Top 10 Scenes that Showcase Christian Conversions

Top 10 Scenes that Showcase Christian Conversions

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NIV)

DEAD MAN WALKING

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
DEAD MAN WALKING is a moving and powerful movie about a nun who becomes the spiritual advisor to an inmate on death row. Starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, it shows a killer's coming to know the salvation available in Jesus Christ. Though including his murder and rape, the movie provides a thought-provoking perspective on the spiritual ramifications of murder.

LUTHER

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
The movie LUTHER covers the early years of Martin Luther’s life, from his days as a monk in the early 1500s to the proclamation of the Augsburg Confession in 1530, which founded the Lutheran Church in Germany. It is a wonderful, entertaining historical drama that, despite some flaws, shows how one man’s faith in God changed the history of the world.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1999)

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Patrick Stewart is faithful to the story and more Gospel-oriented than the other productions. Though some of the scenes become redundant and the Ghost of Chirstmas Past appears to be effeminate, Scrooge is reborn, and this production focuses on the real meaning of Christmas.

THE ROBE

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE ROBE, the first movie released in CinemaScope, is a Biblical epic focusing on the Roman tribune put in charge of carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus. This powerful, redemptive story is similar to that of Paul who at first sought to persecute Christians but then became one.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE CASE FOR CHRIST is the inside story of how Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel set out to disprove Christianity when his wife, Leslie, became a Christian and challenged Lee’s atheist beliefs. THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a terrific drama reminiscent of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, with its own examples of excellent acting. It also brilliantly lays out the facts confirming Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but does contain some tense moments and alcohol use requiring caution for younger children.

GOD’S NOT DEAD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
GOD’S NOT DEAD is an entertaining, profound, powerful Christian movie about a college student who has to stand up for his faith when bullied by an atheist professor. Despite some of the smartest dialogue ever, GOD’S NOT DEAD entertains viewers as well as enlightens and inspires them. The ending is terrific.

WAR ROOM

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
WAR ROOM is a very emotional, compelling Christian movie about spiritual warfare, in a story about a married couple having problems. Although the topic of prayer seems to be elusive as a major plot, the filmmakers of WAR ROOM do a great job of making it exciting.

LES MISERABLES (1998)

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
The magnificent movie by Claude LeLouch, LES MISERABLES, is not another adaptation of Victor Hugo's redemptive story; instead, the movie is a unique re-telling of Hugo's masterpiece using Hugo's work as a metaphor for life. Henri Fortin travels through life from boxer, to prisoner, to criminal, to a man redeemed in the midst of cruel and miserable experiences.

THE APOSTLE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In THE APOSTLE, a Pentecostal preacher from Texas, named Sonny, played by Robert Duvall, loses his marriage, wife, children and church and starts a new life in a small town in the Bayou. Calling himself The Apostle, he begins to build a new church. The movie overflows over with positive references to God, church and prayers.

SERGEANT YORK

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SERGEANT YORK stars Gary Cooper in a movie based on the true story of a conscientious objector who became the greatest American hero in World War I. SERGEANT YORK is a profoundly Christian movie, with a brilliant performance by Gary Cooper. It powerfully explores the role Christians should play in times of war.

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