Friday, January 25, 2013

Abel's Field (and Give-A-Way!)

It's never been a secret that we are VERY picky about our media choices.  Not only do we seek to maintain a high level of integrity in what we choice to allow our children to watch, we also apply high standards to what we watch (or read) as a couple.  Simply put:  we believe whole-heartedly that good stuff goes in, good stuff comes out.  We make our choices based on the principle of Phil. 4:8.

It is getting harder and harder to find movies and TV shows that we feel are appropriate for our family.  Even as a couple that LOVES to spend all night watching movies on Friday nights, we've felt like we've hit a wall.  We've had to give up one of our favorite nights of the week because there just hasn't been enough available to choose from!  When we check, it's unreal just how packed full of garbage media has become.  In the last two weeks, we've checked numerous "popular" movies and found that they are averaging 80 f-bombs! thank you!

When a movie comes along that we can truly sit down and watch as a couple or as a family, it's like GOLD to us!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to watch a movie that left my chin on the ground.

In a good way!

Thank you Covenant Road Entertainment/AFFIRM films/Provident films for Abel's Field!  If I could give it higher than two thumbs up, I most definitely would!


About Abel's Field  (from the cover)


Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
MY take:
It's a  story of redemption.  This isn't a cheesy little movie with all things perfect and smiles.  It's a raw, emotional drama that is gripping.  It shows the reality of alcoholism, bullying, huge mistakes and consequences and difficult decisions in the face of adversity.
Yet, it also shows how when we reach out for help and cry out to God in our desperation, He meets us where we are and provides our needs.  Even the deepest needs that we try to deny needing.
This is a family movie, though I don't fit it suitable for young children just due to the intensity of emotions, as well as the fact that alcoholism and bullying are visually a major portion of the story.  These type movies are ones that I love to share with my family because it presents real world problems and provides a spring board for discussion.   FANTASTIC movie to share with tweens and older. 
Also a great movie for teen boys and Dads since the central base of the movie is football! :) Great way to get a faith based movie in their hearts without being so boring and cheesy!
LOVE the opportunity to get this movie into the hands of one of you!  Simply leave a comment on this post letting me know you'd like to enter to win.  Be sure to leave an email address for a way to contact you if you are the winner.  Winner will be chosen at Random on Februrary 1!
Don't miss out on entering to win this AMAZING movie, an emotional story of redemption!
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1 comment:

Shannon said...

I would love a chance to win the Abel's Field DVD. Thank you for the opportunity and for the wonderful review of the movie.