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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Grace Card - DVD Giveaway and Review

Everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and just about everyone else. Mac’s rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he’s partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force—who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.

My Review:

This movie will completely move you to tears. An emotional roller coaster from the first scene where Mac McDonald (Michael Joiner) and his family are put through the hardest of life's tragedies as his young son is killed by a drug deal gone bad. While the police are pursuing the dealer, Tyler rides directly into the path of the dealer's car.

Now the family, 17 years later is still struggling in the various stages of grief. For Mac, it's getting over the hate he still feels for the boy who took the life of his son. Even though he doesn't say he's a racist, his actions confirm that he is being held captive. Now partnered with Sam Wright (Mike Higgenbottom), who's an up and coming pastor and who just received the promotion that Mac had hoped he would get, he is faced with his greatest enemy.

Sam Wright is trying to get his church started so he can quit to police force, however he too struggles with his messages when he can't even find a way to reach a hurt and wounded man he is partnered with everyday who hates him simply based on his skin color.

Blake is the remaining son who is on the verge of not graduating in his senior year due to his grades. He is still dealing with trying to live up to Tyler even though the accident happened 17 years ago. He turns to the wrong crowd since being at home with his mom and dad only leads to more arguments. His dad, Mac, believes he will never measure up to his expectations.

Louis Gossett Jr. plays a small role as the grandfather of Sam who teaches him about what the definition of grace means through a story of a slave owner on a plantation. This movie is well produced and the storyline will impact you no matter where you stand in life.

I received the DVD, The Grace Card, compliments of Propeller and Provident Films for my honest review and once again LOVE that movies like this are being made for families again. The message is relevant to anyone who questions what the meaning of grace is and how forgiveness works in any situation we face in life. A word of caution: you WILL need tissues for this one. I highly recommend this movie to any family looking for a great story with a message behind it. This is a 5 out of 5 stars DVD.

For more information about the DVD please click on the links below:

The Grace Card Website

You can find them on Facebook by clicking here.

Thanks to the generous folks at Provident Films, GraceWorks Pictures, and Propeller, they are offering a giveaway copy of this DVD to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are the guidelines to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. You must be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. I need a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner, so please be sure to include your email address along with your comment.

4. Leave a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of this DVD!

The giveaway will end on August 27th and I will notify the winner by email at that time.

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  1. I'm a follower via GFC (L W)

    I'm in MN, USA.

    Anything with Louis Gossett Jr.has got to be good. With the race issue, it's always a great way to learn how to bridge the gap.

    Linda At:

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Sounds so interesting. Curious to how it all plays out in the end.

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  3. I am a email subscriber and GFC follower to

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  4. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I really want to see this movie. It looks good.

  5. I am a GFC follower

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful movie.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. There is nothing more amazing to watch than that of a person so alone and lost in the world, when he discovers Jesus! I hope everyone finds GRACE :) I would love to see this movie. Thanks for sharing the trailer and your review....

  8. thanks for the chance to read this inspirational movie :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. New GFC follower. Would love to win because this looks like a really great family movie. Thanks for the chance.

  10. I follow via GFC.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  11. I would like to win this movie because it sounds like one my husband would enjoy.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  12. This seems like a really moving movie. Please count me in. Thank you!

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  13. I love your reviews and your giveaways! I have been out of touch for a while. I will be back soon! Hugs Anne

  14. I am definitely going to go and pick this one up. As a youth leader, I'm always looking for movies and books for some of our monthly activities. This sounds like a wonderful fellowship night for our church family. thanks for bringing it to our attention.


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