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‘The Shunning’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation

‘The Shunning’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation


The Shunning

Katie Lapp (Danielle Panabaker) has always struggled with the rules that define her sheltered Amish community, but when a wealthy outsider (Sherry Stringfield) begins asking questions about her family, Katie begins to wonder about her origins. What connection does this woman have to her life, and how will the unraveling secrets challenge Katie’s faith? Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning is a powerful, personal journey of discovery based on the famous novel by the New York Times bestselling author.

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother’s Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.



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The first of a Great series of films based on the Beverly Lewis’ book series.  The best part of this film was the statement, “The miracle is not the life you missed, but the life you have.”  LOVED that statement.

This is a wonderful film, very touching, very sad at times and it really causes you to think about why you would shun someone or what it would feel like to be shunned.  I hope I never have to find out.  Wonderfully done.  Looking forward to the 3rd one in the series, The Reckoning.

There was 1 more favorite part for me – the scene with the mother and daughter by the beside.  Beautiful!  Don’t miss this one!


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  1. Heather says
    14 August 13, 11:04am

    This looks great!! I was wondering, do you know where the casting calls are listed for these films? I’ve searched everywhere that I can think of, and have never found anything, would love a chance to audition for faith based films! Thank you!

  2. Annelie says
    15 August 13, 10:02am

    Check out our helpful sites page – there is a section for actresses there. That is a start. As far as the auditions for the bigger films, we would recommend contacting the production companies that make these films.


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