Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #42 "Amazing Grace"

This week Requirement is to take your inspiration from the song "Amazing Grace"

In 1797, William Wilberforce, the great crusader for the British abolition of slavery, is taking a vacation for his health even while he is sicker at heart for his frustrated cause. However, meeting the charming Barbara Spooner, Wilberforce finds a soulmate to share the story of his struggle. With few allies such as his mentor, John Newton, a slave ship captain turned repentant priest who penned the great hymn, "Amazing Grace," Prime William Pitt, and Olaudah Equiano, the erudite former slave turned author, Wilberforce fruitlessly fights both public indifference and moneyed opposition determined to keep their exploitation safe. Nevertheless, Wilberforce finds the inspiration in newfound love to rejuvenate the fight with new ideas that would lead to a great victory for social justice.
Find more info here on the Imdb web site.

Brooke inspiration for "Amazing Grace"

This is my favorite verse from the Hymn "Amazing Grace" but how do you really pick a favorite. All the words from this Hymn are so powerful.... I love these words because it expresses the love that the Lord has for us.. This movie is so powerful... Over 200 hundred years ago there were people all over the world trying to make this world a better place.. William Wilberforce was a man who made history.. He spoke for those who could not. He made the blind see. He lead a movement that would change the world.. Wilberforce helped to bring to pass the abolishment of slave trading in Great Britain.. While he was working hard to come about the abolishment of slavery he met a man who shared his life and his shame of the slave trading. In the movie he shared the words that became the song "Amazing Grace"

If you get a chance click on this link and read the true story behind the words of "AMAZING GRACE" it's worth the read.. I found this while I was researching this movie and Hymn.
I hope you enjoyed the movie..


Maureen's Card inspired by "Amazing Grace"

When I read the words to this well loved hymn, the theme of hope and promise for the future really spoke to me. I looked at all my inspirational stamps and this one seemed to fit perfectly. Though the hymn is old, my card is modern and cheery...I like that contrast. No matter how many years have passed, these words still hold true...."The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures....Bright shining as the sun."

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(Don't forget to visit Maureen and leave her loads of comments this is her first post on her new blog.. We are so excited for her. Thanks for being out guest this week Maureen. What an honor to have you.)



Radha said...

love it will do this time again... I just learned how to play Amazing grace on the violin!
Love the title:)

Nancy K said...

Ooh, I've not seen this movie! What are the requirements?
I love your cards Brooke and Maureen -beautiful!!

scrapperjulia said...

Your cards are so fabulous, Brooke and Maureen! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging Maureen! I was inspired by the song Amazing Grace for this card also.

Here's my card

Brooke S said...

Find your inspiration from the music...

Radha said...

Hey GIrls!!!
Here is mine!

Tethered2Home said...

Well, I didn't get a chance to rent the movie this week, maybe another time, but I haven't missed a Cinema Challenge & I didn't feel like skipping one yet. :) Grace

Thanks for the fun!