Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Five Reasons to See Courageous Legacy in Theaters (Review and Giveaway)

Ten years ago this fall, Courageous opened in theaters across the world. Filled with heart-pounding action, laugh-out-loud humor, and powerful inspiration, Courageous has entertained and impacted families across the globe for the past decade. Now, from the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie War Room and Overcomer, comes Courageous Legacy, the remastered, special-edition release for a new generation. This updated version of the film includes an enhanced look and sound along with impact stories, new scenes, and a new bonus ending you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and spread the word. It’s time to head back to the theaters!


                         Here are Five Reasons to See Courageous Legacy in Theaters this Fall

5. Because You Can: Remember 2020? When you couldn't go to the theaters? Now they have opened back up! Take advantage of this opportunity and go see this movie in the theaters on a date night or with your teens and preteens. By going to see this film in theaters not only are you supporting dedicated Christian filmmakers but the local economy. You are keeping your local theater in business, helping community members keep their jobs, and helping to support the rise of Christian film in the industry. If you, your family, and your church pack out your theaters this weekend, it will encourage them to continue showing films just like this!

4. A New Generation of Fathers Need This: Ten years ago, young men and old were inspired by Courageous. Where are the young men now? Are they married? Raising young children or their own? This is their time to shine and rise up to be the head of their home. What better way than to be inspired by a movie clearly built out of prayer? We are coming into perilous times for the world and a joyous time for the bride of Christ. We need fathers more than ever to rise up and be the men that we will need in this coming hour. As a homeschool mom, I teach my children about the bravery that led the Pilgrims to this nation. What bravery will be required from the men of this hour? Will they need to stand in a way like never before to preserve our freedoms? We need men right now and this movie provides a practical message encouraging boys to become men.

3. It Is Quality Christian Entertainment: We've all seen cheesy Christian movies. I know they try but it just doesn't work. The Kendrick Brothers only produce quality, inspirational, Biblically-based films. They are not a fly-by-night money-making machine but their end goal is changed lives, which is a rare find. I found myself laughing, crying, and being convicted all in a matter of two hours. It takes skill to combine comedy with drama and action the way that the Kendrick brothers continue to do.  

2. The Addition of Deleted Scenes and New Footage: The first time I saw Courageous was when it first came out ten years ago. Our church had a showing with a Bible study and our family was moved by it. To be honest, when I was watching the new version, I was trying to see which scenes were newly added. The only scene that I don't recall from the original film is one where I saw two of the Duggar girls as extras! Maybe they were there before but I don't remember seeing Joy and Jessa Duggar before! That was a fun surprise although the scene was a sad one. If you can tell which scenes are new ones, once you see the film, let me know in the comments!

1. The New Ending: This was incredible! I loved the creativity of bringing back the key characters ten years later! It all flowed so well and the storyline just seemed to fit. This was the highlight of the film with some fun twists and surprises! You won't want to miss it.

Fun Bonuses

Watch the Trailer  

View the Heart Of Courageous Legacy video 

Download the Resolution for free! This is a great way for fathers to take the next step and make a commitment to their wives and children. 

Watch another inspiring video from the Kendrick Brothers 

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Sony Pictures for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Roar Like a Lion (Review and Giveaway)


With eye-catching art, fascinating stories and facts, Bible verses and prayers, and simple action steps, this 90-day devotional will help your kids approach both fun moments and tough times with their hearts set on God's faithfulness. Roar Like a Lion covers highly relevant topics such as: Facing fears about school and friendships, dealing with peer pressure and bullying, handling new challenges, disappointments, and grief, and having the courage to try something new. Understanding how we each fit into God's great story is important to teach our children and this devotional does just that!

The theme of this book is enticing. The lion. As a homeschooling mom I love the educational value of this book because it provides informative, thoughtful. and well-researched information along with practical ways to live out the Scriptures. This devotional is full of quality content each and every day, you and your kids are going to finish it wanting more! Nobody should ever have to see their child die as this author did. You can tell that since he was dedicating this book to his daughter that he put His all into it in hopes that it would influence and change the lives of other children. The messages are heartfelt, down-to-earth, and perfect for children today.

The illustrations are stunning and unique to the style of the artist. One image was sightly concerning since it showed a variety of demographics including different races, handicaps, and a girl with a rainbow tee-shirt. Normally in a devotional, I wouldn't think twice about that. Of course the Lord loves every child regardless of their skin color or disability but the fact that a girl with a rainbow tee was included in an obviously diverse group of students was concerning. It seemed intentional that the artist was including a member of an extremely vocal community if you get my drift. I agree that Jesus loves everyone and my prayer is that every member of that community is touched by the power of God's love, but including that image in a devotional primarily targeting Christian children was disturbing. If an ark was included next to the rainbow that would have been a different story. This would most likely be glossed over and not even noticed by children so if you are an, "eat the meat and spit out the bones," type of person then it most likely won't even be noticed, like so many cartoons being released these days with an underlying progressive tone. I just thought I would point this out. I could be reading too much into it so use your own discretion!

Honestly, the depth found in the text of this devotional is hard to find. If you would like to enter to win your own copy and check it out for yourself enter the giveaway below! Excited to see what's inside these pages? Don't wait to see if you won, order Roar Like a Lion today! ROAR LIKE A LION (roarlikealionbook.com). Then, if you win, you'll have an extra Christmas present on hand! The giveaway ends at 11:59 P.M. EDT on 9/27/21 and is open to US residents only.

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.