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'Grace Unplugged' products to support 'conversation-starter' movie Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Friday, 09 August 2013 01:37 PM America/New_York

The Christian product industry is getting behind the new movie Grace Unplugged, slated for theatrical release Oct. 4.

The movie tells the story of an 18-year-old Christian singer/songwriter Grace Trey (Amanda "A.J." Michalka), who sings each Sunday at her church. After landing a record deal in Los Angeles, she cuts off contact with her parents and seems prepared to walk away from her faith.

B&H Publishing Group will release a pair of books Sept. 1: Grace Unplugged, a novelization written by Melody Carlson; and Own It, in which husband-and-wife authors Michael and Hayley DiMarco challenge readers to begin developing a belief in God that is truly their own—mirroring the journey of the movie's title character.

"I'm hoping we prompt a lot of dialogue between families, that this movie is a conversation starter," said writer/director Brad J. Silverman, who consulted on the books. "At the end of the day, I don't miss the fact that this is entertainment. But when the movie is over, and the audience reflects on what they've seen, I want Christians to say, 'Wow. I love God.' "

In addition, Music From the Motion Picture: Grace Unplugged (Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Distribution) is being released Aug. 27, featuring songs from Michalka, Jamie Grace (who also stars in the movie), TobyMac, Colton Dixon and Chris Tomlin.

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief teen drinking, the movie is from Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions and LifeWay Films.

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