Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What a Treat!

Tonight, I had the rare and special treat of sitting in a movie theatre...to enjoy a real film. Several months ago, when visiting friends brought with them the movie Love Comes Softly, we fell in love with it immediately - and equally enjoyed its sequels, Love's Enduring Promise and Love's Long Journey. Now the next epic is in the theaters (and the first of the series to be so!).

Love's Abiding Joy does, indeed, live up to its title. All I could think afterward tonight was: wouldn't our world be a different place if all movies were of the same beautiful quality as this one? The same interplay of resounding, timeless themes? The same tender, yet down-to-earth portrayal of Faith? The same centeredness around home, family, and the things that deep down every one of us hold most dear? The same uplifting trueness to truth?

I pray for the day when we may see a resurgence of such qualities in not just one movie of ten showing on the big screens of a given theater, but...all of them.


An inspired reader said...

How very true! What an excellent movie; excellent series, rather!

A most touching film. I agree with you 100%.

Have you heard about two other films coming out: One Night With the King (Queen Esther) and the Nativity Story? Both look very good.

a friend said...

It is most definitely a series that everyone has to see!
The portrayal of the love between father and daughter touched me the most.
A beautiful film.
God bless all who are involved in the making of this wonderful series!

Sylvia said...

I also enjoyed the first three movies and I'm looking forward to seeing the fourth. If you liked the movies so much, you should also read the books! I read them a few years ago and absolutely loved them.

Say hello to Veronica for me!

Bernadine said...

I have the Janette Oke series the movies are based on and I love them. I've had them for years and I revisit them every once in a while. I'm sure the movies are just as good.

Claire said...

Thank you all for your comments. :)

Inspired Reader: I have heard of those two films, and hope to see them eventually!

Sylvia: Yes, I do hope to read the books! I've read a few by Janette Oke already and really enjoyed them. I'll extend your greetings to Veronica!

Bernadine: Thank you for visiting!

Sara said...

This is one of my favorite series(books and movies.) I just saw 'Love's Abiding Joy' last week at AMC with a few friends. Though it is not my favorite in the series, it is still wonderful to be able to enjoy a good, clean, and inspiring movie with friends.

Just this evening we saw 'One Night With the King.' It was great to be able to watch these films comfortably with friends without the worry of crude language, sexuality, etc. (And I absolutely loved the costumes in this film!)