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Faultless: The American Orphan

Faultless: The American Orphan was created to inspire and equip Christ's followers to more deeply love and care for hurting children in America.

  • Item 501537D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 44 mins.

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"None of us can do everything, but each of us can do something. This film challenges us, and encourages us, to respond to the Biblical mandate of caring for children in need. But, be careful, you just might fall head over heels for some kids who will change YOUR life in the process!" - Andy and Sandra Stanley, Northpoint Ministries

Faultless: The American Orphan
was created to inspire and equip Christ's followers to more deeply love and care for hurting children in America. Faultless introduces people to Christian orphan care in America by providing an overview of the challenges facing children in foster care, an introduction on how the Bible instructs us to act in light of those challenges, and some hopeful examples of men and women across the country responding to the present needs in truly God-glorifying ways. Faultless is intended to be a resource for churches, Sunday school classes, small groups, family discussions, and anyone looking to further explore what Christianity Today called the "burgeoning Christian orphan care movement" taking place within the church in America. In addition to the film, the DVD includes a group discussion guide and educational information that will be helpful for anyone looking to learn a little more about the issue. Faultless was created by Unthinkable and Lavender Digital Media in collaboration with the Christian Alliance for Orphans and other leading Christ-centered ministries serving hurting children across America. Widescreen

Editorial Reviews

Faultless: the American Orphan opened my eyes and my heart for the children in our foster care system. An excellent film that only confirms that EVERY person can and needs to do something on behalf of a child.

Faultless: The American Orphan was created to inspire and equip Christ’s followers to more deeply love and care for hurting children in America. Faultless introduces people to Christian orphan care in America by providing an overview of the challenges facing children in foster care, an introduction on how the Bible instructs us to act in light of those challenges, and some hopeful examples of men and women across the country responding to the present needs in truly God-glorifying ways.

Faultless is intended to be a resource for churches, Sunday school classes, small groups, family discussions, and anyone looking to further explore what Christianity Today called the “burgeoning Christian orphan care movement” taking place within the church in America.

In addition to the film, the DVD includes a group discussion guide and educational information that will be helpful for anyone looking to learn a little more about the issue.Faultless was created by Unthinkable and Lavender Digital Media in collaboration with the Christian Alliance for Orphans and other leading Christ-centered ministries serving hurting children across America.

Have you ever even considered fostering or adopting a child? If you have, you MUST see this film. Now for the rest of the professed Christians out there who have never considered it…Then this is ALSO a MUST see documentary for you!

Remember this verse: James 1:27 – Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their afflliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Ever wonder what that means? After watching this, you will know! This is a film that will tug at your heartstrings.

This is a great resource tool! I would love for someone to take this film to every church in America and make the sort of commitment that 1 pastor in CO did with his congregation when they committed to taking 70 children. Incredible show of God’s love.

One couple mentioned that no matter what the outcome would be, they were committed to loving them with all their hearts while the foster children were with them. FANTASTIC.

This was such a moving documentary with some startling facts. I had never even heard of aging out which are the foster children who reach 18 with NO family. Can you even imagine that? I’m sure some of you can but I can’t imagine being all alone in this world. Who is to care for these little ones? It should be us, as Christians. Jesus is the ultimate orphan advocate…we were all orphans.

What is the real reason more people don’t adopt or do foster care? This film leads you to ask those questions as well.

The most powerful part of this documentary was the statement made about being pro life and our responsibility as Christians. It was a REAL wake up call. I urge you to watch this film! Show it to your church! Get involved…there are many ways to get involved.

The well-crafted documentary Faultless premiered at Summit last year. With texture, variety and pathos, it offers moving windows into life within foster care…and compelling ways that Christians are responding to the need via foster care, mentoring, and foster-to-adopt.

The DVD is now available for purchase online. Whether to stimulate your own thinking…share with an adult home group or student gathering…or show your entire church, this film is a great way to how James 1:27 can be practically lived out here in the U.S.

None of us can do everything, but each of us can do something. This film challenges us, and encourages us, to respond to the Biblical mandate of caring for children in need. But, be careful, you just might fall head over heels for some kids who will change YOUR life in the process!

Here is an awesome DVD! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing it. It deals with orphans who are raised in foster care homes and those compassionate couples that wish to adopt them. We meet great kids like Amelia, age seven, who wants to be a ballet teacher, and Ben, age eleven, whose favorite sport is basketball.

In addition we meet several adults who have become foster care parents or adopt children and we learn of their determination to share their Christian love with kids who need it. In fact, one man states that if Christians are going to encourage the pro-life belief, such as encouraging a prostitute to have her baby, then they need to get behind the talk and help the kids out by either taking them in or help them by supporting the places that help them.

Jedd Medefind is one voice in the documentary that speaks on behalf of the Christian Alliance for Orphans and states that these children need to be found and loved. He says that Christians need to be "defenders of the fatherless". In this remarkable DVD we also learn of Project 127 and how a pastor and church got behind helping find places for children and how they have supported them. Also featured is a story of a young man named David who, due to red tape, could not be adopted by a woman named Margaret but when he turned eighteen and was out of the system, legally signed a form for her to adopt them. The point is made that this is how much many kids want a home and security.

We learn that Jesse and Mark, filmmakers, wanted to create a movie about the orphans in order to help them. As James 1:27 states pure and "faultless" religion means taking care of orphans and widows. This incredible film will uplift the spirits of those who watch it. This one easily earns five Doves from us, our highest rating. Although this film is not made with the very young in mind as far as viewership, it is a wholesome movie and we are pleased to recommend it for all ages.

This look at Christian faith-based adoption is designed to explore the topic and spark dialogue among churches, small groups, and others responding to the biblical call to be "defenders of the fatherless." The grim stats—documenting how tough life can be on children who are never adopted—will surely give viewers pause regardless of personal religious beliefs. Faultless presents a clear look at a complex subject through interviews with adoptive parents, agency workers, church leaders, and the kids themselves. The interviewees are honest; during one self-introduction, a man says that while his wife is 100 percent in favor of adding to their family, he is "not quite there yet." The conversation between the two helps frame the realities that families face in making a decision, and the often accompanying struggle between heart and head. On the potential adoptee side, a Native American young man, close to "aging out of the system," wanted to be adopted but failed to gain the required approval of tribal elders; his simple testimony is heartbreaking. Filmmaker Jesse Lavender presents a number of moving stories, with many of the adults here feeling a divine hand guiding them towards the youngsters they would take home. That's not to say that Faultless presents a "bowl of cherries" view: there are ups and downs, but the rewards outweigh the drawbacks for those called here to adoptive parenthood. Recommended.

Customer Reviews

- Very engaging!

This movie does a fantastic job of telling the story of foster care in the United States. Many different perspectives are approached; the kids, the parents, undecided parents, government officials, and ministry leaders. Makes my heart break for things on God's heart.

- Compelling

The well-crafted documentary FAULTLESS premiered at Summit last year. With texture, variety and pathos, it offers moving windows of life within foster care and compelling ways that Christians are responding via foster care, mentoring, and foster to adopt.

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