The Grace Card is a new movie from Affirm Films (the same company who produced Soul Surfer and Fireproof) which tells stories about the lives of Christians and those newly coming to Christ. Set in Memphis, Tennessee, the film opens with a drug bust (please note, this film is rated PG-13!) and follows “Mac”, a Caucasian police officer and his African American partner “Sam”. Mac is an incredibly angry and bitter man following a stark family tragedy. Sam is a preacher on the weekend filled with the love and hope that Jesus gives His believers. Mac's life seems to be spiraling out of control and, after tense and persistent conflict between Mac and Sam, Mac reaches a point where he can no longer depend on himself to carry his burden. Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and God are the resolution.
There are some incredibly intense moments in this movie. In the end, I was brought to tears and wanted to raise my hands to the goodness of the Lord. It was refreshing to see men being so vulnerable and bonding over the love of the Lord. One cannot hear enough stories about the power of forgiveness: “For it is by grace you have been saved.” The only cons is that some of the acting is merely fair quality, though other actors are really great. I loved the film and I loved the message. It was full of twists, turns, and was one of the few movies that kept my attention and was worth my time--I can't wait to share it with friends and family.
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One lucky reader will win a copy for their very own. To enter, please tell me about a time in your life when you've experienced or witnessed forgiveness or grace. Contest will end Saturday, September 24th, 2011.
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