As a little girl, I went through a phase of complete adoration and daydreaming surrounding horses. So many of us did, right? Well, now my two elementary age sons are attending horse classes and they are having a blast while learning valuable animal husbandry skills. I have no idea whether they'll be able to own horses when they grow up, but if they do, I'll be over to visit often! I love seeing their eyes spark with curiosity. They are always excited when they spot a new DVD entering the house. "Can we watch it? Is it for us?"
"Race to Win" has earned the Seal of Approval from the Dove Foundation. The main character, Hannah, (Danielle Campbell) is grieving the loss of her father when they learn that their horse ranch - their home - may also be in danger. A financial crisis brings about some tough questions and challenges. Hannah thinks she has a solution, but it would require a great deal of courage on her part. Can she really take on such a big task without her father there to help and guide her? This movie will spark conversation. I will be asking my boys who they should seek guidance from when they face hard circumstances.
One topic we will definitely be discussing is death and, specifically, what happens after people die. It is subtle in the above movie trailer, but the description on Anchor Bay Entertainment's site indicates Hannah gets "visits" from her father. We will be talking about spirits, Heaven, Hell, ghosts, and misconceptions. We will pull out our Bibles and share what God's Word says about these topics. Different cultures and religions are all around us in America, so we can discuss how to be kind, respectful and compassionate toward others who believe differently and are grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief can be an opportunity to share the comfort of God's love and the unshakable Truths of His Word with others. I want to have conversations about these hard topics in life before my children find themselves in the midst of a situation where emotions may be running high. I want them to be confident in the hope and eternal life that we have in Jesus Christ so they can share the Gospel with individuals who may be fearing death or concerned about what happens after death.
I am also VERY excited to set up a giveaway so my readers can have the opportunity to enjoy this movie with their families! Keep checking back (or subscribe via the link on the right sidebar) for the giveaway post. "Race to Win" debuted on Digital HD on Feb. 3 and it will be out on DVD on Valentine's Day!