DVD Release: February 24, 2012
Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For All Ages


According to James 1:27, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” Today there are over 160 million children worldwide who are without parents. In America there are as many as 144,000 boys and girls in foster care.

These staggering statistics should cause Christians to ask some probing questions: What would the church look like if we obeyed James 1:27? Why doesn’t the church at large talk much about adoption? This film answers those questions and inspires Christians to love and care for the most vulnerable – the orphan. Featuring interviews with R.C. Sproul Jr., Kevin Swanson, Beall Phillips, and many others, “Rescued” is an invaluable resource for every Christian who wants to live in obedience to God’s will.

Dove Review

This is an incredible DVD about a timeless topic. It opens with important information: that every eighteen seconds another child becomes an orphan. And that over 160 million children have lost one or both parents. There are 114,000 American children in foster care waiting to be adopted.

The DVD covers eleven families who adopted or were adopted and the results are inspiring. We see the positive elements as these adoptive parents look at the blessings of adoption and none of them consider their children a “burden”. Several scripture references are given on adoption including a reference in Deuteronomy 10:18 which says God executes justice for the fatherless and also a passage in James which refers to caring for widows and orphans. The DVD features humor too as a woman named Kay says she was 38 when she adopted her first child and 49 for the last one. “An old mom is better than no mom!” she laughs.

You just might have a few wet eyes in the family as you view this DVD. It is an awesome viewing experience and this one receives five Doves our highest rating rating!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H (as a place)-1
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: The blessings of adoption; the late nights and dirty diapers are mentioned too; in some inspirational scenes scriptures are mentioned; a couple says they had procedures to not have children but later wanted them and adopted.


Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Producer: Randy Winton
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 62 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated