Friday, August 19, 2011

Review and Giveway: The Grace Card (DVD)

I've been happy to see an increase in the production of family movies with a strong message over the last few years.  There is entirely too much garbage out there for viewing and not enough quality films for the whole family.  I had the recent opportunity to review THE GRACE CARD, which was released on DVD on August 16th.  THE GRACE CARD is the first movie from Memphis-based Graceworks Pictures in conjunction with Calvary Pictures.
Everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and just about everyone else. Mac’s rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he’s partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force—who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man. 
Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.





 The story line of this movie had a wonderful themes of forgiveness, redemption, and grace that were portrayed in ways that are very relevant to our culture today.  It is rated PG-13 and does have some mature themes (drug use, violence, racism, death, bitterness), but still very appropriate for family viewing.  The topics also leave plenty of room for discussion afterward.  If you go to THE GRACE CARD website, you will also find ministry resources to use with a church study or Sunday school class.  It is unfortunate that movies like THE GRACE CARD often lack in budget, which is all the more reason to continue to support them.  They certainly make up for it with solid Christian themes for family movie viewing.
NOW CLOSED
Congrats to #75, c allen!!! 
Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!
I have a copy of THE GRACE CARD to give to one lucky reader!  See below for how you can enter.  Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you should you be the winner.

Mandatory entry:
  • Just leave me a comment!  Simple!
For additional entries:
  • Like The Grace Card on Facebook.
  • Follow this blog through Google Friend Connect
  • Subscribe to this blog (rss or email)
  • Like Chatter, Clatter, and Things That Matter on Facebook (this is a brand new page and needs a little love!)
  • Follow Chatter and Clatter on Twitter
  • Post about this giveaway on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, or others (please specify in your comment).  This will count for two entries for each! Make sure you leave two comments.
The giveaway will end on Sept 2nd at 6 p.m. EST and will be chosen by a random number generator.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

85 comments:

Debbie said...

Leaving a comment... I want to win

Debbie said...

I already like The Grace Card on Facebook.

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I already follow your blog with GFC, that is how I found out about the giveaway.

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I follow your blog on Facebook

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I follow you on Twitter.

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I posted about the giveaway on Twitter.

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I posted about the giveaway on Twitter.

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I posted about the giveaway on Facebook.

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I posted about the giveaway on Facebook.

Linda Kish said...

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Diana D said...

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to watch this inspirational movie :)

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Jennifer F. said...

I like that the trailer shows that quality of Christian film-making has grown so much since the 1990s. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Nicole C. said...

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Melissa M. said...

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The Crazy Mom said...

I so wanna win!!! :)

The Crazy Mom said...

I like The Grace Card on Facebook.

The Crazy Mom said...

Follow on GFC.

Hotsnotty2 said...

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toughturtles said...

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Debbie said...

This sounds like a great movie!

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I follow on GFC.

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Blogged about this contest.

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Erica C. said...

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HolliLynn said...

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Lubelle said...

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Tina R. said...

I hope I win! I want to watch this with my sister. =) Already saw it with my mom in the theater and loved it!!

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/\Heather/\ said...

Am I the only one who feels happy when I hear that the box office has had another down week? I feel like we're finally waking up and paying attention, as a nation.
Thanks for this chance!
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/\Heather/\ said...

I like The Grace Card on Facebook.
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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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/\Heather/\ said...

I might follow Chatter and Clatter on Twitter if my follow request is granted - ilovetoclap
:-)
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