Sunday, April 14, 2013

This Is Our Time DVD review (and give-a-way)!

I'm very excited to tell you about a movie that we watched late last night in preparation for review and give-a-way. 
This Is Our Time presented by Pure Flix

Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, April 16. It will be available nationwide at Family Christian Stores and most Christian online and brick-and-mortar retail stores nationwide.
About This Is Our Time
The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
MY take:
I loved it!  The message of the movie is impactful and definitely left me thinking about what it is that God is asking of me to do with HIS time.  As we are discussing often as individuals, a couple, and as a family what capacity God is asking us to serve Him, this movie really grabbed my attention as I watched the characters leave for mission work in India.  It also tackles tough questions such as:
  • What do I do with my life when "my" plans don't work out as I intended?
  • What do I do when I don't feel valued by those that should love me the most?
  • What do I do when faced with moral dilemmas in my career?
  • What happens to my faith in the face of tragedy? 
  • What do I do when I feel like God has abandoned me?
"This Is Our Time" really tackled these type deep issues and left me thinking about how many times in my own life I've asked these same or similar questions. 
All in all, I enjoyed it for it's entertainment value, but most especially for the spiritual messages.  I honestly look forward to watching it again.  For me, it wasn't a one time watch---just for reviewing purposes.  I also think I'd would make a great gift for upcoming graduates!
You can enter for a chance to win a copy just by commenting on this post (be sure to leave an email contact!).  One winner will be chosen at random.  Give-a-way will close at 8 PM CST on Sunday April 21st.  I hope you'll take the time to enter because this is a great movie to encourage and strengthen your faith, especially if you are going through a time of "searching" for purpose or feeling as if your life plans have fallen off track! 

I know that after viewing "This Is Our Time" that I am continuing to wonder what it is that God is asking of me and if that perhaps that THIS is the time to seize that calling!

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