Monday, May 23, 2016

Movie Monday: Chasing Grace DVD

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Edify Media, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


This new movie came out on DVD, earlier this month!

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Synopsis:

A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor’s family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face.

Pastor Jonathan Matheson lives in a world of black and white, yet finds a way to navigate the “grey in-between” to work to his advantage, while facing one of the most tragic moments of his life. Set in small-town America and woven inside a tale of redemption, “Chasing Grace” is a story of how one family takes on the burden of guilt in order to make sense of their loss. While pointing the finger of blame at his brother, Pastor Jonathan also chooses to hide from the truth while trying to escape his own personal demons. “Chasing Grace” is loosely based upon true events and provides a powerful story about the redeeming power of forgiveness.

Check out the Trailer:



Review:

Edify Media is taking on bigger films, that really could be main stream films, as their subject matter really needs to be seen by everybody. One day Christian films will get there- the tide is starting to turn. This is one of those films that you will be telling all your friends about, even if they aren't devout Christians!

The book is based on the book Chasing Grace and since its writer, David Temple,was the one who wrote the screenplay and got the film together (he even acts in it! talk about multi-talented!), it's a great dramitization of the book. The movie is perfect for teens to watch with their parents, and to discuss it afterwards. The movie makes you stop and think about consequences of our words and actions,  two things that teens especially may not still fully understand. 

My favorite quote from David about the movie is: "It does not have unicorns or rainbows. It does not get tied up with a pretty little bow. It is very gritty and real. It’s a family thriller."

You have to love that! But it's true. The movie is REAl, it teaches us the real life is MESSY, we are humans, and errors in judgement and words are made every day. Those errors CAN have horrible consequences, But it's how we choose to move on with God's grace and understanding, or to hole up and keep the judgment upon ourselves, that ultimately is the framework of the movie.

So put this one on your 'to watch' list and get it, and the books, and enjoy a great story, from a great writer! Together they are a GREAT foundation for teaching teens the TRUE meaning of grace this Summer!


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If you want to follow the story, after the film ends, you can check out its sequel, Stealing Hope. The book takes place one year after the events in the movie, and continues to follow the Matheson family. It focus is on different characters, than the movie, so you get to see all sides, as they all still struggle with family secrets and searching for hope, so that they can move on in life.



About David Temple:

David Temple is a seasoned writer, with works spanning multiple mediums and genres. David earned his Master’s in Broadcast Management at Regent University in 1984, and was one of the nation’s top radio personalities by the early ’90s. Radio was the love of his life, but his itch for challenge and adventure led him into acting, voice-overs, television, screenplay writing, filmmaking and eventually book writing. As an author, David has discovered that, “A book is where the story lives in its truest form.” His passion for storytelling is not new; it’s just always searching for the perfect venue. A master of creative styles, expect the unexpected the next time you see his words, hear his voice, or notice his name as the credits roll. Information on all of his latest and future projects can be found at: www.davetemple.com.

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