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Movie Review: The Book of Ruth Journey of Faith

Synopsis

The Book of Ruth, is a triumphant love story in the face of adversity.

This selfless journey of love and devotion is seen through the eyes of a young widow. Choosing to leave her homeland of Moab, she follows her mother-in-law Naomi to Israel after the death of her husband. Upon reaching Bethlehem, she meets and marries a man named Boaz, who is of the Royal House of Judah. This chain of seemingly unrelated events, sets the stage for the future kings of the nation of Israel, and the glorious coming of the Messiah.

A Biblical Cinderella story from the archives of the royal Jewish bloodline, this story reveals the redemption of their inheritance through the child Obed, who was the grandfather of King David.

Website: http://ruth.pureflix.com/

My Thoughts…

The tale of Ruth and her mother in law Naomi is a moving one and I believe this movie captured it extremely well. The on site location and the acting was fantastic. I found myself bawling after seeing more than one scene in this movie. Though, I also was filled with joy and laughing as the character rejoiced.

After watching this movie, I set out to do a personal study on this book for my personal quiet time. I believe that if doing a women’s study whether for a small group or Sunday school that this movie should be part of that. Some people can grasp things better visually and I don’t know how much more you could get visual than what’s depicted in this film.

I give this movie 5 stars and recommend it highly to all.

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Movie Review: A Greater Yes



Movie Synopsis

After climbing Pampa High School’s popularity chain, taking her volleyball team to the State championship and founding the school’s first drugs, alcohol, and violence-free club, Amy Newhouse must now fight the biggest battle of her life – cancer.

Her open heart to the people of her school now sparks a passionate rally from the community around her. However, this passion dwindles as her cancer metastasizes. Her cancer appears to miraculously heal, but just as it seems the community has prevailed and the battle won, Amy discovers the deadly disease has returned and is incurable.

Her prayers for healing continue, but with the seemingly dried-up support of her community, and an apparent “no” from God, Amy contemplates facing the one battle she cannot win. As her health wanes, she reflects upon God’s tender love at Pampa High, the exponential growth of her club, and the redemption of her school of the once-rampant violence, drugs, and alcohol that she so passionately fought against. Through it all, God proves to doubters that regardless of the circumstances, He has a “Greater Yes” for His children.

My Thoughts…

I enjoyed A Greater Yes and was encouraged to know that it was based off a true story. The main character was truly devoted to God and in all ways was attempting to give Him control in every area of her life. She was a breath of fresh air in many ways! Oh how we all should take after her example in serving such as Christ taught us to do.

A Greater Yes is a movie that sheds light on that even when we think God’s not around, that He is and that through it all we should not doubt but trust in His greater plan for our lives.

I  would not hesitate to recommend A Greater Yes to those looking for movies to show to groups of teens or to watch as a family! I would also suggest having a tissue box handy as this film is a real tear jerker.

Disclaimer: I was given A Greater Yes to review from Pure Flix. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review other than receiving a review copy of this movie.

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Birdie & Bogey movie review

Birdie & Bogey

Synopsis

When Danny takes Birdie along for the ride as his caddy, the golfing world takes notice And when Danny starts to win with the help of his twelve year old daughter’s coaching, everyone takes notice. Danny’s shot at the PGA is within reach. But when Birdie’s life is threaten with a deadly disease, Danny must find a way to carry on alone so that he may fulfill his daughters dying wish…..which is to know in his heart what his daughter knows in hers. That she loves him, she believes in him and that he is the Best. Birdie and Bogey is a story of determination….friendship…strength…hope and the bond that is eternal.

My Thoughts…

Though Birdie and Bogey’s story is based on the game of golf, there’s a message behind it that will challenge those whom watch it. You’ll find a father and daughter in this movie with an exceptional love for each other in whom see the potential in each other and encourage it through numerous ways.

Birdie and Bogey is 100% family friendly which is really hard to come by these days. I really appreciate the effort put into this movie by the Norris Family Film company.  I thought the acting was decent and believable. By the end of this movie, I was sitting on the couch in tears. If you are looking for a movie that is clean, challenging, compelling, and heartwarming, I encourage you to check this one out!

You can learn more about this movie HERE.

Disclaimer: I was given In the Blink of an Eye to review from Pure Flix. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World review and giveaway (CLOSED)

MARCH ON! THE DAY MY BROTHER MARTIN CHANGED THE WORLD…AND MORE STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY – Scholastic DVD
Scholastic, January 12, 2010

As America prepares to commemorate the birthday of our country’s most iconic civil rights leader and Black History Month, families can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and other heroes of African American history in an entertaining and educational new Scholastic Storybook TreasuresTM DVD release. MARCH ON! THE DAY MY BROTHER MARTIN CHANGED THE WORLD…AND MORE STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY includes more than an hour of inspiring true stories.

The lead story, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, is a moving account of the day when Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his “I Have a Dream” speech to the world during the civil rights March on Washington in1963. The story is told by Dr. King’s sister, Dr. Christine King Ferris, with colorful animation of London Ladd’s illustrations. As a bonus, the DVD includes an interview with the author, Dr. King Ferris. As the American Library Association noted about the production, “Lynn Whitfield’s sensitive and stirring narration is enriched with audio clips of Mahalia Jackson’s powerful song, crowd noises, and clips from MLK’s speech. Music by Michael Bacon sets the tone for the film and seamlessly accommodates songs of the era.”

Three more historical tales follow King’s amazing, true-life story, each carefully adapted from award-winning children’s books: Martin’s Big Words (adapted from the book by Doreen Rapport, illustrated by Michael Collier), Rosa (written and narrated by Nikki Giovanni, illustrations by Michael Sporn), Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad (based on the book by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson). Together the stories have won 15 awards, including the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video, Caldecott Honor Award, and selection as a American Library Association Notable Video. Celebrity narration by Whitfield, Michael Clark Duncan and others, plus engaging music, make these tales come to life for a new generation of Americans.

The SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES series hails from the vaults of Weston Woods Studios, world-renowned for their careful film and video adaptations of best-selling children’s storybooks. Librarians and teachers around the country have long been using these very same productions, created by Weston Woods Studios with authors and illustrators, to enhance their students’ pre-reading experiences. Founded more than 50 years ago, and now a division of Scholastic, Weston Woods continues to produce top-notch video storytelling. SCHOLASTIC  STORYBOOK TREASURES collects and presents these productions for the home marketplace and has, since its launch in 2003, become a top award-winning home video franchise for children.

My Thoughts…

Thanks to Beth Blenz-Clucas of  Foundry Communications and Scholastic, I received MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World … and more stories about African American History from Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection.

This DVD features four stories featuring great leaders in African American history such as those about Martin Luther, Rosa Parks, and several others. You’ll find that each of the stories are narroated by Lynn Whitefield and Michael Clarke Duncan to name just a few.  Like the other DVD’s in the Scholastic Treasury series, this one also offers a read a long option of which I believe is a must in helping your children follow along. The illustrations bring these great moments to life and the added interviews by Christine King Farris and Ellen Levine  speaks revelations into educating our children of such great leaders.

Teachers or homeschool parents can check out the Media Center to download video clips and study guides(PDF) for MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World from Stories of People Who Changed America.

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Disclaimer: I was sent MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World … and more stories about African American History for review from Beth Blenz-Clucas of  Foundry Communications and Scholastic . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Blink of an Eye movie review


Synopsis

It was meant to be the perfect getaway, suddenly it became a horrific vacation for Detective David Ramsey (David A.R. White). While aboard a private yacht on the shimmering Sea of Cortez, David’s wife and friends suddenly disappear.

During the investigation, as David’s police Captain (Eric Roberts) is helping him unravel the mystery, David is shocked to wake up from the terrible nightmare…or was it?

Caught in the recurring turmoil of knowing tragedy is inevitable, David realizes he is powerless to stop it. As each day repeats, David discovers evidence of a worldwide event known in Biblical prophecies as The Rapture. Now he must fight unseen forces to uncover the truth before time runs out.

Website: http://www.pureflix.com/blink

My Thoughts…

In the Blink of an Eye had Ground Hog movie feel to it per se the reliving a day over and over again. The main character was left to determine the choices he could make to solve the mysterious disappearance of his wife and friends. This also led our main character to learn more about the God his friend and partner had chosen to share with him on numerous occasions.

I found the storyline of this movie quite interesting and it left me here and there wondering what exactly would happen next. You find the main character struggling in his marriage and being too consumed with work, never at rest.

This movie was on a scale of 1-5 was a 3 for me. The acting was decent, the music was good, the scenery was beautiful, and the overall message was presented well yet for me their was a desire of possibly more character development added.

Disclaimer: I was given In the Blink of an Eye to review from Pure Flix. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Sarah’s Choice Movie Review

show_image_615.phpSarah’s Choice


Synoposis

Sarah Collins is a young woman on the rise. As a junior account executive at a major advertising agency, Sarah is poised to get it all: executive promotion, salary increase, new car, fabulous apartment and first-class travel. There’s only one thing that’s going to keep her from getting it; her unborn baby.

Sarah has a hard decision. Her friends and co-workers insist that she has the right to choose what will be best for her; a successful career and unlimited material rewards. But according to a mysterious stranger, and three visions, Sarah can make a choice that wil not only change her life but the lives of her loved ones both now and forever.

In 1973 The United States Supreme Court struck down state laws that ban abortion, but the moral controversy surrounding the issue is far from resolved. If it is legally true that a woman can make her own decision regarding her reproductive health, Sarah’s Choice is a film that offers compelling moral reasons to choose life.

My Review…

I was given the chance to watch Sarah’s Choice along side my sister-in-law and we both really enjoyed it!

I thought for a Christian flick the message this movie portrays about choosing life was strong without seeming unloving or overly pushy.  I also really liked how the movie  also showed the side of a mother along side a new mom contemplating her choices, who had given her child up for abortion and how it effected her even though she tried to ignore it.

I believe  Sarah’s Choice would be perfect to show at church, or in a small group among teens and young adults especially around the holidays as the movie has sort of a Christmas Carol twist to it that was unexpected.

Buy it…

If interested in purchasing Sarah’s Choice for home or church use, you can find it at popular sites such as Pure Flix, Amazon, and Christian Book for around $15.00-20.00.

Disclaimer: I was sent a Sarah’s Choice for review from Pure Flix . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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