I was able to purchase this video from a friend who had found it in the storage room of our school some years before. I previously had no idea of its existence. I went home and popped it into the VCR and was quite surprised. My idea of how cool Petra is, was brought to an all new level. The video is a short movie about a senior in high school, Chad Warren, who struggles through the stress of a broken family and a terminally ill brother. Faith shaken, the young teen comes to see that God is with him through the good times and the times of trouble. Through the movie, Petra music videos from the "Beyond Belief" album are thrown in. In some cases the band interacts with the star. The plot is kind of sappy (and somewhat full of holes) but one must remember this is 1990. Christian movies struggle with the effects of low budgets now let alone back then. In fact, there really were not many Christian films then like there are now. Besides, you would have to be a huge Petra fan to be able to track down a copy of this video. Needless to say, there is something that just fells warm and nostalgic about this video. Its a story with a valuable message and the music videos of Petra make it well worth the effort to find a copy. Petra was a leading pioneer in contemporary Christian music. They told the Gospel message in brand new ways. This video is just another venue they explored in telling that message. The "Beyond Belief" video is a great find for anyone who cherishes the efforts of this great band.
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