Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Least Among You (Movie) Review

Leaders are not chosen, they are called. Inspired by a true story.
Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation at an all-white seminary. Although encouraged to break racial boundaries by its president Alan Beckett (William Devane), the school wants black followers not leaders. Even former missionary, Kate Allison (Lauren Holly), initially rejects Richard. A prison sentence looming, Richard meets Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett, Jr.) -- “the gardener in the basement.” As Samuel guides Richard through his many trials, Richard must choose between his dreams and his destiny.

I enjoy movies based on true events; especially when I was alive and remember hearing about them. But this movie still wasn't type of movie to watch. It did have very good acting, raw emotions that you could feel through the screen, and it was very moving. I did enjoy watching this Christian flick on the one hand though because it wasn't the typical low-cost, new-actors feel to it. I feel this movie represented what happened and what went on very well. This movie was and is inspirational and eye opening to those who didn't know about the Watt Riots and about doing what is right even if you know there are people against you or possible consequences.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A special Reminder

I recently went and visited BookJunkieMom at Rainy Day Reviews! and I read her post on The Mend Mark. The Mend Mark is a mission to spread the Word and to remind the people who wear the bracelet of His sacrifice for us. The man behind all of this; Hunter Harrison. He had a great idea. To create the bracelet to mirror the scars from the nails that went through Christ's wrists and feet. It brings a new kind of reminder to the subject I think. Harrison's mission behind this is to remind us not only of His life but his death and why he died for us. It is a great mission and I am glad to know about it and would be glad to wear it. A great conversation starter and a great way to open a door of communication to the non believer; to be able to share the great new of Christ! To find out more about this, go to BookJunkieMom's blog! Have a great day all!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Into Reading

I am brand new to blogging. I have been an avid reader for years. But never thought about posting my thoughts and reviews on a blog. I thought, this will be fun! My daughter found this reading challenge for me over at Katrina's blog. I think it will be a good and fun way for me to get started with this. And with this challenge, even though I am a full time OB Nurse, I will still have time to read because I choose the amount of books I am going to read.
Here are the rules/guidelines:
  • make up a list of book you would like to read and...
  • read them between the challenge dates which are...
  • September 22 - December 20 2010.
Here is my list:
 My Goal:

  1.  Power To Heal by Joan Hunter 
  2. (more to come later...:)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello Book Bloggers!

My name is Denise, I have been an avid reader for years. Love shopping, reading and talking books. Never thought about putting my thoughts, opinions, ideas and reviews on the web. Though I mainly read health books, self help, christian books, I am open to reading new things.
My daughter has been doing it and loves it and I thought, sounds like fun! So She got this blog started for me. I am here to review books, talk books, take part in book memes, and everything else bookish! 
So please stop by, I would love to meet you and talk books and tea with you!