I love.... Christian movies! I mean like all the time. Whether I am cleaning the house, writing or working on Little Sparrow loved, I always have either music or a movie playing in the background. I have watched these top picks so many times now, I don't even need to glance at the screen to know what is happening in the scene.
What I love about Christian movies is the values. They tend to zoom into what we need to remember is important in life, and the choices we can make. And yes, for all of these movies, I would advise having tissues close by as the basis of these stories really touch the heart.
So, here are my top 6 movies out of so many more, that I think every Christian needs to own.
This movie has all the feels of love, grief, promises, friendship, family and brotherhood. Sheriff's deputy Adam Mitchell (Alex Kendrick) endures a terrible personal tragedy that causes him to question what is really important to him. Taking comfort in his religion, Adam vows to become a better parent to his teenage son (Rusty Martin), and convinces his friends on the force to sign a pledge that they will all strive to become better Christians and better parents.
2. War Room
Another great movie by The Kendrick Brothers. This movie thought me that you can fight for your faith, marriage and family when you spend time in the word! With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer.
3. God's Not Dead
This movie brought home a lot of questions we all longed to have answered, and what we will do to fight for our Faith. After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
This movie tackles with PTSD and the impact it can have on the person and their family. The Christian message in this is so touching. Fresh out of the seminary and basic training, Army chaplain Darren Turner receives orders to deploy to Iraq, leaving his wife behind to care for their three young children. The harsh realities of war soon take their toll on Turner and his battalion, making it hard to stay connected to his beloved family. When Darren finally comes home, the Turners must decide if they're willing to face one more battle -- the fight to save their marriage.
5. The Case for Christ
I went to see this at the movies, and cried my eyes out. I too have had times of questioning, but this movie... In 1980, Lee Strobel's (Mike Vogel) award-winning, investigative reporting earns him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home aren't going nearly as well. His wife Leslie's (Erika Christensen) newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to try and disprove the claims of Christianity, pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith.
6. I Still Believe
I save the biggest tear jerker till last. Oh, you will so need a box of tissues for this movie. The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
There are so many more I want to add to my list of favourites and I think Im going to have to do another post for them. Until then, I pray you find the time to add these movies to your collection. Let me know what you think, and don't be shy in telling me some of your favourite Christian Movies!
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