If Not for His Grace - DVDDennis Rowe
In If Not for His Grace, a small town minister is murdered and his family and the town must deal with the aftermath. The Randolph family is the pillar of a neighborhood in an urban Los Angeles community, and Rev. William Randolph is the glue that holds the family together... Read More
The Randolph family is the pillar of a neighborhood in an urban Los Angeles community, and Rev. William Randolph is the glue that holds the family together. His wife Ruther depends on her husband for guidance and support, while 10-year-old Jacqueline loves being “daddy’s little girl” and 16-year-old Christopher has aspirations to follow in his father’s footsteps as a preacher. However, their once-safe neighborhood is beginning to deal with the influx of gangs, drugs, and homelessness. Rev. Randolph leads the charge to keep the neighborhood peaceful before a tragedy threatens to tear their loving family and their community apart.
Dove Approved "Faith-Friendly" for Ages 12+
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 87 mins.
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Sep 28, 2015
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- A bit tough by Beth on 10/13/2015
Prior to watching “If Not For His Grace” I was quite skeptical. Most Christian movies are cheesy and not the types of movies one would want to watch on a regular basis. To my surprise, this movie was not your typical corny film. The story line was one that was easy to follow and really engrossed the viewer in the family’s life. The story line is one that is realistic and one that truly could happen in communities in today’s world. The way the family handles the violence around them is nothing but a positive example to viewers of how to truly love thy neighbor.
While this film is not one that I would recommend for younger viewers, it is one that could be used as a family movie night. It has great information to help older children, and adults alike, learn the reality of what our world faces and how we can choose to shine Jesus’ light through it all, even when difficult.
- Waiting for Message by Bethany on 10/11/2015
This was not the movie I was expecting. From the title and the description, I thought this movie would be a message of how to find God’s grace after facing the difficult reality of a father’s death. I think I was expecting a message of hope and a vision of how to continue to seek God in adversity.
What I found instead was a movie depicting a family that struggles to continue to move toward God and toward each other after the loss of the head of the family.
Those of you with children may want to be advised that there is gang violence, shootings, disrespect to parents, and scenes of teenagers kissing. I was personally uncomfortable with the flashbacks to the relationships with the father and mother (their pre-marriage date) and the son and his girlfriend (kissing scene).
And mostly, I found that I really wanted a message to come in the end. And I’m still waiting, it never came. I can’t rectify the portrayal of the afterlife to Biblical teaching. I was really wanting to come to a place where grace covered the healing of the family affected by the death of the father/brother, but it just never happened for me.