[FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review] PowerPraise Moves by Laurette Willis

Posted 15 April, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

December 1, 2009

***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett – Print & Internet Publicist – Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***


Laurette Willis, the founder of PraiseMoves®, is a Women’s Fitness Specialist and certified personal trainer, as well as a popular keynote speaker and an award-winning actor and playwright. She has produced the videos PraiseMoves™ and 20-Minute PraiseMoves™ and written BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness.

Visit the author’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $16.99
Actors: Laurette Willis
Directors: Josh Atkinson
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: CT Videography
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
Run Time: 120 minutes
ASIN: 0736928456


My Review:
I am not much of an exerciser, though, I need to get back into it! I had the chance to review this DVD for a blog tour and was anxious to see what it was all about. I am both happy and sad. I am happy that I have found a peaceful way to “work out” and “lose weight” but I am sad because I was expecting something completely different than yoga. As labeled on the DVD, I was expecting the “Christian alternative to yoga”. Well, to me, it was STILL yoga. The moves are the same, the warm ups and cool downs, all the same. The only thing that makes this different than yoga, is that there is prayer before and after, as well as during the moves. All the moves coincide with actual Scripture verses and “look” like something from the Scripture. That is a plus, I admit. I am not completely down on this DVD as I feel that it is a great way to “relax” as well as to loose weight. However, I don’t feel that there is much difference between the PowerPraise Moves and Yoga.

Another thing that saddened me with this DVD is the host, Laurette Willis. When she would speak and the camera angles would move, she stayed in one spot…didn’t turn her head to look at the camera or position herself so she was still facing the other camera, making me feel as though she wasn’t focusing on her “target audience”. I think that would need to be redone.

All in all, I do recommend this DVD if you are looking to loose weight and have a more peaceful spirit about you. No matter how out of shape you may be, and believe me, I am TOTALLY OUT OF SHAPE, you would benefit from this DVD. It is not high impact or fast paced like some workout videos are, causing us to lose interest. It is easy, low impact and soothes the soul with the added prayer and Scriptures. Overall, I give this DVD a 4 star rating and recommendation.



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