Thursday, August 28, 2014

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“Holy Ghost” movie review & giveaway

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My Thoughts-
Before watching the DVD of “Holy Ghost” I thought this film was going about charismatic Christians smacking people on the forehead in the name of Jesus, the ones that I find a bit over the top and freak people out. I’m glad I gave the movie a chance. The director of the documentary, Darren Wilson, put it this way; “But if He is truly a Person of the Trinity, then it stands to reason that the Holy Spirit has a personality, and that is ultimately what I want to explore in this new film. Can we take away some of the mystery and honestly explore who He really is? Can we be honest that some of the church has wholly ignored Him, while some of the church has been somewhat abusive with Him? Can we cut through much of the misunderstanding and fear people have of the Holy Spirit, and learn to embrace Him no matter what might come out the other side?”

Yes, there are some Christians out there that abuse the name of the Holy Spirit for their personal gain, but that are also Christians that choose to not even recognize Him; like there is a fear. This movie follows Darren Wilson around the world, listening to the Holy Spirit and where He wants them to go. Through their adventures they meet many people who need prayer, healing, Jesus… You will see the Holy Spirit working in everyone’s life, including the crew of this film. The movie also talks with Christian music artists (ones who sing Christian music), as well as Music artists who are Christian. Each talk about what it is to follow God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They talk about how important it is to have all three in their life.

This film changed my perspective on the Holy Spirit, His work in my life and His desires of what I need to do with my life. I don’t need to be afraid of the Spirit, I need to embrace Him, allow Him to work through me, to work in me.

This is an amazing film for churches to share with others. There is a perfect opportunity for church groups to view this film in theaters, September 6th. You can check out their website to find showtimes and theaters it will be in. It’s a life changing movie.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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“Goodnight, Ark” By Laura Sassi (#book reivew)

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My Thoughts-
“Goodnight, Ark”
By Laura Sassi, illustrated by Jane Chapman

“Goodnight, Ark” is such a cute story. The illustrations are so cute, my kids loved looking at all the animals. And the story was so silly. Noah gets all the animals down for sleep. The rain storm scares the animals and two by two they climb into Noah’s bed. Soon there are too many animals in his bed and it breaks. Noah is able to calm the animals down and he sleeps with them.

The first time reading through it I stumbled through some words. Soon, though we are reading it from almost our memories. The rhyming makes it fun to read with my big kids. I ask them if they know which animal would be coming to bed next, they’d be able to guess some of the time by how they rhyme. Our 1 year old loves me reading this book, over and over, several times in a row. He giggles are the pictures of the animals and likes “talking” to the image of Noah. It’s really cute.

If you’re looking for a fun bedtime story I would recommend “Goodnight, Ark”. It’s a short, silly story to read together with your kids.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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“NOAH” DVD/BluRay combo- review & giveaway

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My Thoughts-
“Noah” on DVD and Blu-ray today!!

I want to start out by saying, we all have our different tastes in movies, books, clothes, etc… So please keep in mind this is my personal opinion of the movie “Noah”, others have different ones. That is ok, that is what makes us unique.

If you’re looking for the biblical account of the story of Noah this is not the movie for you. The only thing similar is the man’s name, an ark, animals and a flood. After that it has nothing to do with the real story. For me this made it hard for me to watch the movie with a non-biblical perspective. There are rock “monsters” that protect Noah and help build the ark, this has nothing to do with the Bible. The movie also had issues with matching the era the story of Noah was in. There was corrugated metal, everyone wore pants (I’m pretty sure everyone wore robes back then), they had gun powder… It was just out there. The story also had some strange snake skin that glowed, it was evidently from the serpent that tempted Adam and Eve.

I also had a problem with the cinematography. There were many scenes where the camera just spun around or flew through the sky. I often felt dizzy watching it. The CGI was a bit rough around the edges. There was a scene where two doves are flying to the ark, it clearly looked like a computer generated image.

The acting was done really well. I loved Emma Watson in it. Some of how Noah was portrayed seemed weird but Russel Crowe did an amazing job at what he was asked to act out. The ark was also pretty cool, you could feel the massive size of it through the images given.

I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone who would want to know about the Noah of the Bible, you’d be better off reading the few chapters in the Bible about him, to know who he was and what the flood was about.

If you like action, adventure you might like this film. I’m just sorry I didn’t.

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