When I first viewed this movie, I loved it! Every time I saw it advertised on TV, I watched it, and still loved it! Then I purchased it for a gift; you guessed it, because I love it! But recently, as I sat alone to see it again, I realized, though my situation doesn't fit Grant's and his wife, I realized the movie was ultimately giving me a message also. It was clearly saying what Grant told the football team, ' if we win, we praise Him, if we lose, we praise Him'. It struck home about my worship, and now I find myself repeating that in any tough circumstance.
This movie is a must-have for your movie library. By far, it is my favorite movie, from entertaining to restoring hope to a reminder to study the Word.
I instruct CCD. Have instructed Grades 5 through 8 and part of my curriculum is to purchase copies for my students and assign a movie night. My kids have enjoyed this movie and have learned from it. The class discussions are awesome and thought provoking. The movie has also served as a catalyst for discussions with their families.
Don't consider this movie a purchase. Consider it a blessing.