Read-Worthy Reviews ~ February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, and we love good books and movies…so it’s time to share a few more great reviews with you! Today we’re featuring Lynette Eason’s newest suspense novel (with some intriguing romance worked in), and the brand-new faith film ready to hit Canadian theatres starting this Friday, February 16th – SAMSON! We hope you’ll treat yourself this week – take yourself (and a friend!) out to the movies, and pick up Oath of Honor at your local bookstore!


Oath of Honor (Lynette Eason)

Read-Worthy Reviews - February 14th - Oath of Honor

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. She knows they’ll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.

Izzy is determined to discover exactly what happened, and her investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll–including someone from her own family. With her dead partner’s brother Ryan, a handsome homicide detective, shadowing her every move, Izzy’s head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she’s had a secret crush on for years won’t leave her side?

Endorsements:

“How good was this book…The twists and turns in this book kept you on the edge of your seat and it wasn’t until close to the end that I figured out who was behind everything. Stars out of 5 : 5 It’s been a while since I have enjoyed a book so much…” – That British Woman’s Book Review Blog

Eeeeepppp!! A new Lynette Eason series featuring a law enforcement family. Eeeeeeepppp!!!! This is me fangirling over stellar romantic suspense…The suspense is an intricate tangle of knots and dangling threads…The whole book plays out in just under a week so think fast-paced with plenty of action…” – Best Reads

Oath of Honor is an excellent start to what is sure to be an amazing series. The suspense will keep you riveted to the pages, while the characters themselves will engage your heart… I award this story a very solid 4.5 out of 5 stars, and definitely recommend it for those looking for a romantic suspense.” – Christian Fiction Addiction

“…I totally did not know was behind it all right up until the end…In short, I loved the action and adventure in this book, but what stood out to me most in this story, and what made the action and adventure so much more …well…..tense, are the relationships between the characters. Strong friendships pull these characters through some difficult times…” – Melony Teague


Biblical Epic Releasing in Theatres This Friday…

SAMSON

Read-Worthy Reviews - February 14th - SAMSON

SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

The film stars Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson.

Several members of Nuts About Books and Resourcing Leaders had the opportunity to watch an exclusive 26-minute montage of SAMSON. Based on those scenes of the film, here are some of their reviews!

“…The movie is done very well, the cinematography and the action sequences are great…” – Dean Brenton (Executive Director, Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives, PAONL)

“Thought the movie was very good. We’d certainly encourage men and their families to view it.” – Dr. Kevin Trick (Community Pastor – Men, Centre Street Church)

“I must tell you that the movie is powerfully made and a true depiction of the biblical interpretation of God’s awesome power in Samson’s time…It is absolutely a movie I will strongly recommend to my church members and friends to watch. Kudos to the team that made the movie. Our God is awesome! Another powerful christian movie to hit public cinemas…” – Henry Frimpong (Pastor, Partnership in Christ Centre)

“…the acting is well done and the couple scenery shots are amazing…I thought the main parts were true to Scriptural events, so that was encouraging…Judges were often given supernatural power and this movie also portrays that. It also demonstrates some of the judgment that God’s people went through due to their rebellion and unbelief in God’s power…” – Kaleigh’s Book Reviews

“…Immediately, I was grabbed by the use of realistic sets and costuming depicting the time of 1170 BC, in Ancient Israel. Right from the beginning you are brought into the strife between the Palestinians and Hebrews…I found myself intrigued and entertained…” – My Book Abyss

*Please note: This film is rated PG-13 for violence and battle scenes. Use discretion if considering bringing children with you. We hope you really enjoy this film!*


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Books provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group.
Montage provided courtesy of Pure Flix.

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February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner Bring Iconic Leader of the Early Church to the Big Screen

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST COMES TO CANADIAN THEATRES MARCH 28

WATERLOO, ON – February 8, 2018 – Just in time for the Easter season, PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is releasing in select theatres across Canada. The official trailer released earlier this week for this anticipated film that tells the epic story of the man who persecuted the early church only to become its greatest evangelist.

Paul Apostle Of Christ Poster cdnIn PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, Luke (Caviezel) risks his life to visit Paul (Faulkner), who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST brings to life on screen the powerful story of a man who changed the course of history through his committed faith, yet at great cost to himself,” Director and Screenwriter Andrew Hyatt said.

“We committed to create a film true to the biblical account of Paul’s life but also one that is dramatic and engaging,” said Producer T.J. Berden. “The trials faced by early Christians and their faith and bravery in spite of them will amaze audiences.”

The movie, filmed in Malta, is highly anticipated in part because of its acclaimed cast, notably Jim Caviezel (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST), James Faulkner (DOWNTON ABBEY), Olivier Martinez (S.W.A.T.), Joanne Whalley (A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES), and John Lynch (THE SECRET GARDEN). PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST premieres on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. For more information and to view the official trailer, visit https://faithfilms.ca/paul-apostle-christ-march-28-2018/.

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  ODB FilmsODB Films is a Catholic ministry dedicated to fostering an encounter with Christ through artfully made, spiritually rich films. Founded in 2005 with the goal of providing a Christian presence in the social reality and a digital platform to meet teenagers where they are while striving to provide a Christian response in today’s social media. In its first decade, ODB produced and distributed more than 200 short films reaching thousands of young people in Catholic churches, dioceses, and other Christian faith communities throughout the world. In 2016, ODB produced its first feature film, the award-winning FULL OF GRACE, that is distributed domestically by Cinedigm Corporation and world-wide by Mission Pictures International. https://odbfilms.com/

Mandalay PicturesMandalay Pictures is a motion picture company which finances, produces and distributes motion pictures for the global marketplace. With its strong financial base, the company is known for its ability to assemble premiere talent and develop properties that appeal to a global audience. Mandalay is led by an experienced and creative team of individuals with proven track records and the ability to effectively navigate the constantly evolving film marketplace. http://www.mandalay.com/

Giving FilmsGiving Films was established by Richard L. Jackson and Fred Bernstein as an affiliate of Astute Films, LLC to finance and produce movies that spark conversations around faith. All of Giving Films’ profits are donated to charities, with an emphasis on those serving foster care. www.givingfilms.com

Affirm FilmsAFFIRM Films produces, acquires and markets films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences around the world.  Since releasing its first theatrical film-The Kendrick Brothers’ drama, Facing the Giants in 2007,  AFFIRM Films has released numerous quality faith-based films including Soul Surfer, based on the inspirational true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton; When the Game Stands Tall, the sports drama inspired by the story of the De La Salle Spartans; War Room, which hit #1 on the domestic box office chart; Risen, which followed the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer; and was the faith-based marketing partner with Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures for their films Miracles from Heaven and the #2 faith-based film of all time, Heaven Is for Real.  AFFIRM Films also released All Saints in August of 2017 and the animated film, The Star, in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures in November 2017.  AFFIRM will next release Paul, Apostle of Christ on March 28, 2018.   AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. AFFIRMFilms.com

SonySony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics.  For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

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