29 April 2013

Ring The Bell, DVD review & GIVEAWAY

'He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose'

DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013
Rated: PG


Sometimes the next big thing isn t what you expect. Slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker has 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 stands 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? RING THE BELL features Christian music artists Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, along with baseball legends Rick Sutcliffe, John Kruk, and Ben Zobrist. This heartwarming story of redemption will entertain and inspire the whole family. 

My thoughts:

Let me begin by saying this Provident Film is well worth 5 stars! Not being a sport fan I almost dismissed this multi talented movie (including Steven Curtis Chapman, Marc Hall and his Casting Crowns and a cameo appearance of Matthew West). I only noticed the baseball feature (oops, sorry, not a fan!) and I would have missed so much! 

An amazing family movie with a beautiful message guaranteed to inspire even the most supercilious amongst us, Ring The Bell follows the engaging plot of the successful CEO and President of a sports agency whose mission is to sign up potential sports stars and of course make more money.

This time however he faces a young man who has already decided on a different path, that of becoming a doctor and wants none of the gifts and big contract Rob offers him. 
Stranded in town, Rob attends a baseball match and discover amongst the players a face he has not seen in many years, possibly a bigger fish for his company to lend. But God has other plans!

What follows is an eye opener for Rob who can no longer deny his life could be much more rewarding if only he has the courage to accept Christ in it!

Two notes of interest in this special feature movie are first of all, the small part of the local minister played by none other than Steven Curtis Chapman. Welcoming Rob to town he tells him the story behind the quote on his church's billboard:
'He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose'. 
For those familiar with 'Beyond the Gates of Splendor, see my review (HERE), it was like a bolt of lightning as I heard Steven's reminder of this unbelievable message of love and forgiveness!
'Faith...Because they believed, they gave it all...'

The second part was the talented Marc Hall and his Casting Crowns featured in concert in the little town Rob finds himself stranded into. I had never heard the group before and was so enthralled, listened to the video over and over! 'Come to the Well's amazing message will leave you wanting more!


Here is your chance to own a copy of this inspirational DVD featuring the multi talents mentioned above!
It's very easy: just place a comment on this post before Midnight on 6 May 2013
Using Random.org a winner will be chosen and his/her name will be posted on the 7th of May! 
Voila! Winner will be contacted via email for confirmation so be sure to include contact information. 

All the best Folks!

I received this DVD free from FLYBY PROMOTIONS as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.  


  1. Dear Noelle,

    Thank you for your birthday wishes and kind comment on my blog! I am happy to hear the colours on my blog make you happy. Colours do that to me as well. And....about your 4 1/2 teacup...love to see them :-)

    Your giveaway sounds good, but I don't think I can compete. I think you are in a different region than we are.

    Wishing you a happy day dear friend! We will be celebrating the crowning of our king tomorrow.

    Madelief x

  2. Hello Madelief,
    You're right of course, DVDs have different regions albeit I know some players can play all of them (sigh...why don't Mfg. Co. simplify things for consumers!)
    I'll take a photo of my 4 1/2 cups but I can't think of something to post it with (Maybe I'll stack a few novels and place them around it?).
    Gelukkige verjaardag aan de Koning! Photos Madelief?

  3. You always have such good reviews on wonderful movies! Enjoy your week my friend!

  4. I feel blessed the promoter likes my blog enough to give me such sweet opportunities as it means I can pass along great messages. I think this is going to be one of our favourites!
    Have a great week,

  5. Sounds like a great family friendly movie! If this giveaway is open to Canada, please enter me.


  6. Glogirl, it is open to Canada and I should have mentioned that. Apologies and your name is automaticlly entered!
    Thanks for stopping by,


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