Thursday, January 12, 2017

Alison's Choice {A DVD Review & Giveaway}

**DVD received for review, all thoughts are my own.

On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court made the landmark decision on the case of Roe v. Wade on the issue of abortion. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state's interests in regulating abortions: protecting women's health and protecting the potentiality of human life.

In the 44 years since this ruling, the subject of abortion has remained a heated topic of debate. To be honest, I'm not sure that there is any other issue that can bring about such an emotional response.

But no matter what side you stand on the issue, have you ever wondered to yourself: What would Jesus think? What would He say? If you found yourself facing that seemingly impossible decision, what would He have to say to YOU?

Today, I want to share with you a new movie that sought to answer just that:

When young Alison finds herself pregnant by a dead-beat boyfriend, she turns to abortion.  There in the clinic, as she waits for her name to be called, she encounters a cast of extraordinary characters; a flamboyant counselor, a suburban mom, a heart-weary receptionist, an inner city counterpart… And more than anyone, a gentle-faced janitor with mop “eternally” in hand. The two begin to talk and it quickly becomes clear he is no mere janitor, but the living God manifest – and He’s come to plead for the life of her baby.  With the clock ticking precious minutes away, it is a fight for life or death. Suddenly a nurse appears, “Alison, we’re ready for you.”  What will Alison choose…

First and foremost I want to be very clear, this movie is absolutely 100% pro-life. If you are adamantly pro choice and have no wiggle room on the topic, chances are this isn't a movie you are going to appreciate. And that's completely okay, but for those who are pro-life, those who aren't sure, or those who want to gain a perspective on the other side of the issue, this is a powerful movie that has the potential to truly change someone's life.

In any decision and any hard time that we face, we know that God is with us... but sometimes its hard to really picture that. It becomes just something we say, but that can be hard to truly feel in those moments of need. We talk to God, but does He talk back? What would it be like to truly have a back and forth conversation with Him? In this movie that is just what we see. We meet Alison, a young girl who finds herself at an abortion clinic faced with a tough choice. While there, she meets a janitor who helps her talk through her decision... the holy spirit, in person...well, something like that.

What really struck me about this film is that there was no hate and no bashing shown to those who DID make that decision. Again, its absolutely and clearly a movie that is pro-life and yet, it did not place judgement. It made clear that God loves us- each of us- no matter what. Yes, even those who went through with decision to have an abortion. To me, that's a pretty powerful statement. To say, no, God doesn't hate you, He never could. Still, it made clear that He also loves each and every child, and that He mourns for those losses. Even the children never to be born are still His children, and He knows them by name.

This isn't a fast paced movie. You're not going to be rolling on the floor or holding the edge of your seat to see what happens next, but it IS a beautiful movie and a beautiful story that needs to be shared.

You can find out more and purchase a copy of this powerful movie here.

And they are giving 5 lucky winners the chance to win a copy for themselves. Click here to enter. 


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