Monday, December 5, 2016

To Joey, With Love….Review and Giveaway.

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to watch a private screening of the movie, To Joey, with Love. I will be honest and say that I had never listened to their music before, however I had heard of their story…it was all over the internet last year.

Icon Media Group’s bio reads….Joey and Rory were a singing duo that wanted more to life … so they chose less. In preparation for the birth of their child, the couple simplified their lives by putting their music career aside and staying at home, planting roots deep in the soil of their small farm, and the community they loved.
They believed God would give them a great story … and He did.

This was an amazing film in so many ways….the beautiful cinematography, the soft, heart felt narration of Rory Feeks and of course, the incredible love story of Rory and Joey.  But even more beautiful was the love story written by God in their lives. 

I already knew that Joey had lost her battle with cancer this year, so I anticipated that there would be some very sad moments.  But I wasn’t expecting the beauty or the joy I felt watching them discover God’s blessings in their lives….even in the simplest of moments.

I love how God works.  And I was left in awe of how the Holy Spirit had nudged Rory to start recording the daily moments of their lives leading up to the birth of their child.  They had no idea what God had in store for them or how important those videos would be…but God did.

This is a story of LOVE….the love of a husband and wife, the love of parents and their sweet baby, but mostly it is the story of how much God loves us…especially amidst the hard.

I would encourage all my readers to watch this movie when it comes out on DVD Dec 12th.  However, the wonderful people at Icon Media Group have generously given me a copy of the DVD to gift to one of my readers!!  Comment below and tell me if you have heard Joey and Rory’s music/story.  I will randomly pick a winner on Friday December 16th. 

The story, To Joey, with Love, moved me so much that now I am headed to iTunes to download some of Joey and Rory’s music!


The Sudduth Family said...

WOW! beautiful story, and beautiful recommendation. I have been getting emails on it, but haven't thought about seeing it-now it seems I must! How like OUR GOD-to bring beauty from ashes and someday-we will hear many stories and meet the people who found God to be Faithful! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I have been a follower of the "This Life I Live" blog for awhile. I admired the beautiful relationship between Rory and Joey, their love for one another, for the Lord, for their blended family, and for their little baby girl Indiana. I share Rory's blog with friends and family, and shed tear of joy and sorrow every time I read it! It got to where I wouldn't read the blog at work! I didn't want red eyes!

I have been eagerly awaiting not only the movie, To Joey, with Love, but also Rory's book, This Life I Live. Maybe we should have a Munds Park viewing of the movie!!!

Lynne said...

I had followed and prayed for this young couple, when the news broke of her diagnosis. I was encouraged by their story of hope and perseverance. We lost my niece, Jessica to cervical cancer. She was only 24. While they are no longer with us here on earth, I know someday we will all be reunited again in heaven and I can only offer praise to God for His love and grace. Thank you for letting us know this DVD will be forthcoming, I would love to see it. God Bless!

Rebecca Jo said...

How special of a couple were they? The whole story that I know of just breaks my heart AND inspires me. I know I'd need a box (or two) of Kleenex for this one.

Mari said...

I hadn't heard of them until I started following their story. I got a few of their CD's and have been so impressed with the testimony they shared through Joeys illness and death. I would love to get this DVD!

DianeD said...

What a great introduction to the movie,Sara. You've got me camping out in front of Redbox, hoping to be one of the first to see the premiere showing!


Amy C said...

I have been their story off and on over the years and daily over the last year.
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anne childs said...

What a beautiful life story. I hadn't heard of them before but will definitely want to see the movie. Thanks, Sara, for sharing about this.

riTa Koch said...

Great review, Sara! I knew about them. Now I want to listen to their music! AND see the movie!

Anonymous said...

I have been a fan of Joey & Rory's for a several years and have followed their story. I would love the chance to get see this beautiful love story.

Anonymous said...

I have been a fan of Joey & Rory's music for several years and I have been following their story closely once I heard Joey was sick. They have such a wonderful love story.