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Monday, January 8, 2018

Extraordinary - DVD Review and Giveaway

Perhaps one of the most encouraging verses in the Bible is Isaiah 40:28-31.

The Lord is jthe everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
khis understanding is unsearchable.
  He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
  Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
  but lthey who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings mlike eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

It is meant to encourage those who feel at the end of their rope! I don't recall a time in anyone's life when they haven't felt that way. In the DVD release on January 16, 2018, Extraordinary is a perfect illustration of this verse. Based on the true life events of Dr. David Horton and his wife Nancy, this is more than an inspirational film. Dr. David Horton has been somewhat of his own cheerleading team when it comes to the well fair of the students in his college class. During the movie, the Valedictorian  and Salutatorian have their own speeches that commend David on his ability to encourage them to get to where they are today.

His wife Nancy has big plans for the two of them to spend some much needed time together during David's summer break. After dealing with a heart attack that left him appreciating life a bit more, she is more than shocked to learn that her husband plans on completing the Trans America running race from Huntington Beach, California to Central Park in New York. She finds out about it during the graduation speeches of one of his students.

Nancy tries to explain to David how important it is that he finds balance in his life by being the man God has called him to be and not only care about God but also about his own family and stop putting them behind his own personal desires and gains. She doesn't discourage him from his commitment but conveys that she might not be waiting for him if he makes the decision to continue his race.  Along the way both David and Nancy are forced to a new level of understanding their own expectations of what a marriage should be and how they might have both been responsible for where their marriage is today. It makes everyone watching this movie decide for themselves to understand their own marriages and perhaps make very different choices in the journeys we have left to complete.

I received Extraordinary compliments of Icon Media Group and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This is such a wonderful film that showcases our own races in this life and how we need to gain a different understanding of perspective in our own lives and in the lives of those we love. The theme centers around marriage, family, love and reconciliation and features a wonderful cast including Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Monumental, Saving Christmas) and Karen Abercrombie (War Room). This is a wonderful movie for the entire family to enjoy together and worthy of 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion. To win a copy of the DVD of Extraordinary, please comment below why you'd like to win a copy along with your email address. I will notify the winner of the DVD giveaway on January 16, 2018 by email.

You can find Extraordinary on DVD or Digital Cinema on January 16, 2018, please click on the links below for more information.

You can find Extraordinary on Facebook to learn more about the film and the true story it is based upon.


Universal City, California – Based on the real-life events of acclaimed ultra-marathoner David Horton and his wife Nancy, Extraordinary is coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 16, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and perfect story for the entire family, the inspirational film stars Shari Rigby (October Baby), Leland Klassen (Altar Egos), Karen Abercrombie (War Room) and Kirk Cameron (Fireproof) and follows Horton as his dream of tackling a nearly 3,000-mile run takes its toll on his body, and brings his marriage to the breaking point.

Based on a true marriage journey, Extraordinary tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. Although proud of his incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students, David’s family continuously pays a high price for his years of competitive running. Following his open-heart surgery and irreparable damage to his knees, Nancy is ready for Dave to hang up his racing shoes for good and focus his boundless energy on their family. Instead, feeling called by God to “inspire people one last time,” Dave sets off for a 2,900-mile race across America.

·        The David Horton Story
·        The Extraordinary Woman Featurette
·        Filmmakers of Extraordinary
·        Keys to an Extraordinary Marriage

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Cast: Shari Rigby, Leland Klassen, Karen Abercrombie, Kirk Cameron
Executive Producers: Bill Reeves, Eric Weir
Produced By: Scotty Curlee, Stephan Schultz

Street Date: January 16, 2018
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles 
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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  1. If this giveaway is open to Canada, please enter me.
    I would love to win a copy of this movie as I love inspirational Christian stories. I love learning from others and being inspired.


  2. Sounds like a good movie.Love to win a copy.

  3. I enjoy Christian movies and this one is especially important to me as I am a competitive runner and would enjoy witnessing this man's struggle with injury and time dedicated to the sport versus family. dhammelef(at)Yahoo(dot)com


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