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Review and Giveaway Chris Tomlin Holy Roar

Review and Giveaway Chris Tomlin Holy Roar


Review and Giveaway

Review and Giveaway Chris Tomlin Holy Roar reflects the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship.

I did not even get this one out of the mailbox before my husband snatched it up and embedded it in his truck.  He LOVES it!  Chris Tomlin is one of his favorite artists and when he found out I would be reviewing this, he began stalking the mailbox.  Needless to say, this one has his seal of approval!

You can enter this giveaway by liking or commenting on any of my social media posts (links on the sidebar).  I will draw a name on my birthday, November 13, 2018!  Good luck.

Buy Link: Holy Roar

Review and Giveaway Chris Tomlin Holy Roar


Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles.

Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, and Garth Brooks.

The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards includes an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards.  Also, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out.  At venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others.

This spring, Chris marked another career milestone by launching his own imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.

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Review Giveaway Indivisible Movie

Review Giveaway Indivisible Movie

Review Giveaway Indivisible Movie

Review Giveaway Indivisible Movie is provided by Flyby Promotions.  INDIVISIBLE is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather.  Subsequently, their lives are entirely devoted to serving God, family, and country.

Contrastly, war etches deep battle scars.  These scars are from both overseas and on the home front.  Consequently, the Turners’ rock-solid marriage is shaken to its core. When in fact, they are carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend, they must decide.  Are they willing to face one more battle?  When in fact, they choose to fight to save their marriage.

Furthermore, Indivisible is from the director of The Grace Card.  Also, it is from the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room.  This is a story of one marriage … one family … under God.  INDIVISIBLE opens in theaters October 26.


  • Sarah Drew
  • Justin Bruening
  • Jason George
  • Tia Mowry
  • Madeline Carroll


In conclusion, a winner will be drawn by October 30, 2018.  The lucky winner will receive 2 Fandango Tickets to see this movie!  The fact that this can be another date night is awesome!

Little Women

Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN in theaters this Friday — here are my thoughts on the movie.

First, I love Lea Thompson, so any movie she is in, is a win for me 🙂  Secondly, tt’s the 150th Anniversary of LITTLE WOMEN, which makes it the perfect time for the release of a new film adaptation of the beloved classic.


Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family.

Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of LITTLE WOMEN brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters, and friends.

From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart.

An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family.

When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts her sick sister, Beth asks for one thing: a story. Jo knows the perfect one … by heart.

I am super excited to take my 3 daughters to this movie, though I may have to bring tissue and a big box of candy to help with tears.

As a homeschooler, the past 19 yrs, all my children have read this book.  It is so cool to see books come to life on the big screen!

Little Women Movie Trailer

Review & Giveaway Spirit of God

Review & Giveaway Spirit of God


Review & giveaway Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.

Author Bio 

Doris Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.

Illustrator Bio

Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself.   If he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.

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Spirit of God Illustrated Bible  On this page, you will find a free sample of what this Bible has to offer.

Enter to Win  

A winner will be drawn, randomly, on September 27, 2018.  Please subscribe, like, and comment on this post, on FACEBOOKPINTEREST, and TWITTER for a chance to win!


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Review & Giveaway: Unbroken: Path to Healing and Redemption

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Unbroken:  Path to Redemption is IN THEATERS OCTOBER 5, 2018.  This movie is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION.  It begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes.  This movie is continuing the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.


After surviving a plane crash, weeks of floating on a makeshift raft in the Pacific, and then years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini finally returns home to California, seemingly unbroken.

When the war ended, his battle began.

Because he was haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Despite battling demons, anger, and alcohol, Louie feels obligated to participate in an Army tour to raise money for War Bonds. But as he focuses more on hotel bars than his public appearances, Louie is ordered to take R&R on the beaches of Miami. There, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eye — and his heart. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple weds and moves to Los Angeles.  While pursuing every avenue of hope he can find — from trying to reestablish himself as a world-class runner to get-rich-quick investment opportunities — Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair…and the bottle.

Even more, he was hopeless and on the brink of divorce, Cynthia experiences Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade where she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and her husband. Now, her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louie find the peace and forgiveness he so desperately needs.

This Fall

UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION brings to life the rest of Louis Zamperini’s powerful real-life story.  This story is about forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

This movie is from the producer of Unbroken and the writer of A River Runs Through It.


  • Samuel Hunt
  • Merritt Patterson
  • David Sakurai
  • Will Graham (as his grandfather, Billy Graham)



A winner will be drawn on September 18, 2018.  The lucky winner will receive 2 Fandango tickets to this fantastic movie event (all about date night!)

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Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Review & giveaway of the movie Healed By Grace is a sweet little movie that is good for the whole 
family.  It is all about grace, love, forgiveness, and mercy. I will say, the acting is raw but once 
you get past that and get into the flow of the movie, it really is sweet.  There are some parts in 
it that involve possible illness, death of a beloved "fur-baby", humor, pride, and forgiveness.

I'm excited to be adding this to our CLEAN movie library.  It is so nice to be able to watch a movie, 
with the WHOLE family, and all enjoy it.  It is also *very* nice to have a movie where there is no 
language, sex, booze, drugs, or violence.


Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Jesse is approaching her 15th birthday and the only gift she desires is a horse. Unbeknownst to Jesse, her mother Brandy is in the throes of a cancer diagnosis which has Jesse’s father jumping through unexpected obstacles.  He signs Jesse up for summer camp, but when summer camp falls through he decides to have her stay with her estranged grandfather, an old gruff horse trainer named Gauff. Gauff, still recovering from the death of a special horse named Grace, now faces the challenges of teen negotiation. Gauff finds he must swallow his pride and ask his daughter Brandy for forgiveness.  A humorous and inspiring story of how God’s grace works in mysterious ways.


Product category: film
Studio: Blended Planet
Genre: family/ drama
Rating: NR/ Dove Approved: All Ages (see Dove review below)
Runtime: 1:32
Talent: Sean Young, Kennedy Martin, Natalie Weese, David Matthew Weese
Campaign focus: home entertainment release

Release dates:

  • 8/20/18 Digital
  • 9/18/18 DVD
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Faith
Available now on digital. Available on DVD on Sep. 18.
This movie can be purchased at either of the following online retailers:


Ten Days of Grace – Trailer

Clip “I’m your son in law”

“I want you to meet Grace” Clip


  • A contest winner will receive 1 HEALED BY GRACE combo pack; 2 DVDs.
  • *The HEALED BY GRACE combo pack includes:
    • HEALED BY GRACE 2 DVD (the new release/ sequel)
    • HEALED BY GRACE DVD (the original film)
  • Only 1 winner will be chosen by September 10, 2018.
  • DVDs to be shipped directly from the studio to my winner

Paul, Apostle of Christ Review

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PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST​ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.

Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to ​live out ​the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.


Here is the website to view the trailer(s):
I have been excited about this movie since I saw the trailer.  Jim Caviezel is one of my favorite actors.  It is not because he played Jesus in the Passion of the Christ (though WHOA wasn’t that a movie…..that part where he is a little boy, running through the alleys and he falls and hurts himself…then you see Mary yell “Yeshua” and run to Him to comfort Him….oh, my mama heart strings).  Honestly, it is because of his strong faith in Jesus, and the fact that he has adopted three children, from China, and they all had a form of cancer.  Adoption is so incredibly close to my heart, especially, special needs adoption.  I’m also a fan of his films 🙂
Anywho, this will be a great addition, once it comes out, to add to our movie collection.  We are slowly moving away from secular films into films that are uplifting, Biblical, and wholesome for our whole family to watch.
I encourage you all to get out there and see this film!  You won’t regret it!

The Star DVD

The Star

I love this movie……I was able to take ALL my kids plus my youngest son’s biological brother and sister.  Most small kids worm and have the attention span of a gnat.  These kids never moved.  They sat, mesmerized… would see their eyes light up and then hear those sweet giggles, in the dark.  It warmed my soul.  My other younger children asked questions because this perspective is unique…coming from the animals.  The dialogue was awesome and I’m THRILLED to be able to watch this movie and listen to the soundtrack (mind blowing) as much as we want….I’m actually anxious for my husband to watch it LOL

Please, take the time to check out the links, below….listen to the soundtrack and prepare to be amazed… will be glad you did!


THE STAR is now out in digital format and next week it will be out in DVD and BLU-RAY format.
There are many bonus features, one of which is a Devon Franklin Bible study!

Dropbox linked here with a slew of social assets, images, posts, along with a link to various banner images and sizes:


Buy Link:


There is a LIVE GUIDED BIBLE STUDY w/ DEVON FRANKLIN is “interactive and super engaging”.


“Full of humor and heart” – Huffington Post
“The Star is destined to become a classic!” – The Dove Foundation
Golden Globe® Nominated for Best Original Song by Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman


The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin
Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More Available on Digital February 6 and On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20

CULVER CITY, Calif. (January XX, 2018) – From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.
Rounding out the all-star voice cast including Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”) as Mary, Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames  (Mission Impossible) as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (Coco, Ferdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”) as Edith the cow, Emmy® and Tony® Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as King Herod.
THE STAR is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends,” a dance along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from THE STAR.  Families can enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars,” and they also can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life.  In “Faith All Year Round,” renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day.
THE STAR is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart, screenplay by Carlos Kotkin, and story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook. The Star is presented by AFFIRM films and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. The uplifting theme song, “The Star” by Mariah Carey and veteran songwriter Marc Shaiman was also nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. “The Star” song is now available on The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars.

Bonus Materials Include: 
* Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels * “Life Is Good” Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along* Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists* “The Star” by Mariah Carey* “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony* “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini* “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin* “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World* Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round * Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft* Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day* An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life
THE STAR has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements
GOLDEN GLOBE® is a registered trademark and service mark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies—with the fully animated reboot Smurfs: The Lost Village available on digital and Blu-ray now; a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones with The Emoji Movie now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD; the inspirational The Star currently in theaters.  Next will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation from director Genndy Tartakovsky in July 2018; and the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from the minds of Chris Miller and Phil Lord in December 2018.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.  In 2007, Surf’s Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film; a sequel entitled Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania is now available on digital and DVD.  The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise including the brand new Open Season: Scared Silly now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, was founded in 2002.  Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.*

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Films produces, acquires and markets films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences around the world. Since releasing its first theatrical film-The Kendrick Brothers’ drama, Facing the Giants in 2007, AFFIRM Films has released numerous quality faith-based films including Soul Surfer, based on the inspirational true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton; When the Game Stands Tall, the sports drama inspired by the story of the De La Salle Spartans; War Room, which hit #1 on the domestic box office chart; Risen, which followed the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer; and was the faith-based marketing partner with Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures for their films Miracles from Heaven and the #2 faith-based film of all time, Heaven Is for Real. AFFIRM Films also released All Saints in August of 2017. In partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures AFFIRM Films released the animated film The Star on November 17, 2017, the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the animals in the stable. AFFIRM will next release Paul, Apostle of Christ on March 28, 2018. AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company.


Staci Griesbach Jamie Falkowitz-TancrediSony Pictures Home Entertainment Falkowitz PR(310) 244-6903 (818)
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Book Review: Always Fall Forward


I was anxious to receive this book, to review, because the movie is *such* a hit with my family.  I have 4 sons and 3 of them love sports (the fourth is only 4), so my hope was that my husband would interact with the boys because, he too, is a sports fanatic.  What a good way to bond, dig deep in the Word, and relate about similar “sporty” analogies.

One phrase that stuck out to me was “Make your mistakes at full speed.”  I tell my kids, often, that I would rather than try 1000x and fail then to never try at all.  They are so stuck on perfection and not screwing up, but that is not life.  Life is full of “making your mistakes at full speed” and then learning from them…..from there, you get better, you get wiser.

I encourage you to check out, not only the movie Woodlawn, but to read this 52 week devotional….whether you have children or not, there is so much that can be learned through life lessons from the field.

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or Amazon review that Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book.

Rose Book of Charts, Maps, & Timelines Review


When I chose this to review, the reason why I wanted it, was because I homeschool.  I’ve been homeschooling for about 17 years now.  My kids, now, range from 22-3 and studying the Bible is always a priority on our to do list.

Let’s face it, though, sometimes when you are a kid…..the Bible can be boring.  It can drone on and on (the Book of Numbers……)….you haven’t gotten to a point where the verses and the stories leap off the pages.

My oldest girls have always devoured it.  My youngest daughter…well…she is getting there and my boys….well, its a struggle.  They do it and sometimes, when they have been particularly salty that day, I’ll pick a small book of the Bible to write.  Now, when that happens, I get flooded with questions like “what is this word, what does this mean, did this really happen, wow mom did you know this?”  I love it.  What was a poor choice and a discipline ends up being a good conversation and the kids can meet the Living God.

One year, I bought a Temple book so we could recreate it.  Little did I know that the pieces were the size of a snowflake….all tiny, all fragile, and none were the same.  That led to an intense try and then we all went a bit psycho.

This Rose Book of Charts, Maps, & Timelines was just what I was looking for.  It is full of colors and pictures…the area where it talks about Jesus is all bold and in red.  It is eye catching and my kids love it.  They can take it and relate what they are working on, in their history book to what was going on in other parts of the world.  There are 250 pages of history entertwined with more history and current pictures mixed in with drawings of the past.

My kids LOVE history but they never paralleled history with Jesus’ time.  For some reason, that set that time apart and then history happened in the like 40s.  I kid you not.  They also think I lived next door to Laura Ingalls :/  Whatever.

This has worked across the span of all our kids and I do have some with learning and cognitive disabilities.  Even those kiddoes can grasp the concept and I think a lot of that is due to the striking colors (I’m a sucker for how things are packaged and illustrated).

I encourage you to consider this as a supplement to your history, Bible, or just for the fun of it.  You will not be sorry.





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