Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
I appreciate that so many family-appropriate movies are coming out lately. Movies that don't use profanity or show questionable content. It is nice to sit down with my children to watch a movie and know that I won't need to cringe. And that fact that so many faith-based movies are coming out makes it that much better. Movies with a moral, a lesson, an encouraging word.
All the above things are what Abel's Field is all about. It is family friendly and it is faith based. And the message is one that Christians need to be reminded about all too often. God is more than willing to forgive a repentant heart; unfortunately, we have so much trouble forgiving ourselves. And why do we too often wait till we hit rock-bottom to cry out to God for help?
My family enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it to others.
One lucky reader will receive a copy of this great DVD, courtesy of FlyBy Promotions. Just leave a comment on or before February 15, 2013. I will choose one name at random.
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