For Greater Glory (Blu-Ray)
What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.
Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia headlines an acclaimed cast as General Gorostieta, the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war. Yet the man who hesitates in joining the cause will soon become the resistance's most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader, as he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen . . . and transforms a rag-tag band of rebels into a heroic force to be reckoned with. The General faces impossible odds against a powerful and ruthless government. Yet it is those he meets on the journey; youthful idealists, feisty renegades and, most of all, one remarkable teenager named Jose who reveal to him how courage and belief are forged even when justice seems lost.
This DVD contains the following language options: English and dubbed Spanish with Spanish subtitles
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (Paperback)
The Cristero War and Mexico's Struggle for Religious Freedom
Foreword by Archbishop Jose Gomez
Introduction by Eduardo Verastegui
Many people of faith today are asking, "What is the price of religious liberty?" In the 1920's many Catholics in Mexico answered this crucial question at the cost of their very lives. The new major motion picture, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada tells the epic tale of Mexico's heroic struggle for religious freedom in a little-known conflict called the Cristero War - but many questions still remain. Now you'll go much deeper into the exciting history behind the movie with this fact-filled companion book - and gain important insight into the on-going fight for religious freedom today. This is the Official Companion Book to the epic film. Lavishly illustrated with photos from the film and with historical photos.
As you read you'll discover:
Who were the Cristeros?
What drove the Mexican government to ruthlessly persecute Catholics?
Can a priest "wage war"
What role did groups like the Knights of Columbus play in this armed resistance?
Why did thousands of Catholics - priests, religious, lay people - willingly give their lives in the Cristiada?
What role did the U.S. play in ending this bitter conflict?
What did the Pope do to support the Church in Mexico?
Which characters in the movie went on to become Catholic saints and blesseds in real life?
Why is this dramatic episode of history so little known today?
What is the lesson of the Cristiada for those struggling for religious freedom today?