Old Fashioned – Book & Devotional ~ Review

If you have not seen or heard of the movie, feel free to red the review I wrote of it – Old Fashioned.  It really was a great movie, my family enjoyed 🙂



The book, Old Fashioned, is based on the screenplay by Rik Swartzwelder; written by Rene Gutteridge.  I am always one to say, read the book; in this case, I say you simply MUST! I read more nonfiction myself but this is truly a wonderful read, for a fiction book.  This story really brings the people to life, it all just comes alive in such a lovely way. There is just such a greater depth added to this story in the book. But again, the movie is good too. I just always recommend books over movies myself.


Where can I buy this?The cover of this book reads:

Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love. They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?


So there is a book AND a movie, but did you know, there is also a devotional?  The Old Fashioned Way – Reclaiming the lost art of romance by Ginger Kolbaba is great! It’s  broken down into 40 days. Each day there is a reading, and each days reading ends with questions to ponder, a prayer, maybe a journaling option. This is an excellent devotional to complete with your older children, to help them as they enter into that time of life where they are considering courtship of someone. As a parent, you can find great wisdom to help guide and support for this method as well.  side rom the fact that we should be aware of what our kids are reading an seeking guidance from of course~  This devotional is such a blessing! Especially to those of us, I think, who did not grow up in the faith. It shows such a beautiful picture of what courtship can be.


Want to buy this one? An excerpt from this devotional reads:


Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic. In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced! So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way? Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow. But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that. Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it. Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime! As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way. And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.

Not only did Rik Swartzwelder write and direct Old Fashioned,  but did you know he also starred it it? As Clay? I had no idea 🙂  Rik has a blog dedicated to this movie and in this specific post he shares some of his thoughts regarding the movie. Do stop by and read some of his blog when you have the time. What a great way to enjoy a break in the day; grab a cup of tea too.

Learn more!
Official Website

On Twitter – @OldFashionedVow



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