Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mindful Parenting: King's Faith

King's Faith is a powerful Christian movie that can open up some good dialogues with your kid. It's coming to select theaters April 26th, and there's a Group Study Book available for youth leaders who are interested in using it as part of a Bible study.

Brendan King is at his "last stop" before he ages out of the system - at his 18th foster family, with a criminal record. In this quiet suburb, he finds some people suspicious of his past, others curious, and others willing to welcome him with open arms. There are undercurrents of other internal battles within other characters as well - survivor's guilt, grief, loss.

The movie is not for young kids, either, since some of the topics that come up - abortion, drugs, gangs - would be over their head, and there is some violence (enough that it received a PG-13 rating, but it's not gratuitous violence, or overdone). If you have teens, this would be a good movie to watch with them. Movies and TV shows are often a great way to open up discussions on topics that might seem awkward to bring up otherwise.

If you're interested, you can demand King's Faith in your area (500 and it'll come).

Disclosure: I received a complimentary screening to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

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