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Next up is a newly released DVD that I am so excited to share with you. It is called The Grace Card, and it is an amazing story about grace…forgiveness and where God’s love can bring all of these things together to do amazing work in people’s lives.
About the movie: A Christian film about grace and forgiveness, The Grace Card tackles prejudice, loss, and grief. The death of a child 17 years ago filled Mac’s heart with anger and bigotry and crippled his relationship with his wife and youngest son. In his job as a policeman, he’s paired up with Sam, a black officer who’s also a part-time preacher and whom Mac dislikes intensely. Sam has also just received the promotion Mac thinks he deserved himself. The difficult partnership affects each man and his family in very different and significant ways. Sam struggles with the conflict between his desire as a minister to love and accept everyone, and his intense feelings of anger and even hate toward his fellow officer. That struggle almost turns him away from his calling as a preacher. A crisis on the job threatens to decimate what’s left of Mac’s family and brings the conflict between Mac and Sam to a climax. Just when the situation looks like it might destroy both men, a few well-chosen words and a seeming coincidence reveal that God has made Sam’s and Mac’s paths cross for a reason. What’s more, their interaction with one another causes both men to experience a personal and spiritual growth that neither could have anticipated. The expressions of bigotry in the film are hard to stomach, the sermonizing may be off-putting to some, and the events are sometimes quite predictable, but the portrayal of a city torn in half by racial prejudice is compelling and the message that forgiveness, rather than justice, offers the best solution is certainly worth considering. ~Tami Horiuchi
This part I love: EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT…AND TAKE A LIFETIME TO UNRAVEL. EVERY DAY, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD RELATIONSHIPS BY EXTENDING AND RECEIVING GOD’S GRACE. OFFER THE GRACE CARD, AND NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOD’S LOVE.
Honestly, this is such a neat film (rated PG-13) … it deals with loss, anger, hate and the amazing power of God’s love to make all of those things work their way into something beautiful. The main theme centers around something that I know to be very powerful, and that is forgiveness. I know that this movie touched my heart and I highly recommend it for your heart too 😉
The Giveaway: ONE lucky SheSaved reader will win a The Grace Card DVD…here’s how to enter:
Entry #1: Leave a comment answering this question: What does Grace mean to you? (ok, that’s kind of a tough question, so feel free to keep your answer as simple or as complicated as you like)
Entry #3 ~ “Like” The Grace Card on Facebook
… I will leave this giveaway open until 10pm tonight, August 24th (mnt time) if you can still comment…you can still win! … once closed, I will select ONE winner … and the winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!
*Disclosure: I did receive a copy of this DVD to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.