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Ring The Bell DVD-Review & Giveaway!

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About the Movie:

Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.
Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.
This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records’ founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production.

Ring the Bell is available on DVD for only $19.99
 
DVD Special Features:
The Heart of “Ring the Bell”
Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video
On Set with Casting Crowns
Famous Faces
A Very Special Movie
Ringing the Bell
The Artists and Music of “Ring The Bell”

Brenda Says:

This movie was a wonderful and inspiring look at what life is like for those who have the courage to follow the Lord.  It is a story of love, forgiveness, and most importantly, a story of grace.  We really enjoyed this movie as a family, and this will be one we watch again and again.  The town concert with Casting Crowns was something that not only inspired us, but also brought a smile to our faces.  All in all, Ring The Bell is a wonderful family movie.

If you would like to have a chance to own this dvd, then you will want to enter the giveaway below.  The winner will receive a copy of Ring The Bell for their own personal movie library.  Just follow the directions below to enter.

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“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saving Memories Forever-Review

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About the App…

Saving Memories Forever is an app for your iPhone or Android and also a computer program that lets you record stories from your loved ones about the past, present, and future.

Find them here:

Have you ever wished you could remember your parents’ stories about their childhood? Do you have relatives who you only see once in awhile, but whose stories you’d love to capture and keep? Have you planned to write down your family history, but just haven’t had the time? Saving Memories Forever helps families record, save, and share family memories “one story at a time”.

The system has two parts:  a smartphone app and a website. Subscribers use the smartphone app to record the stories and use the website to manage the stories. The recording is easy, mobile, and fun. Using the app, the recorded stories are easy to upload. Subscribers then manage their stories on the website, adding tag words for easy story searching ..plus the extras such as photos, recipes, and other family storytellers.  The website is private and secure.

Saving Memories Forever is available for FREE.  They also offer a subscription rate that includes additional features for $3.99/month (or $40/year). You can see  a breakdown of what is available with each option here.

Brenda Says…

I absolutely love the idea behind this App for the iPhone or Android phone.  When I first received access to it, I had an Android phone.  I’ve since replaced that phone as it was really old and I secretly think it was possessed–by what, I am not sure.  However, my new smart phone is running on a Windows 8 system.  Unfortunately, I am not able to use this app on my new phone, which makes me sad.  I really wish they had this available for my new phone system.  I do have an Android tablet, but the app does not work on that platform.  It really only works on an Android phone.

If I could actually use this app, I would be making use of it at all of our family gatherings.  I would bring up a question and then play pass the phone around so that everyone could take a turn answering it.  How fun would that be at a family reunion?  It would be a great way to record family history and family stories.  And then you would not only be able to preserve those stories, but then you could also preserve the voices of family members for generations to come.  I wish we had been able to do something like this with my grandparents before they passed, and my mother-in-law before she passed on.  I would love to use something like this with my own parents while they can still share stories with all of us.  My Dad hates to type and write.  But he doesn’t mind speaking.  What a great way to get some of his military experiences recorded for posterity.

If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, I would absolutely recommend this service.  It would be a great way to record those memories to enjoy later.  It’s an inexpensive way to create something invaluable for your family to treasure again and again.

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The Whale Tells His Side of the Story-Review & Giveaway

Jonah

About Hey GOD, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah In My Stomach And I Thing I’m Going To Throw Up!

Oh sure, we’ll all heard the story of Jonah and the Whale a hundred times. But have we heard it from the perspective of the whale who experienced that history-making event?

Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up! imagines how that great sea creature from the incident might tell his side of the story, helping kids ages 4 to 8 discover a creative way of learning about that guy who was supposed to go to Ninevah.

The “Parent Connection” feature will help moms and dads take the story further with scripture references and tips on how to talk with their children about what really happened. There’s even a free online app to make this bright retelling even more animated and interactive.

 

About the Author: Troy Schmidt

Troy Schmidt has writing and video production credits ranging from assignments with Disney (The Mickey Mouse Club) and Nickelodeon to Max Lucado’s Hermie franchise. He is currently the lead writer for The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. Troy and his wife have three sons.

Brenda Says…

We LOVED this book!  It was such a fun read and one that we will read over and over again.  It was fun to think about this story of obedience and trusting God from the perspective of the whale.  I’d never really thought about the fact that the whale needed to trust God and obey Him too.  And I am sure the whale thought Jonah was pretty yucky.  This book was delightful and we have every intention of adding the other two books in this series to our personal library.

If you would like to own your own copy of this book,  then you will want to visit B & H Publishing Group to purchase it there for just $9.99.  Or you can enter my giveaway for a chance to win a copy.  Just follow the directions below to enter for your chance to win.

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“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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