*I received a free Mercy Rule DVD from DeMoss (PR firm) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I received no compensation for this review.
Mercy Rule with Kirk Cameron
I wasn’t a fan of Kirk Cameron when he was a Growing Pains star. (Sorry, Kirk!) I am, however, a huge fan and supporter of Kirk’s recent efforts to inform people about our nation’s Christian roots (Monumental), tackle tough questions from a faith-based perspective (Unstoppable) , and create movies that support marriage and family (Fireproof). For those reasons, I was excited about the opportunity to review Mercy Rule.
When I received Mercy Rule, my first thought was to check the rating to make sure the themes weren’t going to be too mature for my kids. (My mature 10-year-old watched Unstoppable with me, but I will wait several years before allowing my younger daughter to watch it.) I chuckled to myself when I read the rating: “KC – Kirk Cameron Approved. This film contains material that will inspire your family.” What more did I need to know? We all settled in to watch.
From the beginning, it was obvious that this was a Kirk Cameron production. If you’ve seen many of his films, you will understand what I mean when I say it was characteristic of his work. (If you don’t understand, you’re not watching enough Kirk Cameron productions! 😉 ) What I wasn’t expecting was to feel a little lost in the beginning of the movie. Fortunately, that didn’t last long. I figured out what was going on and was completely engrossed.
Mercy Rule is about a family dealing with some issues surrounding the family business and the son’s baseball team. It is funny, heart-wrenching, suspenseful, and inspiring. We laughed and cried with the son and railed against the injustice of the dad’s situation at work. In the end, we were cheering them both on, anxiously awaiting the outcomes of both situations.
The slogan of Mercy Rule is “There’s no quit in family.” That’s what the entire movie is about—family staying together through the good times and bad, waiting for outcomes together, believing in God’s work in their circumstances.
How to Get Your Copy of Mercy Rule
Currently, Mercy Rule is only sold in Family Christian Stores or at familychristian.com, so you can definitely purchase them there.
You can also enter to win one of two DVDs provided for me to give away by DeMoss! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18 or older. The giveaway will end at 9:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random using the plug-in And The Winner Is. The winners will be notified by email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond by email with a valid mailing address so the DVD can be shipped. If I don’t hear back within 24 hours, I will choose a new winner(s). Entries will be closed at the end of the giveaway, and any entries added after that time or duplicate entries will be deleted.
Only one entry per household, please.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what recent Kirk Cameron productions you’ve seen, if any, and why you’re looking forward to seeing Mercy Rule.