Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New to DVD -- Ring the Bell, Starring Casting Crowns and Steven Curtis Chapman -- Review and #Giveaway

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"Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.

Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.

This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records' founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production. "

Special Features:

        The Heart of "Ring the Bell"

        Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video

        On Set with Casting Crowns

        Famous Faces

        A Very Special Movie

        Ringing the Bell

        The Artists and Music of "Ring The Bell"

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My Thoughts:

It is always nice to be able to sit down to watch a movie, and know you can enjoy a great family friendly movie with all members of your family. With this movie, you don't have to shuffle to find the remote to mute certain profanities, or quickly forward through non age-appropriate scenes.

When I first set information about this DVD, I thought to myself, "Here is another movie where a hot headed man finds God."  How would this be different from other faith based films I have seen over the years.  But, leave it to director, Thomas Weber, to make sure an amazing movie, and cast so many great actors like Casting Crowns and Steven Curtis Chapman.  As I watched the film, I wished I lived in this quaint small town, where sports agent Rob Decker went to try and change a star athletes mind about foregoing college to join the major leagues.  His visit was a wake up call and made him take a step back and look at his life and what he had become.

This heartwarming movie will have you rooting for Rob Decker, in hopes that he will let faith transform his life and appreciate the life he was meant to live.  The most moving scene I have to say is when he rings the bell -- a sign that he has let God into his life.  This is definitely one movie you will want to watch with your family, as it really will move you and make you re-evaluate your life and want to slow down, put her faith back into God, and really enjoy those around you.


One lucky reader will win a DVD copy of Ring the Bell, to enjoy with their family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from Fly Propeller PR in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. My brothers at Easter time, the family had a huge meal together, Was very nice.

  2. I would love to win this movie looks and sounds very interesting!
    Sarah Richmond