Pray the Devil Back to Hell

 

pray-the-devil-back-to-hellFrom winning the prestigious jury award for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival to winning the best doc. award at the Heartland Film Festival; Pray the Devil Back to Hell has won over the hearts and minds of those who have seen this little jewel of a film. The film takes its name from the fact that the cruel and inhumane Liberian leader, Charles Taylor had a particular fondness for preaching at local Liberian churches during the civil war. He claimed his authority came from God, while committing unspeakable atrocities at the same time.

Taylor use to “pray the devil out of hell” while a group of resilient Christian women began to pray for peace and “the devil back to hell.” Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leymah Gbowee, narrates this film and tells the gripping account of these women’s struggle for peace and how God gave her a dream to get the women of the church together to pray for peace. Eventually this escalated into much more.

women-protestPray the Devil Back to Hell is primarily a film about how faith produces hope and hope, eternal action. As the film progresses, one sees how Muslim women eventually join these Christian women who began this quest for peace. In a myriad of ways, this film teaches us followers of Christ, how we can work together across ecumenical lines to help others turn from despair to hope; from hate to love; from death to life.

It is a film, which can provide spiritual inspiration while at the same time recount the miraculous story of how a civil war came to end.

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