Free movie tickets!

Son Of God movieThis seems to be a month of giveaways! The winner of the book The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle is commenter #12  Tracy Stanley.  Tracy, send me your address and I will get your copy headed in your direction.

Today I’ve got a new giveaway–  four vouchers  to go see a new movie that comes out this weekend.  It is called ‘Son of God‘  and the vouchers can be redeemed to use in any theater as long as it is showing. Here’s what the Dove Foundation had to say about the movie.

I’m always a little leery of movie presentations of faith– often producers use their creative license pretty liberally.  But  John and I are looking forward to taking our teens to check this one out for ourselves.  If nothing else, it is a great springboard and opportunity to talk with others about our faith. And the musical score was done by Hans Zimmer, one of my husband’s favorite composers.  (He’s a big fan of dramatic orchestral musical numbers.) Here’s the official movie trailer so you can get a feel for it.

I am going to give away these tickets in pairs, so that two families will have the chance to see this movie more affordably — or free, depending on the size of your family.  To enter the drawing, comment below and tell me about a movie you enjoyed recently.  I’ll choose a winner on Thursday, so get commenting!  🙂

Because these vouchers are e-vouchers, if the winner replies quickly, I might even be able to get them to you in time to see the movie this weekend– if I can find time in the midst of the Refresh conference anyway.

Speaking of which, if you’re in the Seattle area and are interested in attending Refresh (a conference for adoptive and foster families) online registration is closed, but you can still show up on Friday and register in person.  There are lots of good speakers, including Deborah Gray (she wrote Attaching in Adoption) and Milan and Kay Yerkovich (authors of How We Love).  I’m excited to be team-leading a couple sessions with two awesome mommas.  Lisa Qualls of One Thankful Mom and I are doing a talk on having faith in hard times, and Jen Summers (a fellow mom of ten!) and I are talking about large family logistics.  Should be fun!


  1. Frozen was awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. My fifteen year old daughter and sixteen year old granddaughter LOVED Frozen and say when it comes out on DVD it is a movie we have to buy.
    Mary, do not enter me in the drawing for these tickets- closest movie theatre over an hour away and given the winter we are having no way am I driving for that.

  3. Oops, forgot to tell you that as a family we last watched ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ together at home with homemade beer bread, cheese, and punch.

  4. We don’t get to the movies much, but my children and I have been reading through the Chronicles of Narnia. We have been enjoying the new(ish) movies of the Chronicles of Narnia on DVD.

  5. I somehow missed the lead up to this movie! (But I have a good excuse — we FINALLY travelled to bring our daughter home in early January!) We just watched The Muppets, after checking it out from the library — what a good-hearted movie.

  6. My children and I are reading through the list of Newbery book winners. Some we love, some we like and some we close the cover after a few pages and mark as “not for us.” One we recently read is Holes by Louis Sachar and we LOVED it. When we finished the book we were pleased to find the movie on Netflix and it was *almost* equally enjoyable. It was great fun to dialogue about the similarities and differences of the book and movie and especially how well we thought the movie was cast compared to the images we had in our heads about the characters. Great movie but…….I must recommend the book first.

  7. I’ve spent all my time recently watching the Olympics! I think before that started the kids and I watched The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe again. Always fun to look for new symbolism there. I’ve been interested in watching this new movie – although I think it would be a date night for us. None of the kids are old enough to watch it without a preview by mom and dad! Thanks!

  8. Denise Chynoweth says:

    My daughter and I just saw Monuments Men. Really great movie, supposed to be based on a true story. The great part, no sex, and I think 1 or 2 swear words. That was it. Super good movie.

  9. I actually just watched Despicable Me with my youngest and really enjoyed it! Now I’m looking forward to DM 2.

  10. Our chaplain has been showing clips of Sin if God the past few Sundays. I’m really intrigued to see the rest. Frozen was the last new movie I saw. My oldest daughter and I really enjoyed it.

  11. We went as a family to see the Lego Movie and we all LOVED it! I’m looking forward to going to see this movie, too! Always love seeing movies that are Christian based!

  12. Amour.

  13. I think the last movie we watched was Despicable Me II and we really did enjoy it! I have been looking forward to this movie coming out since I first watches the trailer months ago. Thank you for giving away tickets 🙂

  14. As a family, we saw Despicable Me 2 at the dollar theater. Good thing we didn’t pay too much as hubby ended up at the convenience store buying snacks with the about 18 month old who didn’t really appreciate the movie. It was fun w/the twins though, three years, who had never been to the theater before. I didn’t realize how scared so many of them would be to enter the dark theater. Also, I meticulously planned how we would sit, who next to whom only to realize when we got there that we didn’t all even fit on one row on one side! Thanks for this chance. This would be a GREAT date night for hubby and I. He might even get to watch this whole movie! 🙂
    Thank you!
    Hope the conference goes well!

  15. We watched the Lego movie a week ago. Lots of fun. Our kids still sometimes break out into song “Everything is awesome!”

  16. tia bennett says:

    I saw the Book Thief with my daughter last month. Excellent, very sad movie. True to the book though! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I’ve been watching the Olympics lately, but i have Despicable Me 2 from the library sitting on the TV right this moment to watch this evening. If I happen to win, I only need 2 tickets so you can give the other two to someone else. 🙂

  18. Despicable me. What can I say? Really cute. Redemptive message.

  19. We’ve been watching library movies lately and have enjoyed some old ones including The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland (sp?), as well as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. Even though we’ve seen them many times, we always enjoy them! 🙂

  20. Grace Unplugged! It was great and my kids loved it too! Thanks for the giveaway, we really want to see this.

  21. Shannon McKnight says:

    The last movie I saw with my kids was Thor 2…we’re kind of super hero fans around here. But in the fall my husband and I saw A Strange Brand of Happy. It was a great movie about faith, spirituality and following your dreams. It’s out on DVD now.

  22. Grace Unplugged. Great movie!

  23. Twelve years a slave and Finding mr Banks.

  24. Sandi Ortiz says:

    Hi there 🙂 Our family is from Southwest Florida…………..just a few days ago we saw the movie Grace Unplugged and we loved it. Our family definitely could relate to the movie since my husband is a former rock musician from New York City (before he gave his life to the Lord about ten years ago). My oldest son is 16 and a musician in our worship team and a side band with some friends from church and after seeing the movie, he asked a lot of questions and it was a great time for discussion. This movie ministered to our hearts in so many different ways 🙂 We have been passing our copy of Grace Unplugged to different members in our church so they can see it for themselves 🙂

  25. Our kids loved Frozen. My favorite part of the theatre is usually the popcorn:). We are excited to see Son of God too.

  26. My family loved Frozen! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Mary, I have a Refresh question. Are any of the speakers being recorded? Just wondering if a set will be available for purchase at the end of the conference. Might make a great giveaway too. :o) just saying… :o)

    • Hi Jeri,
      I think the main sessions are being recorded, But neither of mine were. Created for Care taped all their sessions, though, and they had lots of good speakers too. 🙂 I’ll have to see about a giveaway!