Monday, September 19, 2011

Review and Giveaway: The Shunning DVD


The Shunning is the Hallmark Channel Original Movie starring Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield. The DVD was released on 9/13/2011.

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning - About the Movie
Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead. Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted.

The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.

BEVERLY LEWIS - Author of "The Shunning"
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies. In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award.

Lewis has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Lewis lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.

Website: http://hallmarkchannel.com/theshunning
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheShunningMovie
You can watch the trailer and the interviews with the cast and the director/executive producer (Michael Landon, Jr.) here.

My Thoughts and Review:
Raised in an Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Katie Lapp struggles being an Amish. To conform to their beliefs, she has to constantly fight against her passion for music (guitar playing and singing) and confess as if it was sin. She's about to be married to the Bishop, yet she can't shake off the love and fond memories she still has for her deceased boyfriend. One name, Laura Mayfield, changes everything. The long-kept secrets of the past are threatened. The promise is broken. The family love is tested. The true identity is discovered.

I have never read the book but I was totally captivated by the movie :)! I've always been intrigued by the way the Amish live. I love their simple living but I don't agree with some of their beliefs/rules. I've heard of "shunning" before but the movie really made me feel so sad for those who have been shunned. It's a very cruel way of punishment. It's not a way to show the love of Christ for sure. The unconditional love of Christ leads to forgiveness, healing, and restoration. I had sympathy for both birth mother and adoptive mother in the movie. I cried and I did not want the movie to end. I wish it would continue; I wanted to know what happened next :). This is a touching movie of love, forgiveness, and family. It's a story of two worlds (the Amish and the English) colliding in a tangle of adoption, deception, and emotions.

GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of The Shunning DVD.
To Enter: "Like" The Shunning's Facebook page and then leave a comment here including your Facebook name. Make sure you leave your email address, too. Deadline: Sept. 30th at midnight (Pacific time)

For extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one you do):
- Follow this blog via GFC or NetworkedBlogs
- "Like" my page "Christ Alone" on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter: @treasuredbyGod
- Share the link to this giveaway post on Facebook
- Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter
- Enter my Ginny Owens' CD giveaway
- Enter my Jeremy Riddle's CD giveaway


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27 comments:

Vinnie's Warriors said...

I am really interested to see this movie. I have liked the Shunning facebook page (thisisraerae) nad your Christ Alone page. I've also entered the Ginny Owens giveaway! Thanks!

feathersofhope said...

I liked the movie too. I have read the book, and I thought it was even better than the movie. You should read the next book in the series. It's totally inspirational. I'm a teacher and I use this book as one my lit. circle choices in school. The girls always love it. I'd love to win the DVD to show my kids.

heidilynnpainter@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

I can't wait to see the movie! I've liked every book Beverly has written! (well I must admit I haven't read the Amish cookbook). Thank you for providing material for a GOOD movie!
Nancy Keidel-Kennedy

blondie42660@gmail.com

Eva-Joy said...

Hi! I posted the link on Facebook, liked your fb page, and entered your Ginny Owens CD. I also liked "The Shunning DVD" fb page. My fb name is Eva-Joy Schonhaar. My e-mail is kraftyhorselover@hotmail.com Good luck on the giveaway!

nickandkatherine said...

I liked The Shunnings fcaebook page as Katherine Aitken

nickandkatherine(at)talkttalk(dot)net

nickandkatherine said...

Following with GFC as nickandkatherine

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nickandkatherine said...

Following you on Twitter as @mumoffunkids

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nickandkatherine said...

I shared on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430286983
nickandkatherine(at)talktalk(dot)net

nickandkatherine said...

I shared on Twitter as @mumoffunkids

http://twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/116394202950139904

nickandkatherine said...

I entered the Ginny Owens CD giveaway

nickandkatherine(at)talktalk(dot)net

nickandkatherine said...

I entered the Jeremy Riddle CD giveaway

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Ramblesahm said...

I like the shunning on FB as Sam Whitney L.
ramblesahm AT yahoo DOT com

Ramblesahm said...

I follow you on GFC as Ramblesahm.
ramblesahm AT yahoo DOT com

Ramblesahm said...

I like you on FB as Sam Whitney L.
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Juanita W said...

Loved The Shunning movie and the book. Have read The Confession and now almost finished with The Reckoning. All very well written stories. Juanita W
whisper97304@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I liked The Shunning facebook page as Denise Boston.

deniseandkevin@juno.com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I liked your page as Eva-Joy Schonhaar.

Anonymous said...

I liked The Shunning facebook page as Eva-Joy Schonhaar

Anonymous said...

I entered your Ginny Owens giveaway as Eva-Joy.

Anonymous said...

I entered your Jeremy Riddle's giveaway as Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

I shared the link on facebook as Eva-Joy Schonhaar.

Anonymous said...

I followed your blog through networked blogs as Eva-Joy Schonhaar

K. Russell said...

i follow via GFC - Kryssi01@msn.com

K. Russell said...

I like you on FB - Kryssi01@msn.com

K. Russell said...

I follow you on twitter - Kryssi01@msn.com

Connie said...

I've heard good things about this DVD, so I'm anxious to check it out also. Thanks for making this available and please include me in your drawing. I have gone to their facebook page and "liked" it. Thanks!

Connie Bown Ward
cnward@lisco.com

Mandy Bamford said...

I would love to win this dvd!

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