Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Shunning DVD


I received The Shunning, a movie from The Hallmark Channel. This movie is about Katie Lapp, a  young Amish woman who is engaged to be married to the Bishop in her district. However, Katie finds out that she is actually adopted by her Amish family and was born of Englisch parents. This only intensifies her desire to experience the Englisch world and because of her actions, she is shunned. The idea of shunning isn't to push the person away, it's to make them realize what they are missing, repent, and return to the faith. In Katie's life, the shunning helps her make her decision.

Danielle Panabaker stars as Katie Lapp and I think she did a great job. To visit the website, click here. To view the trailer, click here.

If you're a fan of Danielle, Beverly Lewis (the author of The Shunning), or curious about Amish life, I have a DVD for you to win. Just follow the directions below. Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at noon central time. US entries only please.

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  1. I think it's easy and hard at the same time. It's easy because the basic things about what to wear, etc, have already been decided on. It's hard because of the necessary discipline to live their lifestyle.

  2. If I do win, you can contact me at mpadrelanan (at) gmail (dot) com. I have a US address. :)

  3. Thanks Michelle. I agree. In some ways it would be easier, others not so. I think I would have the hardest time doing without air conditioning and working in the heat. Well, that and keeping quiet. :)

  4. I've always enjoyed reading about the Amish life. I lived without electricity and running water for a few was different, but in some ways it was some of the best years of my life. :o)

  5. Such dedication to family and community! We need more of this.

  6. I'm fascinated by the Amish lifestyle-I think it is absolutely wonderful! But I also know it is not for me! It is a very hard life, but also a very rich (with family and community) life.