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Dove’s Newsy Channel

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Newsy and Dove have worked together to provide healthy filters and offer a curated news channel for families. Because the news is often out of our control, Dove doesn't get to screen every story, but we've worked with Newsy to deliver current and positive events with safe parameters while remaining [...]

Leap!

August 25, 2017

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages

Watching “Leap!” felt a little like going back in time. Not necessarily because of the setting of the story in 19th century France, but more because the nature of the movie felt like 20 years ago. Actually, in a nice way. The dialogue was simple and the characters were a bit rough; and I took a [...]

The Little White House on Christmas Lane (Manuscript)

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

To the author: What a terrific story! In my mind, this is a Hallmark kind of movie. It features the importance of family, some romance, moving on from the past and embracing change for a happy future. I thought the characters of Hope, Gus, Kate, Aaron, Emily, and all of them really, were nicely [...]

Crowning Jules

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Identical twins Madison and Jules are the focal point in "Crowning Jules," a movie that demonstrates sisterly love and a bond that cannot easily be shaken. Madison enters beauty pageants and becomes Miss Michigan. Jules is the brainy one that loves books and is looking at the possibility of [...]

Not Present or Future (Book)

Dove Approved for 18+

To the author: I found this story to be imaginative, featuring interesting characters, like Benjamin and Natalie. It is a good story about courage and the chance to do things over and if so, it invites the reader to ask: would I make the same choices? As far as the content, a character, William, [...]

The Hybrids Family

October 4, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Hybrids Family" is a witty and unique film, a comedy that showcases two "hybrids": the children of a vampire and witch. Although there are a few mentions of spells and mystical powers, rest assured that this comedy is acted out for pure fun. In one scene, the witch mother tells her daughter [...]

Wish For Christmas

November 16, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Anna is a 17-year-old girl who thinks she knows what's best for herself. She wants her freedom to do what she pleases and expects others to go along with her plans. However, because of her parents' strong faith in God, she has to forego a winter dance for a Christmas Eve service at church. Blaming [...]

God and Salsa (Manuscript)

Dove Approved for 18+

To the authors: "God and Salsa" is a unique story, as Erik explains on page 52: "This is God's salsa. A mix of diverse ingredients that come together to tantalize the palate!" Erik is a humorous guy and offers the best line in the manuscript when Raquel isn't feeling the dance. He learns that she [...]

Jonah (Manuscript)

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

To the author: "Jonah" is, to its credit, largely a story about love. Professor Eldin Jackson seems to have a pretty good grasp on this topic regarding the Creator. Jonah's character, a man who sometimes battles his temper, is realistic. Jonah is a man in search of truth, as his office features the [...]

My First Miracle

May 17, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"My First Miracle" features a wonderful dramatic story and compelling acting from the lead actress, Katya Martin, who plays Angelica, a teen girl battling cancer. At the start of the story, Angelica is fearful she will never know the simple things many people take for granted, such as receiving her [...]