Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Captive Movie Book #Review & #Giveaway! #FollowYourPurpose

Overview


CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives.  When Brian Nichols - on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life.  While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.

MY REVIEW-Captive is a film I have heard a lot about. Brian Bird, screenwriter for the movie, is a friend of mine and someone I am proud to know. So when he let us know about the new movie, I just knew I had to see it. Imagine my surprise when I was offered the chance to review the book, and giveaway a copy to one of my readers!

I was familiar with the background of the story but I had not read any detailed information on it. So it was a pretty good shock when I read Ashley's background, the account of her husbands murder, and then her drug abuse. And to think that God used all this in His timing and for a purpose. We don't always know why things happen, or what will come from our circumstances, but God does. And when we are often at the point of being lost to ourselves, that is when God steps in and does His best work. I realized that more than ever as I read this story of a brave woman who hung in there and calmly talked a man down and had the guts to talk to him about the Lord. You don't see that often. It strengthened my resolve to use my situations and follow my purpose. To do what the Lord commands and desires, even when being held captive.

*Caution* Just as a precaution, there are some hard subjects in here. Drug abuse and drug references are talked about as well as violence from her husband. And of course the peril she is in with the hostage situation. The movie is rated PG-13 so I would just urge anyone to use caution when they read this or watch the film. Not for children:)




THE GIVEAWAY!
One reader will be able to win a copy of Captive on my blog.This is the book, not the film. The giveaway will end 9/25 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. USA ONLY!

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**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

6 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I don't remember hearing about it before. It's not playing anywhere near me for me to see it either.

Denise said...

I think I remember hearing about this. If it's the story I'm thinking of, it actually happened many years ago, at least 2010, or earlier. I remember thinking at the time it would probably be a movie someday.

Terrill R. said...

I remember this story in the news and after watching the trailer, I was in tears.

Amy C said...

I remember hearing about this when it happened years ago.

Edward Arrington said...

I don't recall hearing about it until I saw something just recently about the movie.

Kristie said...

I haven't read the book but I'd heard about online. Sounds great! Thanks for your honest review and giveaway! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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