04 September 2013

Season Of A Lifetime: Faith, Family, Football, DVD Review

DVD Release Date: August 27, 2013
Run Time: 89 minutes


Season of a Lifetime is the true and inspiring story of head football coach, Jeremy Williams and his resilient Greenville Patriots high school football team. For one last season, Williams, who is terminally ill with ALS, will lead his players through a tough Region 4 schedule in their quest for the Georgia state championship. Actor, writer, producer Rick Cohen follows the team, their coach and his family through a season filled with challenges and struggles ultimately showing how family & faith can inspire those who strive towards the impossible.
In 2010, The Williams Family was featured on ABC s hit show Extreme Home Makeover, the same year Jeremy Williams was named National Coach of the Year by the NHSCA. 

(Source: Amazon Editorial Review)

Here are my thoughts:
Season of a Lifetime is a story about faith, family and football and what a story it is!

In his college years Jeremy Williams was No. 19 at the University of Memphis, a fearless athlete who despite his smaller size, was referred to as the 'safety of Memphis' by Coach Jackie Sherrill.
Later he married his high school sweetheart Jennifer. A lively daughter named Josie was soon followed by a spirited Jacob, born with Spina Bifida, and likely to remain in a wheelchair for life.

A major in Education lend Jeremy Williams the position of football coach for the Patriots in Greenville, 60 miles SW of Atlanta.
There his office walls featured handwritten Bible quotations, including one from Matthew: 
Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking (reverently) and the door will be opened to you.”.
Jeremy Williams, Coach of the Patriots, is absolutely unquestioning in his faith!
When in June 2008 Jeremy Williams was diagnosed with ALS, he and his family placed their unwavering faith in the Lord and Jeremy continued to do what he does best: Coaching! 
Season of A Lifetime shows the Patriots quickly adopted their coach's never surrender attitude and their successful story along with their love for their coach is amazing.

His wife Jennifer says: “Jeremy gets totally consumed by football” , “He loves football, but his passion is his football players ... no doubt about it.”
From the support you witness in the movie, this love is apparent!

When asked about their participation in making Season of a lifetime Coach Williams and his wife said:
"The reason we did SEASON OF A LIFETIME was to spread the love of Jesus Christ. That was the only reason. We pray on everything and this was the same. It was decided by God."
(Source Christian Cinema interview)

Coach Jeremy Williams' says his favorite verse is Phil. 4:13. Of his life, he adds:
" I had just become a Christian. I was only 5'9’’ weighing 170 going to play division one college football. I was small but I played for my God. I claimed that verse and overcame many of people’s doubts to play every game for four years, with never missing a game to injury. I can do all things with Christ, who gives me strength."

(Quotes Source HERE)

Former Greenville HS Football Coach and family - Source (here)

An inspirational story you will not soon forget, this movie reflects the unconditional love each member of the Williams family has for each other and their fellow Christians!

As Coach Williams continues his fight, let's send a prayer for this amazing family who never gives up! I even hear Jacob hopes to step one day in his father's shoes and be a coach!

5 Stars!!

I received a screener copy of this title from Edify Media, Inc 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. My husband and son will love this. I will have to check it out. I am always on the hunt for faith and family type movies. Thank you :)

  2. A movie not to be missed Kayla! Such Faith is not easily found! What a family!

  3. Thank you for this interesting review Noelle. I'll look out for this DVD.

    Thanx also for visiting me and for downloading one of my Fr Ignatius books. I hope you like it.

    God bless.

    1. I hope you will enjoy the movie as much as my family has Victor! The faith shown by this family is something to behold!
      And I will be sure to let you know what I think of Fr. Ignatius (a novel with your favourite Aussie Aunty would have your audience in stitches for certain...Hint?)
      Blessings to you and yours Friend,

    2. Thanx Noelle.

      I hope to put together a book of short stories about Auntie Gertrude. Hopefully before Christmas.

      God bless.

    3. Great! Victor...Will you ever reveal if she is flesh and blood? We have such a lovely time remembering her (caustic) comments, she has become 'real' to us!
      All the best, Dear and looking forward to that blessed Season!

    4. Hi Noelle,

      Most of the stories I write and the characters therein are based on an element of truth and people I have known. For example, Father Ignatius, the character of my first book "Visions" and subsequent short stories is based on four priests I have known over the years. Aunt Gertrude too exists is some form or other, certainly in flesh and blood, as well as an indelible scar in the deep recesses of my memory.

      I have also written several humourous stories not featuring Dear Auntie. Click on the tab at the top of my Blog entitled Giggles and Fun.

      I hope you enjoy them as well as my other books.

      God bless you and thank you for your support.

    5. "Indelible scar in the deep recesses of my memory", Och, you poor lad! Ex-RAF flyboy says it figures: 'Those Aussies are a breed apart!' Now mind you, I heard him chuckle when he read the Global Warming story! I downloaded the first of Fr.Ignatius on our Galaxy and gave him a cuppa...It's pouring out here on the island!


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