The Promise – Ted Dekker
Dec23

The Promise – Ted Dekker

In the two years after Ted Dekker graced the world with the Circle series, he also set to penning two little, wonderfully illustrated Christmas gift books. The stories themselves are only a few thousand pages long, great for reading to children before bed.  While I’ve previously reviewed The Drummer Boy, I found while going through my archives that The Promise slipped through the cracks. So here’s my Christmas review this year. The...

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About Time

Genre: Romance, Comedy Director: Richard Curtis Release date: September 4, 2013 Reviewed by Kelsie Beers QUICK HIT — With a stellar cast, beautiful videography, and a heartwarming plot, About Time is really exactly what the title says—a movie about time as it relates to life, love, and family. On Tim Lake’s 21st birthday, his father tells him that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel backward in their own...

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The Merciful Scar – Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue

Genre: Inspirational, Drama Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Reviewed by Sarah Lara QUICK HIT – Rebecca St. James foray into the fictional realm is a gripping and poignant first-person tale that dives into the disturbing realm of self-harm and brings light into the darkness. For Kirsten Petersen, life is full of guilt and regret–so much so that she resorts to cutting herself to relieve some of...

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Gravity

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama Director: Alfonso Cuarón Release date: October 4, 2013 Reviewed by Kelsie Beers QUICK HIT — Gravity takes all the bigness and all the terribleness and all the loneliness of the universe and wraps them into a stunning backdrop for a beautiful story. For the first nine or ten years of my life, I was determined to be an astronaut. I quizzed myself on space facts, knew the bios of several astronauts,...

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Elysium

Director: Neil Blomkamp Genre: Science Fiction, Film Release Date: 8/9/2013 Reviewed by Justin Hanvey QUICK HIT – Elysium is a deep disappointment, a film so mired in its own message that it buries the story and removes any entertainment. When I went into Elysium I had pretty high expectations. In 2010, Blomkamp’s District 9 was easily my favorite movie of the year, and was a great science fiction movie about aliens stranded on...

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