Friday, January 20, 2006

Homeschooling Movie Day!

Since I've been sick Keegan has had a vacation from school mostly. Poor kid...ha ha.

Well, today Dave brought home a previously viewed DVD that he got for only $5.00 at the local grocery store. We don't go out to many movies because of the expense and we had never heard of this movie before. It looked pretty good... Joseph Fiennes who played William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998) starred in it, so I was excited! (What a cutie!) Many of you may know the movie I'm talking about even if I was clueless.

It is Luther (2003 version), the story of Martin Luther, the 16th century Catholic monk who led the Christian Reformation.

I was raised Catholic but I am now a Non-Denominational Christian. If you don't know what that means, hey, I'll tell ya!

To me, if a person believes in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) of God and have asked Jesus to save them from their sins, then they are a Christian. I wouldn't say no to attending a Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist or any other Christian church.

Right now I'm a member of a Southern Baptist church (not a Bible thumping "burn in hell" kind but a wonderful Jesus loving one).

Well, I spent about 2 1/2 years in Bible College (San Jose Bible College and BIOLA University) and that is where I learned the history of the church. So, I had a fairly good knowledge of the Reformation and Martin Luther. I was excited to see that Hollywood actually made a movie about it. Although, I was cautious because, well, it was Hollywood, I decided to make it a school lesson. Keegan and I sat down to watch it; all 2 hours and 4 minutes of it.

Immediately I was captivated. It was so real, so honest, and such a GREAT depiction of the time and life of Luther. I related to the confusion that Martin Luther had about purgatory and saints and relics and purchasing time for dead relatives from purgatory. I cheered when he posted his views about it all on the door of the church.

Keegan (10) was enthralled. He loved it and we discussed all his questions. What a great learning time we had.

If you have never seen this movie, go do so. It is so worth the time. You'll probably end up purchasing it (I bet). Heck it is worth it even if it is just to look at Joseph Fiennes! Hee hee. But it is awesome and well told.

For once I can truly say, "Horray for Hollywood!"

20 comments:

Kimber said...

ooooo - I loved that movie - haven't seen it in ages, now I want to re-visit it...ya know, once in a blue moon, Hollywood gets it close to right - and "Luther", "Chronicles of Narnia", "The Passion", and a few others turn out incredible...and boldly proclaim God's truth...AMAZING!

Glad you are feeling a little better :)

audrey` said...

Hi Marianne :)
I'm so happy that you're feeling slightly better now. Please take care. Get well soon.
We're here praying for you =D

cube said...

Thanks for the review. I didn't know anything about this movie.

Running2Ks said...

Wow, it is nice to see that Hollywood hasn't ruined something so historic!

Pia said...

still praying for you. hope you're feeling a lot better today. i never got the chance to watch luther when it was shown here. shucks.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Wow, I had forgotten all about that movie. I was great when AI saw it the first time!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Thanks for the rec. hard to find good movies these days.

Jen said...

Wow! I'll have to look for that one! I'd never heard of it...

KJKEB said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am returning the favor. I am not much of a theater fan. I don't find much worth $7.50-$8.50. But $5.00 at the grocery store is right down my alley!

Blessings on you and your family as you are on your homeschooling journey. Ours is almost over. My son graduated 3 years ago and my daughter finishes this spring! My wife is certainly ready for that!

~Kevin

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

I missed seeing this one. Now I've got to pick it up. Thanks for the heads up!

M. C. Pearson said...

Kimber~ I know...it just amazed me. So wonderful! Keegan has already watched it a second time.

audrey~ Thank you, I am still in dire need of prayer. You are a very special prayer warrior!

cube~ you're welcome...I was totally in the dark about it only two days ago!

running2ks~ Yeah, finally. Although kimber is right, Narnia (as well as LOTR) was done very well too.

Pia~ can't wait to hear your news! I hope there is a way to rent Luther for you. It really is a must see.

Bonnie~ you saw it in the theatre? Wow, I never even heard about it...then again I do live in podunk, North Carolina.

m.g.~ Yeah, it really is hard to find good well-told educational and entertaining films!

Jen~ glad I could help...it is a great homeschool activity!

kjkeb~ even if you don't watch many movies...this one you would really enjoy.
Glad to hear that you survived homeschool! Gives me hope!!! Actually, I'm enjoying myself so very much!

Curm~ As always, happy to oblige a fellow writer!

julie said...

Our stand on movies is much like Kevins. I'm too cheep! But I'll certainly keep an eye out for this one.
Thanks for the tip.

Trinity13 said...

We might have to check that movie out! I'll have to look for it in the 2 for $11 bin at Walmart.

Dennie McDonald said...

I will have to check that out - I think my boys would like it!

So glad you're feeling better!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It looks good. Thanks for the recommendation.

Darlene said...

We have alot in common--we're both finishing up our books, both raised as Catholics, but now consider ourselves non-denominational, I homeschooled for six years, and we both like that movie. That's quite a few things!

M. C. Pearson said...

julie~ rent it at least...it is worth the money!

trinity13~ hope you find it!

dennie~ Thanks, I'm still coughing but much less than before. I bet your boys will love the movie.

Jean-Luc~ As always, a pleasure!

Darlene~ Hey! And we are both artists! How about that?

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of it either. Sounds great! If I happen to see it out somewhere, I'll definitely grab it.

audrey` said...

Please don't mention.
You're still in my thoughts and prayers.
Please take care.
**HUGS**

M. C. Pearson said...

Hey Jennifer and Audrey! Jen, you'd love it. Audrey, you are so special.