His acting, despite the poor dialog, stood out from the rest. Sperry started out with one and had many come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because he became a vessel that God used to touch many. My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! Barnes became a good friend to Dustin before he died four years afterwards. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry , a man he has seen at church, the two become friends. Soon, not only Dustin but also his friends are coming to Mr. Dustin's main obstacle is the town , Nick Taylor Boggan , who also likes Tanya.
Eventually even the bully is changed by the Word. But more importantly, it brings home the message of Jesus in a powerful, yet believable way. First, her gift was the first gift I had received for the Jonathan Sperry Project and, even more amazing than that, the first gift we received was from a child wanting other children to have an opportunity to hear the message of the movie and accept Jesus as their Saviour. Dustin, Mark and Albert are three friends in the summer of 1970, who are struggling with straddling that fine line between childhood and adulthood known as adolescence. I had really hoped that this would be a diamond in the rough, but it turned out to be just plain rough. He approaches the first young boy, Dustin, without forcefulness and takes the time to minister to many of the young boys in practical ways, while using every opportunity to show how difficult it can be to live out your faith in the world such as when the bully throws his Bible in the mud puddle.
It appears the person and the story, though not implausible, are a work of fiction. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. One day an old neighbor, Jonathan Sperry, asks Dustin to mow his lawn. I don't know what Mr. Archived from on September 6, 2012. Regrettably, however, the movie is slow. A Great True Christian Story For And Young Alike At the start of this film, I was not impressed.
They carried their Bibles throughout parts of the movie and were not ashamed and faced unbelievers with it without shame. Even though Tanya started reading her Bible and became a Christian, she and Dustin never dated or formed a relationship with each other. Positive—This is a great film! There is no droning intellectualism or self righteous condemnation. Despite my name, I was not involved in the movie. It's more about seeing things and people in our lives from another perspective.
Minimal wear on the exterior of item. In upstate New York of 1970, the influence of Woodstock on secular and some Christian youth was unmistakable. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget. Satan has so many people deceived. One day he approaches a boy named Dustin and invites him to start mowing his lawn. Meanwhile, Dustin finally gets the courage to tell Tanya how much he likes her, but instead of asking her to be his girlfriend, he suggests she start reading the Bible.
After supper, the mother said that their daughter was so impacted by the movie and wanted to help with the Jonathan Sperry Project but she did not have much money. Very encouraging for young people to see. This is one of the best movies that the Christiano Brothers have done. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget! A strong Christian man is presented as an ideal role model. Set in 1970, the film is visually beautiful. Despite these flaws, however, this movie is surprisingly winsome and endearing.
Jesus spent time with the disciples every day for three years. Praise God for the life of this wonderful saint of God and all the boys whose lives he touched. This movie is genuine in that Jonathan wants each boy to give their lives to Jesus and make a difference in someone's lives by their witness. We immediately became intrigued by what we read about the movie and set out to see it in a town 40 minutes away. They did many wonderful works in Jesus' name like Jonathan Sperry did. As for Dustin, he became pastor of his church for 15 years using Jonathan Sperry's Bible. By Hitler's orders- Hitler ordered any political person who resisted against him to be arrested and be executed-he was arrested imprisoned then transported to the Dachau concentration camp during the time Hitler was gaining power.
God bless you as you consider what God would have you do for His Kingdom and glory! This is exactly what we have been learning at our church lately so it is also very relevant. I recommend this inspiring movie for anyone. I decided to contact Rich and Dave Christiano who produced the film. I find the acting in this film to be quite good, overall, and the best actors in the film are Gavin MacLeod, Jansen Panettiere brother of Hayden , Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Taylor Scott Boggan, and, of course, the talented Robert Guillaume. Product Description Best buddies Dustin, Albert and Mark are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. I grew up in that era and never met such well behaved kids.
This movie is not for cynics, and I find it incredible that a Christian could give this a negative review. And there's a problem -- the neighborhood bully likes Tanya, too, and he's a classic tormentor. The clothes, cars, houses and inside of the houses bring back so many momeries!! It's hard to know just how to win her over. I recommend this inspiring movie for any family to watch together. And as a fictional piece, my criticisms pop up again.
My son is 9, and it kept his interest the whole way through. Gavin MacLeod and Jansen Panettiere give solid performances as Jonathan Sperry and Dustin, respectively, and it's great to see Robert Guillaume in a highly effective appearance as Mr. Jonathan is a true mentor whose delight is expressed in the seeds of faith which he plants, waters and watches grow. Sperry begins a Bible study with Dustin and his friends, and encourages them to be kind to Nick. It just means that now God's Holy Spirit lives inside their body. Go see it for yourself!!! No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches cracks, or holes. The Holy Bible plainly defines the Gospel, which I just shared with you.