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Book Review – MASTERING THE ART OF MEDIA MESSAGING By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher Michael Emerson’s book MASTERING THE ART OF MEDIA MESSAGING is a must read, and the best read I have encountered in my 40 years of teaching communications courses. As an award-winning producer, writer, director of many programs on the History Channel, A&E, Bio, NatGeo, the Disney Channel and others, including some MOVIEGUIDE® Award winners and nominees such as W… Continue reading


Based on the New York Times best seller, THE BOOK THIEF is a wonderful work that follows the story of one young girl and her search for home, family and belonging. Set in National Socialist Germany, this is a small story that tugs at the heart. Her mother’s communist leanings in Nazi Germany brings her to the foster care system on the eve of World War II. Yet, wherever our young heroine goes, she blazes a trail transforming the lives of countles… Continue reading

Why You Should Read Christian Comic Books

  By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor of MOVIEGUIDE®  Since the early 1900s, comic books and graphic novels have engrossed young and old. The intriguing stories with colorful and imaginative artwork are no longer considered a children’s activity. The fun clean comics from the early years turned toward darker territory.  While there are some good recent comics, many of them tend to have gritty, dark and salacious content and artwork.  Even comic… Continue reading

Bringing THE GIVER To The Big Screen

Bringing THE GIVER to the Big Screen By Evy Baehr of MOVIEGUIDE®   Walden Media is known for bring beloved books to the big screen, including Movieguide® favorites like “Chronicles of Narnia”, “Bridge to Terabithia” and many others. This time, Walden is giving us the widely successful book, THE GIVER.  Movieguide® had the opportunity to speak with the head of Walden, Micheal Flaherty. MOVIEGUIDE(r): How was it working with Harvey Weinstei… Continue reading


DOGS TO THE RESCUE: INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF FOUR-FOOTED HEROES is, without a doubt, the most inspirational, emotional, heart-rending, comforting, tear-jerking devotional book we have read at MOVIEGUIDE(r) (and, we get a lot of books to review). Every chapter tells a wonderful story not only of how a dog came to the rescue of a person in distress, but also how the rescue reflected a biblical story with eternal consequences. There are stories ab… Continue reading

Conservative Children’s Books: One More Step Into the Future

…d Outten Who would expect Hollywood to be the location for a company out to create Conservative children’s books for the iPad and the iPhone. A year ago a group of Hollywood writers, producers and actors did just that forming Cherry Tree Books, named after the story of George Washington’s youth that was once so popular.   Co-Founder Daniel Kessler writes, “We’ve been working on our stories for over a year. Using the same model w… Continue reading


THE JANE AUSTIN BOOK CLUB is like a gourmet meal with just a few roaches crawling around on the plate. It’s a charming romantic comedy absolutely ruined by the complete acceptance of lesbian relationships and by one unmarried couple shown preparing to have sexual relations. The movie opens with Sylvia (played Amy Brenneman) being dumped by her husband, Daniel (Jimmy Smits). Her friends start a Jane Austin book club to help her get her mind off t… Continue reading


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