Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Amazing Grace

Here is the movie trailer of the upcoming movie "Amazing Grace" to be released February 23rd. It is the story of William Wilberforce, an Evangelical Christian converted under the ministry of John Wesley in England, who was largely responsible for the campaign to abolish slavery in Britain in 1807. This action led ultimately to the United States looking at this shameful issue. The movie takes the title from the hymn written by John Newton, a friend and mentor of William Wilberforce.

In an age where so many people attack Christianity, it is wonderful to see the story of a hero of the faith depicted in a movie. While I have not seen the movie, it is getting endorsements from groups such as Focus on the Family and the Association for Christian Colleges and Universities. Visit the movie website at amazinggracemovie.com to see if it is coming to a city near you. These are the heroes that I want my children to learn and read about.

10 comments:

Deidre said...

Thanks, Kelly.
That looks great. I can't wait. And, I love that version of the song by Chris Tomlin. Gives me chills.

Alicia said...

This is the first movie trailer to make me cry since The Nativity Story. :^)

Chris said...

I am anxious to see this movie, and I agree with Deidre, the song by Chris Tomlin is so powerful!

Susie said...

I love to go to the movies, and I am so excited about this one. I saw it preview two weeks ago and I forgot about it until you posted this. Thanks for the reminder. I really appreciate your last post, too. I have a ten yr. old son who hasn't had a thought about girls yet, but I know will soon find them very intriguing. I read the book last year and was in shock about the way men think and see things. A definite must read for all women. Have you bought the men's version yet? I think its called "For Men Only".

Peach said...

Thanks Kelly. My husband just told me about this movie last night. I agree that these are the heroes I want my children to emulate and know.

momrn2 said...

I just heard about this last ngiht. I am going to have to check and see if it is coming to our area! Thanks for getting the word out!

Susie said...

Oh, wow. Just... wow. I can't wait to see this. Thanks for sharing the preview with us!

Jane said...

AWESOME! I can't wait to see this movie. Thanks so much for the preview.

gail said...

Wow, looks great! Hubby is familiar with him but this was sort of new to me. Can't wait to check it all out.

Jennifer said...

Kelly, there's a great Focus on the Family issue on this movie. I listened to the podcast. Anyone can download it on itunes, or it might be on the Focus on the Family site.

I really want to see it, too.