Monday, March 12, 2012

Giveaway Time!

It’s time for my giveaway! 

In the past, I’ve usually had something homemade to give away….and usually something decorative for the home. This giveaway is a little different. As I’ve said before, finding good wholesome, inspirational, and uplifting family movies is not always an easy task. But I feel very good about the movie bundle I am offering in my giveaway.



The winner of my giveaway will get the following bundle of four movies by Sherwood Pictures:

Flywheel
Facing the Giants
Fireproof
Courageous

Flywheel was the first effort of film making by Sherwood Pictures and was made on a limited budget.  It may have been made on a limited budget, but it's packed full of inspiration!  Here's a little synopsis for Flywheel:



Jay Austin wants to sell used cars in the worst way ... and that's exactly how he does business at his dealership. Promising much more than he can ever deliver, he'll do whatever it takes to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeate all of his relationships—even his wife and son know they can't trust him. But as Jay works on restoring a classic convertible, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him as well. Coming face-to-face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay Austin begins the ride of his life as he commits to honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life!

The second of the Sherwood Pictures movies is Facing the Giants (one of my favorites). We went to the theatre to see this movie and I cried through a great deal of it. I could identify with Brooke, the wife of Coach Grant Taylor, with yearning for a child, though there’s much more than that to this movie. It’s really a story about fear and faith. Everyone should see this movie! Here’s the synopsis for Facing the Giants:



This is an action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear.

The third movie made by Sherwood Pictures is Fireproof. Kirk Cameron (from Growing Pains) stars in this one. Fireproof is a must see movie for anyone married, or anyone even thinking of getting married. The synopsis for Fireproof:



A heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage accepts his father's challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife the true meaning of commitment in this faith-based marriage drama. When he's battling blazes, Capt. Caleb Holt adheres to the old firefighter's adage about never leaving your partner behind; back at home, it's an altogether different story. Caleb and his wife, Catherine, have been married for seven years, but lately arguments over career, housework, finances, and outside interests have driven the once-happy couple hopelessly apart. Just as Caleb and Catherine prepare to officially dissolve their marriage, Caleb's father John presents his son with a most unusual challenge: commit to a 40-day experiment called "The Love Dare," and take one last shot at saving his marriage. While at first Caleb agrees to take a chance on "The Love Dare," the discovery that it's closely tied in with his parent's newfound faith causes him to momentarily reconsider. Still, Caleb carries on with the experiment despite being constantly rejected by his skeptical, embittered wife. When Caleb asks his father how he can be expected to love someone who refuses to give him a fair chance, John tells his son that this is precisely the same love that God shows for humankind. Now, with a little help from above, the man who makes headlines for saving lives will fight to be a hero to the one person who matters most -- his wife.

And the most recent of the movies by Sherwood Pictures (released September 2011) is Courageous (my favorite one). I have seen this numerous times and never tire of it. It is the highest quality movie making of all the films thus far. One minute I was crying, and the next minute, I was laughing. Definitely a must see movie! Here’s the synopsis for Courageous:



Four police officers attempt to put their faith in God after a sudden and unexpected tragedy transforms their lives forever. This movie follows dedicated cops Adam Mitchell and Nathan Hayes as they work with their partners to keep the streets safe. But when these devoted peacekeepers face the challenge of fatherhood, both their faith and devotion to family are put to the ultimate test. In the aftermath of a devastating calamity, they are faced with a difficult choice that will ultimately come to define their lives. Fortunately, a wise mentor appears to help them understand that man's ambition and God's will aren't always in perfect harmony.

In times like these, I feel it is important to guard our families against what is considered “entertainment”. With these movies, you won’t go wrong and you will be inspired to build your faith as well.

Here are the guidelines for my giveaway:

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada. You will get one entry for leaving a comment on this post letting me know you would like to be entered. You will get a second entry when you leave a second comment on this post letting me know you are a follower (new followers are welcome!). Faithful readers that leave comments but don’t necessarily have a blog are considered followers too. Just be sure and leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win! You will be entered a third time if you post my giveaway on your blog, either in a post or on your sidebar, and let me know in a comment on this post that you did so. You have permission to use the first picture on this post.

**PLEASE NOTE** - You must leave a separate comment for each entry for it to be counted separately! The winner will be drawn by random.org on Sunday evening, March 18th. The winner will be announced on Monday morning, March 19th.

I wish I could give away many more of these because I do so highly recommend them! But maybe I can do another one on down the road sometime soon. But at least for now, one person will be a lucky blessed winner!  And if you already have one or all of these, wouldn't they make a great gift to pass along to someone else?  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

52 comments:

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

You know I love these movies! :D World's biggest Sherwood fans, right here--we own all their movies and have seen them all at LEAST three times, we sing all the songs from the movies, and our 4 year old acts out the scenes from the movies! :D

Sounmds great! Whoever wins will be one blessed person!

Love you, Mama! 8!

Love,
Joy :D

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the movies, recently borrowed Courageous from a friend - and would love to own it.
Thanks for making this available as a prize on your blog. I am sure they will make a positive impact on those who watch.
Adeline
PS I will check back to see if I win and make my email available then ;-)

Heather's Stitches said...

What a Wonderful give-away!

I don't want to be entered as we own all of these already but I'm simply wishing someone Good Luck as these are fantastic, touching movies that will touch you to the core.

~Heather

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Marti said...

Would love to add these movies to my collection.

Marti said...

I am a follower, and always enjoy your blog.

Patty Sumner said...

Wow Tammy, that is a great give away. I love all those movies, but my favorite is Facing the giants. Include me in the give away. Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

I am a follower too. I love your blog. Blessings!

Loretta said...

For some reason I didn't get posted. However, I wanted to tell you I'm not entering, because I think a family (with children) would benefit from this wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for your generosity! Hugs

jennifer768 said...

Tammy I would love to be entered in your giveaway.The movies sound really interesting.Hugs,Jen

jennifer768 said...

Tammy I am a follower.Hugs,Jen

jennifer768 said...

Tammy I am posting your giveaway on my side bar.Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.Hugs,Jen

Never So Simple said...

I've seen 2 out of the 4. I would love to see the other 2. Please enter my name. Thanks!

Donna

Wendi said...

Love those movies!

Anonymous said...

Tammy I have not seen Flywheel and love the other three.But dont own any of them.Please enter the TURNERS Thanks Chuck

Susannah said...

Hi Tammy, Please enter my name! These look like great, inspiring movies. Would love to own them so hubby and I could enjoy them but we could watch these movies when the 13 year old grandkids come over, too.

Thank you for the thoughtful give-away.

Susannah

Susannah said...

Hello,again, Yes, I am a follower of your blog and enjoy it very much.

Blessings,
Susannah
jogrady001@rochester.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Tammy We are followers of your blog.Hope to see you guys soon!!!! Chuck Turner

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
#1 I would LOVE to be entered!

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
#2 I'm a faithful follower! ;)

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
#3 I blogged about your giveaway! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!

My fingers are crossed!

Debbie said...

I have only seen one of these, Fireproof and it has helped so much in my marriage, I would love to see the others!!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Debbie said...

I am a follower, and love your blog!!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Laura Lane said...

I'd like to win. I like these movies.

Laura Lane said...

I've been following you for a long time. Love your blog.

LynnMarie said...

As a wife of a retired police officer I would love to win these! As a cousin to a fireman, I would love to win these! As a Christian, I would love to win these. Thank you for the give a way.

LynnMarie said...

I am a follower of your as well on my blog. What a great thing to offer. Thank you.

Sharon said...

What a great giveaway and I would love to have these movies.
I am a follower for sure.
Thanks for the chance to win these.

Karen said...

Hi, Tammy ~ I would love to be entered into your giveaway. The only one of the movies I have seen is Fireproof--and it was awesome! Thanks, Karen

Karen said...

I am a follower! :)

Gla said...

I would like to enter into this give away. Thank you.
Glaphre
glabraswell@gmail.com

Gla said...

I am a follower but I do not have a blog.
Glaphre
glabraswell@gmail.com

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Tammy...I would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway.;)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Tammy..I am a follower too.;)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey I added this to my sidebar under giveaways,;)

DawnM said...

I would like to enter. Thank you.
iheartmarcusb@gmail.com

DawnM said...

New GFC follower

Paula said...

WOW~ what an awesome giveaway, Tammy! I hate to admit it, but I've never seen any of these movies... we don't have a theater close by and we just don't rent much... I'm out of the loop! *haha*

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Tammy, please enter me in your generous giveaway ;)
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

SweetPepperRose said...

Tammy here is my second entry, letting you know I'm already a follower to your blog! Thank you!

SweetPepperRose said...

Following you on Linky as well ;)
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

bettyj said...

Great give away Tammy. This is a good series.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway. I read your blog as much as I can. Very inspirational.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Well you know I follow you! I love Facing the Giants, it's one of my favorite movies as well! Great giveaway!

Melissa Jo - mjp photography said...

LOVED Fireproof....WANT to see Courageous so much....you're values and your spirit are such a blessing to me. When this world seems so crazy it's such a comfort to know there are good Christian people still fighting for a better world!

Bless you!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would love to be entered to win! I love these movies!!! :)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am a blog follower! ;)

Jamie said...

What a great giveaway idea! I would love to be entered!

Jamie said...

I am also a follower! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in this blog giveaway! Great blog! Sylvia

Laura said...

Hi!

Just found your site...we LOVE these movies! Is the giveaway over? I had ordered Flywheel and Facing the Giants for my husband for Valentine's day and....they never arrived!! Our family would love to win these movies, but whoever does is surely to enjoy them!
God Bless and have a great day:)

Laura