Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Flyby Review: Old-Fashioned

Two weeks ago, I reviewed the DVD Old-Fashioned.  It was a compelling story of boy-meets-girl with a twist - the boy wants an "old-fashioned" courtship to protect both of them and to prepare for a solid marriage.  My children and I very much enjoyed the movie, as you can see in my review here.

Since then, I have been reading the accompanying novel, also titled Old-Fashioned.  Rene Gutteridge expounded on the screenplay written by Rik Swartzwelder to bring us the written story of equal quality.  Since the novel was written after the movie, she stayed pretty true to what had been done in the movie, but in novel form, she was able to offer more detail and information about the thoughts and backgrounds of the characters.  I really like the novel, and I think my daughters may read it, but I do not think it will appeal to my teenage son.  While my daughters coined this movie a "chick-flick," my teenage son did enjoy watching it, and I like the idea of using it for boys, because it shows an example of a man taking the leadership in keeping the relationship pure.  I would like it if there were a book to go along with the movie that he would like and that I could have him read, but I don't know if there is a good way to do that, as he really is probably not going to like any book about dating and relationships, period.

I think the devotional, on the other hand, can be used with boys and girls.  OK, OK, I'll admit my son doesn't really want to do a devotional about courtship with Mom, but since I have told him it is a condition of being allowed to date, he is willing to discuss such matters with me!  The Old-Fashioned Way is a good 40-day study (every good devotional is 40 days!) on how to put these ideas into practice.

And now that I've completed the second part of the review, we get to the exciting part.  Flyby Promotions is giving away the whole set, with the DVD and both books!  Comment here or on my Facebook page by Monday, July 6, to enter the drawing!
"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 for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and 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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Happy Reading!  :-)

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