A true story about friendship, music, love, death, and a life-long obsession more mind-blowing than acid, more addictive than smack - the love of God.
We all have faith, in something. Woe to those who can’t resist digging deeper, torn between desire for certainty and fear of exposing ugly secrets.
When We Were Saved is a true story about friendship, music, love, death, and a nagging obsession that only mystics and junkies can understand. A boy’s blissful innocence is disrupted by an experience more mind-blowing than acid, more addictive than smack - the love of God.
Like all addictions and head-spinning romances, religious faith begins in ecstasy. It is a marvel, a miracle, a life-transforming mystery. All believers live for their faith. Many will die for their faith. Some will kill for it.
Flashback to 5th century Rome. The Empire is imploding. Barbarians are at the gate. A religious civil war rages. Pagans vastly outnumber Christians. Only a miracle can save them. Saint Augustine creates a weapon of mass conversion that terrifies Pagans into submission. They cower and convert. It is the most astonishing victory in human history.
The gospel of love survives, for those who can resist digging deep into the catacombs of faith, where Augustine’s weapons of wrath are safely stockpiled to destroy the enemy. Narrow is the way, many are the enemies.