Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"A Mile in His Shoes" DVD review and giveaway- Closed now


This is the first DVD that I have ever got to review on my blog. I was excited and really interested to review this particular one as the main character of the movie is a young man with Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of Autism. This is something near and dear to my heart as our oldest boy was diagnosed with Autism 4 years ago.

The story is set around an 18 yr old,  young man called Mickey who has an amazing talent to throw a baseball. His talent  was discovered by a chance meeting with baseball coach Arthur "Murph" Murphy. Mickey's parents are reluctant to let their son leave their farm because he has Asperger's. Murph convinces Mickey's parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son.

 As I watched this movie I was able to relate to the Parents fears and challenges of raising a child with Autism. I appreciated how they touched on some of the challenges that individuals with Autism have to deal with daily. This story reminded me there is hope midst the challenges and struggles of Autism and many blessings too.

I enjoyed watching this movie of hope and faith. If you would like to watch it for yourself you have an opportunity to win a copy for yourself!

There are 2  ways you can enter this giveaway:
1.Leave a comment on my blog, telling me why you would like to win this movie
2. Sign up for my email subscriptions to my blog ( leave a comment to say you signed up)

You can have 2 entries just make sure you leave a comment both times. The giveaway will close Sun. 21st January at 8pm PST. The winner will be chosen by random.org

30 comments:

Dave & Kristina said...

Hi, Jayne. I signed up for your email subscription. :-)

Kristina

Dave & Kristina said...

I'd like for my kids to watch this movie because they are athletic and really into sports, and it's always good for them to learn more about the uniqueness of others.

Lori said...

Hi Jayne,
I would like a copy of "A Mile In His Shoes" because we enjoy a good family friendly movie, especially if it promotes kindness and compassion for those who are different from ourselves.
Thank you,
Lori

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I'd like to win because one of my daughters is autistic and this would be a positive story for her.

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I'm following with GFC, too.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jayne,
Not sure if you post internationally, but thought I'd say Hello from New Zealand : )

Blessings,

Marie said...

Hi! I would love to win because I keep hearing everyone talk about it...can't wait to see it for myself

Marie said...

I signed up for email :)

North Laurel said...

I signed up for GFC...I hope that is alright (I don't like the email subs...sorry). If it doesn't count, that's alright- I'll still be following you :)

Blossom

North Laurel said...

I keep seeing this movie around and I would like it to be able to watch a family friendly movie with my kids.
Thanks :)

Blossom

HillaryM said...

I've heard so much about this movie. I'd love to win it!

A Dusty Frame said...

I'd like to win--always looking for good family movies!!
Lizzie

Wendy62 said...

Am following you on GFC now.

Wendy62 said...

I'd like to win this movie, because we enjoy good movies around here! I've seen several of my online homeschooling friends talking about this one.....I have a special needs son, myself....

KI said...

Get your posts by email?! Woot! Didn't know that was possible! Got it done though!

KI said...

I love a good movie that brings real live every day heart struggles and triumphs to our screens and can increase our compassion and understanding for others! Excited to hear of this one, hadn't yet! Pick me pick me! ;)

Debra said...

I have heard such great things about this movie, and I think it would be fabulous for my family to watch together.

I love hearing your take on it as a parent of a child with autism. Makes me feel even better about it. :)

Penny said...

We have family movie night, sometimes, with the key being "family." It's always nice to have a new, approved, movie to share with everyone.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Blessings,

PK @ http://kneedeepingrace.com

Penny said...

I am now subscribed to follow your blog via email. Keep up the good work!

Continued Blessings,

PK @ http://kneedeepingrace.com

Lori said...

I have a daughter with Down Syndrome and a nephew with autism. I haven't seen the movie, but would love to! I am following your blog now via blogger and will share this giveaway on Facebook as I know many of my friends who have kids with special needs will want to try to win too!

~Lori

Erika said...

Always looking for good family-friendly movies. Thanks for the opportunity!

Debbie said...

This sounds like a movie that my family would enjoy.

Beth said...

You are right, this is a very good family movie. I enjoyed your review, my grandson has autism so we are just beginning to try to understand how to best help him. Im following your blog too :)

Marcy said...

I would like to win this movie because we have a couple of friends on the spectrum,and I think it would be good for my son to see.

Marcy said...

I didn't sign up for email alerts, but I did connect on GFC (my preferred way to keep up with other bloggers).

Becca said...

Hi Jayne! I added you to my Google feed and also email subscription.

Becca said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this as I believe more than one of my family members have Aspergers, though only one has been officially diagnosed. This sounds like a heartwarming story. :)

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

Sounds like a great movie. I'd love to win a copy for my family!

Karen said...

It is hard to find a good wholesome movie these days! I would like this movie, because it looks like a great movie for our family to watch. We have 5 kids and I know they would all enjoy it! Troy Mulder

Unknown said...

Hi Jayne,
I would like a copy of "A Mile In His Shoes" because as a teacher of a small private Christian school, I think it would be a great movie to show/discuss in our classroom. We are currently working on gratitude, and I think this movie would go right along with this! I also have a student that wishes to work with children who have disabilities when she "grows up". What a wonderful movie.
In Him!
Serena