Desmond’s comrades all thought his beliefs were useless – until these convictions motivated Desmond to save their lives.
When you understand Desmond’s views on forgiveness, it’s easier to comprehend why he would put himself in danger to rescue enemy troops.
By simply aiming to do the right thing at the right time, we can make a difference to those around us. Especially if we’re supported by faith.
While it’s inspiring to discover Doss’ story, it’s valid to ask – where God was during all the atrocities of World War II? Watch as Nic and Cristian discuss this tricky issue.
Loving people who are good to you comes easy. But how can you show love to someone who mistreats, hurts and maligns you? Matt Parra holds Desmond Doss up as a strong example of someone who has the courage and conviction to repeatedly show love – regardless of how he’s treated in return.
“He’s a very heroic character – our great stories are about people like this.” Hollywood icon Mel Gibson discusses why he finds Desmond Doss so inspirational.
“It’s a better story for today than it was for 1946.” Bill discusses why the events at Hacksaw Ridge remain so relevant and moving.
“He would stick his life on the line, again and again and again.” What happened at Hacksaw Ridge continues to impress.
“He was prepared to die for what he believed in.” This Hollywood veteran shares why Doss’ life inspires him.
Australian actors Jacob Warner and Firass Dirani discuss their roles in Mel Gibson’s new epic while at the Australian launch.
Australian actor Goran D Kleut shares his thoughts while on the red carpet for the Australian launch of Hacksaw Ridge.
“It’s beautiful, refreshing – and we need more of that in our world.” This up-and-coming Australian actor discusses the touching relationship between Dorothy and Desmond Doss.
Blake Penland challenges us to stand up for what we believe in, no matter what anyone else thinks.
“When he loses his Bible – it’s like the greatest tragedy there is.” Justin Lawman discusses why the Bible was so important to Desmond Doss, and how his commitment raises the bar for the rest of us.
“Des was such a balanced person – considering how often he was in the firing line by those in his unit.” Neil Thompson explores what would drive Desmond Doss to show kindness and goodness to his fellow man, even in circumstances that were difficult and challenging.
“Whether you’re an atheist, an agnostic or a believer – there’s good and evil in the world.” Justin Lawman outlines the powers of good and evil in the world, and the choices we must make every day to make sure the good always shines through.
“Desmond Doss doesn’t just keep a sabbath – he keeps The Sabbath.” Matt Parra outlines why this one day of the week was so important for Desmond, and the impact it can have in our own lives.
“He’s seen studying his bible for himself.” In this short video, Matt Para delivers a challenge to be more like Desmond – look into The Bible and use it to figure out where you stand.