Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WWJD? - The Woodcarver - DVD Review and Giveaway

The Woodcarver-- 
Restoring Their Faith in God and in Life
Faith & Family Films
Nasser Group North
90 min. - PG
ISBN - 883476080789

Find this and other family movies at Christian Cinema 

Do you remember those bracelets and necklaces that everyone wore that said WWJD?  This movie revives that old question in a new inspiring story.

"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."

Matthew's life turns around and just keeps getting better as a result of a promise to always ask himself "What Would Jesus Do?" before making any major decisions.  As he shares with his parents this simple promise a change begins in their hearts too.

Pondering on this WWJD story:  This was a wonderful new take on an old question. 
This is a great family movie.  Tackling the story of a broken home is not new, nor is the WWJD question.  With so many broken homes in our country today, it was refreshing to see this family come together.  The actors did a great job of bringing out the emotion of the situation, and John Ratzenberger was very convincing.  Having never seen John in anything this serious, I was very impressed with the sensitivity he conveyed as Ernest.  The simple storyline in this movie is very powerful.  I'm thankful I watched The Woodcarver and look forward to sharing it with my friends and family.

One way I can share The Woodcarver with you:  How about another giveaway?  Yes, one lucky reader can win their very own copy of this DVD in a random drawing of entries on March 18, 2012.  If you'd like a chance to win all you need to do is simply leave a comment here that you're interested. 

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1 comment:

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I haven't seen The Woodcarver yet, but it looks like a great family movie. Thanks for the giveaway!

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