DVD- This Is Our Time and a GIVEAWAY
I had the opportunity to watch and review This Is Our Time, a new film from Pure Flix Entertainment. I'm always on the lookout for specifically Christian films that I can show to my kids. So often we find films that are very questionable. So I'm always glad to see films produced by Christian film makers.
This Is Our Time is about a group of friends who are struggling to find God's will in their lives as they graduate from college and head out into the world. Each of them must come to an understanding of God's will and be able to rest in God's timing and His plan. You can see the trailer below:
There were some things I really liked about this film and some that weren't so great.
1. The movie was very specifically Christian. It was coming from a Christian worldview. The characters each talked openly about God's plan for their lives.
2. The theme was thought-provoking and relevant for young adults. Certainly most young adults question God's will and plan for their lives. They can relate to this movie.
3. Not just the "missionaries" were doing God's will in this movie. Every character was portrayed as following God's will for them specifically, and no job was portrayed as more important or more valuable for God.
Not so great:
1, Unfortunately this movie fell into the trap that I see many Christian films fall into. Conversations about God seem forced and scripted instead of natural and flowing. Even the actors' emotions seem planned and not real
2. Even though the film's topic is aimed at young adults, I don't think it will appeal to many because much of the story is spent in philosophical thought instead of action.
I'm glad more and more Christian film producers are coming. I'm glad to see more specifically Christian films made. I think this one has the potential to teach much to young adults. I'm afraid that it won't be real and compelling enough to draw their attention, but I hope that many will look beyond some of those things I didn't like to hear the great message in this film.
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Now for the fun part. You can enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of This Is Our Time. The giveaway will be open until next Friday, the 19th.
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