Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What Have YOU Overcome?

Those who know me or know this blog well know that I am always pretty hesitant to recommend movies.  Since we are not big television people around here at Family, Faith and Fridays, movies are our go to and usually on Friday nights we can be found snuggling around the TV enjoying some quiet down time together.  But, we are pretty picky (think conservative) and know that movie watching is very subjective.  I have also gotten burned recommending movies in the past and usually try to steer clear of that kind of stress these days.

That being said, I am breaking my rule and telling you to go grab a DVD of the newly released Kendricks Brothers movie Overcomer!

There, I said it.

But, really, go get a copy!

 Overcomer is the #1 Inspirational Family Film of 2019

From their recent press release-


OVERCOMER is from the creators of the #1 box-office hit War Room. Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison (Kendrick) after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal, Olivia (Shirer), to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor and heart, this inspirational story will have you on the edge of your seat.

Available just in time for gifting!
DVD is packed with tons of features and extras!

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital release come with an extensive array of bonus material, including 10 minutes of extended and deleted scenes, fun bloopers, exclusive commentary by the Kendrick Brothers, moving in-depth looks at the power of forgiveness, identity and more.


OVERCOMER has runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements. 



Why do we watch Kendrick Brothers movies?

Simply put, "Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen, and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor God and share the truth and love of Jesus Christ through movies, books, curriculum and speaking."  While the Kendrick Brother movies started off a bit amateur in our opinion, we have always loved their messages of faith and hope.  We have also been encouraged that with each additional movie, the quality and acting has improved ten fold.  Finding family friendly movies that can be watched with a mixed age group is challenging but Kendrick Brothers movie fit the bill.

Why we enjoyed Overcomer-
We have a sports loving son, so while he was unsure of how he would feel about the movie, he was pulled in by the fact that is was sports related.  Yes, it does contain some mature themes such as death, but the themes of love, and doing things for God's glory, and forgiveness, and pushing oneself in hard circumstances are what you will remember in the end.  We had the privilege of seeing Overcomer in the theater, and there were a few times people actually clapped during it!  It's a feel good movie with a positive message of determination in the face of fear!



You can find resources for your church and family on the Overcomer website-  https://www.overcomermovie.com
 
 
 
“Will Have You Cheering…” -- The Dove Foundation

“A powerful, family friendly film!” – Christian Film Review

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