This movie is told as a story within a story. A group of church youth go on a camping trip and there are some interpersonal issues. So the Youth Pastor tells them a story around the campfire. That story is the story of Hosea, which we see historically dramatized. To be honest, the production value is not quite up to Hollywood standards, but it's good enough. And some of the young actors are not that strong. But I was very impressed with the handling of the Hosea story and it's meaning is communicated very well. Sean Astin as the Youth Pastor does a great job with what he has to work with (a very simple character with very little depth, but effective enough to get the job done, which is to tell the Hosea story). The Book of Hosea is not a very popular book of the Bible, but it tells a very fundamental story about the heart (and the heartbreak) that God has for all people that everyone needs to hear and understand. Regardless of the somewhat mediocre production value of this movie, there is some real moving and effective content in this film; enough to where I would recommend this movie for anyone interested in what the God of the Bible is about.