THE SONG – Catholic endorsements

THE SONG is a great conversation starter on the topic of healthy marriages. See what Catholics are saying about THE SONG:

“The beauty of the faithful love of husband and wife is showcased in a moving portrayal of a man and woman who fall in love and conquer the world’s challenges. This movie, based on Holy Scripture’s ‘Song of Songs,’ leads the viewer to yearn for a faithful love of such deep and lasting beauty and helps us appreciate the sacrifices such a love in this life requires and deserves.  Our world needs such a compelling witness, which is too often missed in the glitter of today’s fast-paced culture of impulsive and shallow relationships.”
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville

“Captivating, gritty, and tender — The Song is a powerful faith-based movie about redeeming love. The foolishness and wisdom of Solomon are woven throughout each scene. Masterful acting portrays the messiness of real life temptations gone awry when greed and selfishness prevail and focus on faith in God is lost. The Song is guaranteed to impact lives.”

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN TV Host, speaker, and award-winning author of numerous books, including Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women (Read her review here.)

“I loved the movie. I thought it was a mini-masterpiece. Christian filmmakers are really upping their game. This movie had a compelling message, but it didn’t sacrifice the art.”

Lori Hadacek Chaplin, journalist, Catholic Digest (Read her review here.)

“The perfect song leave us humming it non-stop, wishing for one more verse and striving to better understand the deeper meanings at its heart, the truth that inspired its lyrics and melody. In so many ways, the new movie “The Song” is like a beautiful song we can’t get out of our head or a fine wine we can’t wait to share with a loved one. Tender, challenging and packed with amazing music, this film has the potential to change hearts and lives. See it, sing along, and know that you are forever and unconditionally loved.”
Lisa M. Hendey, Author of The Grace of Yes and Founder of CatholicMom.com (read her review here.)

“The Song was a captivating film with scriptures and songs flowing through it. The movie courageously takes on the difficult subject of infidelity, remorse and reconciliation. Instead of glamorizing adultery or making excuses for it, the movie shows how bad choices lead to heart break yet redemption is still possible with God’s grace.”
Kathy Schmugge, Director- Family Life Office, Diocese of Charleston

“The Song is a beautiful experience that you witness a family encounter both God and temptation in a very real to life way. It is very entertaining and inspiring.  I will be recommending many to go see it.”

Colin Nykaza, Director of Young Adult Outreach- Archdiocese of New York

“A well-acted film with a strong cast and script, high production values, and wonderful music.  The lead characters are appealing and believable, and make the lure of temptation, and the challenges of love, marriage and family realistic.  A powerful story of romance, faith, sin and redemption.”
Anthony J. Ryan, Marketing and Sales Director at Ignatius Press

“The power of The Song comes not only from the beautiful blend of Scripture, music, and married life lived large on the screen, but from the way it lays bare the sacrifices and surrender that true love requires of both spouses. The Song will make you rethink your own marriage and the ways you are – or are not — living out your vows to love, honor, and cherish your spouse.”

Mary DeTurris Poust, retreat leader and author of Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Catholic Spirituality (Read her review here.)

“Anyone who has been married knows there are times when loving each other is easy, and times when it takes sacrifice and persistence. Temptation will always be present in this world. The Song reminds us why we work so hard to love so much, because true love is  always worth the effort.  The weaving of the Song of Songs into this story line (that you don’t need to be a rock star to relate to) was simply brilliant!”

Allison Gingras, ReconciledToYou.com Founder (Read her review here.)

“The Song was strong in message, casting, and production. The Song of Solomon was a Golden thread interwoven with great music, and the messiness of real life.  This Thread of God’s word made a great movie a gorgeous quality tapestry.”

Marya Jauregui, Catholicmom.com columnist

“The Song’s message was a powerful one not only for couples, but anyone who finds himself disappointed with the trappings of the world. I would see it again in a heartbeat.”

Abby Brundage, host of “The Big Big House Morning Show” on Spirit FM

“The Song” captures on the big screen many temptations and intoxications that come with fame and fortune.  The music industry is no exception.  This story  is a great reminder to all of us how weak and helpless we are when we think we can live our life without God.  And what a deep fountain of mercy awaits those who seek God’s help and forgiveness. “The Song” takes on the hard issues of life on the road, the stress it adds to relationships  and marriage,  temptation, indulgence, addiction, and ultimately,redemption, for those who find the grace to seek it.  You won’t want to miss this one in theaters.”

Collin Raye, Multi-Platinum Country Music Artist and Author, A Voice UnDefeated

“The Song is a ​’masterpiece of the reality”​.  It is a movie that demonstrate​s not only the devastation that researchers say that 30-60% of married couples experience​, but it also shows the redemption that can be achieved when infidelity is experienced in a marriage.  It is my hope that it will touch the hearts of the viewers and allow both, men and women alike, to gain an understanding of the “whats” that can plague a marriage and lead it down the path of destruction.
Not all marriages have to go through such trials but ​for those that do, this film leaves you with ​a sense of hope and ​the opportunity of ​redemption​. That, in short, is the mantra of The Alexander House.”

Greg Alexander, CEO, Alexander House Ministries

I’ve been asked to endorse many “Christian” movies and have declined.  I generally don’t like them. I’d prefer a well-told human story in a “secular” movie any day over a poorly told story in a “Christian” movie.  The Song is a step in the right direction, however.  There are some aspects of the story telling that I found a bit “canned,” but overall I found this movie worth watching.  It’s an honest attempt to tell an honest story about marital breakdown and redemption.  It’s not afraid to get raw.  It’s not afraid to look honestly at the underbelly of human brokenness.  And I think it will give people hope.  That’s always a good thing.

Christopher West, Cor Project

This compelling film vividly portrays the power of permanent, faithful, and unconditional love in a marriage, both in good times and in bad.  Certainly this film conveys the truth that joy can follow even the darkest of times, when one spouse chooses to make a decision to love, and the other finds it in him/herself to receive that love.

Steve & Karen Seaborn and Fr. Tom Ogg, North American Leadership Team, Worldwide Marriage Encounter

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