EPISODE 041: 10 New Faith-Based Films Your Team Should See (Part Two)


Show Notes:

Part of you pastoring your people first, is providing them with positive, productive content – whether that be prayer requests, encouragement, books, devotionals, movies, and more. I want you to have stuff to share with your team. In this episode, I want to share five more faith-based movies that I believe are worth seeing and sharing with your team. We’ve packed some interview clips that we’ve done with some of the actors, directors, producers and other crew involved in the five films I’m going to mention. You can always follow us on social media for our latest blog posts, podcast episodes and more, all of which have tons of free content for your volunteers. Our twitter handle is @twelve30media, and we’re on Facebook at fb.com/twelvethirtymedia

The first movie on my list this week is a movie that came out last year called Captive. It’s the powerful true story of Ashley Smith Robinson who was held hostage in her own home for 7 hours by a man named Brian Nichols. She had the opportunity to witness to him using the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. She ended up walking unharmed out of her house. Remarkable story. I recently sat down with Ashley to discuss letting Hollywood bring her story to life.


You can check out my Full Exclusive Interview with Ashley. here.
You can purchase Captive for your team here.

My next movie is a very interesting take on the crucifixion and resurrection story. It’s a film called Risen. It’s about a Roman Tribune named Clavius who is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus. The film stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. I want to share two different interviews on this movie with you. One from the film’s editor Steven Mirkovich which I think you’ll find really interesting if you do any editing yourself. And second, my interview with Producer Rich Peluso.


You can check out my Full Exclusive Interview with Rich here.
You can purchase Risen for your team here.

Movie #8 this week is God’s Not Dead 2 starring Melissa Joan Hart, David AR White, and Jesse Metcalfe. The film is about a school teacher who mentioned God in her classroom when a student asked her about as a historical reference. The teacher is brought to court and is put on trial for the incident. It’s mostly a courtroom drama mixed with some humor and a compelling story.

You can purchase God’s Not Dead 2 for your team August 16th.

Alright, movie #9 – The Young Messiah. This movie hit theaters in March of this year. It tells the story of Jesus as a boy. It’s rooted in scripture and is produced by well known producer and director Chris Columbus. Chris directed Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two Harry Potter movies, the action movie Pixels and more. The movie stars Sean Bean (from Lord of the Rings, National Treasure, and other big budget films). It also stars Vincent Walsh, and Adam Greaves-Neal in the title role. Check out this clip of the movie and visit theyoungmessiah.com to learn more about the film.


We are down to the last movie I want to share with you that I believe your production team should see. It is Miracles from Heaven starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. It’s based on the incredible true story of the Beam family and their 10 year old daughter, Anna. They discover she has a rare, incurable disease and Christy goes on the search for a solution for her daughter. Then Anna has a freak accident, falling three stories inside a hollowed out tree and is healed. I recently spoke with Hollywood exec DeVon Franklin who produced the movie. We talked about bringing the story to the screen, what attracted such big name actors to the project, and how the film deals with God’s unfailing love.


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