Sunday, April 14, 2013

This Is Our Time DVD Review & Giveaway

 This Is Our Time - DVD

About the film:
This Is Our Time, distributed by Pure Flix, follows the post-collegiate lives of five friends connected by their strong belief in God who all long to make a meaningful difference in the world. But when tragedy strikes the close-knit group, their friendship and their faith are tested in ways they never imagined.
This is an inspirational film about what it really means, and what it really takes, to follow the call of God in your life.   “The experiences the characters in THIS IS OUR TIME face are the kinds of real-life ups and downs, successes and devastation, all of us encounter in living life,” said Lisa Arnold, the film’s writer, director and co-producer. “I wanted to tell a story that would resonate with young people just stepping out into the world to make their mark that would help them see that no matter the circumstances they face, God is always with them, loving them, guiding them.”

The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and AlĂ© (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
This Is Our Time releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 16. It will be available nationwide at Family Christian Stores and most Christian online and brick-and-mortar retail stores nationwide.

                              
THIS IS OUR TIME has received The Dove Foundation’s Family Seal of Approval (earning the highest rating of five Doves) and is recommended for all ages. It also features appearances by Hollywood veterans Eric Roberts, Erik Estrada and Dawn Wells.
Coinciding with the movie’s DVD release, Pure Flix is teaming with Family Christian Stores and other Christian retailers to award eight $2,500 college scholarships through registrations submitted through FamilyChristian.com and other websites representing more than 2,000 retail outlets nationwide. Participation eligibility and rules can be found at www.thisisourtimemovie.com.


My Thoughts:
 This movie was a very touching tribute to those of us that go above and beyond to search out and achieve the call God has placed on our lives. God calls us all to glorify Him and to be on a mission to win souls. But many of us are called to go past that into even broader territory. This film focuses on the lives of five friends all seemingly going into different places in their lives only to be brought back and bound together for a mission that one could not finish.

 The purpose of the calling isn't the calling it is about Him and the character of the individual. Too many times we are afraid to do what He is calling us to do. Maybe afraid that we don't measure up, that we are not equipped for "the call". But don't you see that this is something God will place in us all. He equips the called. He wants us to depend on Him to get us through it. He will be there each step of the way to guide you and to help you be the best you can be in Him.

 This movie was a tear jerker for sure. Our family has had a call place on it by the Almighty when my husband was called to be a minister. So we know a little about the trials and tribulations that a call of that magnitude can bring. So many of the issues addressed here really hit home for us. We really enjoyed it. If you would like to win your own copy, now is your chance. Enter below!


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