King's Faith, DVD
A must see movie!
This movie's message of redemption, forgiveness, faith, trust and belief in the power of God was amazing. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, but especially to teenagers, to anyone who has children or anyone who has lost a child. It was truly inspiring!
November 27, 2013
Sound evangelistic tool
This movie can be a wonderful evangelistic tool to use in the home. The production quality is very good. It deals with real issues and provides sound spiritual solutions to life challenges. Somewhat idealistic. Good to spare some violent details.
November 26, 2013
A wonderful movie
Featuring some strong acting, a gripping story-line, and a beautiful score, "King's Faith" is a movie worth watching! It wasn't long into the movie before I became absorbed by Brendan's story, a foster youth who has lived through some harrowing experiences and has chosen to turn his life around with God's grace. The movie aptly depicts how the choices we make can have long-term consequences, and the plot-line of Brendan being stalked by his old gang is a frightening one. The movie does a great job at building up tension, not only in terms of Brendan's situation with his former gang, but also regarding the blossoming romance he encounters and his relationship with the foster parents. As a professional myself who works with both foster youth and foster families, I found that there was an excellent element of realism to how Brendan and the foster care system was portrayed. I found myself wishing that the own youth I interact with would experience a life-changing encounter with Jesus, such as Brendan does. The character of Brendan is not perfect, and he doesn't always make the right choices, a fact I also appreciated.
Although it wouldn't be fair to compare this film to big-budget movie films, I believe that "King's Faith" is a solid addition to Christian-based films, a movie with a lot of heart that is likely to move many people to tears. You will quickly grow to care about the lives of those depicted on the screen, and find yourself rooting for them and what they are going through. And, as already noted, I must say that the musical soundtrack for the movie is just beautiful, definitely enhancing the overall movie experience.
I strongly recommend "King's Faith", whether for viewing as a family (with children of an appropriate age), as a youth group, or at other church functions. I award "King's Faith" 4 out of 5 stars.
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November 6, 2013
DonÃ¢ÂÂt let the rating be the standard by which you choose whether to purchase and watch the film or not. In my opinion, there wasnÃ¢ÂÂt anything that would offend and audience; there is no foul language or sexual content. What is a part of it are the themes of faith, forgiveness, romance, death, plus so much more. There are brief parts where guns and drugs are present.
The whole DVD is geared toward giving hope to those who have made past mistakes such as being pregnant as a teen or running with a gang. Some of the characters have seen some rough stuff because of the choices they made and the resulting consequences such as being in prison. When one young man is in prison, he is given a Bible to read. This is the only book he is allowed to read. As he reads this book, he becomes a Christian before being released.
Upon his release, his new life and old life collide and tough choices have to be made. Those decisions are not just witnessed by teens, but the foster parents whom he lives with and the police officer who waits to see him fail. Yet, some believe in him and encourage him to share his past and show them where he has been and how they can make a difference.
As I watched it, the movie struck me as authentic, not made of nice thoughts or emotions, but raw reality at times in all itsÃ¢ÂÂ ugliness. I saw how love can really cause a person seeking to live for Christ wrestle with acting by faith or in the flesh. It was refreshing to see the foster parents open their hearts to his sordid past and help him walk through growing up into a mature Christian young man.
One of the main female characters comes from a broken home, and her choice not to share with her mother what is going on inside her makes for a rough road. As she watches the believers gather to work, study, talk or just hang out, her heart is challenged to open up and take a risk. Unconditional love is costly as the movie portrays, but so worth the risk or investment when given time after time.
It is a touching movie that has extra features and a Bible study that can be done as a result of seeing the film. I hope it is shared in homes all across the globe. Even if the subject matter isnÃ¢ÂÂt an issue in your home, remember it may be in a neighborÃ¢ÂÂs, family or friendÃ¢ÂÂs home. After watching KingÃ¢ÂÂs Faith, it might just give you ideas on how to reach out to others or start up a discussion about the many topics brought out in the film.
November 6, 2013