Here are three powerfully dramatized short stories that are great for small groups, discussion starters, sermon illustrations and personal reflection.
A man named Pilgrim discovers a book, and the more he reads it, the more he is convicted of sin and judgment and a burden begins to develop on his back. Obsessed with discovering the truth and escaping his town, the City of Destruction, Pilgrim ventures outside the forbidden borders and begins his journey to find a Celestial City ruled by a good and noble King, meeting friends and foes along the way.
From The Voice of the Martyrs comes God with Us, formerly called Jesus: He Lived Among Us. With newly enhanced animation, it is the dramatic retelling of the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of the last surviving apostle, John.
"The Christmas Choir," based on a true story, examines the life of Peter Andrews who is a workaholic accountant with no interest in the holidays. He has shut out everyone from his life, including his fiance Jill who decides she can't go through with the marriage. Peter soon finds his calling in helping the less fortunate when he meets a homeless man named Bob, who inspires Peter to start a choir at the homeless shelter. With the help of Sister Agatha and the men at the shelter, Peter turns his life around, making the choir's success his main priority.
In every persons life, there's a stranger we all know. From the producers of The Perfect Stranger and Another Perfect Stranger comes a mini-serial for television that continues the stories of a modern-day Jesus walking amongst us.
Based on the best-selling book, this film is a heart-warming classic. Combining adventure, suspense, tragedy and faith, it tells the story of a boy and his dogs growing up in the majestic Ozark Mountains, and the love between parents, children and grandfather. A movie filled with God's grandeur. Starring James Whitmore and Beverly Garland.
This is the wildly popular Western series about a patriotic Nevada rancher and his three spirited sons... With its value-driven themes and a cast headed by Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker, NBC's Bonanza was a hit television series that dominated the ratings during the Sixties. Volume 1 features 8 episodes.
These are the Western adventure stories of the Cartwright family: father Ben (Lorne Greene), eldest son Adam (Pernell Roberts), middle son Hoss (Dan Blocker), and youngest son Little Joe (Michael Landon). This Bonanza collection captures the classic family stories of a single father raising his sons and helping his neighbors in another 8 episodes.
When 12-year-old Seth is left without a home, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm in Utah. A rogue grizzly bear attacks and kills the neighbor's sheep, so Seth's grandfather fears that his own family's livestock will fall victims to the marauding predator! Seth and his grandfather ride together by horseback, into the high mountain country, to round up their grazing cattle. When grandfather is attacked by the bear, Seth must confront man-sized danger to save him.
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad chronicles the dangerous flight of four determined slaves from a cotton plantation in America to the “Promised Land” in Canada.
In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear known as “Walking Thunder,” the boy learns to become a man, and his family’s survival is secured. Brian Keith narrates this family western adventure.
During the 90 minutes he is declared dead after a traffic accident, Don Piper experiences love, joy, and life like he's never known. But when he finally wakes in the hospital, Heaven's bliss is replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support of his family and community, Don clings to his faith and fights to recover the life he's lost.
The death of a teenager's father leaves her orphaned until she discovers the mother she never knew. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer. Together they win races and form new bonds that lead her back to happiness.
After a toy factory owner and his wife get an unexpected visit from a precocious 7-year-old boy, their world will be turned upside-down! Deciding to take him in as a foster child, they begin a miraculous adventure that showcases the joy of family.
Lost in the wilderness, 11-year-old Emily (Kaitlyn Burke) is reunited with the orphaned bear her family raised before releasing her back into the wild. Michael Ontkeen, Alan Thicke, and Helen Shaver costar.
Eric Landry is a cold-hearted man that people have nick-named “the Beast.” Belle Watson is his exact opposite. When Belle is thrust into Landry’s life, she struggles against his nasty nature and in the process discovers the man behind the Beast. Belle and the Beast is a heartwarming love story. Dove family approved.