Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Grace of God {a FlyBy review and giveaway}

It's been a crazy few weeks in this household, as many of you know.  One thing we always like to do is to sit down and watch a family-friendly movie.  Sometimes, scheduling that in isn't too easy.

We finally did sit down to watch Grace of God  last night, and we really enjoyed it.

Here's the description of the film:

Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.
The Dove.org thing says this is faith friendly for ages 12+, but we all watched it (including the 9- and 11-year-olds) and I thought it was fine for everyone.

Part of the concern for younger viewers might be all the questioning of faith going on.  The detective is fairly antagonistic about faith issues when he arrives to start trying to figure out what happened with the $30,000 from the safe.  He isn't a real likeable guy, and he raises some tough questions.

My 17-year-old spent a lot of time talking back to the screen, so the movie took much longer than the 1:39 it is supposed to last.  We had to keep pausing, as he'd be responding to something the detective had said.

We all talked back when he said something about the church being full of hypocrites.  As our pastor says to that, "Oh, no!  We're not full of hypocrites.  There is always room for one more!  Won't you join us on Sunday?"

I have a DVD to give away!  US and Canada only, please.

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zekesmom10 said...

I love the hypocrites quote. Hilarious! Thanks for the review and the chance to win. Jodi

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

We enjoy faith-based family films and include the entire family plus the boyfriends when we watch!