Thursday, January 24, 2013

Abel's Field {Review + Giveaway}





About Abel's Field
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.

My Review
Seth McArdle is a 17 year old boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders. His mother has died, his father has abandoned him and his 7 year old twin sisters. He is the target of abuse from the star football player and his cronies. Bills are piling up and Seth already works two jobs in addition to going to high school. Because Seth is blamed for the the fights with the football bullies, he is assigned the "job" of  putting in the new sprinkler system for the football field, alongside a mysterious janitor named Abel.

In Abel's Field, we see Seth struggle with whether or not he believes in God. He prayed for his mother to be healed. She died. In spite of a caring pastor who tries to reach out to Seth, the struggle continues. Abel seems to be the only one who understands Seth and they form a special bond.

I don't want to give away too many of  the details. There is heartache, laughter, tears, challenge and inspiration in this film. There were a few intense scenes in a couple of spots, due to the beating up of Seth, his temptation with committing a crime and the brief disappearance of his little sisters. But it is an inspiring story. One that has to work out those ugly kinks of pride and relying on oneself before the relief of becoming desperate and calling out for help comes. And it does come. Don't miss this film of redemption and hope.

Giveaway Details
Flyby Promotions has generously offered one copy for me to give away to one of my readers!  To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment telling me the name of your favourite movie and your email address. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Giveaway will close at 11:59pm ET February 1, 2013. Open to anyone in US and Canada. 


Website: http://www.abelsfield.com



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16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed watching the movie "Soul Surfer" this past summer.

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  2. Hard to pick my favorite, but I love musicals, so Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat is at the top of my list!

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  3. Michele, I love musicals, too. I've always heard of that one but don't think I've ever watched it. I'll have to put it on my list!

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  4. Passion of the Christ peaofsweetness(at)gmail(dot)com Thanks!

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    1. Oh wow! Yeah, you can't beat that one, eh?

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  5. I'm not sure about all time favorite, but one I really like is the Sound of Music. lcmpm7 at msn dot com

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    1. Lisa, that is a fav around here, too. My girls and I just watched it last week! :)

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  6. One of my favorite movies is Facing the Giants. I don't seem to get tired of that one.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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    1. That one has such a good message. :)

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  7. Hard to pick my all time favorite...love You've got mail! :)
    melarters@yahoo.com

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    1. That one is probably in my top 10! Love it!

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  8. Ben Hur is an oldie but a goodie, my fav!
    ~ Heather
    dinos_still_exist@yahoo.com

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  9. Hi Scarlett ... Great blog ... Very nicely done! Favorite movie? Chariots of Fire. Please give my regards to Bob!
    Blessings,
    Bill Cook
    rev@brr-va.com

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  10. Thanks, Bill! Chariots of Fire was one of my Dad's favourites and it has always had a profound impact on me. Thanks for stopping by.

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