Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm Giving Away "The Shunning" DVD!

Beverly Lewis' the ShunningMany of you may be familiar with "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from Beverly Lewis and the first book, The Shunning. The movie  is based on this book and stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield. The Shunning tells a story of secrets, truth being revealed and choices. "Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead.  Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted."

While the story-line is very predictable, it is a story well told and one which will "tug" at your heart. I would have liked it better if the movie told the story of all three books in the Heritage of Lancaster County series as the movie certainly leaves you "hanging". However; I enjoyed the Shunning and thought the actors did a good job presenting their characters.

If you watch this movie with your grandchildren, be sure to talk with them about what it means to respect your parents. Ask them how they would have responded if they were Katie and what real confession is all about. Share with them how God is so rich in His grace and forgiveness and challenge them to choose to be people who give grace and forgiveness to others in the same way as God gives to them!

I'm delighted to say Hallmark sent me one DVD for review and is making another available for give-away! If you have "liked" grandma's cookie jar using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG, then you are entered in my drawing which will be on September 20th. If you have not "liked" this blog yet, please take a moment to do so and you will entered in my give-away! It is this easy. Please share grandma's cookie jar with the people you know!

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