Many films on the market today do little to inspire our religious beliefs and it can be quite disheartening when one wants to watch a movie that reminds us of the goodness in our hearts and reinforces are faith. But, the good news is that there are such films around and we have composed a list of our top 5 favorite such films, giving a brief low down on why they will touch your heart and remind you how lucky we are to have God in our lives.
For the bible tells me so
This film/documentary explores the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. The film introduces Christian families that have embraced their gay children and the film goes to great lengths to show true humanity and understanding from both sides of the debate. This film depicts a true compassion towards everyone and helps rebuild the true meaning of love and understanding to others, exactly what true faith should be all about. The film was also nominated for many awards and was released in 2007.
The youngest foot soldiers for the Lord are shown in their native environment in this documentary. Becky Fischer is a children’s pastor who runs “Kids on Fire,” a summer camp for evangelical Christian children in North Dakota. Fischer believes in the political and moral importance of a Christian presence in America, and uses her camp to reinforce the religious training most of her charges are already receiving at home. A great and honest insight into the impact of Christianity on our youngsters. This film was released in 2006.
Jonah – a Veggie Tales movie
This film is a great one for the kids and is entertaining, funny and yet maintains an important moral message throughout. One of the best-known stories from the Bible gets a new and decidedly playful retelling in this animated comedy, the first feature film from the creators of the popular video series Veggie Tales. Archibald Asparagus stars as Jonah, who is chosen by God to help spread his message to the world. A Veggie Tales Movie was released in 2002.
This film is humorous, funny and heartwarming. In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama Black Nativity follows Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. The subject matter is important and relevant and will leave the viewer feeling a soft warm glow after watching. Black Nativity was released in April 2014.
These films are sure to give you some enjoyment and there are not only good films around that promote faith, there are some great commercials that remind us of our faith as well. A good TV commercial production can also make you smile and lighten your day.