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10 Movies About God Using Imperfect People For His Glory

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10 Movies About God Using Imperfect People For His Glory

By Movieguide® Contributor

There are many instances in the Bible where the Lord uses sinners to further His plan. Who doesn’t love a redemption story? This curated list features films about God using imperfect people for His glory. From biopics of Biblical figures like PAUL: APOSTLE OF CHRIST to fictional characters like the ones seen in THE RESSURECTION OF GAVIN STONE, these movies demonstrate the power of God’s love to transform the hardest of hearts to spread the Gospel.

THE BLIND

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE BLIND tells the story of how Christian celebrity, pastor and businessman Phil Robertson turned his life around by following Jesus Christ. THE BLIND is a very good movie as a Christian testimony, but its structure doesn’t follow all the rules of filmmaking, and the movie has some rough moments about drinking and sinfulness, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution, especially for children and young teenagers.

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a profound, inspiring movie experience about Paul’s last days in a Roman prison as Luke comes to visit Paul and starts to write about the Book of Acts under Paul’s direction. Brilliantly made and acted in many places, PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a must-see, soul-stirring movie for mature audiences with a strong Christian, biblical worldview that imparts valuable, inspiring and profound Christian messages.

SOUND OF FREEDOM

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
SOUND OF FREEDOM tells the true story of Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent who puts his life on the line to rescue hundreds of children out of sex trafficking. SOUND OF FREEDOM is an incredible, gripping and heartbreaking, but hope-giving, movie with a strong Christian, moral that sheds light on the need for strong people to stand up for God’s children around the world who are caught in the vicious, abusive system of human trafficking, but MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong and extreme caution for the movie’s mature subject matter, some implied and depicted violence, implied abuse of children, and a scene of some bad guys using cocaine.

UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION picks up where Angelina Jolie’s 2014 movie UNBROKEN ends, but showcases Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s faith journey toward Jesus back in America. UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is an emotionally stirring tear jerker, with great production values and a powerful ending, though caution is advised for older children due to some mature content, such as alcohol addiction.

JESUS REVOLUTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
JESUS REVOLUTION is a very entertaining and accurate, though compressed, portrait of the Vietnam protest era of hippies and young revolutionaries who find Jesus because God calls several people to welcome them into the Body of Christ. At its heart, the plot is propelled by a love story between an impoverished young man, Greg Laurie, with an alcoholic mother, and a beautiful young woman named Cathe, from a wealthy Laguna Hills family in Southern California. JESUS REVOLUTION is very bold about showing drug use, communal living, protest rallies, and Christian hypocrisy, but it also has many scenes of intense jeopardy and many scenes featuring inspiring, uplifting, well-written Christian presentations and expressions of the Gospel.

HACKSAW RIDGE

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
HACKSAW RIDGE is a great, emotive, powerful, touching Christian war movie about Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a courageous conscientious objector who serves as an unarmed medic during the brutal battle of Okinawa in World War II. Brilliantly directed by Mel Gibson, HACKSAW RIDGE is a captivating, emotional movie about uncompromising faith and miraculous courage. It will make you laugh and cry, but strong caution is advised because of bloody violence and some foul language.

GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD tells a profound, poignant story of a war widow named Amanda who gets angry at God, loses her faith, and is brought to her knees to restore her life. The movie is very clean and evangelical, with brief war violence and deep, insightful discussions about why bad things happen to good people.

RISEN

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
RISEN is about a Roman soldier and non-believer, who hunts for Jesus Christ’s body, not realizing that Jesus has risen from the dead. RISEN is almost like the follow up movie to Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION, with some war violence and killing, but with a powerful Christian, biblical worldview promoting the reality of Jesus Christ’s physical resurrection.

DO YOU BELIEVE?

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
DO YOU BELIEVE? is an incredibly powerful movie that follows 12 different people through their individual struggles with faith, trial, pain and loss and how the power of the Cross makes each of these lives intersect. DO YOU BELIEVE? is exceptionally well made with great performances and a life changing Christian message, but a light caution is advised for young children due to some mature elements.

THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is an entertaining redemption story about a washed-up child actor who pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in the upcoming Easter Passion Play. THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is a predictable but charming redemption story with a great message of grace that many audiences will enjoy, although some sensitive audiences might not appreciate a few jokes making fun of Christians.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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