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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ring the Bell, a Movie Review & Giveaway

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I am so excited to introduce the movie Ring The Bell to you!  I just have a few words to help share my enthusiasm. Matthew West. Stephen Curtis Chapman. Casting Crowns. & Baseball. If you knew me you’d realize my review was now over. Ha.

We are in the thick of Youth League Majors Baseball here in our small tourist town.  And, since I just got my car out of the shop after 7 weeks for a 3 hour job, I can just say – I could identify with this movie.

We had to watch it in two parts, some during lunch and some after baseball practice.  My husband and boys came in and out. I think I may be a great mom’s movie. I LOVED the music and the concert with Casting Crowns. I gigged at Matthew West’s role with the baseball team and enjoyed seeing Stephen Curtis Chapman as the pastor. They did a great job. I paddle on the lake with Re-Creation in my MP3 Player and have been Matthew’s #1 fan since his first drive up Hwy 101 to sing in Coos Bay many years ago.  But beside these major favorites – I just have to share that the movie content was just. so. good.

It was captivating. It is not predictable. The story turns and twists. It doesn’t go where you’d expect, and save for the hint on the cover of the DVD, you don’t really know where it ends. In fact, the end is pretty open, you really don’t know what the main character will do with his experience in this small town.


I have the opportunity to give a copy of this DVD away and you are going to want it for sure! Comment here on this blog post for your chance to win!


From the Publishers - About Ring the Bell:

Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.

Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.

This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records' founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production. 

Ring the Bell is available on DVD for only $19.99 

DVD Special Features:

  • The Heart of "Ring the Bell"

  • Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video

  • On Set with Casting Crowns

  • Famous Faces

  • A Very Special Movie

  • Ringing the Bell
  • The Artists and Music of "Ring The Bell"

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    1. I want to win! :)

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    2. This looks like something our family would enjoy. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    3. I can't wait to see it...sounds great!!

    4. Oh I need to win this!! My boys love baseball!!! It would be a great clean film for our family movie night!!

    5. Hmmm,sounds like a good movie for the kiddos and I the to watch :-)

    6. Hmmm,sounds like a good movie for the kiddos and I the to watch :-)

    7. I love movies & this sounds like a great one!! Pick me, pick me!!

    8. OOOH! It looks wonderful! Thank you for posting the review! I am going to purchase one to give to a friend! Hmmm...

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    10. Sounds like a great family friendly movie! If this is open to Canada, please enter me.


    11. I would love to win this movie, it looks great!

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