Living The Braveheart Life Review and giveaway
Living the Braveheart Life by Randall Wallace was provided free of charge for the purpose of review. All of the following is my own words, giving a fair and unbiased review.
Okay, I must admit, I wasn’t all that excited to read this book at first glance. I have seen Braveheart more than once and I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t so sure that a book about the movie was exactly what I wanted to spend my time reading. But I said I would review it and so I delved in.
Wow, talk about judging a book by its cover! I was extremely mistaken. This book took hold of me and was reluctant to leave me alone. I read to get relaxed before I go to sleep. You know those books that grab your attention? The ones that you can’t put down even when you look at the clock and realize it’s after 2:00? Yeah, this was one!
Right from the get go Randall Wallace explains what prompted the movie. He was curious about his ancestry and took a trip into Scotland to find out who he came from. Upon seeing a statue of William Wallace, he asked about him and found that he (William) is a hero in Scotland. What a coincidence- a hero with the same last name! I’d be digging in further as well!
As the author investigates the history (or lack thereof) of William Wallace, he is caught up in the story and so captivated by it that he writes what is to become the movie Braveheart. He makes correlations between his life and how he imagines the life of William Wallace. This book takes us from the past in Richard’s life to the life and death of William Wallace and those who played a part in it, to how Richard foresees the future. He weaves his life and how he is living out his faith with stories of how what William Wallace lived out influenced him. There are so many examples of faith in this book that touched me. I was so impressed with how the Holy Spirit influenced his life and career that I couldn’t wait to finish it so that I could share it with my husband. I am ready to go back and watch Braveheart again- this time with fresh eyes and an open heart- to see what God wanted me to learn from the movie.
Interestingly, the most well known line, one even inscripted on the wall of a military academy, wasn’t from William Wallace at all. It was written by Randall as he imagined how Wallace would influence his fellow men. One of the most recognized lines and if you were to ask someone who said it, I doubt that they’d hesitate in answering. I know I was wrong. Anyway, Living the Braveheart Life by Randall Wallace can be found at your local Family Christian Store or here on their website: http://www.familychristian.com/catalog/product/view/id/323286/
Family Christian has graciously allowed me to run a giveaway for a $10 Appreciation Certificate, which will run from October 19 through October 25. Click the Rafflecopter to enter. Good Luck!