It's fall/winter and what better way to spend those evenings snuggled in with warm blankets, hot cocoa, and a good movie? Looking for family-friendly movies? A few great Christian fiction books have been made into movies! I love reading a book and watching the movie adaptation of it. Simply because I like to see how someone takes the words from a book and translates it onto the screen. Please note that I have not seen all the movies above but I have seen more than half and I wanted to suggest them nevertheless!
Here are 8 movies to watch today!:
Love Comes Softly
A woman's dream to forge a new life for herself on the great American plains becomes a test of her pioneering spirit, her inner strength, and her undying faith. It was Marty Claridge's dream to build her new life on the frontier with her husband. But when the courageous pioneer woman is suddenly widowed, she's offered a new opportunity - to marry a widower in a marriage of convenience that leads to unexpected love.
This is actually a series of 8 movies! Yep, 8 movies. It is based on her entire Love Comes Softly series. I absolutely love this series (it's my favorite Christian series!) and the movies are just as good. What I appreciate is that each movie is just as good as the other. That is not often seen with sequels! I highly recommend that you go and binge the whole series, like right now. ;)
The Red Tent
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
I saw this last year and I enjoyed the movie as much as I enjoyed the book. It's a beautiful story to read or watch during the holidays. Not too many Christian books set during this time have been made into movies, so I always appreciate it when they do. It's a great way to learn more about Dinah, a woman in the Bible that's not often spoken of.
Chronicles of Narnia
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
I am sure we all know what this book/movie is about. I grew up with this book and loved reading it as a child. I love how each movie represents a certain theme from the Bible, such as the creation of man, resurrection, and crucifixion of Jesus, etc. Also, the cinematography is gorgeous in the first movie. I love how everything is brought to life in the movie. Narnia definitely looks like a beautiful place to visit.
As the new mistress of Mayfield Manor, Katherine finds herself torn between the new-found delights of secular life and the quiet peace of her old Amish community.
Beverly Lewis is known for her Amish books. I haven't read any of her novels actually but I do enjoy her movie adaptations. This is another great movie that teaches us to appreciate family and the life we have. A great movie to watch during the holidays!
A deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago. She has no idea how she will run an orchard alone. When a stranger appears at her doorstep, Eliza guesses he is no different than the other out-of-luck characters searching for work during the Depression. But the familiarity with which Gabe tends to the farm raises unanswered questions. With a vulnerable heart, she is unwittingly drawn to his gentle ways. But Eliza also fears that Gabe hides a past and motives that could jeopardize all.
I love Lynn Austin's books. However, I haven't seen this movie yet. There are mixed reviews of the movie on the internet but nevertheless, I am sure it's heartwarming, fun, with important lessons to learn. A great family movie for movie night.
The Redemption of Sarah Cain
Her future and the lives of her young siblings is in the hands of a fancy "Englischer" from Portland...Sarah Cain. A thoroughly modern young woman, Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister's choice of a Plain lifestyle, which served only to intensify the lifelong rift between them. Now, twelve years later, Sarah is stunned by news of her sister's death and baffled by Ivy's choice of a guardian. How can Sarah sacrifice her successful career and a life she enjoys to raise five Amish orphans?
The movie version is called Saving Sarah Cain. The movie was quite cute and I loved her sister's children. They were so sweet yet lost after their tragic parent's death. I enjoyed this story of forgiveness, love, and redemption.
Facing The Giants
T’S BEEN SIX YEARS without a winning season and Coach Grant Taylor's job is on the line. Unless the Shiloh Christian Eagles turn things around—and fast—he's history. Unfortunately, their leading scorer has just left for a rival school and the team has lost its drive. The pressure is on.
Have a football fan in the family? This will be the perfect movie! I have heard both Christians and Non-Christians enjoy this movie. So it's a great movie to watch with just about anyone! It's very inspirational story. A story to inspire people to keep going despite all odds.
When Calls The Heart
Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
This is not really a movie, but a series on The Hallmark Channel. It is based on the Canadian West series by Janette Oke. I included it here anyway because each episode is almost an hour long, and with watching a couple at a time, it's almost like watching a movie! I absolutely adore this series! It reminds me of Dr Quinn Medicine Woman back in the 90's. It's a fun show to watch and very family friendly!
Whew, you made it! Yay! I hope this has given you some ideas on what to watch the next time you have a movie night. Have you seen any of these movies? If so, what did you think of them?
Thanks again for stopping by. Until next time!