10 July 2014

Ragamuffin, DVD review and GIVEAWAY

  • PG-13 (Parental Guidance SuggesStudio: Millennium
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
  • Run Time: 96 minutes


'Ragamuffin' is based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. 

An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. 

A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. 

As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.

Faith-Based Seal --The Dove Foundation

My thoughts:

It would be remiss of me if I did not first admit this singer was unknown to me (call it a generation gap Folks!). However the trailer was so enticing I felt a pull and enlisted hubby's help (he first came to this country carrying a guitar on his back).

Based on the life of Rich Mullins, this is one of the most arresting movies of faith, love and charity I have seen to date. 

Rich Mullins was a successful Contemporary Christian musician, known to Christians as the writer/singer of the worship anthem “Awesome God".

Influenced by St Francis of Assisi, Rich Mullins was a speaker on the power of God's love and the need for redemption, lived his faith every day of his life whilst facing his many demons. 
Rising to the top of his profession, he eventually walked away from the pressures and lived on a Navajo reservation until his death in 1997.

I was however more interested in the actual person than the depressing portrayal presented by Michael Koch in RAGAMUFFIN.

Despite his struggles with substances and his bouts with despondency, Rich Mullins appeared to be someone you could not ignore. His vibrant personality made you think of your own faith and reminds us that we all come to God as ragamuffins.

This is one time where I would like to urge readers not to miss the special features, a must to understand the message. And speaking about the message behind the movie, Ragamuffin is certain to appeal to youths. 

An excellent conversation opener, the movie of one man's struggle to live an honest faith in a materialist's society is well worth 4 stars!

Buy one DVD for yourself and give one away to a Ragamuffin in your life!


Thanks to the generosity of FLYBY PROMOTIONS AND MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT one reader will win a copy of the DVD.

Just place a comment on this post, that's all!
Giveaway opened until Midnight 15 July 2014.
US and Canada only due to Region.
Random.org will choose one winner so be sure to include a way to contact you!

All the best,

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this DVD from FLYBY PromotionsI 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. Available on Amazon UK but only as a Region A/1. We're Region 2.

    I wonder if it will be in cinemas?

    God bless.

    1. You might try this link and find out from them:


      All the best,

  2. It sounds like one I would enjoy. Can you believe I lived on the Navajo reservation back in the '70s? It seems like another lifetime! Enjoy your day sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

    1. Really? I would love to hear more about it Diane!
      In the meantime, you are my first name in the hat!
      Happy Sunday,

  3. I came back to read more of your review now that we've watched the movie. We couldn't stop watching it and were amazed at the message he gave with every performance but SAD! Oh my! I cried and cried. I did some research to learn more about him though. Very interesting. Maybe not the best movie to watch the night before starting a LONG road trip. lol Thanks again for the movie. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thank you for letting me know Diane (and sorry you cried!)
      He was someone with a mission despite all the grief he experienced.
      Happy Sunday to you as well,


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