Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Woodcarver

Put March 13 on your calendar.  It's the release date for The Woodcarver and if you're looking for a fantastic movie for Family Movie Night, it's perfect.

Although somewhat predictable, The Woodcarver had plenty of drama and tense moments to keep an adult's attention.  It's rated PG for "thematic elements" - those would be divorce, family arguments, loss, vandalism and arson.  However, there was nothing in the movie that made me uncomfortable to watch it with my 10 and 12 year old.

The thing I loved about The Woodcarver (besides just being an enjoyable movie) was the discussion it sparked with our children afterwards.  It's wonderful to have a springboard like that to talk about life issues within the context of a film that ultimately points to God.

The highest praise came from one of my sons, "Mom, that's one of my favorite movies!".  I'm so thankful for an alternative to all the junk that is in our video store.  I'm not familiar with "Faith and Family Films", but I'll definitely being doing some research now.

Would you like to win a copy of The Woodcarver?  Click on the link and leave me a comment that you did.  I'll have "" choose a winner on March 10 from the comments.

Christian Cinema:

About the Movie:

Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.

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1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this movie but love reading about good family movies. I'd love to be counted towards your drawing :)


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