Saturday, March 10, 2007

Amazing Grace!

Last night Paul was able to get off work a little early (having already put in over 50 hours for the week), so we were able to have a date night. Nana and Papa watched the little ones as usual.

We went to see the movie Amazing Grace. If you have not seen this movie, go and see it! It is totally wonderful. It really makes you think about the horrors of the slave trade, but also about many topics applicable to how we should live our life today. I found it very encouraging, though also challenging in some ways.

Moreover, it is quite humorous. Not in a slapstick, comic relief way. But in the way that displays human character. You laugh because you can relate to it.

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Amazing Grace tells the story of William Wilberforce and his long-suffering fight to abolish the British slave trade. In doing so it shares his personal faith journey as well as his friendship with William Pitt (Prime Minister of England), and his courtship with Barbara Spooner. The characters all really came alive for me.

I do believe this is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

So go out there and see it! Let Hollywood know with your dollar that we want them to incredible movies like this one!

1 comment:

Shaae's Mom said...

I agree! Even your Dad liked the movie. It was well done. Made you think without all of the usual props. Very straight forward.