Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Movie Review: 94 Feet

     FishFlix is a prominent Christian Movie Online Store designed to deepen your faith.  Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by their representative to do reviews for them.  What an Honor!  They are noted for '"featuring thousands of Christian dvds , everyday low prices and FREE shipping for orders over $40.'"  How phenomenal is that?  Family oriented entertainment at an affordable price.
Those that join the FishFlix mailing list and/or text 5-GIFT to 44222 will receive a $5 coupon to FishFlix.com.
With such a wide array of Christian topics to view (biographies, end times, children and sports to name a few) in film and movies they don't disappoint.  I have since become a huge fan of FishFlix.

FishFlix sent me the newly released movie  94 Feet which is the harrowing story of a small Indiana coal mining community which is met with catastrophe. Although the location is fiction based, the events are true St. Michaels is a town where people work hard.  They are family oriented and basically good people. St. Michaels has been financially spent since a number of their businesses have gone bankrupt. The movie focuses on the layoff's of the coal miners group;  which the people respected for generations.  Now it is feared that it will lend to their doom.  Long standing members of the town decide to leave.  Others are on the brink of losing hope. The characters are impeccable, making the story come to life.  While watching I felt akin to Chris and Denise Rossi who both lost their father's to coal mining collapses.  Chris has a best friend, Marco who is quite the character.  Their friendship keeps the watchers on a roller coaster of laughter and tears.  And than it happens, on what seems to be the last work for many who were laid off or who are leaving, the mine collapes 94 feet.  With little air to survive, we witnesses employees helping one another to survive and helping the dying.  The community unites together in Faith.  Without spoiling the movie I have to say it is one of the most powerful movies I ever seen .  I loved it! These type of movies are my favorite. As a Christian we all face adversity and tribulations and I enjoy learning how others get through their most difficult times.  I vow to learn from these circumstances.  I highly recommend 94 Feet!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Amily Shen's Beautifully Illustrated 'Wonderland"~

Amily Shen's Wonderland A Coloring Book Inspired by Alice's Adventures offers hours of magical entertainment for Adults and children together.  What better way to escape the day than to color these 9" x 9" phenomenal illustrations.  What makes her book unique is that is divided into chapters with brief messages pertaining to the beloved story.  
This book, intended for gift giving has a page devoted to who it's going to and who it is from.  Another sweet bonus is it comes with a book cover.  I highly recommend this publication for the professionalism it bares.
I look forward to buying more Amily Sheen publications.  
Blogging for Books gave me the wonderful opportunity to read and review this book.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wonders of Creation~Oh, So Lovely

    Zondervan's "Wonders of Creation" is just Oh so Lovely.  For coloring book fans as myself, these illustrations of animals and plants would look perfect in a frame once completed.  I have found that coloring does ease one's stress and brings contentment.  A wonderful treasure for your creative moments.  With Mother's Day right around the corner, this would make for the perfect gift along with colored pencils or markets.  It seems that adult coloring books are in high demand atleast at the places I shop.  Kudos to Book Look Bloggers for the stellar opportunity to review this book.  

Ruth A Tucker's True Story of Finding Hope After Domestic Abuse

Ruth A. Tucker's "Black and White Bible; Black and Blue Wife" was difficult for me to read because I was in a similar position.  My husband was Presiding Deacon of our Church for years yet behind doors at home he was everything but christian like.  He was both verbally and physically abusive.  When I turned to the one place I thought could help me instead of was met with resentment for sharing the truth.  Abuse is hard enough to withstand but mix it with the politics of Church and male headship and than the victim feels totally alone.  I admire the courage of Ms. Tucker to write this book and share her real experience.  My prayer is that her story will resonate the higher ups in the Church.  From reading her publication it is apparent that this disturbing cycle occurs more often than once thought.  I feel that it is imperative for the clergy to read.  I am honored to have read this book for Book Look Bloggers.