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Monday, April 15, 2013

This Is Our Time DVD Review and Give Away!

You know I love movies!  I have another great one to tell you about.  A warning though.  This is not a happy go lucky, everything turns out all right in the end kind of movie.  It is a real look at hard things and how to handle them while keeping your eyes on God.

This Is Our Time, distributed by Pure Flix, follows the post-collegiate lives of five friends connected by their strong belief in God who all long to make a meaningful difference in the world. But when tragedy strikes the close-knit group, their friendship and their faith are tested in ways they never imagined.

This is an inspirational film about what it really means, and what it really takes, to follow the call of God in your life.   “The experiences the characters in THIS IS OUR TIME face are the kinds of real-life ups and downs, successes and devastation, all of us encounter in living life,” said Lisa Arnold, the film’s writer, director and co-producer. “I wanted to tell a story that would resonate with young people just stepping out into the world to make their mark that would help them see that no matter the circumstances they face, God is always with them, loving them, guiding them.”

The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.

“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”

This Is Our Time is a powerful movie that will encourage you in your walk with the Lord.  We all go through hard times and things that seem insurmountable but This Is Our Time shows us how to see God in those times.  It is not an easy story to watch but it is worth it.  It is a two hanky movie to be sure.  At one point I actually moaned out loud to keep from crying even more!  I loved the way they showed the characters struggling with events in their lives and not just giving the pat answer, "it must be God's will."  They wrestled with their grief and anger and struggled like we all do sometimes.

If you are looking for an uplifting family movie, this is the one for you.  I might not suggest it for young kids as the subject matter might be tough for them to process but it is a great conversation starter for teens and older kids.

If you want to check it out for yourself, here are some websites to visit.  Don't forget to check out the trailer as well.

**If you want to win a copy of the great DVD, leave me a comment and tell me how God has worked in your life this week. I will draw a winner on the 22nd!

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Amy said...

God has worked in my life AGAIN this week, through my wonderful husband. Wednesday was my 1st birthday since my mom died in August. That part was hard enough, but to make matters worse, my dad and brother didn't even acknowledge it - no card, no phone call, nothing. My sweet hubby took me out to dinner and gave me perspective. He made me smile and laugh like only he can. I certainly never deserved a man like my husband, but God sent him to me!

Shonya said...

Oooh, this looks like a great movie to watch with my two teens!! Thanks for sharing the giveaway on the homeschool friends group.

I'm on a mission to lose weight and the Lord has worked in my life this week through friends who are constant in prayer and support for me. He has prompted people to send little encouraging texts at just the right moment, send emails with websites of low cal recipes, and one friend even picked up "Made to Crave" for me! God is so good!!!

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Debbie said...

Looks like a great movie!

God continued to work in our lives as we prepare to send our oldest off to Denmark with her new husband. This is has been a tremendous challenge of showing grace and mercy to our daughter. God is giving us a peace that only he can give. It certainly is not by our own hands.

Shonya said...

Excited to see it--thank you so much! :)