Ashes of Eden is a crime drama about 18-year old Red who struggles in his
relationship with his police-officer mom and suffers from the consequences
of his wrong choices and troubled past. When he steals drugs and sells them
in order to help his mom pay the mortgage, he becomes a wanted man hunted
by both the police and drug dealers. People are getting killed. His desperate
mom turns to God for help. I like the fact that the movie deals head on with
real life issues facing today's families, without sugar-coating. Don't expect
Hollywood's quality regarding film production, acting, and script writing.
However, don't miss the important message and lessons you can get out of
this film. It covers drug addiction, family, peer pressure, choices & consequences, faith, and redemption. Some of the lessons include: Bad company corrupts character; No one is beyond God's grace and forgiveness; and No one can serve two masters (we must choose whether we will serve God or the things of the world). It has good music and the cast did a good job. Ashes of Eden DVD can be a great tool for parents, youth pastors, and those who work with youth to use for discussion with teens.