Thursday, November 7, 2013

King's Faith DVD - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this movie for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 
I recently was given the opportunity to review the movie King's Faith. The older small people and I all sat down to watch this together. 

About the film:
Eighteen foster homes. Nine arrests. One life-changing moment.
After Brendan King’s life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief.
As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, he finds support from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong. In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it’s worth the price to hold on to it.
KING’S FAITH is produced by DiBella and Faith Street Film Partners LLC, a Rochester, NY-based collective of filmmakers, churches, investors, and supporters.   

KING’S FAITH is a compelling story 
which features solid acting and a good storyline.”  
The Dove Foundation

KING’S FAITH is a very redemptive, uplifting movie
extolling the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” 
MOVIEGUIDE®

KING’S FAITH stars Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield (The Women of Brewster Place, Madea’s Family Reunion), Crawford Wilson (Judging Amy, Zoey 101), Kayla Compton (Entourage), and James McDaniel (Malcolm X, NYPD Blue).
KING’S FAITH features the themes of courage, forgiveness and overcoming your past highlighted with the important message of youth in foster care. The film prompts audiences to consider many of the questions they struggle with today: How can I stand firm in my faith when life’s challenges put me to the test?   Where do I turn when I feel paralyzed by loss and grief?  Can I find true forgiveness from my wrong choices?
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Run Time: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13           
Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
Special Features: A 10-minute behind-the-scenes feature, commentary, discussion guide, Bible study clips affiliated with the LIVE IT OUT Bible Study
 
My Review:
King's Faith is about Brendan King, a young man whose troubled past includes multiple foster homes and arrests. After finding a relationship with Christ in his most recent incarceration, King begins his new life in his latest home with foster parents who are dealing with their own issues of grief. King's faith is challenged when his past catches up to him. 
 
This movie is great for pre-teens and teenagers. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to have great discussions about standing firm in our faith in the face of challenges. 
 
This film is rated PG-13 for violence, drug content, and thematic events, but it was just fine for the 10 and 13 year old's to watch.
 
You can learn more about King's Faith by checking out the website, following on Facebook, or following on Twitter.

Now for the best part, not only did I get to review King's Faith, but I get to offer a DVD to one of my readers. 
 

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