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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ragamuffin - DVD Giveaway and Review

In the world of rising music stars and American Idols, I believe we fail to see the real people hidden behind the record labels and recording studios. The people who exist when all the lights and cameras are gone home for the night. When they are simply all alone with their thoughts. We don't always see the real people, the brutally honest insight into what goes on and what they are really feeling on the inside.

In the DVD Ragamuffin, which chronicles the life of Rich Mullins, you get to see past all the glitz and publicity to watch the rise of what it took back in the late 70s to gain the notoriety we see in our music artists today. Yet the one thing that sticks with you is the honesty in his life. Raised as a farmer who didn't quite possess the skills necessary to gain success in the eyes of his father, Rich gravitated to music in which he excelled naturally. Unfortunately he was seen as less than worthy in the eyes of his own father, which made understanding the love of God difficult. If God loves you, you should believe it. When Rich looked at that model in his own life no matter how many people told him that his real dad loved him, he found that faith hard to swallow.

Throughout the movie, however, Rich never losses his honest faith with connecting with the God of the Bible. His faith is genuine and the messages he shared when playing his music in churches connected with people on a level I don't think many can achieve even now. He wasn't looking for fame, wealthy or success. He simply was looking for a place to call home. He found it briefly when he met a girl named Jess, who provided him that unconditional love, we all need to feel a part of something bigger. But when Nashville called wanting to record his songs for artists like Amy Grant, Jess gracefully bowed out, even though Rich declined to go. She knew he was destined for more and the struggles he makes to find his way in the world, I think everyone can relate to.

I received Ragamuffin compliments of Millennium Entertainment and Flyby Promotions for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. There are simply too many good things to say about this movie but most of all is that God is genuine and He is real. The story of Rich's life shows how desperately he wanted that connection he had with God to be manifested in human form. He shares how difficult and lonely life can be at times, and I think that hits home with so many. Our lives at times have their moments when we can simply feel all alone and wondering if our one life makes any difference at all. This story of Rich's showcases just how one life can impact and cause the ripples that span long after they begin and I believe that is the message behind it all. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

For more information about Ragamuffin, Millennium Entertainment or where you can pick up a copy of this DVD today, please click on the links below:

You can also find out more information about Rich Mullins by visiting Facebook to learn about the making of this DVD and more.

Thanks to the generosity of Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a giveaway copy of Ragamuffin to one lucky winner of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter:

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

2. "Like" Rich Mullins Film Facebook page.

3. Be a resident of the US or Canada and please No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this DVD. Don't forget to include your email address in the comment box as well. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

I will notify the winner of the giveaway when it ends on July 16th by email. If I don't hear from you withing 72 hours I will select another winner. So be sure to include your email address with your comment.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. I'm always interested in others walks with God. Please enter me!
    my email address is dancealert at aol dot com

  2. Hello. This sounds like a good Christian story. Someone who wants to use his talent for GOD and not to let the stars influence his thoughts. I love these sorts of movies. I am a follower of yours. I liked Rich Mullins on his FB page. I live in the US and made a comment to answer your question. I sure would be happy to win this DVD. Thanks for a chance. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  3. I would love to see this because I work in Christian radio, but I didn't get to know about Rich Mullins and his music until after he had passed away. I admire him. I especially like his song Creed. Please include me in the giveaway. Liked FB (kelly blackwell) and follow.


    Thank you for the chance.

  4. I would love to win this DVD because Rich Mullins' story is an emotional and moving story. It is truly amazing just how powerful God's love is for us. I follow your blog via GFC, I like "Rich Mullins" facebook, I live is the US.

    robynsmark (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. This movie looks like it will be very inspiring just like Rich Mullins' music has been. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I would like to win this movie because it sounds like a wonderful story to watch with the family. I follow you on GFC (katja9_10) and I like Rich Mullins on Facebook (Les Johnson).

    katja9_10 at Hotmail dot com


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