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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (Review and Giveaway)

Everyone knows the movie Unbroken about Louis Zamperini’s that came out in based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. If you only saw the movie, you may not know is there is more to his story, Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a look at what happened next. On September 14th, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION by Pure Flix films hits the big screen. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only watch the movie early but also give away Fandango movie passes for some of my readers to get to see it for free between now and Oct 14th or until UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is no longer in theaters whichever happens first. Honestly, I was not sure what to expect from a follow up film to one that was so epic in the lives it impacted as Unbroken. I will say (without giving too much away), that this film can stand on it’s own merits. Even for those that somehow missed the first film, they will be able to dive right into where the film picks up. By the end of the film will likely want to see the first one if they had not yet. Those that saw the first installment of Unbroken, know that this is a different chapter in Louis’ life that might catch some by surprise. The battles and demons that he fought as a POW carried over to when he is home. During his time of fame and what should have been the best years of his life, he […]

Hacksaw Ridge, A Gripping Hero’s Tale of Courage  

WWII is a war that was full of heroes that fought bravely for our country. One such hero is Desmond Doss, who fought defending our country and his beliefs without firing a shot. Mel Gibson’s latest film directive Hacksaw Ridge is the gripping true story of an unsung hero of the war. Desmond Doss was declared to be a conscientious objector as he, by abiding by his faith refused to touch a gun on the pretext of it making him a murderer or leading him in the direction of such a terrible and mortal sin. Shame, court marshal and regular beatings by his fellow soldiers could not make him waver. Insistent on serving as others had before him, he fought his way to the battlefield. “Others are taking a life, I’ll be saving it” #hacksawridge @hacksawridge Click To Tweet As a medic on the field, he could do God’s will by saving lives rather than taking them. Against the will of the United States Army, Doss was granted the opportunity to serve his country as his right to serve as well as to object both are given by the Constitution. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. For I am with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Even with God’s grace, the feats that follow are at the very least a miracle. Desmond and his fellow soldiers took to battle against an unbeatable force of the Japanese. Many of his comrades died on the field that day, as they retreated outmatched, Desmond stayed behind […]

“Risen” Gives the Resurrection a Roman Perspective

Risen is a Biblical tale seen through the eyes of an unbeliever. Clavius is a tribune of Julius Caesar, who follows the story of Jesus’ rising from the dead. The story unfolds as the Romans seek to silence the disciples and all those that are spreading the good news. Clavius searches high and low for the remaining disciples. To his chagrin when he encounters them, they are not afraid of Pilate’s wrath. Not only does Pilate order Clavius to find the disciples, but he also ordered him to locate the body of Jesus. He wanted proof that would silence Jesus’ followers once and for all. Clavius struggles to find the evidence that Pilate is looking for. In turn, he finds the proof he never thought existed. Instead of finding a crucified body to return to Pilate as evidence, he encounters Jesus himself. This encounter changes everything for him, as it would anyone. He finds himself in the dilemma of knowing that he watched him die. Now days later he sees the same man alive again. What else could he believe? The radical followers that he had been chasing, perhaps they were not so radical? #RisenMovie Click To Tweet Maybe they did not steal the body as originally thought? What did this all mean? Clavius does what any good soldier would do. He ran. That does not sound right, yet it was. He ran with the Apostles; he helped them escape the Roman soldiers that hunted them. His doubts began to fade as he witnessed more […]