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The Promise DVD {Review & Giveaway}

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We’ve been watching a lot of Christmas movies since Thanksgiving.  Traditionally, that is when Christmas begins in our home.  We love the classics, but I am always looking for new movies that share the biblical account of the birth of Christ that I can watch together with my family.

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I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah, by Glorious Films.  Here is a little bit about this animated musical:

The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ. In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.

This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.

I had the opportunity to watch this animated musical with my family tonight.  I loved it and felt it accurately portrayed the biblical accounts of Christ’s birth.  All of the songs that were sung were straight out of scripture and I especially loved the way “Mary’s Song” was done.  There were a few parts that had me bursting out laughing, just because it seemed as though the song and dance didn’t quite fit, but then again, I believe this movie would be well suited for younger children and well, there were parts that I feel a younger child would find funny.

If you would like a little taste of The Promise, you can watch the trailer below:

I am excited to offer one of my readers a copy of this beautifully animated musical for their family to enjoy.

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23 Comments

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    Rosann
    December 5, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Ohh….pick me! Pick me!! This looks fabulous! 🙂
    Rosann recently posted..The Secret to Being a More Productive and Confident Woman

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      Barbie
      December 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      It was really good. I enjoyed it!

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    Stephanie Hanes
    December 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love the simple fact that God came to earth…as a helpless little babe.

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      Barbie
      December 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      It’s a truth that so boggles my mind. Blessings my friend.

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    Beth
    December 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I could use a good Christmas movie. Usually we watch a movie together on Christmas morning.
    Sending hugs your way.
    Beth
    Beth recently posted..Three Word Wednesday: Just Enough Grace

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      Barbie
      December 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Loving you back my friend!

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    Grace-Marie
    December 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    My favorite part of the story of the birth of Christ is the mention of a people that once sat in darkness who now saw a great light! Powerful. . ..

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      He is the light of the world. Thanks for stopping by Grace-Marie!

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    Cathy
    December 6, 2013 at 3:11 am

    The awesome fact that God sent his Son to walk on this earth is magic in itself! Truly amazing!! Looks like a great movie!
    Cathy recently posted..Mystery of History Lessons 43-45

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      I don’t think my brain will ever comprehend this truth. Thank you for stopping by Cathy!

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    Laurie's Notions (@lauriervb)
    December 6, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I love his humble “beginnings” made glorious in his “position” as our Messiah, our KING!
    Laurie’s Notions (@lauriervb) recently posted..Giving Tuesday

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Such a beautiful promise Laurie. Thank you for stopping by.

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    EllenMR
    December 7, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This sounds like such a lovely wholesome (keyword!) show- I’d love to share it with my kids! !
    13yr old twins and a 7 yr old who need to learn more about the beauty of Christ and what the holiday is REALLY about!!
    Bless you for the opportunity to win the Truth!!

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by EllenMR. Good luck!

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    Sara Bowyer
    December 8, 2013 at 6:36 am

    I love that He gave up all He had in heaven for me. That love overwhelms me!
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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      It’s mind boggling, isn’t it? Cant wait to hear about your trip to Ethiopia Sara.

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    Dalia
    December 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I saw the trailer the other day and we wanted to get it. So excited that you are giving it away here. Barbie thank you for hosting this !

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      You’re welcome Dalia!

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    Lisha Epperson
    December 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I’m probably a little too excited about this Barbie! Seems to be such a great film. Hope I win but will purchase if I don’t . Great review! Good luck to all!
    Lisha Epperson recently posted..Reflections on Laughter and Trust : Advent in the City – Days 6&7

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      Barbie
      December 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Best of luck to you Lisha!

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    traci beeson
    December 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    i’ve always been so humbled by sweet mary’s willingness to do whatever God asked her to do, even when it could have meant her being publicly shamed for being pregnant before she and joseph were married. her heart was so devoted to her heavenly Father! <3
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    Lauren Jensen
    December 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Looks like a great movie, Barbie! I’m always looking for new Christmas movies, books, CDs our family would enjoy. What I find fabulous about the Christmas story is that we can hear it year after year and it’s still fresh:)
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    Becky
    December 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I love that the birth of Christ is humble and vulnerable.

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