning.

I didn’t know until I did a little research after watching, but More Than Dreams won 2008 Best Evangelistic Film at the International Christian Visual Media Awards.  It’s easy to see why.

I am keeping this in my home to share with others.  I bought two copies on Vision Video’s website not long after the credits closed.  I just wish I could do justice to how powerful this film is in this blog.

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:4-8, NLT)