Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Grace Card - DVD Review AND Giveaway!!

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a copy of The Grace Card, which was released on DVD today.  I did not really know much about this movie so I did not have any expectations.  But, I was excited to see Louis Gossett Jr. as a supporting actor since he is one of my favorite actors.

The film revolves around a family who has seen some very hard and terrible times and seem to be just barely hanging onto their life as they know it.  The father, Mac McDonald, as a police officer who has a somewhat volatile temperament both at home and at work.  His bitterness and resentment toward life stem from a painful tragedy that occurred some 17 years prior.

To compound issues even more, Mac is teamed up with a new partner, Sam Wright.  Sam has just recently been promoted causing strife and happens to be a part-time pastor.

 Meanwhile, Mac's wife and son, Blake, are steadily falling further and further apart from him.  Blake is a senior in high school who does not feel loved or cared for by his father and therefore takes a path that ends in a devastating accident.  If you want to see a bit more about this movie, be sure and check out their trailer.

I found this movie very moving and heartfelt.  Although the situation in the lives of the McDonald's was devastating you see how God was able to use it to not only heal brokenness and rebuild relationships, but also to teach about grace ... God's grace.  I cried at numerous times in the movie and really felt the grace of God being poured out in the lives of the characters.

This movie is the first from Graceworks Pictures based out of Memphis and it is modeled after Sherwood Pictures (who did Fireproof.) I urge you to check out The Grace Card and learn more about the why behind the making of this movie.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!

One of you, my lucky readers, will win your very own copy!  Isn't that exciting? I thought so. ;)
So to enter you MUST leave me your name and email so that I can contact you. This contest begins August 16th and will conclude Sunday August 21st, at 11:59pm .  If I do not hear from you within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Mandatory Entry:


Additional Entries:


  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect or subscribe to me via email and let me know.
  • Follow me on Facebook (or let me know you already do).
  • Like The Grace Card on Facebook.
  • Leave a comment on another post and let me know which one here.
  • Leave me your favorite Scripture verse that deals with grace.
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave the link (worth 3 points).
  • Share about this giveaway on Facebook and leave the link (worth 2 points).

I can't wait to hear from you on your thoughts about this refreshing faith-based family movie.

*** I was given the opportunity to view this DVD (for free).  In exchange for that opportunity I agreed to post about the DVD on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  The opinions expressed herein are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way.  I received no other compensation. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."***


23 comments:

Marcy said...

the producer is an optometrist.

Marcy said...

I follow you on GFC.

Janet said...

the producer is an optometrist!

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Marcy said...

I 'like' you on FB.

Janet said...

follow via GFC

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Marcy said...

I like the movie on FB.

Marcy said...

I shared your contest on my FB page.

Marcy said...

my email is locustpointe at gmail dot com

Janet said...

like you on fb

i_luv_lordcyan@yahoo.com

Janet said...

like grace card on fb

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Janet said...

shared giveaway on fb

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/janetjjackson/posts/207268225996971

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Janet said...

shared giveaway on fb http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/janetjjackson/posts/207268225996971

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Janet said...

I commented over here A Biblical Approach to the Sciences - A New TOS Review!!


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Janet said...

my fave scripture about grace is

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.


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kacollins said...

Ephesians 2:8

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I'd love to "see" this movie. And I bet the producer could help me--he's an optometrist!

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I follow you through GFC.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I follow you on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I liked The Grace Card on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

Definitely Micah 6:8 LOVE MERCY

Winning Readings said...

doctor of optometry...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to see this movie.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

karenk said...

the producer is an optometrist...thanks for the giveaway :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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