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Abel’s Field

It would seem that Seth McCardle has been dealt a losing hand in life.  After his mother died, his father abandoned him and his two young sisters.  His own brother, Keith, wants nothing Abel's Field_thumb[7]to do with him.  He works multiple jobs trying to provide for his sisters.  He is bullied daily at school by members of the football team.  It couldn’t get worse.

Or could it?

When he fights back to the bullies, he is singled out for punishment and is assigned to work detail with the groundskeeper, Abel.  As it turns out, Abel may be the only person on the planet that understands the struggles that young Seth faces.

Abel’s Field is a compelling story that shows that you always have a choice, even when it may seem there is none. It showcases the devastating effect alcoholism can have on a family, as well as the determination of one young man to rise above it all. The friendship between Abel and Seth, though unlikely, is believable and both are struggling with decisions they have made and that they need to make. It also emphasizes that Jesus forgives sins, and that we have to forgive ourselves.

Hubs and I enjoyed watching this movie.

That being said, I was disturbed by the fact that Seth left his sisters in the care of Abel when he barely knew them.  I am a freak about who I let watch my kids, and that would never happen.  It also bothered me that it wasn’t until the school offered him a full time position that they would run a background check, with fingerprints, on Abel.  I don’t want anyone working with my kids, part time or not, that hasn’t submitted to a background check.

All in all, we are glad we added Abel’s Field to our DVD shelf.

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***Product sample received to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.***

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Sounds like it would be an interesting movie to watch, with a couple of life lessons included. I understand what you mean about not letting anyone work around the kids who hasn’t hada background check. I had to do that when I was a Girl Scout leader.

  2. Robin Quick says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie with my teenager! It seems to have a great message about overcoming & dealing with bullying. I would love to add this movie to our family movie dvd collection.

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    I had not heard of this movie before. Always the last to know 🙂 Sounds like it would be a great movie to watch with the entire family. Not as many of those around as I would like! Thanks for the heads up about this one!