Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Woodcarver - Review and Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to review another great family-friendly movie. The Woodcarver is a touching story that definitely tugged on my heartstrings.

About the Movie:
Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
 
Dealing with his own struggles in his faith, Ernest teaches Matthew to live his life asking "WWJD?" before making decisions. This is something I want my own children to do as they have to make choices in their lives.

One of my favorite parts of this movie was a scene where Ernest is talking with Matthew's mother. She asks him about how he had such a good marriage. He told her that they based their marriage on Jesus' life. Her response was something like "How? Jesus wasn't married." He answers that it was based on Jesus' example of kindness, forgiveness, love. What a wonderful reminder to me. So many times my poor husband gets my leftovers at the end of a busy day of homeschooling the kids and taking them to their activities, and that usually isn't full of kindness, peace, gentleness, or any of the other many qualities exemplified by Jesus. I definitely want to try harder to have a marriage based on Jesus' life.
For more information about this movie, check out Christian Cinema.

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