You may be wondering why I am writing a post about an upcoming movie when I usually am writing about healthy eating or healhty products.
Well, I truly believe that the biggest area in our lives where we need to be the healthiest is spiritually. That can encompass many different areas for people, but for me it’s my Christian faith. Knowing that there is God who loves me and has a distinct purpose for my life fills my spirit with joy every day. So when I get the chance to share with you about a faith based product or movie, I am all over it. I want you to share that joy with you.
WOODLAWN isn’t just something I want to share with you though..
WOODLAWN is something I pray you will see and share with others too.
WOODLAWN is a Must See Movie For Us All ~ Giveaway
This past weekend, I had the unique opporunity to watch a screening of WOODLAWN before it hits theaters this Friday, October 16th.
As I sat there watching a film that takes place in the early 1970’s, I couldn’t help thinking that the same type of issues are happening today. We are still a country that is divided by opinions, thoughts, and beliefs that hurt us so much.
But we aren’t without HOPE.
WOODLAWN is the true story of the gifted high school football player, Tony Nathan (newcomer Caleb Castille) and the struggles he faces attending a newly desegregated high school in Birmingham, Alabama.
The WOODLAWN Colonel’s football team immediately has issues with the new African American players on the team and it doesn’t take long before problems arise. Coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.
It’s only when Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Geralds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.
“It’s time to change, To Forgive, To Be Forgiven”
The Colonels make a run at the state playoffs led by Nathan, who becomes a Birmingham sports superstar and attracts the attention of legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant (Jon Voight). It’s the miracle, Hank says, of what happens when God shows up.
I loved this film. It gave me goosebumps and made me cry, but mostly it encouraged me to be bolder in my faith, to love those who don’t love me back, and continue to pray for our nation.
I think we all need this film.
Black, White, Republican, Democrat, Christian, or Atheist. We all need to see this movie.
To be inspired.. to be encouraged.. and most of all to be reminded that there is…
One Hope. One Truth. One Way
Go see WOODLAWN this weekend. Click here for more info & to find a theater near you
The wonderful people behind the making of WOODLAWN would like to give one winner a WOODLAWN Prize Pack.
The Prize Pack includes:
WOODLAWN by Tony Geralds, on which the movie is based
Touchdown Tony by Tony Nathan, an autobiography of the superstar player on whose life the film is based
When God Shows Up by Robert Noland, a 40 Day Devotional tied to the themes of the film