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Old Fashioned Movie, Novel, and Devotional Review Giveaway

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As Christians we should strive to put God first in all of our relationships but we seldom know just how to do that.  They find themselves asking a question that many do.  What does it look like to put God first in my relationships?  Is it possible to have an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America?  Some of you may be saying, “Yeah, it sounds so simple but you aren’t living the life I am living!  You do not carry the baggage that I’m carrying!”  You’re right, I am not.  I am living out the life that Christ has planned for me and my story has its own share of baggage.
The film Old Fashioned reveals beautifully dating that is love centered rather than lust centered.  It focuses on love with respect and honesty while keeping it Christ centered.  The film also depicts the realness of the struggles in life.  As a mother of teenage boys it made me realize just how I would like for them to approach the relationships with women.
OLD FASHIONED is a romantic comedy that centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy.  Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town.  He has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God.  When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?   Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. 

This is one of the films that I recommend parents of children 13 and older see as it is rated PG13.  I really believe that it will help shed some light on what dating really should like.  Purchase the DVD here.

  Old Fashioned doesn’t just stop at a DVD.    There is also a novel and devotional available to help you navigate through dating the “old fashioned” way.  I recently finished reviewing these.

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About the Novel

Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?

My Thoughts the Novel

 What I liked about the novel is that it truly follows the movie well.  It provides the reader with more insight on the thoughts and actions of the characters.  It also provided discussion questions that you could possibly use in a book club setting.

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About the Devotional

Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.

My Thoughts  on The Old Fashioned Way: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Romance

Geared mainly for Christian singles, this devotional shows the reader what a Christ centered relationship should look like.  It With over 40 devotionals, you will begin to see what makes relationships healthy.  A big part of this devotional includes journaling your thoughts and feelings.

Now, on to the giveaway!   I will be offering a great prize pack for someone, the DVD and the books!  Gotta a son or daughter that is about to enter the dating game or one that is in the midst of of it, then you WILL NOT want to miss giveaway.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.”

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