Thursday, April 28, 2016

Courageous Review and a Giveaway


Giveaway Closed

Hello, lovely friends!
I hope each one of you are doing well on this fine Thursday.
Today I have a delightful review to share with you. . .
a review for the DVD Courageous.




When FishFlix contacted me about reviewing a DVD from their website
I almost turned them down due to the fact that we don't watch many DVDs.
We don't even have a TV. . .just the good ol' laptop.
Before I gave my answer I decided to take a look at FishFlix
and was excited to see the variety of Christian DVDs they offer.
So I took them up on their offer and said I would review a DVD 
and the one I was sent was Courageous.

My husband and I sat down one evening to enjoy a "date"
and the two of us were very impressed with this movie,
Now, my husband does not watch movies . .he just doesn't.
So for my sweet hubby to be impressed says a lot about the quality of this video.
Courageous is about four men who are different yet similar.
Different in the fact that they have their own personalities
and similar in the fact that they all realize they need the Lord
as the center of their families

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Courageous weaves all these stories together, 
creating a beautiful masterpiece that stresses the great importance of fatherhood. 
It is crucial that a family operate with both a father and mother, 
or else children are much more likely to get into trouble 
and begin fractured families of their own. 
This movie is designed to inspire fathers to stand up 
and do what is right and to become leaders in their family. 
The role of fatherhood is not a passive one, 
but requires action and input as well as time and energy. 
It is the most important job of all. 
No executive position in a company could ever be more important 
or more fulfilling than fatherhood. 
God calls men to step up and lead their families in the right way, 
and Courageous is an inspiring reinforcement of this important message.


Courageous is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America 
for some violence and drug content. 
It is recommended that parents preview all content 
to determine what is suitable for their families. 

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The movie focuses on the Biblical truths of fatherhood
and it is sure to challenge any father or father-to-be
to be a man of God.
While this movie is directed towards fathers
it also inspired me as a mother.
It made me examine my life
and take a closer look at how I'm portraying the Lord as a mother.

Am I a testimony for Christ in my son's life?

Do I honor the Lord in all that I do?

Am I inspiring my son to have a closer walk with the Lord
because he sees how close I am with the Heavenly Father?

Do I love the Lord with me entire being
and does that love shine forth onto my son?

These are just a few questions that Courageous caused me to ask myself
and in many ways after watching the movie I was encouraged
and challenged to be a better mother.
It is a blessing for fathers AND mothers
and it shows you how important it is to have the Lord as the center of your family.
As a side note, I rejoiced to see that the true plan of salvation was presented in the movie
and it was a very clear and accurate message.
I cannot praise this movie enough
and I highly recommend it.

*** I was sent a free copy of Courageous from FishFlix 
in exchange for my honest opinion.
All thoughts are my own. ***

I would encourage you to take a look at FishFlix.
They offer a variety of DVDs including:

Bible Teaching,
Christian Living,
Christian Comedy,
Children's Movies,
Educational,
Church History,
Christian Family Entertainment,
and so much more.

Also, you can receive a $5.00 coupon to FishFlix.com
by joining their email list.
Simply click here to join
or text 5-GIFT to 44222

Giveaway Closed

Since I enjoyed Courageous so much
I am offering my copy as a gift 
to one blessed winner.
Simply leave me a comment
and I will enter your name into the giveaway.
All countries welcome!
The winner will be announced 
on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Love and hugs to you, dear friends!

49 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Stephanie
I'm so glad you did a review on this movie. I had seen it advertised and wondered how it was. Thanks for the info!
You aren't missing much by not having a TV. Sadly the programming is so rotten it is hard to find anything much to watch.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, I am SO glad you watched this wonderful, wonderful Christian film, dear Stephanie! Isn't it a tear-jerking story, though...? Oh my...I cry bitterly every time I see it! As I already own a copy of Courageous, I won't koin your giveaway, dear friend...I know it will go to someone very special! Have you seen Fireproof as well? It came out before Courageous and is by the same people...such a beautiful film about marriage! Sending you hugs and much love!
Kelly-Anne

Susan said...

Oh Stephanie. That sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. And thanks, too, for your visit to my post! Please put my name in the hat! Thank you, dear friend! Susan

Roosterhead Designs said...

That was good of you to give them a critique Stephanie! I'm so glad you weren't disappointed. :j
I hope you will enter me in your give-away; as I have not yet seen this one; though heard it was a goodie~ Hugs to you, Karen O PS- it snowed on my way to work today! oh my.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Stephanie, we have been blessed to see this movie with our 14 year old son. My cousins recommended it to us. It is such a good family movie and very moving. Please do not enter my name but wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it and whoever wins this will be glad they took the time to watch :)

Brenda Fricke said...

Hi Sweet Stephanie! I'm not a big movie watched myself. It has to be really good or funny to keep me tuned in for the duration. I do however enjoy a good, Christian movie that inspires me and gives the Lord glory. This sounds like a movie i would really enjoy and want to share with others. Blessings and hugs!

Brenda Fricke said...

Hi Sweet Stephanie! I'm not a big movie watched myself. It has to be really good or funny to keep me tuned in for the duration. I do however enjoy a good, Christian movie that inspires me and gives the Lord glory. This sounds like a movie i would really enjoy and want to share with others. Blessings and hugs!

Elanee said...

Thanks SO much for your post Stepnanie. Courageous is one of my favorite movies.

Debbie said...

this sounds like a good movie!! we are a t.v/movie watching family. we don't watch a lot, mostly movies, but we do enjoy a good flick every now and then!!!

mamasmercantile said...

It sounds like a great film. We don't watch a lot of TV it tends to be more of a horrible weather pastime when we sit down together.

silverfeather said...

Thank you for this giveaway...it is sweet of you to give your copy away! I have never seen this movie, so with your review I'm sure it is very good and I like that it has Christian principles. Will surely pass along to others.

Laura Lane said...

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Stephanie,

I am glad you enjoyed the movie. My family has watched it many times, as we own it. Therefore, I won't join your giveaway. :) The church that made Courageous also made 3 other movies: Facing the Giants, Flywheel, Fireproof, and War Room. (War Room is the most recent one that came out, and it's about the power of prayer.) My family has seen all of them except Fireproof (only my parents saw that one) and War Room. You should really watch Facing the Giants and Flywheel. They are superb! :D

Love,
Ashley

tealady said...

Sounds like a movie my family and I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance.

Anne Payne said...

Thanks for sharing your review! You're just as good at reviewing movies as books. :-) I've wanted to see this one but we missed it in the theater. Love & Hugs ~

Abi Ant said...

I have heard many good reviews about this movie, and I would love to receive one of my own! You are so sweet, Stephanie, to give up your copy!! Abigail

Creations By Cindy said...

Stephanie, that movie is wonderful. I've seen it twice and loved it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely review Stephanie and although I've not heard of the movie, wouldn't it be fun to share at a church 'movie night'? We have these every so often, the last being the War Room.
Thanks for taking a pretty card and making it extraordinary as a thank you to me.

Nikki said...

Dear Stephanie,
We don't have a t.v either and watch very few movies on our laptop but I have heard about this movie and would be interested in winning a copy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Stephanie! I am impressed that your husband does NOT watch movies. That is very, very special. Though I think of my husband as a godly man and well-read, he LOVES to watch movies. I enjoy only a special type or types of movies and would much rather read or write, but he loves for me to sit with him....good to hear that there are STILL SOME movies that are made with taste and thought, avoiding the predictable evil plots and other elements that can make a movie terribly off-limits for children OR adults.

Sending love! Anita

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I will definitely have to look into this company. It is so difficult to find good, feel good family movies that teach good values. I am especially tired of the superhero trend. It's more like superego trend, and it is very hard to find anything of value in many of these movies.
Thank-you so much for doing this review, as we are a movie-loving family and are always looking for something for the whole family, something that makes us all feel good.
Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

shortybear said...

nice review, would love to watch this movie, bless you dear

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm happy to hear that you and your hubby had a date night to watch the movie, Stephanie. I really believe I watched that movie already and was quite moved by it, and the portrayal of strong fathers in it. I'm always happy to hear your honest reviews. Please don't enter my name since I've seen the movie, but someone will be happy to receive it. Love and blessings to you, dear friend.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie. I am so thankful for resources such as these, as they are really making an impact in our world so full of evil. God bless the ones who make them. Thank you for the chance to win, sweet Stephanie! God bless you and your dear family!

Debbie Harris said...

Your review for this movie was just as wonderful as your book reviews, Stephanie! I love your honesty.
Dad and I watched our copy again last night. We have not watched it in a long time, but when you mentioned watching it to us we got excited to see it again. In fact, it had just ended when you phoned last night. I had been crying over it. It is a tremendous film.

Much love,
Mom

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This sounds like a great family night movie. My husband loves things like this and instilling the importance of fatherhood and being a man of the family to our son is of great importance. I will have him check the movie and website out. Thank you for a great review!

Tamago said...

Glad you enjoyed the movie! It sounds very thought provoking and inspiring story.
It's so sweet you and your husband had a "date" watching movie :-) Good movie is even better with a good company!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this generous giveaway. I would love to win this prize.
Marilyn

Vicky Hunt said...

I loved this movie, as well as all the movies put out by Sherwood Pictures. I own them all and have loved each one. Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and their first film Flywheels. The Kendrick Brothers (one of whom is a pastor) who founded Sherwood Films directed and produced War Room which was an awesome movie as well! I will opt out of the giveaway since I already own this movie. Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

Hugs, Vicky

Consider It All Joy said...

You don't need to enter my name in the drawing, I just wanted to say Hi on this beautiful Thursday evening! May you know His presence tonight! Blessings, Cindy xo

Melanie said...

I've heard great things about this movie! Thank you for the review. I don't watch TV but do watch DVDs and have several Christian ones. Have a blessed weekend.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the movie Stephanie, and that you and your husband enjoyed it together. I have seen it, so please don't enter my name. Remember all those Grace Livingston Hill books I got awhile back? Each one of them has a clear Gospel presentation in them. They were written in the 1930s. It's good to see some movies being made nowadays that are doing the same thing.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo Deborah

Conniecrafter said...

I don't want you to put me in the give away draw because I have already seen it, and we thought it was pretty good too. The one I want to watch is war room everyone says they liked it and I have not seen it yet, one of these days that Greg is off and it is raining and we can't go take pictures I want to rent it :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the interesting review & giveaway

Sara Schwab said...

I haven't seen this movie yet be it sounds amazing

Julie Waldron said...

I love inspirational movies, thanks for the giveaway.

Deb K said...

Whata great review~I would love to win this!

Kim said...

This movie sounds so good! I would love to see it
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to own this movie. thanks for the giveaway.

Diana said...

This would be great
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance. nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

John & Pam Collins said...

What a wonderful giveaway. This sounds like an excellent movie and we would love to watch it.

Pam C.
treasuretoday@aol.com

Barbara said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie we can watch as a family. Thank you for the chance :)

Linda Bradshaw said...

Awesome! So exciting. I would love this. Linda Bradshaw , w810forhim at yahoo dot com

Sue Hull said...

This is one of the most amazing movies! Id love to add it to my movie collection. Id like my mom to see it.The only other movie that touched my heart like this movie is Passion of the Christ. Thank you for the chance :)
sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

Sue Hull said...

This is one of the most amazing movies! Id love to add it to my movie collection. Id like my mom to see it.The only other movie that touched my heart like this movie is Passion of the Christ. Thank you for the chance :)
sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

My Flower said...

these are such good family movies

Jessica said...

I would love to watch this! thank you

jessicammillers@gmail.com

Brenda Guardado said...

I'm cutting in close because it is May 3rd but this movie is something I would cherish. Stories with faith and family make me happy. We have more in common than we have differences so I think I can resonate with that.

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