Wednesday, April 08, 2015

GUEST BLOGGER: My Daughter's Review of The Good Book Movie

What a treat it is to welcome my sweet daughter as a guest blogger today!

This is her review of The Good Book movie.

The Good Book is a very touching movie. Wanting to be a filmmaker myself, it showed me new ideas and new ways of how to produce a film.

I love how they incorporated the Bible and how they kept the sole focus on God.

For a silent film, The Good Book says a whole lot!

I love how they showed the different struggles that people can go through. 

My rating for The Good Book movie is a FIVE STAR! 

Spoiler Alert***

My favorite story line is when Ruth helps Sarah (the homeless woman) to find a job. In the Bible it says that when we help the weary and homeless, we will be helping Jesus. 

(Matthew 25:31-40)

What I learned overall is that everyone has bad days and everyone goes through hard times. If it is burning your house down, or losing your baby; being homeless, or being a martyr for Jesus Christ, God will always be with you no matter what.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

THE GOOD BOOK - A Movie Review and Giveaway


I have a very special gift for one of you.

It's a copy of the recently released evangelical Christian film,
The Good Book.

This film has received a 5 Dove rating from The Dove Foundation, but not only to see the other countless awards it has won.

What makes The Good Book such a unique and powerful movie is that it's a silent evangelical film. 

Yes, you read that correctly. It's a silent film. 

I've labored in my mind over how to share with you the incredible impact that this tender movie had on my heart, and on the hearts of my children, without giving away the entire story.

In a word, this beautiful story highlights the truth of this Scripture:

So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; 
It will not return to Me empty, 
Without accomplishing what I desire, 
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
and this one: 

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
all without one word being uttered!

From the time that my son was a young boy, he has loved giving Bibles to people. I'm sure some of that originated from our family tradition of handing Bibles out on Halloween, but it was when he discovered the countless Gideon Bibles sitting on the shelves of a  Goodwill store that the Lord planted a seed of ministry in his young heart.

At the time, our church was directly across the street from a Goodwill (full of amazing designer clothes), so we'd often stop in after church. :)

Caedmon would make a run for the shelves with the Bibles, and the gracious managers allowed him to take as many as his little hands could hold.

He'd lovingly choose the ones in the best condition, and then would have one with him at all times to hand out to people he met.
He'd give them to homeless people.
He handed one to a Muslim man in Lowe's one time.
He made sure all of the neighborhood kids had one.

It's been quite sweet to watch over the years as our son has recycled discarded Bibles.

Yet, when he watched The Good Book, the Lord used it to ignite afresh that spark of evangelism in him. 

In the movie, a Bible is passed from one person to another, and each time the person giving it puts their name in the Bible.

Caedmon is back to handing out recycled Gideon Bibles, but now he's also putting his name in them. 

After seeing the film he said, 
"Mom, if someone is given a Bible with the name of the person who gave it to them written in it, they'll be less likely to throw it away!"

While my little family may never know the difference that God's Word may make in the lives of the many people to whom Caedmon gives a Bible, in The Good Book movie we have the great privilege of watching the stories unfold of how the Word of God literally transforms the lives of those who receive it!

Here's a trailer for the movie:

I so encourage you to get a copy of this movie for your next family movie night! It will no doubt be the inspiration for many rich conversations about the power of the Gospel, and the role we as Believers have in sharing it with others, out of obedience to the Lord Jesus.

You can buy a copy at one of these two places online: 

Christian Book Distributors
Christian Cinema

and I think you can also find it at Lifeway Stores.

But, you may also be able to win the copy I have so graciously been given by the director. :)

Here's all you need to do. You'll have extra entries for any of the below actions that you take. 

1. Comment on this blog post.
2. Comment on Facebook where you saw the link to this blog post.
3. Re-tweet this blog post on Twitter.
4. Share this blog post on Facebook.
5. Bring a pan of gluten-free, sugar free brownies to me.  
That's a joke. Don't do that. I'll think you're a stalker!

After you watch the film, be sure to watch the interviews. 

There's one with an older man who tells the story of smuggling Bibles into former Communist countries, and his passionate love for God's Word and for people made me think of the countless faithful saints throughout the years who have sacrificed their very lives so that others could have God's Word in their hands.

I want to live with that kind of focus and passion!

One last exciting thing to share is this...

The writer and director, Sharon Wilharm and her husband are at work on Faith Flix Films' next silent movie, Providence...and our family is SO EXCITED because all four of us get to make our film acting debuts as background actors in this beautiful movie! 

I can't WAIT!

Here's a synopsis of their upcoming movie:

Providence - A love story forty years in the making.

Rachel and Mitchell both grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their paths keep crossing and at one point it looks like they'll finally get together. But the opportunity slips away and they go their separate ways. It takes a tragedy many years later before they're reunited. This time will they let the moment pass or will they take a step of faith and trust God to work a miracle in their lives?

You can see the cast by clicking here

OK, so get busy commenting, tweeting, and sharing for your chance to win a copy of The Good Book! 

I'll do a random drawing for the winner on Wednesday, April 8th.

Again, Happy Resurrection Day!

With much love,

Friday, February 06, 2015

ROADMAP GENESIS - A Movie Review and Giveaway

Here are the many ways you can be entered to win your very own copy of Roadmap Genesis:

1. Comment below.
2. Share this post on Facebook.
3. Tweet this post, including @JesicaWomack @RoadmapGenesis and #RGChallenge
4. Pin this post. 

I will choose a winner by random on February 12th. 


I'm excited to have been invited to review this documentary, and have been asked to give my unbiased opinion of it.

It's tough to know where to start, to be honest.

I LOVE documentaries, especially ones that interview random people on the street as Nolan Lebovitz does in Roadmap Genesis. In the film, he asks people, "I say Genesis, you say..."

The myriad of answers to this simple question truly gives us a glimpse of where our society is with regard to the authority and inerrancy of God's Word.

It made me ask myself what my response would be, for Genesis holds so much. 

Would I have started with creation? The flood? Original sin? 

I'd like to think I would have answered, "Elohim," God in three persons from the very first chapter of Scripture!

I won't spoil it for you, but I will say that the responses of the people interviewed reminded me afresh that we who love and believe the Bible to be inspired by God...literally God breathed, 
(2 Timothy 3:16-17), and the very person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:12; John 1:1; Revelation  19:13), cannot afford to sit idly by, content with heads full of knowledge of the Scripture.

We MUST be driven by hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and love to reach out to those who don't know the Lord. It's with a heart and life surrendered to Christ Jesus on a daily basis that we will be able to help others learn how to study and understand not only the applicable truths of Genesis, but of the whole counsel of God's Word.

One of the things I loved about this film is the fact that God used the birth of Mr. Lebovitz's first child to make him evaluate how he was numbering his days upon this earth. He turned from making violent Hollywood films, to focusing on creating content that he would be proud to share with his family.

In the film he interviews Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis, along with Governor Mike Huckabee and countless others. 

Some of the "experts" who speak on the book of Genesis are incredibly off base, while others offer a fresh perspective, worthy of consideration.

I especially enjoyed hearing from Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law school. He explained his opinion of the issues found in Genesis being the very foundation for the establishment of the Law in the book of Exodus.

I'm still chewing on that comment...I LOVE it when people make me delve deeper in my thinking on a topic with which I feel familiar!

This documentary has a few graphic (very short) clips at the very beginning...a contrast between the movies Mr. Lebovitz used to make and the ones he now does. I wanted to make you aware of that, should you consider watching this with your children.

There is also one clip of art that shows a naked man (think Renaissance painting).

In addition, there is quite a focus on doing good. 
While we know that God's desire for us is to do this very thing, only that which is done by the power of the Holy Spirit living within us will ever change the hearts of men.
We can't do enough good to earn the unmerited favor of God. 
If we could, then Christ Jesus died in vain.

We must remember...not I, but Christ. 

As one who enjoys documentaries, I found this film incredibly interesting because I appreciated hearing all of the different perspectives on Genesis, even the ones that I believe are pretty off, as it challenged me anew to share the TRUTH of God's Word with others. 

People need to know the truth, and my experience is that they come to know the truth of the Word for themselves when we teach them how to study the Bible inductively.

Here's the official promo for the movie:

Roadmap Genesis is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that will help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise, and accomplishment.

When Filmmaker Nolan Lebovitz found himself at a crossroads in his life, he knew he had to choose between continuing to make the Hollywood suspense thrillers that were his livelihood and trying to make the world a better place for his new young family. After much struggle, he found his answer in the Book of Genesis.

He decided to combine his love of the Book of Genesis with his passion for film making and set out to travel the United States, interviewing clergy and public figures in order to build an undeniable argument about the continued importance of the Book of Genesis as guiding force in our Judeo-Christian country.

Roadmap Genesis invites Americans of all faiths to engage in a dialogue about the relevance of the Bible in the modern age. 

Through interviews ranging from Gov. Mike Huckabee of Fox News Channel to Rabbi David Wolpe, from Alan Dershowitz to the Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George, from Erick Stakelbeck of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and many, many more, Nolan explores the rules that God has set forth to help us maintain a successful and working society.


S O C I A L • C O R N E R 

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Official WEBPAGE


Official TWITTER

Please join us in the Roadmap Genesis Challenge to spread the message of Genesis!

Pick your favorite verse of Genesis and create a video of you reading it from your own personal Bible. Then tag as many of your friends as you'd like and challenge them to read their favorite verse as well. In this way, we can both share the Book of Genesis with all of our friends, and stand up and be counted as people of faith. 

Don’t forget to tag the Roadmap Genesis Facebook Page and add the link on your post.

Our hope is for the challenge to spread wide enough that we can assemble a video of the entire book of Genesis one verse and one person at a time.


Here are the many ways you can be entered to win your very own copy of Roadmap Genesis:

1. Comment below.
2. Share this post on Facebook.
3. Tweet this post, including @JesicaWomack @RoadmapGenesis and #RGChallenge
4. Pin this post. 

I will choose a winner by random on February 12th. 

Much love to you today,

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”