Category «Reviews»

{Friday Favourites} Christian Fiction

Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love is set in 1850’s California. Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, survives on hatred. She meets Michael Hosea, a man who lives by his faith in God, who struggles with God’s call for him to marry Angel. He obeys, and it is through his love for Angel that she comes …

[Book Review] Saving Amelie

I’m a sucker for historical fiction, particularly well-written historical fiction. (History was one of my favourite subjects at school, and I may have a slight obsession – I mean fascination – with the Romanovs. And let’s not talk about how cool Downton Abbey is, or how they’ve just wrapped filming the final season. Sob!) Saving …

{Review & Recommend} Grace Unplugged

I was flipping through channels the other day, looking for something to watch while I knitted. I didn’t really expect to find anything worth watching because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of junk on TV. But, to my surprise, I came across this: Grace Unplugged is the story of a young Christian woman, Grace …

Holiday At Home – Popcorn and Penguins

Jacques jetted off to Port Elizabeth for the day, so we had a rather lazy girls’ day yesterday. The rainy weather was perfect for our early morning movie date. For some reason, Greenstone is only showing Penguins of Madagascar in 3D. I can’t watch 3D and I know the girls won’t cope with those glasses …

Review: Four Corners

  Thirteen-year-old Ricardo Galam (Jezzriel Skei) is a fatherless chess prodigy who lives with his grandmother in the Cape Flats. Torn between his love for chess and his interest in the 26 gang, cultivated by gang leader Gasant (Irshaad Ally), Ricardo finds himself caught up in circumstances beyond control when his father, Farakhan (Brendan Daniels), …

Review: Pad Na Jou Hart

Pad Na Jou Hart bills itself as the first Afrikaans romantic adventure. Basson van Rensburg (Ivan Botha) has five days to make his way from Johannesburg to Cape Town for his father’s funeral, completing several tasks along the way. When he finds himself stranded without a car, he meets the free-spirited Amory (Donnalee Roberts) who …

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