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Monday, January 14, 2008

Movie Recommendation

If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it. Our office manager at work just bought it and has been passing it out to the rest of us to watch. She gave it great reviews, then our administrator told me I had to see it. My co-worker Nancy and her husband watched it next, and also said it was great. We watched it Friday night and were really moved by it.

This movie came out in 2006 and was released to video in 2007 so many of you may have watched it. We didn't because we thought it was another sports movie about winning. It is a sports movie and it is about winning but there is another theme running through it and that is doing your best for God. It was actually made by a church in Georgia, so the fact that it was completed and did so well in the theatre is amazing. The actors are members of the church and took no money for doing it. If you watch it, be sure to check the section on the filming of the movie. Not only will you enjoy the movie, but you will be challenged to do your best for God and praise him regardless of the situation.

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21 comments:

Melissa said...

oooh oooh! this is one of my favorite movies! it's so amazing! it's on my (long) list of dvd's to buy. i used it a while ago as an "object lesson" for cell group.

Joanne said...

I wish I had three thumbs to give instead of only two. What a sweet movie this is. We watched it with out little ones last year. Now we need to buy it for the family.

I loved it too, Joanne

Mel's World said...

Actually we did see it...when we were back in Alabama the Thanksgiving before last. We saw it with the entire family!

Loved it, even wrote a big thing about it on my blog about it.

I don't think you can ever stop telling people about it though!!!

Terri said...

We just watched it a few weeks back. I thought it was great too. It's amazing that it did so well without all of the "Hollywood" people!

Bonnie said...

this looks great. I'll have to see if I can get it ...

Ally said...

wow this sounds like a really cool movie... Now I need to go back to Amazon to get it!!!

Cherdecor said...

Mari, This is a really great movie. We went to the movie place to see it when it came out because I LOVE sports movies! Ha! Ha! (Each to his own)

You are right, it is so amazing that the church people pulled this one off and who would know that it wasn't Hollywood? They did a great job!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Our whole family saw it when it came out! We all thought it was a great movie. We should rent it again to see it but to also see the extras!

Rebekah said...

I took the boys to see this in the theater when it first came out. I bought the dvd and we love it.
The story of the making of the movie is inspirational itself.
This is acutally the second movie made by this church. The first movie is called Flywheel and you can get it on dvd
they are making a new movie due out Sept of this year. Its called FireProof.
Check out Sherwood Pictures.com

Brenda said...

This is one of my favorite movies! Caleb got it for Christmas!!!

Perri said...

Our whole family loves it

Laura said...

We might have to check that one out. Usually I ignore them if they look like they have anything to do with sports!

Jennifer Partin said...

Rebekah said what I wanted to say. I ditto her comment.

This should be a call to all Christians to make their mark on film as they did!

jennwa said...

I have been meaning to watch that movie. It sounds really good.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

We have been talking about how we haven't seen a movie in so long...we have no clue what 'good' movies are out there! Thanks!

Oh and you've been tagged at my blog. :) Only do it if you want to.

http://penniesinmypocket.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to.html

~melody~

Jennifer said...

You know, I never did see that movie, but I heard that Coach Richt was in it... he coaches our hometeam (Go Dawgs!) and his kids go to the school that I attended. They also go to the church I grew up in. I hear he is a sincere Christian, and a true family man. That is rare these days in the world of athletics.

Plus, everyone thinks he's very cute. ;)

About my mom - I left a comment at my place regarding your comment but I'll answer here, too...
Mom is currently working an extra 12-hour shift each week. It's voluntary, and it's supposed to be temporary (but she said that back before Christmas, too... first it was to help with Christmas and now it is to help with vacation, we both know how that goes. :) )
It's wearing her out, so I told her PLEASE don't sign up again. I don't think she will, though. It's been tough.

Thanks so much for asking about her.
Jen

Deb said...

Yes, I seen it when it came out, Fantastic movie!!

Diane said...

I got this DVD for Christmas because I absolutely love it! We saw it in the theaters I think and I just walked away in awe! Another movie made by the same church (actually before "Facing the Giants") is called "Flywheel". The video store has only one copy and it's out every time I go in there. I want to watch that one too sometime.

Renee said...

We love this movie. It is one of H-Bear's favorites and she regularly requests it! Sweet blessings!

Mel's World said...

The kids and I just watched it again last night...it just so happened (funny how that worked out) to be on cable so we HAD to watch it. Made me cry like a baby all over again...

The Birds Nest said...

I will have to remember to put this in my blockbuster online queue. Thanks for recommending it!!