With the children’s constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don’t come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children's quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take.
Henry Cobb (Sidney Poitier), a warm and honest man, has worked his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and sweat into creating red clay bricks. But now, in a time when automation rules America and following the recent passing of his beloved wife, Cobb's passion for his work is gone. When 13-year-old Danny Potter (Cody Newton) enters his life in search of a refuge from his bickering parents, Henry becomes his mentor, giving the boy a sense of purpose and the role model he so desperately needs.
Lassie is determined to help a cynical city boy named Matt, who turns even more resentful when his family relocates to rural Virginia. Soon after this move, a bright collie enters the family's life and winds up with the name Lassie because of the television show, which Matt's younger sister watches passionately. Lassie sets out to cheer Matt up and introduce him to the wonders of nature, while also helping the family stand its ground against rich, unpleasant neighbors.
Enthusiastic; big and a little clumsy; Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around... which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy; Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task; and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
Hansie Cronje was at the top of his game. As a champion South African cricket player, he had earned renown and respect for himself, the sport, and his country. Then he was lured into a notorious match-fixing scandal — and he wondered, "Can God ever forgive me?" Based on a stunning true story of redemption and grace.
The first feature film ever on Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus. What was it like from Joseph’s point of view? Witness Joseph’s reaction to the miraculous visitation of angels who inform him of the mysterious divine conception of the Son of God and the family’s dangerous flight into Egypt to save the child.
Based on the novel by best-selling, faith-based author Robert Whitlow, Jimmy is a story about an overlooked, mentally-challenged boy who views the world through his own unique lens. Through the course of life-changing events during one fall season, Jimmy's family and those around him come to fully realize his impact on their community.
A film on the life of Jesus so true-to-life you'll feel like you are in first-century Palestine with the Savior. Jesus was filmed on location in Israel in Biblical settings with a cast of more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs. Virtually every word is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke. Jesus has been translated into hundreds of languages and is used internationally as an evangelistic tool.
Years of bouncing from one foster care home to another have left Mason Jones (Patrick Davis) feeling unwanted and unloved. When the 17-year-old moves in with the Lewis family (Pete Freeland and Robin Lively), they seem just like all of his previous foster parents: middle aged, one child, and called by God to change his life. However, unlike the others, the Lewis family is determined to keep Mason around.
After 20 years of praying for his daughter to let him back into her life, 65-year-old Ty gets his wish when the prodigal requests his help in dealing with a financial bind and her rebellious teenage son. Ty's first encounter with his grandson, whom the grandfather has never met, leads to a challenge for a two mile race that alters the course of life of the young man as well as the grandfather.
Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. Out of nowhere, a cheerful, carefree seven-year-old girl named Suzie helps the adult Susan rediscover and recapture the love of life that she s lost. Also includes A Christmas Carol, The Great Rupert and The Pilgrimage Play.
I’m Not Ashamed is the inspiring and powerful true story of Rachel Joy Scott—the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999. Includes both DVD and Blu-ray discs.
What the community of St. Nicholas, Iowa, lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. So when the mayor and local veterinarian, Sarah (Ann Jillian), reveals that a doctor is needed to keep the area hospital open, the town jumps at the chance to fill the position. The top candidate is hometown hero Mike (Robert Hays), the widower son of a local man (Jack Palance), who is a practicing surgeon in the city.
I Am David is adapted from Anne Holm's internationally acclaimed novel North to Freedom. David is thrust into the free world for the first time in his young life, as he travels across Europe. It is a spiritual voyage of discovery, where David slowly loses his instinctual mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love.
Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home.
Always in a bind, Huckleberry Finn has learned to think on his feet. When his drunken father kidnaps him, Huck fakes his own death and escapes down the wild Mississippi. While on the run, Huck teams up with his old friend, Jim, a slave headed to free territory. Together they encounter every kind of adventure imaginable—from a hoax involving a pair of lying crooks, to hunters looking for the runaway Jim, and even a dangerous escapade with Huckleberry’s pal, Tom Sawyer. Starring Ron Howard, Antonio Fargas, Donny Most, Jack Elam, Merle Haggard, and Royal Dane as “Mark Twain.”
HOOVEY is the true and inspiring story of the Elliott family, who refused to surrender, instead turning to one another and their faith in the worst of circumstances, to rebuild their lives, their boy, and their dreams... together. Step by grueling step, with faith, love, and the tireless work of a mother and father to save their family, their farm, their dream, Hoovey learns to walk again. To read again. To dribble and shoot a basketball again. And yes, to dream again himself.