Genre Archives: Inspirational

Camp New: Humble Pie

June 6, 2017
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"Camp New: Humble Pie" is a hoot! It involves some outlandish pranks and jokes from the campers, while they focus on God's love and word. As Penny Baker (Nicole Mauck) states, love never fails. The campers deal with various issues and one of the issues is humility. Archer Ace (Chad Goodwin), thinks [...]

Come to the Garden on Stage

December 20, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"Come to the Garden on Stage" is an inspiring story told by author Jennifer Wilder Morgan. Scenes of various gardens are seen on a screen, and the gardens are barren or blooming, based on what is going on in her life at the time. The audience responds as she gives this live performance about, [...]

Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother (eBook Version)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
“Too Early for Flowers” is a touching story about Iris Sipolski, a war widow and mother of two boys, Grayson (Gray) and Jimmy. Early in his life, Gray contracted polio and wears a leg brace. The novella skillfully portrays Iris‘s struggle to provide a good life for her sons in her hometown [...]

Fix It Boys

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
Ben Junk is a counselor at a Christian camp. When he leaves a note for his brother Cricket to meet him down by the trail, Cricket is not too happy with it, but he goes. When the boys meet up, Ben tells Cricket that he is taking everyone, including Cricket, camping down by the river. When Ben, [...]

In God’s Time

April 4, 2017
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
"In God's Time" is a movie about the preciousness of time. It involves a bit of a fantasy plot, about a watch that shows the past and how important it is. It centers on five people and their situations. One man, a doctor, is losing his wife to cancer. It takes a toll on him and he turns to drinking [...]

Mr. Blue Sky

February 7, 2017
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Mr. Blue Sky" is a story of hope that focuses on a young woman named Andra Little (Ashley Ara Wolfe), who was born with Down Syndrome. She is verbally abused because of this handicap, and she has to stand up for herself to others. She is an intelligent young woman, who earns her associate degree. [...]

Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus, and Joy (Book)

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
I highly recommend Maureen Pratt’s book "Beyond Pain: Job, Jesus and Joy" for those who suffer from chronic illness and/or pain. In three easy-to-read sections, the author delves into the things we can learn from studying the suffering of both Jesus and Job. She also offers practical advice and [...]

The Funeral Guest

January 9, 2017
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Funeral Guest" is about a lonely woman named Emily, who attends funerals so she can be around others. She attempts to comfort people and, at one particular funeral, she is mistaken for a dead woman's sister. She is welcomed into the family as "Katie" and begins attending dinners and birthday [...]

Rock Bottom and Back From Desperation to Inspiration (Book)

August 1, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Rock Bottom and Back: From Desperation to Inspiration" is an amazing, truthful book that depicts the life of 22 people who hit rock bottom and bounced back. They were able to help other people due to their life experiences. They are people who have compassion for others in similar circumstances. [...]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

January 20, 2017
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"The Resurrection of Gavin Stone" is a nicely told story about hanging around the creek so long that you fall in. Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) is the man that winds up converted, and he didn't see it coming! Gavin hosts a party that got out of hand, and he is held responsible. He is given 200 hours [...]