I was so honored to be asked to review Lisa Chan's new film True Beauty Be Still. As a Christian and a mother this movie really resonated with me. It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we often forget to spend time alone in the Word and with the Lord. For those of you who aren't familiar with Lisa Chan or her husband Francis Chan, you can learn more about their church and beliefs here: http://www.francischan.org/. I wasn't familiar with Lisa when I first heard about this video but I was familiar with her husband Francis and his ministry. He is a pastor who is really on fire for Jesus and I enjoy watching him preach and talk about the Lord.
I was given the chance to watch the full video and it was so well made and the message was so acute and to the point. I could relate to everything Lisa discussed in the film. There was a point that she discussed how the Bible shows you answers of things that you wouldn't have even seen before. Even if you go to church and do Bible studies with other small groups, it's not quite the same as that one on one time with you and the Lord where you're just reading the Bible and in the quiet. That quiet time is really when you learn so much more about what God wants you to do because you are able to spend time with the Lord and be still, just you and God.
Lisa Chan is celebrating the launch of this video by hosting a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a free copy of Be Still. You can enter for free by entering in the Rafflecopter form below which is fast and easy!!!
Here is more info on the film:
New film helps women who are caught up in the busyness of life
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 25, 2012—Every woman knows the feeling. Regardless of her age, her income, or her family situation, women today are facing the challenges of a busy life and the stress that comes with it. Obligations to children, husband, job, church, friends, committees, and the pressures of everyday life have created a spiritual crisis for women. Because in their efforts to be everything to everyone, women have forgotten the ONE who really should be their everything.
Lisa Chan believes that in our quest to do it all, women are missing God. In the first film of her new series, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus (David C Cook/Flannel, September 2012), Chan focuses on what it means to Be Still. Be Still addresses the issues that confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus—something that, like most women, Chan struggled with herself.
As a mother of five children, co-founder of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, and wife of best-selling author and pastor Francis Chan, Lisa knows firsthand what it means to be overwhelmed, overcommitted, and out of time. It was an unplanned, extended time alone with God that fueled her desire to encourage every woman to see the beauty of coming before the Lord in stillness. She has seen firsthand that women in the church are suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress at alarming rates—and recognizes that women need to make the choice to find hope and healing and truth from God's presence and through His Word.
Be Still, which weaves Lisa’s teaching with the story of Susan, an amazing woman who found that being still with God was what she needed in order to overcome her struggle with a broken marriage, is intended to challenge women who are struggling and help them to find power and strength in just being quiet and listening. With this film, Chan comes alongside women in their walk with the Lord to give them the tools they need to be the person God intends them to be. True Beauty: Be Still is foundational and can be life-changing as women are convicted to take stock of their own reasons for not spending time with Jesus.
Be Still is a personal glimpse into Lisa’s own life, one that any woman will be able to relate to. It is the fact that she is coming from such an identifiable place, provides practical advice, and shares her own challenges with being still that makes this film such a valuable means of communicating to all women.
Lisa Chan is a mother of five and co-founder (with her husband, Francis) of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California. An accomplished singer, Lisa has recorded three albums, including Endless Beauty. Lisa lives with her family in San Francisco where they are doing inner-city ministry as a family.
Founded in 1875, David C Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more than 130 years, David C Cook has served the Global Church with life transforming materials from best-selling books and curriculum, to toys and games and small group resources. With additional offices in Elgin, Illinois, as well as Paris, Ontario, Canada and Eastbourne, UK, David C Cook is a global organization whose resources are published in more than 150 languages, distributed in more than 80 countries, and sold worldwide through retail stores, catalogs, and online. Through David C Cook’s music division, Kingsway, over 30% of the top 500 praise and worship songs written by Kingsway artists are sung in churches around the world. For more information visit David C Cook on the Internet at www.davidccook.com.
Flannel is a non-profit ministry that serves as a catalyst for highly creative people to communicate the way of Jesus to the world. Flannel’s primary products are short, creative films designed to start discussions on relevant issues and to deeply resonate on what matters most today. Headquartered in Western Michigan, Flannel’s products are currently sold in over 45 countries. www.flannel.org
Film One in the True Beauty film series
$14.99 On the website, the price is only $9.00!!
Approx. 20 minutes
Release: September 2012