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Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Shunning - DVD Giveaway and Review

Katie Lapp (Danielle Panabaker) has always struggled with the rules that define her sheltered Amish community, but when a wealthy outsider (Sherry Stringfield, TV's "ER") begins asking questions about her family, Katie begins to wonder about her origins.

When Katie struggles with the decision of whether or not to marry Bishop John Beiler, a good Amish man after trying hard to keep with the Amish ways. Her love of music and playing the guitar is something she promised she gave up until her brother finds her playing it one day in the loft above the barn and reminds her, what her father will do if he finds out. Katie believes that there is something to this gift of music that God gave her.

What connection does this woman have to her life...and how will the unraveling secrets challenge Katie's faith? Beverly Lewis' The Shunning is a powerful, personal journey of discovery based on the famous novel by New York Times best-selling author. The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series.

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies. In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award.

I received The Shunning by Beverly Lewis on DVD compliments of Propeller and the Hallmark Channel for my honest review and LOVED this one. Being a huge fan of Amish fiction and their simple way of life, I was captivated to see how this storyline would play out. I felt for Katie's desire to please her family but also the struggle of what she believes God would want her to use her gift of music for. This is a perfect story that shows the simplicity of the Amish lives and how their faith plays a huge role in what they do and believe. Hands down this is a perfect movie for the entire family and rates a 5 out of 5 stars. This one will be watched over and over again by our family!

For more information about is movie, please click on the links below:

The Shunning DVD by Beverly Lewis and directed by Michael Landon Jr

You can also find The Shunning on Facebook by clicking here.

Thanks to the generous folks at Propeller and Hallmark Channel, they are providing a copy of this DVD to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here's what you need 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 of this giveaway, so please be sure to include your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Please leave a comment telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this DVD. The giveaway will end on September 26th.


  1. I watched this on television and loved it. Thank you for the chance to win this DVD.


  2. I don't think I've seen this one on TV. Would love to win it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    I'm a follower

    Linda at:
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. I didn't see it on TV. I would love to win this one. I love Amish Fiction.

    I am a follower.


  4. I haven't seen this movie yet but I would love to. It sounds very good and interesting. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  5. I would love to win this DVD because I did read the book- which was excellent- and I would like to be able to see how the characters come alive on film.

  6. I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. I haven't seen the movie but it sounds like a wonderful story and I would love the chance to see it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. i love beverly lewis's work...would love to watch this DVD to see your novel on the screen...thanks for the opportunity

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. I haven't seen the movie would love to see it. I've ready some of the authors work. I'm a subscriber, I follow via gfc and have posted this to my blog:

  10. I'd love to watch this DVD and share it with my mother. She isn't a Christian but loves to read Beverly Lewis.

  11. i would love to win b/c i've really enjoyed beverly lewis' books. thank you for the contest!

    gfc follower

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  12. Im a follower of your blog. US resident
    email address is:
    mnrquick (at)yahoo(dot)com

    I would love to win this because I love Michael Landon Jr.'s movies! His "love" series is terrific and Im sure this movie is too.

  13. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

    I have to admit I never knew too much about Amish culture but would love to find out more by watching the movie
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com


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