Friday, June 15, 2018

Top 10 Forgiveness and Grace Quotes Plus a Review

I believe that our past experiences are a gift. While not all of it are precious to look back to, past experiences leads our future. We have a choice to move forward and to not let painful past experiences define us or we can let those painful memories change us in a bitter way. We also have a way of hiding from them instead of facing our past. We burried them deep inside our hearts without knowing the impact of the pain in our daily lives and interaction.

This movie reminds me not only the power of forgiveness - forgiving ourselves and those who have wronged us but also, redemption and grace. I was fortunate to be able to receive a copy of this DVD for review since I did missed it in theaters. You can purchase the I Can Only Imagine DVD HERE or through amazon, HERE.  I am also sharing my top 10 forgiveness and grace quotes that can guide you, give you peace, and remind you of God's love and power.





Top 10 Forgiveness and Grace Quotes

1. Be kind, to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
- Ephesians: 4:32

2. "Forgivesness doesn't excuse their behavior, forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart". - Anonymous

3. "Forgiveness does not diminish justice, it just entrusts it to God" . - Max Lucado

4. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. - Hebrews 12:15

5. "To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness." - Robert Muller

6.“It's not the law of religion nor the principles of morality that define our highways and pathways to God; only by the Grace of God are we led and drawn, to God. It is His grace that conquers a multitude of flaws and in that grace, there is only favor. Favor is not achieved; favor is received.” ― C. JoyBell C.

7.  “People often ask me how I stay so motivated and energized. I could tell you I try to eat healthy foods and sleep well at night, but the real answer is grace.” ― Lara Casey, Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life

8. “Grace isn't just forgiveness, it is forgiveness fueled by surrender.” ― Amy E. Spiegel, Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity

9.  “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from "Loving Your Enemies")” 

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. tags: creation, destruction, enemies, hate, love, redemption

10. “If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”
 ― A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus' Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope





ABOUT THE MOVIE

Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins star in this inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s beloved hit song. Running from a troubled home life and a broken relationship, Bart Millard (Finley) found escape in music. Hitting the road in a decrepit tour bus, Bart and his band MercyMe set out on an amazing journey none of them could have ever imagined, in this uplifting, music-filled movie that beautifully illustrates the power of forgiveness and God’s love. The home entertainment release of I Can Only Imagine features over 3 hours of extras including 7 deleted scenes, 7 in-depth featurettes, an audio commentary, and more!

ABOUT THE DVD

The #1 Inspirational Movie of the Year Comes Home on Digital on June 5 and Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on June 12 NASHVILLE, Tenn (April 30, 2018) – Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on Digital June 5 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate and Provident Films.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe’s iconic, history-making song “I Can Only Imagine.” Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”) and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).


WATCH THE TRAILER



“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.




1 comment:

  1. Look forward to seeing this. Thanks for sharing.Quotes on forgiveness are so helpful that I pinned it.

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