Sunday, May 1, 2011

unPlanned (dvd) - Review and GIVEAWAY

A few months ago I read and reviewed unPlanned and recently I was also given the opportunity to view and review the documentary dvd of unPlanned. I was not disappointed by this recording - it combines high quality video and audio with a compelling story of how Abby Johnson went from being a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic to an advocate for the pro-life movement.

My initial concern was that the documentary would just be a duplicate of the book but it was not. The writers did a very good job of telling the same story in a different format. unPlanned utilized short personal interviews with both Abby and important people in her life in addition to narration. The photos and videos used complimented the story well.

One thing that really stood out for me was the fact that Abby was so touched by the quiet prayerful protestors outside her clinic. This confirmed for me that there is not a need for explicit pictures of dismembered babies to get the point across to women in crisis; they need to know they are loved by God and those in their community.

This dvd would be great for anyone that wants to learn Abby's story especially college ministries, high school youth groups, high school religious education classes and any other group setting. I would say this is a must buy item for every church and Christian school library.

To decide for yourself, you can watch a trailer of the documentary here. In addition you can participate in the live UNITEforLIFE webcast with Abby Johnson on May 17th at 8pm local time. Be sure to register in advance to participate - this webcast is FREE of charge.

The publisher have graciously given me a certificate good for ONE free dvd of unPlanned. Please leave a comment (with a way to contact you) about why you want to view this dvd. Giveaway will end on 8 May.

Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of unPlanned.


Caroline said...

I'd like to be entered in the giveaway... Thank you... I was excited to hear the DVD was so well done...

Angie Valerio Smith said...

Yes, Renee, please enter my name to win the UNITEforLIFE DVD. The trailer was awesome! Praise God that Abby is now a ProLife advocate and speaker!

carrie said...

I loved the book and would like to share the dvd with our pro-life ministry at our parish.