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I wholeheartedly and unreservedly endorse this set of Bible studies resources for young people. The film sets the framework for the Bible studies and the discussions based on them. The episodes in the film examine our deep, often unrecognized longing for God that is all too often misplaced, distorted and consequently frustrated. These resources have been carefully designed to lead people like Olivia to accept the truth of God’s word as law and gospel, so that they are convicted of sin, pardoned by God, and assured of their salvation. They show how Jesus satisfies the longings of the heart for acceptance and love by bringing them the acceptance and love of God through his word in the divine service. The approach in these studies is most commendable. It not only provides doctrinally sound, pastorally helpful instruction, but also appeals to the conscience personally, imaginatively, and emotionally. – Dr. Rev. John Kleinig

Crave dives deep into the void of anxiety to explore what can truly give peace to people wrestling with life’s difficult questions, even the ultimate question. Crave highlights what many Christian movies can’t – that a Christian’s biggest battle is within, but won on the cross by Christ. Finally, it proposes that “faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ,” and that we as Christians have every opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those dearest to us by staying in and sharing that very word of Christ.  – Daniel Sanchez, Camp Director at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, Iowa District East

Crave is a wonderful short film that documents how one young adult struggles with the unexpected twists and turns that complicate all of our lives, even while competing voices and worldviews vie for equal time. Ultimately, this film vividly reminds us that when our soul hungers, the portion of daily bread that we (and our neighbors) need is always found in Christ. - Rev. Marcus Zill, Director of Campus Ministry for the LCMS


It is a great message - choose Jesus to fill the emptiness inside of us, not the world! Congratulations Mr. Versemann, this is a well-written script with a great message! - Judges of CFF

I was impressed with the film.  I was afraid at the beginning that the characters were “do-gooder” kids but I was wrong. The story is well told even with amateur actors. I had a bit of a sense of craving myself and was surprised how sympathetic a character Dustin was. – Dr. Rev. Terry Dittmer

Crave does a marvelous job of showing a person in crisis. The questions, struggles, and difficulties Olivia faces and expresses are genuine. I have heard them in the course of my ministry. In addition, the advice she is given by her roommate and the way in which Olivia did not have a "and all of a sudden I am better" experience is very real. – Rev. Max Mons, Campus Pastor at Iowa University