Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Discussion Guide -- Review & Giveaway #Spiderman

We are definitely Spidey fans at my house.  We enjoy action-packed films, villains who get their due, and good guy heroes that come out ahead.  We love Marvel Comics Superheroes the best -- actually my Senior says they are the only ones that count.  We've read the comic books, watched the television shows, and seen the movie.  My Princess even dressed as Spider-Man for the handicapped prom she helped host last weekend.  

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ movie about to hit theatres in May, we are excitedly making plans to attend together and I am thrilled to be able to share a must-have, family-friendly resource with you.  The Family Discussion Guide will get your kids talking in a way that will make you proud as it incorporates movie trivia, Scripture, and questions to make you think.

We're using the Discussion Guide each day to delve a bit into the true character of Spider-Man.  We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself:  the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man are tough.  But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead and his greatest battle begins.  Using the Discussion Guide, we've been able to explore the topics of self-esteem, GOD-given talents and abilities, positive responses in times of trouble, and loving others.  We've spent time reading Scripture together, discussing positives and negatives as seen in movie characters and in ourselves, and praying that GOD would open our eyes to those hurting people around us who we can pray for and help.

Family Discussion Guide
The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes that include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power. Each discussion opens with Scripture, is followed by a brief description from the movie, and ends with 2- 3 discussion questions.  This guide will help parents start (or continue) conversations with their children that will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that matter -- lives with JESUS as the center.  The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers. And that's a major win in my book.

Don't you wish more movies offered Family Discussion Guides to help you really dig deeper into your hearts as you look deeper into the movie characters and plot?  I sure do.  It makes it easier to teach discernment if you can discuss issues from a Biblical worldview.  We've thoroughly enjoyed discussing together and I think your family will enjoy diving into the conversation as well.  I'd love to share a copy of the 5-page Family Discussion Guide with you. If you would be interested in your own copy, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll be happy to send you the PDF file.  

In this day and age, we have to be extremely careful in what movies choose to allow our families to watch.  The influence of the world can be a dangerous thing.  Here's what Movieguide® has to say about The Amazing Spider-Man 2™:   Movieguide® gave an award to the first Amazing Spider-man by director Marc Webb, and the second looks quite good as well. Though we haven’t seen the entire film, the clips show a theme of standing up for what is right even in danger, even though no man is eternal, not even Spider-man.

Now for the giveaway:  I have the opportunity to share one AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Prize Pack (t-shirt, paper mask and phone case backstrap protector as pictured) with one of my readers.  If you are a Spider-Man fan, then I know you'll want to sign up for a chance to win this Giveaway.    When our Prize Pack arrived, everyone loved it and started laying claim to the goodies. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment and share your favorite thing about Spider-Man for your first entry. Share your favorite Bible verse for a second entry.  (For additional chances to win, please like this page on FB and/or follow my blog through GFC or Linky Followers. Leave a separate comment for each of those that you choose to do for additional entries into the giveaway.) I'll be choosing one winner on Friday, April 25.  That's my Spider-girl's birthday so we would love to celebrate with you.  

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): 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 a sample of the product 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.

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  1. Spidey's sense of humor, how he teases the bad guys.

  2. One of my favorite verses is Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth. It tells me that God has always been in control, and reassures me that He always will be!

  3. We haven't watched Spider-Man 2 yet, but I remember my daddy buying me comics when I was little. My favorite thing about any movie like that is when good overcomes evil.

  4. Psalm 34:4 is one of my favorite verses... He delivered me!


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