Here are three powerfully dramatized short stories that are great for small groups, discussion starters, sermon illustrations and personal reflection.
New rags for old. Based on the short story by Walter Wagerin, Jr. This is a classic short story of unconditional love and self-sacrifice. Follow a mysterious Ragman with his call of “new rags for old!”, as he encounters broken, hopeless people and he shares with us a lesson about life, hope, and redemption.
Tane Shannon, an aerobics instructor and mother of two, lived a busy, productive life. But that abruptly changed one fateful August day when a local criminal named Radford broke into her home and kidnapped Tane. The abductor demanded a large ransom from her wealthy father. He imprisoned Tane in a motor home miles away.
A story of family love, loyalty and boundless faith. Walter is faced with a terminal illness while his son-in-law is struggling with grief over the death of his young wife and his disbelief in God. In an unforgettable scene, Walter's rugged faith is conveyed to his adoring grandson. Starring Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming, and Jameson Parker.
"The Touch of the Master's Hand" is an inspirational and captivating film that speaks eloquently to the worth and potential of every individual. This film parable, based on the beloved poem by Myra Brooks Welch, illustrates why all life is valuable and that anyone can find renewal and begin again.
While casually browsing the bookshelves at a local library, a young woman stumbles across a book about the sixteen year old martyr, Lady Jane Grey. As she attentively ingests each word, her mind is captivated by the realism of the events unfolding before her. Pages continue to turn as moments turn to hours.
Understand the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ through the eyes of the people involved.
A series of eight short video stories about people who met Jesus.
Based on true events, this award winning short drama contrasts one man’s dedication to his family to another’s search for meaning in life. One, a Hungarian, risks his own life to save his family in a manner so unspeakably Christ-like that you will never forget it; the other, a despondent American photographer’s torn allegiance between his desire to capture history and a wife and children who desperately need him.
This short drama will generate thought-provoking discussion. When eight-year-old Belle Richards disobeys her father, she puts herself and her younger brother in grave danger from a rock slide that would have meant sudden death, had not God intervened. Though she never told a soul about their miraculous rescue, years later her father would know exactly what happened. Through this event, Belle drew closer to God and learned the tough lesson of obedience. Includes two special extras: Remembering Belle and Director's Notes.
What happens when a Harvard graduate with a promising future, from a prominent family, decides to move into Harlem to help the homeless? This film, based on the life of Joseph Holland, former New York State Commissioner of Housing, chronicles the impact of one individual on the lives of homeless men.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Missions Collection documents the profoundly important pioneer work of individuals and organizations in missionary fields worldwide.
In 1946 Loyola University commissioned veteran B-movie filmmaker John T. Coyle to assemble a pool of accomplished Hollywood actors and technicians to produce a series of 16 mini-movies based on Biblical scripture. These inspired films have long been considered lost. Gospel Films Archive has uncovered eight Loyola Films thus far.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Family Films Collection features films by Entrepreneur Sam Hersh who founded Family Films in 1946 to create spiritually driven entertainment for the entire family. Top Hollywood talent enhances these four inspired short films created between 1951 and 1961.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. In 1945 Father James Keller, M.M., established a non-denominational Christian organization called The Christophers to be a positive influence and pro-active force in the post-war world. The Christopher Films were intended to foster political honesty, business integrity, and compassion for the sick and the poor, and to be generally relevant to all faiths.
A collection of heartwarming Christmas films from a bygone era.
Steven Lane was captive to pornography for as long as he can remember. His parents divorced and later his mother married a minister of a local church. This stepfather introduced Steve to pornographic magazines. Before long Steve was hopelessly entangled in the porno web. A cascade of challenging circumstances and an encounter with God jolted Steve to free himself once and for all from his obsession with pornography.
This program includes three short films which can be used as effective discussion starters or for personal reflection. The Bridge -- A dramatic parable on God's sacrifice of his son. The Pump -- A man journeying through the desert has car trouble and decides to walk until he comes upon a ghost town. The Mouths of Babes -- This program consists of a series of questions to which very young children respond.
This is Emmy Award-winning director Dale Ward’s adaptation of National Book Award recipient Walter Wangerin Jr.’s classic short story of unconditional love and self-sacrifice that follows businessman Will who, on his quiet walk to work, meets the mysterious Ragman with his call of “new rags for old!” Will shadows the Ragman as he moves through the city encountering the broken, hopeless people that inhabit it and he learns about life, hope, and redemption.