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The 7 Signs of Christ's Return   Like the 7 candles of the Menorah, which light the 7 signs of the return of Jesus Christ

1. Has already happened. This was the greatest return to a homeland in human history. The return of the Jewish people to the Holy land.

2. This has happened/is happening now. A superpower emerges in western Europe. The European Union.

3. The rise of a dictator whose monstrous acts may even dwarf those of Adolf Hitler. This could be a European dictator who rules with an evil iron fist over the European Union, promising to end terrorist, crime and all of Europe's woes. He could be among us now. He may rise to power much the same way Hitler did.  He will be "fatally" wounded. Then, as if by a "miracle" he is healed. It is a satanic mockery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It will astound the whole world, however -- gaining him followers all over the world. Then like Hitler who tried to edge God of His thrown, the Antichrist will proclaim himself God. Remember how quickly "Heil Hitler" replaced the traditional German greeting of "God be with you" and "Greet the Lord"?

4. Worldwide dominance of a new religion. This new religion's "godhead" will be Satan + Antichrist + False Prophet. It could very well emerge from Islam. It's the unholy trinity.

5. Building of the 3rd Temple on the holy mount in Jerusalem.

6. Invasion of Israel by ruthless armies from the north. Possibly from the European Union. They will not be defeated by a military force, but by the catastrophic forces of nature of a magnitude unheard of.

7. Armageddon - The bloodiest and most destructive battle ever fought by human beings.

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The Bells of St Mary's DVD

The Bells of St Mary's

Bing Crosby

Ingrid Bergman

Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman star in this warm comedy that won the hearts of millions and an Academy Award. Ringing with heartfelt joy and wonderful songs, it shows how the new parish priest, Father O’Malley, and its no-nonsense principal, Sister Benedict, team up to save St. Mary’s from closing. This is a complete, digitally remastered version of the black and white film from the original negative.  Also see the beautiful sequel to "Going My Way", which is also now in DVD. 2 hr 6 min (1945) B&W Full Screen. Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Beautiful Country

Damien Nguyen
Bai Ling

Tim Roth
Nick Nolte

The liars say America lost the War in Vietnam, when actually America just lost the will to sustain the fighting there.  Over 50,000 Americans died there.  Forgotten, however are the over 2 million Vietnamese refugees who have risked their lives to come here, and most have proven to be excellent citizens. Damien Nguyen was extraordinary in this film.

The film opens with the statement: 'Bui Doi' meaning: "less than dust." The phase is used to describe the children of a Vietnamese mother and an American father..  One of the consequences of America's involvement in the Vietnam war, was the children of GI's by their Vietnamese wives and lovers. For years those women who were involved with Americans were social outcasts, treated as collaborators while their children, even when living with grandparents, endured taunts and abuse. This is the story of one such love child, Binh (Damien Nguyen), being forced from his village at 17, going to Saigon to find his mother, then trying to escape to America with his much younger half brother, Tam (Dang Quoc Thinh Tran), in 1990. The film lingers on the rigors of the voyage: the sampan, the Malaysian detention camps, the illegal refugee ship, and the underground economy with near slavery in New York City. It finally opens up when Binh leaves New York for Houston to find his father.

2005. Letterbox.  125 minutes.
Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Cardinal DVD

The Cardinal

Tom Tryon

John Huston

Burgess Meredith

Ossie Davis

Romy Schneider

Youthful pride. Yearnings of flesh. Moments of doubt. The courage of conviction. All enter into a dedicated American's decades-long rise from priesthood to the leadership elite of the College of Cardinals. It's a religious epic unlike any other of its time: thoughtful and serious, with a magnificent yet austere sense of composition and a graceful elegance.

At once sprawling and intimate, Otto Preminger's coolly observed story of the education of a Catholic cardinal (Tom Tryon) spans 25 years of 20th-century social history, hops from Rome to Boston to Vienna, and confronts abortion, celibacy, the war years and racism along the way. Tryon is rather stolid and stiff, but the supporting cast helps liven scenes: Romy Schneider as a tempting Fräulein, Ossie Davis as an American priest who requests the Vatican take a stand against racism, John Huston's Oscar®-nominated performance as an irascible archbishop. (1963) Widescreen. 176 min. 4 1/2 stars


The Chosen

Maximilian Schell

Rod Steiger

Robby Benson

Barry Miller

Hildy Brooks

Two Jewish teenagers in 1940s New York meet as playground rivals. After injuring Reuven, Danny calls on him at home to apologize. Their wariness turns to fascination and close friendship as each discovers and admires the other's differences. Reuven is experienced, practical, and worldly-wise; while Danny is brilliant and mystical, incredibly erudite in some matters, but incredibly naive in others. To humble him, his father, an immigrant rabbi, has followed the stern tradition of raising him in silence. He thirsts for the wider knowledge represented by Reuven's environment; while Reuven is enraptured by Danny's close-knit family and synagogue community. But can their friendship survive the sharp differences between Danny's ultra Orthodoxy and Reuven's Modern Orthodox Judaism? Danny's people oppose the State of Israel as fanatically as Reuven and his father are working to create it. The issue threatens to make them enemies once again.

1982, PG, 102 min, Full Screen

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The Cross and the Switchblade DVD

The Cross and the Switchblade

Pat Boone

Eric Estrada

Although the original events depicted in this classic from the drug infested, gang dominated streets happened over thirty years ago, the life-changing solution that Pastor David Wilkerson brought to desperate lives was just beginning. The beat goes on. The change in the life of notorious gang leader Nicky Cruz, as shown in the film, proved to be wonderfully lasting and real. Nicky continues today to reach young people around the world with the same life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ that delivered him from violence and despair. And what about the skinny preacher, David Wilkerson, who braved the meanest streets of New York to tell desperate and drug crazed youth that there was a better way? Now, three decades later, he is still at it with a ministry based in Times Square that is still changing lives and offering genuine hope to countless souls who had given up on life. (1972) 105 minutes
Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Crusades DVD The Crusades


Of all the wars waged in the name of God, none has ever matched the arrogance and conceit of the Christian Crusades. For nearly two centuries (1095-1291), this medieval "holy war" variously raged, sometimes so spiritually misshapen by rapaciousness, murder (sadly: of a great many of innocent Jews also), and political greed that to think it all had to do with Christian faith is absurd. 

That having been said, The Crusades just may have been what was needed to give the western world 1000 years of freedom from Islam to evangelize the world in the name of Jesus/Yeshua the true Son of God.  Hosted by Terry Jones, host of The Discovery Channel's Ancient Inventions and an accomplished medievalist. Jones wields an uncanny ability to explain the methodologies and madness of the Crusades while not failing us his sense of humor. Full screen. Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Devil's Arithmetic

Kirsten Dunst

Jewish-American teen Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst) isn't much interested in her family's religious tradition. But her blasé attitude changes radically when she's suddenly transported back to a 1941 Nazi death camp, where Hannah learns firsthand the horrors of the holocaust and the price her family and other Jews paid because of their heritage. Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Mimi Rogers costar in director Donna Deitch's compelling film.


(1999) (95 minutes) (Full Screen) (about $10.49 at Amazon. See here)


The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Jon Voight

Emy Aneke

Steven Grayhm

Janine Sabino-Albom

On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.

The only problem we see with this movie, is Hollywood's never ending preference/requirement for the main actor's to always have blue eyes.  Let's see some brown eyed, hazel or green eyed main characters Hollywood.

Full screen, 133 min.

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The Final Inquiry The Final Inquiry

Max von Sydow
F. Murray Abraham
Anna Kanakis
Dolph Lundgren
Ornella Muti

In The Final Inquiry, a crisis of faith leads the Roman emperor Tiberius to send a special envoy to Jerusalem to find out the truth: Did Jesus of Nazareth truly rise from the dead? Of course, the truth proves dangerous, as wily Pontius Pilate (Hristo Shopov, who played the same role in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ) wants to keep anything to do with Jesus under wraps. The envoy (hunky Italian actor Daniele Liotti) doubts that the followers of Jesus are anything but frauds until he falls in love with a beautiful young woman named Tabitha (Monica Cruz, Penelope's just as lovely little sister) who opens his eyes to another world.

In a round about way, the young Roman Tribune finally gets to the truth of Jesus of Nazareth in his  investigation for the Roman emperor.


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2007.  111 min. Widescreen.  PG-13


The Gospel of John

Christopher Plummer

Henry Ian Cusick

Stuart Bunce

Daniel Kash

Stephen Russell

From Walt Disney.  The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Jesus' entire three-year ministry, the final years of his life. Intimate and reflective, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incomparable life and times of Jesus Christ. Finally you may understand why those early followers of Jesus said: "We are not as those who have no hope."  The message and purpose of Jesus's life on earth is explained thoroughly in this film, and the acting is superb.

2003, PG-13, 181 min, Widescreen Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.

The Hiding Place DVD

The Hiding Place

Jeannette Clift

Julie Harris

Eileen Heckart

Arthur O'Connell

The true story of the Dutch family Ten Boom who fought the Nazai madness with the only weapon they had - love.  This is a beautifully restored inspiring story of the Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom.  With the World War II Nazi invasion of Holland, the Ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families.  But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they're left with nothing to cling to but their faith in Christ.  4 1/2 Stars, (1975) 145 minutes, Widescreen, PG Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.

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The Hope DVD

The Hope


This is an excellent Evangelistic "tool".  It is totally non-denominational inspirational DVD, which explains the basic story of the age old hope for the Lord and Savior from Adam to Pentacost. Professionally done, it draws on film clips from many awsome Hollywood movies.  It ends with telling the viewer how easy it is to be saved - by sincerely asking Jesus to save you now.  The only drawback BibleProbe can detect is it is only in English.

NEW! The amazing story of God's miraculous plan of Salvation!

The Bible is a source of hope and help for all who place their faith in its Author. Like the Bible, The Hope transcends age and culture to communicate the love, and the story of Jesus -- from Creation to cruxificion, and beyond! Designed as 4 "sections" with a total of 12 "chapters," The Hope can be viewed all at once, or viewed and discussed in content-rich segments over a period of days, weeks or months.  Full Screen, 80 minutes, English only. MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness DVD

The Inn of the SIXTH Happiness

Ingrid Bergman

Curt Jurgens

Robert Donat


An epic and extraordinary true story-- (based on the novel Alan Burgess's The Small Woman). Gladys Aylward is played by the mesmerizing Ingrid Bergman who is a British would-be Christian missionary with an obsession about China. As she has no experience, the Missionary Society won't let her go, but she goes anyway, alone, to a remote northern province. She is hated, then loved; finally she becomes both a significant political figure and the heroine of a miraculous escape in which she shepherds 100 children to safety across the mountains just ahead of a Japanese invasion. Curt Jurgens is suitably stony as Lin Nan, the half-Dutch, half-Chinese military officer who falls in love with her, and a visibly ailing Robert Donat (who died before this, his final film, was released) is the wily local mandarin who sees and makes use of her extraordinary abilities. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a sweeping, stirring tearjerker, a big tale told in a big landscape with acres of orchestrated strings by Malcolm Arnold. Nominated for an Academy Award in 1958. Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.  158 minutes. Widescreen. PG.


The Lazarus Phenomenon
A Glimpse of Eternity

Daniel Ekechukwu

Ian McCormack

Is there really life after death? An investigation.

This thought provoking film features moving interviews with experts from the scientific, medical and religious fields as well as graphic and compelling testimonies of people who say they actually experienced the afterlife and returned shaken and changed forever! If you are one of the millions worldwide who has ever wondered what lies beyond, then this film is a must see!

The first testimonial is of the African preacher, Daniel Ekechukwu, who died in a car accident. He was pronounced dead (he still possess his Death Certificate) and sent to a mortuary, where is body laid for three days. Strangely, the preacher's wife "knew" that he would come back to her, and asked that his body be moved from the mortuary and taken to the preacher's church. We next see his parishioners surrounding the body all in deep prayer. Viewed from an amateur video, we see the man start to breath and awaken with an expression of shock and confusion. The man had indeed returned from the dead. But what did he experience over that seventy-two hour period? The preacher admits to seeing two angels, who take him to a land of extraordinary color a limitless space. Both walk over a hill and the preacher sees a vast crowd of people who seem to resemble the angel. At first he believes these beings to be angels, but he's told they are saints, singing the praises of the Lord.

The other testimonial is from a New Zealander, Ian McCormack, who had been stung by a poisonous jellyfish in South East Asia. As this man tells his story, one can perceive great emotion and the fact that this experience changed his life in a profound way. While watching this man, I was reminded of the philosopher, William James and his book, The Varieties of Religious Experience, where James concludes that a "real" experience is followed by a profound change in the person's values and behavior. This was certainly true of the New Zealander, because he was truly "reborn" as his values changed considerably to a life of Christian devotion and good works.

Rather than illustrate this man's experience, suffice to say that again, the central theme was "forgiveness"; that before one can enter the kingdom of God, one must genuinely forgive one's enemies before being forgiven.

2005, Full Screen, 50 minutes

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The Milagro Beanfield War Directed by: Robert Redford

Chick Vennera

Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford
Sonia Braga
Julie Carmen
James Gammon

If you think the problem of Mexican + Latino Illegal's is so simple -- You won't after watching this brilliant heart warming movie... These "Christian" Mexicans are a HUGE plus... Compare these hard working people who came here with a dream of making a decent life -- and then consider the "bad legally admitted Americans"; like the millions of pagan Muslims now causing all sorts of problems in Michigan. Then decide which is a "time bomb" just waiting to explode. Keep your eye on the sweet poor old man in this film who talks to "angels" and gives food offerings to Saint Jude. At least admire his faith, humility and sense of justice.

Robert Redford's underrated directorial follow-up to his Academy Award-winning Ordinary People, The Milagro Beanfield War is a loose and whimsical fable about community pride and social activism in the face of modern progress. Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman) plays a local mechanic in a small New Mexico town who takes up the challenge of rallying support for a local farmer who uses water owned by a real estate developer to grow beans in his field. Everything escalates to a showdown between the townspeople and the developers, with unexpected results. The strongest aspect of the film is the way it doesn't take itself too seriously, with Redford adopting a leisurely tone and allowing his fine cast (including Ruben Blades as the pragmatic town sheriff and Christopher Walken as a nasty state police officer) to deliver finely nuanced performances that touch on themes of faith and perseverance without seeming heavy-handed. The Milagro Beanfield War is an overlooked gem. --Robert Lan.

Milagro, New Mexico. Elev. 8400. A small and close knit town of families and friends of mostly Mexican descent, living and working together in hopes that someday they may actually pay off the balance on that washing machine (that doesn't work anyway). Jose (Chick Vennera) tries desperately to get work with the new land development company that has just moved in on the town. There's going to be a golf course and beautiful homes built soon. No luck though, they will not hire the locals for these new jobs. Angered and frustrated, Jose takes a kick at the fixture that now blocks any water flow onto his land..oops...must of kicked something loose, water is now flowing (illegally) into his dried up beanfield, his once livelihood. He should really turn it off, shouldn't he? But he doesn't.. and so it begins..."The Milagro Beanfield War". The poor townspeople must decide whether to take a stand together against the rich and powerful land developers. "Milagro" means miracle...just what this town will need!

1988. Full Screen. Rated "R".  1 Hr 58 min. See at here


The Miracle of the Cards DVD The Miracle of the Cards Catherine Oxenberg

Richard Thomas

Thomas Sangster

Hirh Cameron


Craig Shergold (Thomas Sangster) is an eight year old cancer patient who, during the course of his treatment, manages to shock the world by breaking The Guinness World Record for receiving get-well cards, amassing an astounding 1.3 million cards from around the globe.

It's become apparent to me that the Christian Movie Genre has gone unnoticed by a great many Christians. This true story of this 8 year old boy should be seen by anyone who is looking for faith and hope. At first glance one might think that the story of a kid receiving over a million cards is nice, but not worth sitting through. Wrong on both counts! I put off seeing it for these reasons, and when I finally saw it I now put it up there among my favorite Christian movies. This is a well scripted, professionally filmed movie. The acting is superb. The story moves right along at a good clip and at the end - the hardest among us will probably have teary eyes and a feeling of love and caring that we never had before. Understanding this movie is sort of like flexing a muscle that has never been flexed before. And its done by suddenly realizing that God is there. He just doesn't flaunt it, and He is working in such a way that will benefit the most.

Full Screen. 89 minutes (4 1/2 - 5 Stars) MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.

The Miraculous Mission The Miraculous Mission   Where the riveting Saga of The Passion ends, this Incredible Adventure of the Twelve Apostles Begins! This exciting docudrama presents the story of the Twelve Apostles as you've never seen it. Using 21st century technology, faith and science collide in an investigation so compelling is dares to offer answers to questions that have lingered for thousands of years. The Miraculous Mission features interviews with leading scholars, exciting recreations, and authentic footage that brings viewers closer than ever before to the amazing lives of the men who knew Jesus best. What miraculous events did these 12 men predict for our future?

2005. 120 min. Was only $14.99 at Amazon on 1/28/06



The Nativity Story


The Nativity Story


Keisha Castle-e Hughes

Oscar Isaac

Hiam Abbass

Shaun Toub

Alexander Sibb

Want to learn about Christianity, even if you aren't a Christian? Start by watching the 2006 movie "The Nativity Story". Then watch the 1979 movie "Jesus", starring Brian Deacon.

Take Harry Potter, and every other story and take a hike with it. The greatest story ever told has been with us for almost 2000 years, and it will never get any better than this.  Only the angelic "ruckus" over Bethlehem that holy night, was missing from this film.

I have 1150 DVD American and Foreign movies in my collection. I just watched "The Nativity Story" and was enthralled with its simple beauty. Like the 1979 movie "Jesus" (with
Brian Deacon), I was very happy to see it was not shot on a Hollywood lot, and its principle cast looked the part. They looked Jewish. There was not one cockney or British accent detected.  There was no more than a few out of place blue-eyes in the entire movie.

The young girl (Keisha) who played the humble young Jewish girl Mary did an amazing job. Casting was superb all around. The movie did justice to Joseph, as a good, patient, honest, sincere, caring, God-loving man. Also, it did not merely toss aside the arduous 100+ mile trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem either. In this movie, I somehow felt I was an "eye-witness" to the privileged feeling even the struggling donkey who carried the holy mother and blessed Savior must have felt.

I liked how the movie did not skip over the huge dilemma holy Mary must have faced when she had to present herself to her betrothed husband, her family and her village --already with child. And it gave us a good peek into Jewish village life during this period. Also, this excellent movie touched on the tumultuous times God had picked to arrive, in order to offer Himself as a korban (sacrificial lamb); for the lost sheep of Israel.

Who will believe it?  The greatest of kings; born in the humblest of places.... God, born in the flesh!

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder: and his name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (written: 712 BC - Before Christ)

This is a timeless story, and an excellent movie; I will always cherish. It is among the top in my collection now. Bravo Zulu to all folks involved with it. To Ted Turner's Time-Warner. Thank you... I had tears in my eyes...

Please keep those stupid coming attraction Ads off DVD's such as this.  Especially an occult/paranormal type movie...

2006. Choice of Full Screen or Widescreen on same disc.  101 min

PG-some violent content

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The Ninth Day The Ninth Day
by Volker Schloendorff
Ulrich Matthes

August Diehl

Bibiana Beglau

Germain Wagner

Hilmar Thate

Jean-Paul Raths

Ivan Jirik


This is a story of how the Catholic Church has been maligned and mistreated vis-à-vis its so-called collusion with Nazi Germany. When viewed in light of the political "numbers game", actually they (including Pius the Pope) may have been weighing the greater good vs the greater bad in decisions/non-decisions they made. Who are we (USA) over 2000 miles away to really understand a Vatican and Europe surrounded and intimidated by Nazi soldiers every day?

Specifically, this is a movie about the real imprisonment of scores of Catholic priests in the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. It centers on political intrigue. But, more so though, it is about faith and courage in the face of certain death.

A very powerful movie. I am amazed that it was actually made by Germans, indicating a sincere sorrow for their country's past sins and a willingness now to confront these head on.

One of the very best movies of the Nazi era genre I have ever seen. It's a fast moving thriller of a film. It is in German, with very good English subtitles. Bravo Zulu to all actors. Excellence. A hidden gem of a film! Thank you German friends! I wish we in America made such films with such depth.

2004, 93 min, Letterboxed. German with English Subtitles. MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Prince of Egypt DVD

The Prince of Egypt


"SPECTACULAR!" Karen Butler, UPI
An epic adventure and milestone in cinematic achievement.  The linear story of Moses is crisply told, and the look of the film is stunning; indeed, no animated film has looked so ready to be placed in the Louvre since Fantasia. Here is an Egypt alive with energetic bustle and pristine buildings. Born a slave and set adrift in the river, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is raised as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and is a fitting rival for his stepbrother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes). When he learns of his roots--in a knockout sequence in which hieroglyphics come alive--he flees to the desert, where he finds his roots and heeds God's calling to free the slaves from Egypt. This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, the other the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives - and the world. Both spectacular entertainment and a celebration of the human spirit, The Prince Of Egypt stands as a classic for the ages, for audiences of every generation to enjoy and cherish.

A Jewish man wrote about this film: Rarely have I felt tears at the BEGINNING of a movie...when Y'sheved (Moses' Mother) started to sing her lullaby IN HEBREW, I almost started crying. Since I always prefer animated films to the "real thing", I felt "finally, a perfect film..." Being Jewish and seeing this movie during the month of Pesach (Passover) was literally a religious experience. I was touched. Seeing the people sing Mi'Chamocha as they left Egypt pulled tears from my heart. I was so happy to see the way the film was executed. Don't get me wrong, this is a film for all peoples. But it seems to almost be aimed at the Jewish Community.

(1998) Wide screen (4 1/2 - 5 stars) MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Scarlet and the Black

Gregory Peck

Christopher Plummer

What Would Jesus Do in Nazi occupied Rome? Gregory Peck as Father/Monsignor O'Flaherty answers this question the best he can, despite tacit opposition from the Pope himself, by helping to spirit escaped allied POWs and Jews out from under the noses of the Gestapo. Christopher Plummer plays the SS colonel who "owns" Rome (an interesting contrast with his role as Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music). Peck stays on his toes, continuously exploring ways of outwitting the growing Nazi oppression.

Although not overtly religious--well, it's hard to set a story in the Vatican without being religious! While the movie doesn't explore spirituality in depth (nor does it seek to proselytize), it does paint several ethical dilemmas.

(1983). Full Screen. 156 minutes. MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Second Chance The Second Chance


Michael W. Smith

Jeff Obafemi Carr

J. Don Ferguson

Lisa Arrindell Anderson

David Alford


One of the very best films of 2006. You can't miss this one.  It's pure "soul food" for the soul.

Faith can move mountains--and change men's lives. The inspirational tale in The Second Chance weaves the foundation of faith subtly but deeply through the lives of its characters, the Rev. Ethan Jenkins and the Rev. Jake Sanders. Though the two have known each other since they were kids, but their worlds are, well, worlds apart. Ethan (gospel-singing phenom Michael W. Smith) is on staff at the Rock, a wealthy suburban mega-church, and sees a bright future for himself as the head pastor there someday. But his real journey of faith begins when he starts working alongside Jake (an incredibly charismatic Jeff Obafemi Carr) at the Rock's sister church in the poor part of town. The stellar, grounded performances of both Smith and Carr, as well as the brisk direction and soul-stirring music, keep The Second Chance from being too predictable--even though when Ethan first appears in the 'hood, he makes a few rich-guy gaffes, like accidentally ordering a barbecue platter (at the God Almighty chicken restaurant!) that's way too spicy for his white-bread palate. But the film's full-on embrace of faith as a normal part of life makes it bracingly refreshing, and if you can see the characters' redemption coming, it doesn't make it any less uplifting. The DVD is absolutely packed with extras, including interviews with director Steve Taylor as well as stars Smith and Carr; a music video, All in the Serve, by Smith; director's commentary; deleted scenes; and more. --A.T. Hurley

2006. 103 min. Widescreen. PG-13. See at here MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Shoes of the Fisherman

Anthony Quinn

Laurence Olivier

Oskar Werner

David Janssen

Vittorio De Sica

If you find during the 160-minute running time of The Shoes of the Fisherman that you don't like the plot, wait 10 minutes. It will surely change and there will be another story thread to entice you. The screenplay is literally all over the map: Siberia, where Archbishop Kiril Lakota, played splendidly by Anthony Quinn, has been exiled to a work camp in the oppressive Soviet regime; Moscow, where a genially scene-chewing Laurence Olivier plays a Soviet ruler with history with Lakota; China, where famine threatens to bring the world of the late '60s to the brink of World War III; and Rome, where Lakota travels after being freed (and where dissolute reporter David Janssen does his best to groove on the Swinging Sixties). Yet despite its flaws, the movie's central drama is riveting: the current Pope dies suddenly, and for a good bit of the film, viewers are treated to the Vatican's inner workings on the election of a new Pope. The events unfold at a leisurely pace, which allows you to drink in the spectacle and wonder of the ancient traditions. The Alex North Oscar-nominated score is lovely, and Quinn's performance is the somber-with-a-humble-twinkle glue that holds the film together. Anyone interested in the traditions and rituals of the Vatican will find plenty to savor. --A.T. Hurley

(1968). Widescreen. 162 minutes. Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


the spitfire grill

The Spitfire Grill

Alison Elliott

Ellen Burstyn

Percy Talbot (Alison Elliott) has chosen Gilead, Maine as her new home. The town’s Spitfire Grill has offered her a second chance. It’s not just the burnt toast at the diner, owned by feisty Hannah Ferguson (Ellen Burstyn), that has folks wondering about Percy. It’s that she’s been in prison the past five years. This award-winning film shows us the dangers of pre-judging and the power of forgiveness and healing. Viewer discretion advised (language).  Excellent performances by all the actors all around, especially by Alison Elliott & Ellen Burstyn.




The Song of Bernadette DVD

The Song of Bernadette

Jennifer Jones

William Eythe

Charles Bickford

Vincent Price

Jennifer Jones plays the legendary French peasant who claimed to have dialogues with the Virgin Mary at a Lourdes grotto in 1858. The script handles the visitations as an article of truth (Linda Darnell plays the Virgin), which helps move the drama forward, though much of the story concerns the conflicts that arise in the community after Jones is told the grotto contains healing waters. Made by Henry King (The Snows of Kilimanjaro), the film is gorgeous to look at and sensitively directed; and Jones (who won an Oscar for Best Actress) is radiant in the lead.

Whatever one's religious persuasion, this is a strikingly handsome Hollywood production to be enjoyed. The film also earned Academy Awards for cinematography and score. 4 Academy Awards in all.   (1943) Full Screen. Black & White.  156 min


The Star of Bethlehem The Star of Bethlehem

Frederick A. Larson
Stephen McEveety

For millennia, believers, scoffers and the curious have wondered at the Biblical account of the Star. The Bible recounts unusual, or even impossible astronomical events at Christ's birth. For many doubters, the account of the Star is easily dismissed as myth. For many believers, it's a mystery accepted on faith. But what happens if we combine current historical scholarship, astronomical fact and an open mind?  Was the Christ crucified for us on April 3, 33 AD.  Was there a blood moon that day?  All the "Christmas is a pagan holiday" scoffers won't want to see this, but the signs in the sky show December 25th as the best choice for the day Christ was born.  This DVD presents startling revelations about what the constellations "say" regarding the conception, birth, and death of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

2007, 65 min, Full screen, See at

The Ten Commandments DVD The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston Legendary silent film director Cecil B. DeMille didn't much alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that. While graced with such 1950s niceties as VistaVision and Technicolor, The Ten Commandments (DeMille had already filmed an earlier version in 1923) has an anachronistic, impassioned style that finds lead actors Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner expressively posing while hundreds of extras writhe either in the presence of God's power or from orgiastic heat. DeMille, as always, plays both sides of the fence as far as sin goes, surrounding Heston's Moses with worshipful music and heavenly special effects while also making the sexy action around the cult of the Golden Calf look like fun. You have to see The Ten Commandments to understand its peculiar resonance as an old-new movie, complete with several still-impressive effects such as the parting of the Red Sea. (1956) Wide screen (4 1/2 stars)  MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Theory of Everything

Doug Holloway

Victor Lundin

Frances Black


Does God exist? Does science prove it or give us reason to doubt?

Doug Holloway (David de Vos), a family man on the verge of financial and marital ruin, embarks on a journey to find his birth father, Dr. Eugene Holland (Victor Lundin). Dr. Holland is on a mission of his own - to prove the Holy Grail of physics - the Theory of Everything - that may prove the existence of God. His greatest challenge? Completing his quest before a degenerative brain disease (CJD) claims his ability to reason. Soon the two journeys become one as the men struggle together to rebuild their family and find new hope in God.

A moving story of family, faith, and theoretical physics, The Theory of Everything will inspire you to "Envision the Possibilities."

The film has a strong Christian theme, without being "preachy".

2006. 86 min. Widescreen.

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The Third Miracle DVD

The Third Miracle

Ed Harris

Anne Heche

The only problem we found with this movie was attention to detail.  The young saint nominee had brown eyes and the same older woman had blue eyes.

Ed Harris and Anne Heche star in Agnieszka Holland's provocative mystery that explores the spiritual phenomenon behind miracles, and the doubts and desires of a priest who has lost his faith. Father Frank Shore is a church-appointed spiritual detective whose job it is to investigate claims of miracles. An investigation leads him to a woman who challenges his beliefs.  (1999) Widescreen and full screen. 4-stars.  Rated "R".  Recommended for Christians & Jews.


child molestation The Unsaid

Andy Garcia
Vincent Kartheiser
Trevor Blumas
Linda Cardellini
Sam Bottoms

The Unsaid is one of the most powerfully charged "who dunit" psychological thrillers ever made. It is a wake up call to parents about the problems of child molestation (and the lives it has effects on) -- by so-called "authority figures", including homosexuals and even parents.  Andy Garcia is at his best in this excellent movie.

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2001. Widescreen. 110 minutes.   Rated "R". See at  Recommended for Christians & Jews.



Time Changer

D. David Morin

Gavin MacLeod

Hal Linden

Richard Riehle

Jennifer O'Neill

Paul Rodriquez

Excellent adventure film.  

The year is 1890, Bible Professor Russell Carlisle (D.David Morin) has written a new manuscript, "The Changing Times". His book is about to receive a unanimous endorsement from the board members of the Grace Bible Seminary... until Dr. Norris Anderson (Gavin MacLeod) raises an issue over a "difficulty" he has with something Carlisle has written.

Dr. Anderson believes what Carlisle has written could seriously affect the future of coming generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle more than 100 years into the future; offering him a glimpse of where his writing will lead.  2002 Widescreen PG  (4 1/2 Stars)  MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.

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The Way Home

Eul-Boon Kim

Seung-Ho Yoo

Kyung-Hoon Min

Eun-Kyung Yim

Hyo-Hee Dong

Although not Christian or Jewish (it's Korean), "The Way Home" offers a timeless glimpse at patience, perseverance and love.

The sweet old stooped over grandma didn't have to say a word to her spoiled brat of a grandson Sang-Woo. She had his "number" figured out the minute she laid eyes on him. Without ever saying a word to her grandson the patient grandma gives him an education in just weeks that most people never learn in a life time.

The movie is in Korean, but I had no trouble with it, because of the excellent English sub-titles.

2002, widescreen, color, 88 min, English sub-titles  MOST Highly Recommended for Christians & Jews.


The Visitation

The Visitation

Martin Donovan (II)

 Edward Furlong

Kelly Lynch

Randy Travis

Richard Tyson



As close to the horror genre as a Christian movie gets.

It's a supernatural thriller based on Frank Peretti’s best-selling novel. Miracles are happening in the sleepy town of Antioch, and everyone is talking about the mysterious drifter with the incredible powers. But who is this charismatic stranger — the true messiah, a false prophet or something far more sinister? The townspeople are soon divided, and when happenings at the stranger’s revival tent take on a bizarre and frightening twist, it’s up to an ex-minister to confront his own inner demons and unlock the shocking secret of The Visitation.

2005. 103 min. PG-13

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Movie Ratings

G General Audiences Films contain nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
PG Parental Guidance Suggested Some material may not be suitable for children.
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. 
R Restricted Under 17 requires an accompanying parent or guardian.

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