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The Twelve Strays of Christmas (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
To the author: This is a good family story, and it would make a great Hallmark movie! You have created rich characters with Angela, Dylan, Frank, Grace, Terri, and all the rest. The story line is touching, especially that of a man who refuses to leave his home until he finds the dogs a home and the [...]

Bridge of Spies

October 16, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

July 1, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Watching "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is like watching two different films. The first half of the movie contains a lot of juvenile humor, with two high school friends, Greg and Earl, laughing about their use of a slang term for breasts, and displaying their frustration with authority, [...]

John Newton

June 21, 2011
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
John Newton is the man who wrote the hymn that most Christians and non-Christian recognize: "Amazing Grace." In this documentary, three scholars talk about this man's story. They describe John's life as a young man and his being raised by a mom who had strong Christian faith and a sea captain [...]

Open My Eyes

June 19, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Open My Eyes" is a remarkable and inspiring story about a man who has his eyes opened, but only after he becomes blind. Help comes in the form of a woman named Abby (Jeannie Garcia) who used to live a wild life but becomes a committed Christian. She influences Paul Sanders (Dominick LaBanca), who [...]

Another Chance

April 28, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Another Chance" is a wonderful and inspiring film for anyone who has ever needed a second chance, which pretty much covers all us! Jon Hoffman is excellent as Peter Martin, the mayor of Wake Forest whose past is about to catch up to him. Martin is running for reelection but his priorities are [...]

Streams in the Desert: Part 1

August 31, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
While traveling on a train to Chicago, Lettie Coman meets a young woman who enjoys Lettie's book of devotions, "Streams in the Desert." She relates the stories of her life with her husband Charles, and the two recognize the Lord and the important relationship they have with him. This is a very [...]

The Mark of the Beast

May 13, 1997
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Mark of the Beast" does a remarkable job showing the way things could be in the world before long. With today's technology and surveillance capabilities, not to mention microchips, the opportunities for the "Beast" of the book of Revelation to cause people to accept his mark, name or number, [...]

The Next Round (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
To Mr. Greer: I really liked reading your manuscript. I read it in one sitting, and I usually only do that when the story is good and keeps my interest. The 83 page count is about perfect. I see it as a "Rocky" kind of story, with it being a boxing story about a man who is now an underdog. However, [...]

Fishes N Loaves (Manuscript)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
To the author: "Fishes 'N Loaves" is a realistic story about a struggling pastor's discovery of a better life, which comes in an unlikely way. He temporarily moves to help a congregation find a permanent replacement for their retiring pastor, but he and his family find more than they imagined in [...]