The Woodcarver DVD Review/Giveaway

Friday, March 16, 2012

Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
The woodcarver arrived at my home and my kids asked me what it was about. I didn't know what to tell them so I played it for them that evening instead. What I learned while watching "The Woodcarver" is that the devotional film genre of movies is far from gone. Though other movies of this genre are certainly few, there are still good stories and excellent values to be had, courtesy of Faith & Family films.

I won't ruin anything but I loved how two trouble souls helped each other in a way no one else could have. As unlikely as the help they channeled from one another was, it was full-circle. It is said that faith in god works the same way. This movie incorporates that idea and relates it through a believable story, commendable acting, and a heartwarming ending that, though convenient, begs to seen again.

As I said before, you don't see many movies like this anymore. Wouldn't it be a shame not to share a film like this with your children and family every once in a while? The kids; they've already seen lying, stealing, cursing, manipulating, and violence. It is all over the place, especially advertisements and, more shockingly, their own programs and cartoons. Let them see something that teaches them that the power of love has the strength to conquer all of the troubles that lie in their way.

I had a healthy dose of films very similar to this one when I was a child. In hindsight, it seems like there were more of them then. I believe that my values were helped in a positive way by the messages that I was delivered from films such as this.

Where to purchase: You are able to make a purchase from the Christian Cinema website for $10.92.

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