Friday, April 24, 2015

DVD Review & Giveaway: Grace of God #GraceofGodMovie

About the movie:
Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief, there really is rebirth and redemption.


Release date: March 24, 2015
99 Minutes / Genre: Family, Inspirational / Rating: NR

Watch the trailer:


My thoughts:
This movie raises a lot of questions about faith, but the one theme that struck me the most was people’s perceptions of Christians. The detective in Grace of God clearly felt that church-goers consider themselves “holier than thou” and better than those without faith. But as he got to know the people of the church, he realized that he had made some wrong assumptions. Every person he met was flawed in some way and clearly far from perfect. He realized that the church was made up of people just like him who were struggling with their lives and seeking to do better.

A couple of misconceptions need to be cleared up. The DVD bills John Ratzenberger (he played Cliff in the “Cheers” TV series) as the star of the show, but he has an extremely minor part and is not really involved in the storyline. Also, the subtitle of the film is “A Story of Easter Traditions,” but there is no mention of Easter in this movie, so look elsewhere if you’re seeking an Easter-themed film.

Overall, Grace of God presented an interesting story that will get people talking about perceptions of Christians and whether it’s ever okay to do something wrong for the right reasons.

Purchase at Walmart.

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