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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Facing the Giants


The first time I saw this clip, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vB59PkB0eQ )I was impressed. It was a short clip on youtube that spoke of motivation, hope and endurance. I immediately related it to some of the battles in my life. A lot of us are just one step away from our potential, now that step may look like a 100,000 miles due to our present realities. However the right kind of encouragement; a listening ear, an encouraging gesture, simple things like a hug or a thumbs up are the facilitators that bring us to self actualisation.

I think the movie is worth it and so does Dan Blankenson. He gave the following reviews.

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#1. This is a movie about overcoming great obstacles, something every family faces.

#2. This is a movie that does not rely on sex, violence, or profanity to carry a weak or boring plot.

#3. This is a movie that examines the relationships between family members, and offers sound Biblical advice on how to make those relationships more successful.

#4. This is a movie void of famous actors with large egos to build upon, which means cast was able to focus on the overall production and not worry about the performance of one actor or actress.

#5. This is a film that stirs all kinds of emotions and can definitely clean out clogged up tearducts.

#6. This is a movie with some great football action scenes that rival any larger, Hollywood, big-budget film.

#7. This is a movie written and produced by Christians dedicated to their work of reaching out to a lost world with the message of hope and love.

#8. This is a movie that celebrates the power of the human spirit to rise above what we think is possible.

#9. This is a movie that just seems to have the Lord's blessing on it throughout the post-production, production, and distribution.

#10. The DVD has many extras that give the viewers a taste of the amazing character and the pure hearts of the people who helped make this film a success!
http://www.amazon.com/Facing-Giants-Alex-Kendrick/dp/B000KLQUS0

Here is the movie plot courtesy of of their website,

In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.

However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field and off.

http://www.facingthegiants.com/

With God, all things are possible. Yes they are possible!

x

3 comments:

MeBoyzphat said...

"With God, all things are possible. Yes they are possible!" yeah.. i think that's right

Afrobabe said...

yeah, watched it a long long time ago..

I remember one of the actors lost his wife to cancer after the movie and during the cast interviews he broke down crying about how the wife kept her faith in God, not for healing but for assuring her of a place in heaven..

I actually cried...

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