30 November 2007

What We've Been Viewing

It's a very rare thing to see so many inspiring movies in such a short time span for us. So, I thought I'd take a moment and a blog to share them with the few that read this.
Amazing Grace is the story of William Wilberforce, an 18th century British abolitionist. Inspiring because of his devotion to opening the eyes of the British government and people to how the slaves were being treated...and for what? So they could have some sugar in their tea?

This one will certainly touch your heart and perhaps make you feel guilty at what is taken for granted. "The Lost Boys" are a group of Sudanese boys who literally ran for their lives, most at the ages of 5-12, as North Sudan invaded South Sudan, ordering death to all males who were Christian. They were separated from their families, and finally found relief in Kenya. The story follows 3 in particular, who are now a few years older, and the opportunity they had to come to the U.S. to live and work. Laughter--watching them eat a pat of butter, declaring it tastes like soap. Tears--seeing the emotional struggle to appreciate what they've been given, leaving behind their "brothers" and home.

Another story of a man with conviction and the will to do something about what he knew to be evil and unjustified. Martin Luther is a lowly monk who sees wrong being done to the innocent and the helpless. He has many followers, but also strong opposition (the highest leaders in the Catholic Church among the most dangerous.)

Do not expect the typical Hollywood formula movies here. Be prepared to be enlightened, encouraged, and inspired. Let me know what you think.


  1. They all look very interesting. I think we'll take your challenge.

  2. I've been wanted to see "amazing grace", I'll have to rent it soon. Maybe on the night I glitter my letters.

  3. I just rented amazing grace! I haven't watched it yet but it is on the agenda for this weekend. It is good to know that it has a good review from you. I will have to look up the others. Thanks for the referrals.

  4. I just watched Amazing Grace last night and I really liked it!! Jacob wouldn't watch it with me though. He wanted to watch Live Free or Die Hard instead, which by the way wasn't that bad.

  5. I just saw this post from 2007! And we just watched the movie "God Grew Tired of Us" two weeks ago (now 2012). Very enlightening. We are so blessed to live here in the US. And I pray that God continues to bless us. :0)

    - jen


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