Monday, September 19, 2011

Review and Giveaway: The Shunning DVD

Katie Lapp loves music and playing the guitar.  This shouldn't be a problem, should it?  Well, it's a HUGE problem when you're Amish and that is forbidden.  The movie begins as Katie's brother finds her strumming her guitar in the barn.  She's engaged to marry the bishop, and suddenly she discovers she may not be who she always thought she was.  Who is this woman who has appeared in her community?  By the movie's end, Katie is "shunned" meaning she can't be spoken to by anyone in her Amish community, nor is she allowed to sit and eat with the rest of her family.  This pushes her further towards her questions of who she is.



This is a wonderful family movie.  It's very wholesome in the fact there is no bad language, no questionable situations, and the like.  It brings up questions that could be discussed such as when do we give up on someone vs. when do we continue to love them with the unconditional love that God shows us?  Not only is it a good movie because of content, but the story line is one of the best I've ever seen.  I'd read the book years ago and remembered how fantastic the book was, so when I had the opportunity to review this movie, I was excited.   I never say this, but I do believe the movie was as good as the book!   You will NOT be disappointed with this movie!  Be sure and check it out!

You can watch the trailer here:  http://hallmarkchannel.com/microsites/video.aspx?simscode=OWN_891400000000000&pageid=2607&pn=PN147958&tabIndex=2&pnlist=pn147958%7C

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning - About the Movie
Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead. Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted.

The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.


BEVERLY LEWIS - Author of "The Shunning"

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies. In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award.

Lewis has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Lewis lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services  mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I  only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

You can buy the DVD here:




And for the Giveaway:

I have been given the opportunity to give a DVD away to one of my readers.


The giveaway lasts until October 4 at 11:59 Eastern Time, open only to the USA.

Please leave a separate comment for each way you enter as I use random.org to pick my winners.

Winners have 48 hours after being contacted to respond or I'll pick other winners.

Please leave contact information in your comment if it's not in your blogger profile so I will have a way of contacting you if you win.

Ways to enter:
#Win #Giveaway a copy of the DVD The Shunning  from @jenndiggy ends 10/4 http://bit.ly/ofop9B

58 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review Jenn!
    Shirley

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  2. My fave book that has been made into a movie is Harry Potter.

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  3. I liked the shunning on FB.

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  4. I learned that there have been over 1 million books of the shunning sold.

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  5. I follow via GFC as ani hearts japan.

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  6. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE HELP

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  7. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    LIKE THE SHUNNING ON FACEBOOK

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    GFC FOLLOWER

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  9. My favorite book that has been made into a movie...I have two. One would be The Lord of the Rings and the other would be Anne of Green Gables! :)

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  10. I like the Shunning on facebook! Katy A.

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  11. I follow your blog via GFC!

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  12. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/116466240964411392

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  13. My favorite book turned into a movie is The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. I always re-read the book about every 6 months...love it!

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  14. Liked the Shunning Movie on FB (Sondra J.N.)

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  15. Following you on GFC (PunkedMom) Thanks!

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  16. Along Came a Spider

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  17. grannyhoff Likes The Shunning on Facebook.

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  18. grannyhoff learned there have been more that 1,000,000 copies of The Shunning sold.

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  19. Tweeted giveaway @grannyhoff @jenndiggy

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  20. I liked the Shunning on FB (Sonya Sparks)

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  21. The Notebook!

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  22. Harry Potter
    Cassie
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  23. I think the way I could win the the DVD The Sunning is to say I liked it and your review on it. I say the preview about The Shunning when I saw The Grace Card, another great movie for th whole family. I have eight granddaughters and would like very much to win the movie, The Shunning that I saw on Facebook in your review, Thanks.

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  24. I am number 23, tfrates1





    I posted the above about how much I like Your review on The Shunning. I think that it is the best movie made from a book. Please pick me as the winner. I promise to share it with my family of girls. tfrates1@hotmail.com

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  25. I love Anne of Green Gables and also The Help.

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  26. My favorite book that has been made into a movie is "Twilight"

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  27. "Like" The Shunning on Facebook

    (Monique Bon)

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  28. I learned that ... Katie (Danielle Panabaker) discovers that she was adopted in this movie

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  29. Tweeted (:

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  30. I like A Walk To Remember that was made into a movie

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  31. I learned that Danielle Panabaker stars in it

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  32. I tweeted:
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  33. Hi there. This was a good review you gave and sure made me want to see it so I'm entering, by golly.
    I read Charlotte's Web by E.B. White when I was a youngster that just learned how to read. I remember renting it from the school library and reading it while sitting by our pig pen (not kidding) I sure wasn't to keen on eating pork after that. Starvation was less desirable so I had to put sweet, lovable, Wilbur out of my mind and choke it down. It came out as a movie in the 70's, I think. I loved the book and the movie. I have watched it (and read the book) with my grandkids now. Ain't that something? Good books/movies last forever.
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  34. One of my favorite book/movies is PS I Love You.
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  35. daily tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/120455886123712513

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  36. My fave is The help
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  37. my favorite book made into a movie would be To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
    so powerful so true such good book and movie
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  38. I like The Shunning on facebook.
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  39. I enjoyed The Wizard of Oz!

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  40. thank you for the chance! I love To Kill a Mockingbird, a wonderful classic
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  41. I learned that The Shunning sold more than a million copies
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  42. Memoirs of a Geisha. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  43. i loved the beach, it was a great book and an amazing movie
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  44. I leaned that the author is a The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  45. The Wizard of Oz. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  46. I like The Shunning on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  47. I learned Micheal Landon Jr. is the director. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  48. GFC follower cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  49. I can't recall any except Harry Potter jimandboys@gmail.com

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  50. My favorite book that has been made into a movie is The Joy Luck Club.

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  51. I learned that Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

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  52. I "Like" The Shunning on Facebook (Donna Kozar)
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  53. I like the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia) that was made into a movie.
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  54. I follow you on GFC.
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