Wednesday, November 6, 2013

King's Faith DVD with a giveaway

About the film:
Eighteen foster homes. Nine arrests. One life-changing moment.
After Brendan King’s life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief.
 
As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, he finds support from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong. In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it’s worth the price to hold on to it.
 
KING’S FAITH is produced by DiBella and Faith Street Film Partners LLC, a Rochester, NY-based collective of filmmakers, churches, investors, and supporters.   

“KING’S FAITH is a compelling story 
which features solid acting and a good storyline.”  
The Dove Foundation


“KING’S FAITH is a very redemptive, uplifting movie
extolling the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” 
MOVIEGUIDE®


KING’S FAITH stars Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield (The Women of Brewster Place, Madea’s Family Reunion), Crawford Wilson (Judging Amy, Zoey 101), Kayla Compton (Entourage), and James McDaniel (Malcolm X, NYPD Blue).
 
KING’S FAITH features the themes of courage, forgiveness and overcoming your past highlighted with the important message of youth in foster care. The film prompts audiences to consider many of the questions they struggle with today: How can I stand firm in my faith when life’s challenges put me to the test?   Where do I turn when I feel paralyzed by loss and grief?  Can I find true forgiveness from my wrong choices?
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Run Time: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13           
Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
Special Features: A 10-minute behind-the-scenes feature, commentary, discussion guide, Bible study clips affiliated with the LIVE IT OUT Bible Study
 
My review:
   Sadly, there aren't a lot of really good Christian movies out there. There are a lot that are cheesy and/or have bad acting, but not a lot of them that are worth watching. Thankfully, in recent years there have been some that are the exception to the rule. This movie falls in to that category.
 
   I thought the movie sounded good when I received the email offering it for review, and it far exceeded my expectations. It has a terrific cast of actors. Crawford Wilson plays the main character, Brendan King, and does a great job of portraying a teenager that has been in and out of foster care.
 
  There is some violence and gang action, but it is not overdone at all. I caught no bad language at all, nor anything else that I found offensive..... and I'm picky about things like that in a movie.
 
  The movie had a great plot, though it was a sad one also. Though the movie is fictional, it did bring home to me the reality that there are countless teenagers in the going through a lot of what the teenager in the movie went through. Countless foster homes, drugs, gangs, and more. The movie is also a great testimony to how God can save a young person like that and completely turn their life around.
 
  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I started watching it with the intent to stop halfway through and go to bed, but I got so caught up in it that I stayed up late and finished it. As I popped the DVD out of my player, I found myself wishing I could somehow help kids in those kind of situations. So be forewarned, the movie may stir you.
 
     I would highly recommend this movie to any Christian. It is definitely up to the quality of Fireproof and Courageous. Teens especially will enjoy the movie, but adults would also.
 
Watch the trailer/Visit the official website www.kingsfaith.com
 
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network for the review and giveaway copies.
 
Giveaway: courtesy of FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network, I am offering one person the chance to win a copy of the King's Faith DVD.

Ways to enter: (any one)
1) watch the movie trailer at www.kingsfaith.com, and comment on this blog post by saying you watched the trailer.

2) comment about the review

3) tell what your favorite Christian movie is

The giveaway will run for 10 days, and I will pick a winner using random.org on November 16.
 
  

5 comments:

Jane Maritz said...

I watched the trailer... :)

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Jane Maritz said...

The way you've described it makes me think it has the potential to be a life-changer - to inspire the viewer to get involved in the lives of kids...

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Glogirl said...

I watched the trailer. It looks like a great movie! I'm sure the teens at my church would enjoy watching it.

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Amy C said...

I Just watched the trailer and it looks like a great movie!
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Steven said...

Great review. Definitely makes me want to see the movie. And I will watch the trailer as soon as I have the chance. :)