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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 9 books toward her goal of 80 books.

Monday, July 9, 2018

TREK the Movie: Review, and Giveaway: Copy of the movie and $50 Deseret Book gift card

 Trek follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Along the way they try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a "special ops" Young Men's leader, match wits with a twinkie-loving skunk, and ponder doctrinal brain teasers like, "Do general Authorities go to PG-13 movies?" But, when they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like their pioneer ancestors.

Official Movie Trailer for: TREK The Movie

My Review:
Trek the movie is a terrific family movie. It is full of humor, but also has some very wonderful moments where the main characters grow closer to God and stronger in their faith. Main character Tom is struggling in his life after his best friend is killed on a white-water rafting trip the summer before. His faith has been wavering ever since and his dad "pays" him to go on trek by offering to buy him a ski pass for the winter.

{Actor Joel Bishop, who plays the leader Bob Pratt in the film, said that the movie should also help teens deal with difficult circumstances in their own lives.}

There are many quirky characters in this movie and let's face it, this is about a group of teenagers that are thrown together and asked to worked together in hot weather pulling handcarts for several days. Teens are so unique and there's a great blend of diversity in the film. I really loved how during this experience on trek, so many of the teens found answers to problems. It was never preachy, but shown in a good way to get the message to youth. 

This film is LDS principles based, shows the power of prayer, and also shows a non-graphic death by drowning. (Trigger warning) Overall, this movie is a great one to sit down and watch with your family and then have a great discussion afterwards. We don't do that often enough with our kids these days. 

Now make sure to go down below and enter BOTH giveaways

Message from Alan Peterson, Director of TREK The Movie

It’s exciting to anticipate the DVD/BluRay release of TREK, the movie. Being with audiences in theaters is the fulfillment of any director’s dream.  But, the reality of independent film is that you can’t get a movie into enough theaters so that everyone who wants to, can see it.  July 3rd is a day that lots of TREK fans have been waiting for.  Now, everyone can enjoy the laughs and lessons of TREK whenever they want.  One of our goals in producing the movie was to create a story that would honor the wonderful tradition of this hands-on experience unique to our faith.  Trek provides a critical chance to connect with our past. Why is this important?  I’ll let Elder Russell M. Ballard explain: 

"I have a deep conviction that if we lose our ties to those who have gone before us, including our pioneer forefathers and mothers, we will lose a very precious treasure. I have spoken about “Faith in Every Footstep” in the past and will continue in the future because I know that rising generations must have the same kind of faith that the early Saints had in the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.” (General Conference, October 2017, The Trek Continues!)

It is too easy to forget what our pioneer ancestors sacrificed for their faith and for our good. I hope families can sit down together and share the movie and talk about how grateful we should be for the men, women and children who marched into the unknown following a prophet of God so long ago. And, I hope they will talk about the challenges they face today as members of the church as we march forward into the unknown.  Do you feel like Tom and wonder where God is?  How do we connect with Him? What do we do when we feel weak and alone? Hopefully, TREK helps us know that our Heavenly Father is there and that He cares. 

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  1. The trailer made it look funny.

  2. Haha... I follow on Facebook but just bookmarked your blog so I can see all your book reviews 😀