Movie Review Monday – The Confession

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

My suggestion for this week’s Movie Monday is The Confession...
IMGFollowing on the heels of The Shunning based on the book by Beverly Lewis, The Confession again takes us once again into the life of Amish woman Katie Lapp. This time we watch as Katie desires to find her biological mother, Laura, and seeks to build a relationship with her before Laura dies of a terminal illness. Will Katie’s search be successful?
And if Katie does find Laura, there are just two problems.  Another woman is posing as Katie Lapp and Laura’s husband is doing all he can to inherit Laura’s money. What will Katie do?
While The Confession starts off a bit slow, it does gain momentum and provides for its viewers a satisfying story with many great discussion points including:
The loyalty of friends (Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.);
Why lying never pays (Proverbs 26:28 – A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin);
and lack of forgiveness (Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you).
While this movie is not an overtly Christian movie, it does make mention of Scripture and Katie’s faith is a part of her life.
There is nothing objectionable in The Confession and I would highly recommend it to those ages 11 and older as the subject matter, including adoption, the shunning of Katie from her Amish family, deceit, and possible adultery are complex. So if you’re on the lookout for a good “chick flick” The Confession fits the bill. A spoiler warning: it does leave you hanging at the end and opens the script for the third book in the series to be made into a movie. All in all, a great suggestion for your next movie night!
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And the winners are…

I am thrilled to announce the winners for two of my previous giveaways. The winner of Deborah H. Bateman’s awesome book Beatitudes: How to Live a Blessed Life is…

Nancy Meacham Cole!

And the winner of Matt Patterson’s touching and heartwarming My Emily is…

Janet Estridge!

Congratulations Nancy and Janet! I will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered. Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I’ll have my awesome author friend, Lisa Buffaloe, here to share and offer a giveaway of her new book Nadia’s Hope. I also have some fantastic other giveaways coming up with some of my favorite author friends including Deborah Raney, Darlene Franklin, JoAnn Durgin, and Sharon Srock just to name a few.

Also, each Monday, I’ll continue to have movie reviews from a Christian worldview of suggestions for your next family movie night. You can read the archives here.  Every other Thursday, I’ll be including my humor and inspirational posts.  You won’t want to miss one of my most popular inspirational posts 7 Ways to Encourage Your Children and one of my most popular humor posts You Might Be an Historical Fiction Author If…

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Have a blessed week!



Movie Monday – Ken Davis & Friends: Get ’em While They’re Hot!

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

This week’s family movie suggestion is Ken Davis & Friends: Get ’em While They’re Hot!

We are huge fans of Ken Davis (and David Jeremiah, whose church, Shadow Mountain Community Church, hosted this comedic gang) so it was a no-brainer for us to purchase this DVD.

This video is awesome! Each of the comedians was very funny. Ken Davis, as always, was great. We have watched many of his videos and have also listened to him on the radio. He has a gift for bringing out the humorous happenings of real life in an identifiable way.

Our second favorite was Bean and Bailey, followed by David Pendleton. Both of the latter performances were so funny that my husband and I both had tears streaming down our faces from laughter. This is definitely a must-see. It is one of the most hilarious videos we have ever seen – and how nice that it contains no foul language or objectionable content! I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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