Saturday, March 29, 2014

Movie Recommendations - Amazing Love, the Story of Hosea, etc.

During Lent, our family abstains from secular movies as much as possible. We watch Catholic movies which we have not seen such as Restless Heart and Edith Stein - The Seventh Chamber.  We also watch our old favorites during Lent such as the Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, the Robe, and of course on Good Friday we will watch the Passion of the Christ.  We also watch Christian (Protestant) films which are wholesome and have good messages.   For the most part, we have not encountered anything that blatantly goes against the Catholic Church's teaching.

We watched one such movie last evening. The movie is Amazing Love, the Story of Hosea. It was produced by Christian Films.

The following is a description from the film's website:
Teen friends, Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip lead by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Joining them is an outsider Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose attitude causes a major commotion within the group, specifically between her and Carrie. Before it gets too out of hand though, Stuart takes this opportunity to share with the kids the incredibly powerful biblical story of Hosea; a story of immovable faith, impeccable commitment, and impervious love.
The movie starts off in the present and then the story-telling past comes to life. It is a good movie for the whole family. What God suffers for love of us is made quite clear. Amazing Love Website If you subscribed to Netflix, it is available via streaming.

Other movies we have enjoyed are as follows: Movies produced by the Kendrick brothers:

Flywheel
Fireproof
Courageous
Fighting the Giants

If any of you have recommendations, please feel free to share.



8 comments:

Christine said...

Thank you for the recommendations. We watch a religious film once a week (at most) during Lent. Some films that come to mind are:
The War of the Vendee
Amish Grace
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sophie Scholl (I can't remember if my husband and I liked this one, but I think that we did.)

The first film is appropriate for all audiences. The last three are for older teens on up.

I hope that you continue to have a blessed and fruitful Lent.

Esther Gefroh said...

Christine, thanks for your recommendations! I have seen The War of the Vendee and Amish Grace. I have not seen the other two. Thanks! I hope you and your family have a blessed Lent too. God bless.

Mimi said...

I just read "The Robe" - is the movie on Netflix?

Christine said...

You're welcome, Esther.

Esther Gefroh said...

Mimi, I still have not read the Robe but I do have the book. Yes, it is on Netflix.

Mimi said...

Thanks!

Ann P said...

I watch The Passion by Radix at least twice during Lent. Doug is a great actor playing all parts. I also watch for it on EWTN as they broadcast it usually on Holy Thursday. It is excellent. Great for an April CYO meeting.

Esther Gefroh said...

Radix actually performed here live years back but I didn't catch it. Wish I had.