‘When Calls the Heart’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
When Calls The Heart – Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.
A classic prairie romance based upon the novel by best-selling author Janette Oke, When Calls The Heart tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured, young Eastern school teacher who takes a teaching position in the hardscrabble Alberta frontier. Despite the many hardships of frontier life, she cares deeply for the school children. But she has closed her heart to love until she meets handsome Wynn, a member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.
This family movie, set in 1910 in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is a co-production with Believe Pictures of Los Angeles and directed by Michael Landon Jr.
You can tell from the picture above what time period this film is set in. I have to admit that I used to think it would have been great to live during this time period…I’ve changed my mind. I’m quite thankful to be living in this time period!
There were a few things I liked about this one:
- Elizabeth’s integrity. This is one of the reasons why I thought living in that time period would have been better, when people were a people of their word. As Christians, we should be still holding to this type of integrity. We are, after all, supposed to be Christ Like.
- God’s purpose in pain. We all know what it is…to prepare us for service to Him and to be able to comfort others who are going through what we’ve already been through. Bearing one another’s burdens.
- Fear keeps us from God’s purpose in life. Perfect Scripture verse for this one – II Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I would have loved to have seen more Christianity in this one, but it was enjoyable, especially the ending. It was a perfect ending for a movie that will become a series January 2014.
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