Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FishFlix.com My Son My Savior DVD Review

My family had the privilege of watching the FishFlix.com My Son My Savior DVD for this review to use in conjunction with our own homeschool curriculum. This is a Schoolhouse Review Crew Review. All opinions expressed are my own or those of my family.

FishFlix.com is a Christian based company that develops family-friendly movies. They have children's Christian movies, apologetics, educational, Christian history, biblical movies, dramas, romance, action and other feature films. They focus on bringing these wonderful wholesome films to their viewers.

From the makers of the award-winning biblical dramas Road to Emmaus and Come Follow Me comes My Son My Savior, a Christian film about the Virgin Mary (played by Corrina Crade) and how her life was guided into the role of being Jesus' mother. We see her childhood, growing up in a strict Jewish household, celebrating Passover and hearing about the Messiah's coming to redeem Israel. Little did Mary know that she would play a crucial part in the fulfillment of these prophesies. It is a deeply moving movie in which you get to see the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus (played by Bruce Marchiano) through his mother's eyes. This movie follows closely with the biblical story, but puts into more of a perspective of what emotions Mary had throughout everything that happened.


How We Used This and Our Thoughts:

As a Christian family we are well versed in the story about Jesus from the Bible. My girls who are 5 and 7 years old even know the story and love reading from their children's Bibles about him. We love recounting the story of his resurrection around Easter and the My Son My Savior DVD was perfect to use along with scripture. Easter for us is not all about bunnies and eggs. It is about Christ, our Savior, sacrificing himself on the cross for all of our sins so we can again be with our Heavenly Father once again.

I watched this Christian DVD over the weekend for the First Day of Spring with my family. This portrayal of the Virgin Mary is a powerful one. It shows how she responded with faith, love and finally understanding about Jesus' destiny. She knew Jesus as her son and came to also know him as her Savior.

We did feel that in the approximately 60 minutes running time they left out a lot of Jesus' life. I wish that they had shown Jesus' baptism as my daughter Teela is set to be baptized when she has turned 8 and this would have been a great moment of teaching for her. They also did not show the breaking of the fish & loaves and many other miracles he administered except for the miracle of the wine from water, healing the cripple, healing of Mary Magdalene, and healing of the ear of the high priest's slave. We wish they could have elaborated on more of the story, but as this was more about the mother of Jesus we understand why they did.

The background, scenery, clothing and architecture all looked very authentic. I love when they showed the stable of animals where Jesus was conceived.  I also love the scene of the hustle and bustle of the market place when baby Jesus was brought to the Temple to be presented. The costumes were lovely. I loved the headbands on some of the woman.

You can also download the FREE Bible Study Guide from here: http://www.mysonmysavior.com/biblestudy.html. This is a great way to have discussion with your family and Bible study along with the movie.

My Son My Savior is wonderful for the entire family. The film shows a little violence but no inappropriate scenes or questionable content. It is very well made and tastefully done. I love this film! It is perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, and Christmas. It is also great for sharing with others that would like to know more about Christ.

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