Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Alien Intrusion

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking the Deception takes a deeper look at the phenomena of UFOs and space aliens from a historical, spiritual or Christian, and cultural perspective. This thought provoking film is for anyone who has ever questioned or wondered about the existence of aliens. Believers and non-believers alike will come away with a new perspective and many of their questions answered.

Narrated by John Schneider, the film is written and directed by Gary Bates,
the CEO of Creation Ministries International–US and the author of Amazon Top-50 bestselling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. Numerous experts in paranormal and UFO research, scientists, and theologians are interviewed as the film takes a closer and honest look at the events, the beliefs, the experts, and the people that have shaped our views in all things otherworldly.Many stories that are familiar to the average person are also explored more indepth in the search for truth.



Alien Intrusion
will be in theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY on January 11, 2018. For a list of theaters and to buy tickets, go to Alien Intrustion - Fathom Events.

My Review:
I had the privilege to see the film in advance, so I wanted to give my personal endorsement. As much as I enjoy star-gazing, I honestly have little interest about potential life forms on other planets, UfOs, ect. HOWEVER, this movie did keep my interest and Ifound it to be very imformative. The stories were fasciating and I enjoyed hearing what experts from various fields had to say. If it is showing near you on Jan 11, I recommend you go see it. Whether you believe, or are skeptical, or completely disregard all UFO sightings, inexplicable things seen on radar, Roswell, alien abductions, government cover-ups, etc., this is a well-done project that will either strengthen your view or cause you to want to learn more.

Links:
Fathom Events tickets

Alien Intrusion website 
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Creation Ministries International on YouTube 
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children - Jodie Berndt

In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love, Jodie Berndt continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all. With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.

 Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children is a small compact book that is easy to carry with you...but it packs a powerful message that you will want readily available. It can be hard to let go of our children when they physically move into adulthood, but parents never give up on praying for their "babies." Filled with anecdotal stories, each chapter ends with prayers for both the praying parent and for the adult child. Each prayer also has the Scripture book, chapter, and verse.

For your convenience, the book is divided into 5 parts:

  • Praying for Your ADULT CHILD
  • Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S Relationships
  • Praying through the MILESTONES in Your ADULT CHILD'S LIFE
  • Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S HEALTH, SAFETY and WELL-BEING
  • Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION
Each of these parts are then divided into 4 or 5 chapters that touch on more specific topics. The only thing that would have made the book better, in my opinion, would be more room for making notes or journaling. But, if you already have a prayer journal, you can add the prayers and scriptures to it. I do recommend this book. Since I now have both adult children and adult grandchildren whom I pray for, this book will be put to use for years to come.  
 

Disclosure: I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

May the Faith Be With You Bible

May the Faith Be With You Bible (Zondervan) is a full-text New Intertainional Readers's Version best suited for young readers ages 6-10. Using an outer space theme, this hard cover, compact sized, Bible points out that the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom is apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself---Jesus Christ. It also includes 24 full-color pages of content with pages titled "Ways of Wisdom," Use the Force," and "Master Moment." It's a convenient size to handle and the text is easy to read. In my opinion it is more suitable for 8 and up, but is also good for those who speak English as a second language.


I did love the space theme and cover, but I am fascinated by outer space...and it has a "In the beginning..." feel about it. The words seem a bit small, but are actually the same size as the Bible I had when I was 6. The children this Bible was designed for are probably not note-takers like me, so the lack of wide margins aren't going to be a big deal to most kids. However, if your child does like to make notes in the margin, this isn't the one for them. On the other hand, the colored pages are an extremely handy for young believers who aren't as familiar with stories, Scripture, and explanations needed to grow in faith. I also love the convenient dictionary in the back.

Handlebar Marketing provided a copy of this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Heaven Bound

Ted (Michael Joiner) and Josie (Nancy Stafford) have a perfect marriage and a perfect life. His career as a successful dog food marketer has moved them into a whole new tax bracket... until the fateful day when he suddenly makes a mistake that costs him his job and makes him the most hated man in the country. Josie is already very unhappy, but her frustration reaches the breaking point when her wealthy boss confides he selling all he owns to support a charity he is creating in memory of his late wife. So she concocts a plan to steal the jewelery her boss has hidden in order to pay their debts. Accompanied by her lazy little brother Moochie (Torry Martin), Ted and Josie attempt to pull off a caper but their plans quickly fall apart when Doc (Danny Vinson) realizes he has a captive audience to share the plan of salvation with before he dies. 



Heaven Bound is a fun, family-friendly film that has a serious message at its inner core, but is wrapped in layers of pure laughter. Many of the things that the secular world mocks about Christianity are highlighted in this film...because it's also things we laugh at ourselves. Of course, it's not laughing at the central message of following Jesus, but at some of the ways the gospel is presented. Just as it seems things may take a serious turn, the humor comes through. Joiner, Stafford, Martin, and Vinson all excel at their craft, and each are perfect in their roles. There is also a hysterical scene with Victoria Jackson, as well as a very funny scene at a coffee shop that features Denny Brownlee. Written by Marshall Younger, Torry Martin, and Rene Gutteridge, and directed by Gabe McCauley, this film is a must-see for anyone wanting a night of laughter.Learn more at HeavenBoundthemovie.com

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Extraordinary dvd

Extraordinary is the incredible story of ultra-marathon runner Professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their goal to finish their marriage race well. David's extraordinary athletic ability and the influence he provides for his students is a source of tremendous pride, yet the price paid in time away from his family is high. Nancy believes it's time to put away the shoes and focus on their family after Dave's open-heart surgery plus the irreparable damage to his knees, but Dave believes God has called him to one final act of inspiraton for others. So he begins a 2,900-mile race across America.


Based on a true story,
Extraordinary is coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 16, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and perfect story for the entire family, the inspirational film stars Shari Rigby (October Baby), Leland Klassen (Altar Egos), Karen Abercrombie (War Room) and Kirk Cameron (Fireproof). The story follows Horton as his dream of tackling a nearly 3,000-mile run takes its toll on his body, and brings his marriage to the breaking point. The film is directed by Scotty Curlee.
Executive Producers are Bill Reeves and Eric Weir and produced by Scotty Curlee and Stephan Schultze


BONUS FEATURES on DVD & DIGITAL:
  • The David Horton Story
  • The Extraordinary Woman Featurette
  • Filmmakers of Extraordinary 
  • Keys to an Extraordinary Marriage 

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GIVEAWAY: UPHE & Icon Media are providing a DVD of Extraordinary for one of my readers (USA only). Deadline to enter (on blog or Facebook post) is end-of-day, December 30, 2017. Use #Extraordinary. Winner will be announced Dec. 31st.
 
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Altar Egos Digital Download

Pastor John (Robert Amaya) has a dream of reaching out to potential new members by making a few changes ... including updating the 🎄CHRISTMAS PAGEANT!! Mary Margaret (Sallie Wanchisn), the choir director, immediately calls for a boycott by the choir...and for a Pastor Search Committee to be formed!! As his wife (Erin Bethea) helps by lining up interviews, Pastor John tries a different approach. Pulling son Jack (Max Morgan) into his scheme, they use Jack's theatrical make-up from his school play to create colorful characters to gain insider info. Toss in Jack's co-star (Lindsley Register) whom he has a secret crush on and her man-crazy mom (Victoria Jackson) and you have a sure-fire recipe for humor. More than just a comedy, though, the film touches on some deeper issues too. Read my review from last August: Altar Egos review.

Bridgestone Multimedia Group just released this clip from the film:



GIVEAWAY: Win 1 Free Digital Rental by commenting on the blog post or in comments under the social media post. Deadline to Enter is End-of-Day on Dec 20, 2017. Winner will be announced Dec 21, 2017.



ALTAR EGOS is now available on DVD and digital, for purchase or streaming.

ChristianCinema.com    Buy or rent digitally at Christian Cinema.
ChristianCinema.com/Altar Egos

Amazon Prime Video    Stream, FREE for Amazon Prime members.
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CBD.com        Buy the DVD or rent or buy digitally.
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Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Beyond the Farthest Star DVD Giveaway

Beyond the Farthest Star is now available in the USA and Canada! Have you bought your copy? I love the film so much that I picked up one for myself --- and one for a givveaway. I strongly believe that this story will appeal to many people on a myriad of levels.

This film
 is an insightful, mesmerizing story that centers on the Wells family. Each struggle with resentment and bitterness that threatens to destroy their family...and the emotions intensify following a move to the small town of Leonard, Texas. BTFS has universal themes that speak to all people and effectively weaves the idea that there is hope in spite of physical or emotional scars. This richly layered story shares a raw honest portrayal of transformation and restoration after hidden secrets are revealed and healing is allowed to begin. Elements of suspense, romance, and political intrigue are combined with multi-dimensional characters to present an escalating tension that intensifies to an explosive climax, and, ultimately, to a satisfying conclusion.



When Beyond the Farthest Star was in theaters, I was able to see it several times and was riveted to the screen each time as I picked up nuances missed before. The story is fascinating and the actors do an incredible job of making their characters come to life onscreen. This film also inspired a novel by Bodie and Brock Thoene, a Kinkade painting, and a new arrangement of "Beauty For Ashes" by Crystal Lewis. I am thrilled to now own a copy of the DVD and I highly recommend this movie!


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