Genre Archives: Inspirational

Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus, and Joy (Book)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
I highly recommend Maureen Pratt’s book "Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus and Joy" for those who suffer from chronic illness and/or pain. In three easy-to-read sections, the author delves into the things we can learn from studying the suffering of both Jesus and Job. She also offers practical advice and [...]



The Funeral Guest

January 9, 2017
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Funeral Guest" is about a lonely woman named Emily, who attends funerals so she can be around others. She attempts to comfort people and, at one particular funeral, she is mistaken for a dead woman's sister. She is welcomed into the family as "Katie" and begins attending dinners and birthday [...]

Rock Bottom and Back From Desperation to Inspiration (Book)

August 1, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Rock Bottom and Back: From Desperation to Inspiration" is an amazing, truthful book that depicts the life of 22 people who hit rock bottom and bounced back. They were able to help other people due to their life experiences. They are people who have compassion for others in similar circumstances. [...]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

January 20, 2017
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"The Resurrection of Gavin Stone" is a nicely told story about hanging around the creek so long that you fall in. Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) is the man that winds up converted, and he didn't see it coming! Gavin hosts a party that got out of hand, and he is held responsible. He is given 200 hours [...]

American Faith

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"American Faith" is a fantastic film that features instrumentals and songs of faith, which honor God. Scenes include amazing depictions of flowers, fields, brooks, mountains, waterfalls, crosses, an eagle and the American flag. The singer is talented and has a very lovely voice. A few of the songs [...]

Light After Dark (Book)

Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
In "Light After Darkness," Ingrid Charles Martijn shares how the light of the Gospel broke her free from the darkness of sin, which included cruel treatment from her husbands and boyfriends. Born in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, she was the third of five children. Her father was the chief [...]

A Promise to Astrid (Book)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"A Promise to Astrid" is a poignant and touching story of a special woman who gave of herself when she was facing the biggest battle of her life. Author Michael K. Tourville tells the story of his former neighbor, of her husband Dominic, and of himself and his wife Cindy. When Cindy is in a [...]

Born to Win

February 2, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Born to Win" is a powerful story, based on true events, about Pastor Leon Terblanche (played by Gregory Kriek). Leon is raised in North Africa by an abusive stepfather and his mother. He finally winds up with an African woman, a kind, Christian lady named "Mama," and her son Outjie, who becomes [...]

The Book of Genesis

March 1, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Genesis" is a powerful dramatic telling of the first book of the Holy Bible. It begins with the creation of Adam and Eve and shows their first experiences as they enjoy the nature of the new world in which they have arrived. Adam takes deep breaths and enjoys the water. A voice-over says that God [...]

The Pastor

January 25, 2016
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
"The Pastor" is not your typical faith-based film, as it deals with gang violence and a former gang leader who becomes a pastor after his release from prison. It features a few bloody scenes, including some of a man having his tattoos removed, as well as a lot of blood on a man's hands following a [...]