Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ragamuffin Movie Review & Giveaway
I have a new film to tell you about, Ragamuffin. This movie gives you the nuts and bolts about Rich Mullins and his life. Prior to watching this film I had definitely heard the name Rich Mullins - he has some amazing and renown Christian worship songs including Awesome God and Sing Your Praise to the Lord. However, I knew nothing about his life or death. Or even how he rose to Christian music fame. I haven't done research but this film seems plausibly accurate documenting Rich's life from his perspective.
Rich had a somewhat troubled childhood and throughout the movie you see him chase his demons in various ways. However, despite his struggles his heart for the Lord and being real with people showed forth in his life and his music. He was willing to ruffle a few feathers to be real with people and get to the heart of God and his love. He became known for not only worshiping but preaching alongside his songs as well.
And while this is not a feel good movie, overall my opinion is positive; I felt touched by this film and found it to be thought provoking. Also, I kept asking myself how Rich's life might have been different if perhaps certain single aspects were changed. I wouldn't recommend this film for children under 13 - mainly due to the strained relationship Rich had with his father and his addiction to alcohol.
Read more about this film below and go here to purchase your own DVD. Of course, don't forget to enter the giveaway below to win a copy!
About the film:
Ragamuffin is based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.
About Rich Mullins:
Singer and songwriter Richard Wayne "Rich" Mullins was best known for his worship song "Awesome God" which has been embraced as modern classics by many Christians. His music has been covered by many artists, including Caedmon's Call, Amy Grant, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, John Tesh, and Hillsong United. Mullins' musical career formally began with Zion Ministries in the late 1970s, where he wrote music and performed with a band called Zion. Mullins first solo hit, "Awesome God," appeared on his third album and brought his music to a wider audience. Rich Mullins was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) on April 29, 3014.
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Disclosure: 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 my own copy of Ragamuffin in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.