Fall is in the air. It's a great time of the year to gather around the woodstove with some cider and popcorn and watch a good family movie.
So many of the movies available today aren't very family-friendly. There are a few filmmakers out there who still strive to make movies the whole family can watch. Provident Films falls into that category, so when I was offered the chance to review a new DVD called "King's Faith", I eagerly agreed.
You can watch a trailer of the movie at the King's Faith website or on their Facebook page.
King's Faith is the story of Brendan King, a young man with a troubled past: eighteen foster homes, nine arrests, and a drug bust where he watched a friend die. Then he was given a Bible and his life was transformed. He moves to a new foster home away from the city streets and begins to forge new friendships and a new life.
His old life won't stay buried, though. His old gang comes to visit and they want information that Brendan isn't willing to share, information that his old friends will go to any lengths to retrieve.
My family and I really enjoyed this film. It is rated PG due to some gang-related violence. The violence, such as a beating or a shooting, is not shown in graphic, gory detail, but there are some brief glimpses of the victim afterwards, bleeding and bruised, which may be disturbing to young children.
At one point during the film, I thought to myself, "this kid is too squeaky clean for an ex-gang member." At that point, I had to scold myself for thinking that way. This is the story of a life transformed by God. Humanly speaking, people don't change like that, but with God, all things are possible. Even taking a young man out of a gang and giving him a hunger to live for God and do the right thing.
There are other stories of healing and redemption in the movie too: parents torn by grief, a teenager weighed down by secret guilt. Brendan King works as a catalyst to bring healing to those situations.
I would highly recommend this video to families and church libraries. I'm giving away a copy to a reader of my blog. Just click on the Rafflecopter logo below. You can get an extra entry by liking King's Faith on Facebook.
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