Thursday, September 24, 2015

Giveaway: The Cokeville Miracle DVD

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend a screening for The Cokeville Miracle. I was so excited to go and absolutely loved it! It is now out on DVD and I'm excited to be able to offer a DVD to one lucky winner!


From T.C. Christensen comes The Cokeville Miracle, the remarkable true story of a town facing a terrible tragedy, and the Sheriff’s investigator who struggles with his faith as he gathers evidence that defies easy explanation.

Cokeville Wyoming, a town of just over 500 people that sits near the Utah-Idaho border, is not known for much beyond it’s strong family values, but in 1986 Cokeville made national headlines when a madman and his wife entered the elementary school with guns and bomb. They gathered over 100 children and teachers into a small room, and made a demand: $200 million dollars for the lives of the children—but then the bomb went off…

The Cokeville Miracle is not just the story of a hostage crisis, or a terror attack on American soil. It is not just the story of a bomb that could have destroyed an entire generation, and ripped a town apart. The Cokeville Miracle is about what happened instead. How did a bomb that should have leveled the room take only two lives that day, the madman and his wife? Each child, each adult who made it out of that room has a story to tell. Follow the Sheriff’s investigator Ron Hartley as he pieces together the evidence, including stories of prayer and divine intervention from multiple witnesses. Gather the evidence and decide for yourself. Do you see coincidence, or do you see miracles?

I teared up while watching the trailer so I knew this movie would be emotional, and it is. David and Doris Young, the madman and his wife, took an elementary school hostage with a homemade bomb. We get a feel for the town before the day of the bombing and some of the struggles that Ron Hartley, the Sheriff's investigator, is personally going through. We also get a feel for who the Young's are and there were some things about them that I found surprising.

The day of the bombing started out like any normal day. It was interesting to see how easy it was to gather everyone together in one small room. It was an intense situation which culminated with the bomb going off. In the aftermath, Ron Hartley pieced together the evidence to figure out exactly what happened. How were the Young's the only two people to die that day? Was it just a series of coincidences or miracles?

I definitely cried as I heard the stories the adults and children told later. There were times during the hostage situation when I felt that I was missing something. The holes were filled in as we learned more about the bomb, the Young's and the teachers and children who were in the room that day. What an amazing, uplifting story!

I would be cautious in allowing younger children to watch this movie since it is a hostage situation in a school setting.


One DVD of The Cokeville Miracle
Ends 10/2/15
Open to US residents only

The rules to enter are simple: You must live in the United States and be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and will be notified by e-mail as well as announced here. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck and thanks for entering!!

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