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Christian Movie Recommendations

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One of the most important things is that we fill our mind, eyes and ears with what will honor God. I’ve spent many years (and continue to) searching for good, Godly shows to watch. Below are a few of my favorites that’s I’ve discovered! Please let me know if you have discovered any Godly movies and what you think about the ones below.

More than anything in life, Grace Anderson has dreamed of the day when the perfect guy will slip a Princess Cut diamond ring on her finger and swear to love her forever. But when dreams of the perfect romance come crashing down, she embarks on a journey, aided by her father, to try and discover the power of true love in their rural Carolina town.

A British East India Trading Company assassin seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation’s hope for freedom.

Henry Myers lives a hard life, getting through life on the frontier however he can, even if it means robbing a bank. After his latest heist goes wrong and his partners betray him, Henry is surprised to find extraordinary kindness from a widow and her children. With the influence of this family, Henry begins to question the choices he’s made in his life. Just when things begin to make sense again, it’s all ripped away from him when his old partners show up.

In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by these circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God can do the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear.

At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that Catherine wishes she had never married. Neither one understands the pressures the other faces–as firefighter and she as the public relations director of a hospital. Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks. As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment he calls “The Love Dare.” Wondering if it’s even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, but more for his father’s sake than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book’s daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened. While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, “How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?” When his father explains that this is the love God shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And–with God’s help–he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife. But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever–rescuing his wife’s heart.

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, “War Room” follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all: great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser, woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth’s newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn’t have a prayer.

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

YouTube Channels:

Cambria Joy is a channel filled with Godly encouragement, tips for living a healthy lifestyle and inspiration for loving yourself the way God made you! If you are seeking encouragement on your fitness goals or seeking to begin a healthy lifestyle with the right mindset, definitely check Cambria’s channel out.

Cat’s Corner is a channel loaded to the brim with fun videos that will keep you inspired to live life to the fullest. Hannah is one of the most fun people I know and constantly shares with others the beautiful life she lives, through vlogs and YouTube videos. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on her next adventure.

Livy is one of the most fun people I have ever had the privilege of knowing! (+ she’s the author of my favorite fictional series!) Her channel is one of those that once you find, you keep coming back to! Make sure to subscribe to her channel and check out her books as well!

Coffee and Bible Time is loaded with videos FULL of biblical encouragement, bible study tips, missions trip vlogs and more! You won’t regret subscribing!

Salt & Light is a channel full of encouraging videos. From Christian book reviews to modest outfit ideas, Caitlyn shares a variety of videos for Christian gals out there. Go check her out!

Christian Books For Girls (To Grow Your Faith & Relationship With God)

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» Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst – read book review here

{{ In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection from the perceived judgments of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over, to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in, to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejections ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

» When Dreams Come True by Eric & Leslie Ludy – read book review here

{{ From the best-selling authors of ‘When God Writes Your Love Story’ comes this daringly real, true life account of Eric and Leslie’s own journey through the struggles and triumphs of a God written romance.

» Undaunted by Christine Caine – read book review here

{{ Using her own life story, Christine shows how God rescued her from a life in which she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified. She overcame abuse, abandonment, fears and other challenges to go on a mission of adventure, fueled by faith and filled with love and courage. Christine offers life transforming insights about not only how to overcome the trials, wrong turns, and often painful circumstances we all experience, but also how to grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others.

» Fervent by Priscilla Shirer – read book review here

{{ YOU HAVE AN ENEMY. And he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear. He does it strategically. He does it specifically. He’s doing it right this minute, in fact – aimed at personally drawn targets on your heart, your home, your mind, your life. And this book, this battle plan, is your chance to fight back. With a weapon that really works. With prayer. New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, encourages readers to fight in prayer, addressing the things that affect you most: your identity, your family, your regrets, your pressures, your temptations, your fears, your attitude and more. Each chapter exposes the enemies crude, cutting intention against you in all kinds of key areas like these, then coaches you in crafting your own personalized prayer strategies on included tear-out-sheets ready to be posted and prayed anytime, anywhere. Because the truth is: victories don’t happen by accident.

» A Man Worth Waiting For by Jackie Kendall

{{ Bestselling author Jackie Kendall believes that when you find the right man, you’ll be incredibly glad you didn’t settle for any of the Bozos you met along the way. Drawing on real-life stories that will have women laughing and crying in commiseration, Jackie explains how to avoid common dating pitfalls and find A MAN WORTH WAITING FOR.

» Love Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird – read book review here

{{ In a culture obsessed with love and romance, why is it so hard for us to find satisfying love that lasts? Maybe we’ve been looking at this thing called love all wrong. In this insightful, encouraging and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, boundaries and singleness, Love Defined will take you on a journey to discovering God’s good and original design for romance.

» Graceful by Emily P. Freeman

{{ For the prom queen, the athlete, the bookworm, and the dreamer. For the good test taker and the strict list maker. For the rule follower, the fear wallower, the messy and the misunderstood. For the self-critic, the silent judge, and the girl who feels invisible. For the girl who is tired of trying and the one afraid to fail. These words are for you.

» Be Loved by Emma Mae Jenkins

{{ Readers will experience the chain-breaking liberty of knowing the Lord’s presence and the freedom to be unique. This full-color, hardback book includes pictures from Emma Mae’s life, along with key Bible verses that God used to strengthen and guide her through the ups and downs of her high school years as a young Christian. Readers will learn to face the challenges of their student years with religion, courage, hope, and lifegiving love for others.

» It’s (Not That) Complicated by Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin

{{ It’s (Not That) Complicated is a humerous, hopeful, and thought-provoking new look at guy/girl relationships in our times. The Botkin sisters offer enduring biblical principles that can make it all much simpler.

» Girl Defined by Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird

{{ In a culture where airbrushed models and ultra driven career women define beauty and success, it’s no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Girl Defined offers a distinctly God centered view a beauty, femininity and self-worth. Based firmly on God’s design for our lives, this book invites us on a liberating journey towards a radically better vision for femininity – one that ends with the kind of hope, purpose, and for fulfillment we’ve been yearning for.

» Daring To Hope by Katie Davis Majors

{{ Daring To Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible – the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want, or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance. It’s about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places. You’ll be reminded of the gift of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: “hold on to hope. I will meet you here.”

» Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally

{{ A Guide to Radiant purity. Sarah shares how to serve, how to love, how to honor God Before You Meet Prince Charming. “A must read for every girl!” – Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger & Joy Duggar.

» Made To Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

{{ Has food become more of a frustration than a fulfillment? Made To Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In this book, Lysa will guide you in:

• breaking the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday” and feeling good about yourself today

• putting a stop to antagonizing over numbers on the scale and making peace with your body

• replacing rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory

• reaching your healthy goals and growing closer to God through the process

» Yes, You Can by Isabella Morganthal

{{ Self published author, Isabella Morganthal shares her tips, wisdom, and advice in this new guide for writers! Sharing from over 10 years of experience in writing, Isabella encourages writers to chase their dreams of being published. This fun guide includes advice on how to begin writing, how to edit and how to publish and market your book. Also included are some fun story prompts to get your fingers writing and some creative writing exercises! If you’re a new writer just starting out, or a seasoned writer looking for tips on publishing, this guide is for you! Yes, you can do this!

» Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

{{ A growing movement of young people is rebelling against low expectations of today’s culture by choosing to “do hard things” for the glory of God. And Alex + Brett Harris’s are leading the charge. Written by teens and for teens, Do Hard Things is a book that will convict, encourage and challenge you to truly do hard things for God and make your life count for His glory.

» I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

{{ Tired of the game? Kiss Dating Goodbye.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better – a life of sincere love, true purity and purposeful singleness.

» Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

{{ Are you a fan or a follower? The dictionary defines a fan as “an enthusiastic admirer.” Fans want to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires sacrifice. Fans may be fine with repeating a prayer, attending church on the weekend, and slapping a Jesus fish on their bumpers. But is that really the extent of the relationship Jesus wants? Jesus was never interested in having admirers, it’s not fans He is looking for. Not a Fan challenges you to consider what it really means to call yourself a Christian.

» Everybody, Always by Bob Goff

{{ Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned – often the hard way – about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible.

» Unashamed by Christine Caine

{{ In Unashamed, Christine Caine reveals the often hidden consequences of shame – in her own life and the lives of so many women – and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life. This book will help you learn,or relearn, how to define yourself by God’s truth, and your life will begin to take shape as it was designed to be. A life of freedom and strength.

» When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy

{{ Whether or not you are in a serious relationship, now is the time to lay the foundation for a lifelong romance. When God Writes Your Love Story will show you how. With the humor & heart that has made them so popular among young readers, Eric and Leslie showcase extraordinary beauty of a God-scripted romance & the secrets to an amazing love story that can stand the test of time.

Inspirational Stories (& Biographies)

» Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Synder

{{ Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing. At age sixteen Riley learned that, because of a rare medical condition, she would never be able to have her own children. Devastating news to most young women, especially those who love children and have always dreamed of having their own family. But Riley’s response was: Kenya has given me a thousand children. Riley’s stories of her trips to Kenya, her struggles to figure out how to best serve and care for these people she has fallen in love with, and her own unexpected health issues are funny, compelling and gripping. Readers will find that God writes surprising stories in the lives of those who follow Him. Hard to put down, Riley Unlikely will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your own world—and around the world.

» The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer And The Plot To Kill Hitler by John Hendrix

{{ Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, he escapes as a fugitive. Struggling to reconcile his faith and the teachings of the Bible with the Nazi Party’s evil agenda, Bonhoeffer decides that Hitler must be stopped by any means possible! — In his signature style of interwoven handwritten text and art, John Hendrix tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to free the German people from oppression during World War II. 

» Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis – read book review here

{{ Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and find joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenges readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.

Fictional books:

» The Light by Chloe Hadassah – read book review here

{{ Lorraine never knew peace, never knew what it was like to have a real home. Then one day she saw a glimmer of hope .. a light .. only to have it refused to her. But after years of more heartache and she finds out what it really was she was after, she wants to hold back, holding on to what she knows: hate and anger.

When William has another chance at sharing Jesus with someone who he turned his back on in the past, he prays for the right words and steps out again .. to share The Light.

» The Tales Of Tarsurella: The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch

{{ Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget, Chasity, and Hope, have their struggles with being iconic European starlets of a modern day monarchy. The teen heiresses grace magazine covers, smile for photoshoots, and gracefully glide through important interviews–until a certain American popstar arrives on the scene. Kennetic Energy, the wildly popular band from the United States, is chosen to play at Addison’s Coronation. David Carter, the band’s handsome lead singer, fumbles through awkward moments with Princess Hope–in front of the cameras. When an embarrassing rumor sparks that Princess Hope is dating the young fellow, she is determined to get the band fired from their Royal gig. Meanwhile, Princess Chasity is dealing with her own fragile affairs of the heart. Her new security guard, Hanson Fletcher, is completely captivating, yet entirely frustrating. She attempts to keep the entrance of her heart firmly protected, while following the wisdom of Proverbs 4:23. But can she be successful in guarding her heart, from her security guard? The Coronation is Book #1 in The Tales of Tarsurella Trilogy.

» The Tales Of Tarsurella: The Rebellion by Livy Jarmusch

{{ Something is brewing. Like the far off rumble of a train in the distance, a rebellion is stirring. A cry for change arises in the midst of a traditional monarchy, where King Addison has inherited the throne. Who are the underground troublemakers? What is stirring their defiant banner and demand for change? Find out in The Rebellion! (The Tales of Tarsurella #2) Vanessa Bennett lands her dream job working at the Palace in Tarsurella. She struggles to balance everything on her plate: life in a new country, stressful deadlines, crabby co-workers, college classes at the local University, and blossoming feelings of romantic adoration toward her boss–King Addison. Keeping up with her To-Do list, while trying to earn respect in Addison’s male-dominated administration, presents its challenges. Nevertheless, she can’t help but fight a reoccurring thought and the excitement rising with it: is Addison interested in her? Addison is adjusting to his new role as King. Rumors of a rebellious uprising among the youth in Tarsurella intensifies, as acts of violence and protest break out across the city. Addison is determined to uncover the hidden instigator who fearlessly blogs democracy-driven ideals with a secretive pen name. Will Addison discover and expose the fiery rebellion leader? Or will his efforts fail to stop the rebellious thoughts spreading like wildfire, causing a heartbreaking rift in his divided nation?

» The Tales Of Tarsurella: The Wedding by Livy Jarmusch

{{ Vanessa Bennett is living in a real-life fairytale. Now that she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, The Palace Staff is consumed with wedding preparation. The upcoming event is no small affair, as Vanessa is bombarded with hundreds of decisions she needs to make before the wedding date arrives. Amidst the endless details concerning dresses, decorations and napkins, a greater question looms: is Vanessa truly ready to become Queen? As tensions rise within Tarsurella, the role of joining her betrothed in governing an ever-shifting nation is no small task. Will she crack under the pressure?Meanwhile, Jane Akerly is hoping to awaken from a nightmare. Her father has been missing for months. Advised to accept the harsh reality that he may never return, Jane isn’t ready to give up. She finds comfort in the one place she’s always run to for escape–her daydreams. Her imagination has the power to carry her across the ocean, stroll the streets of London, and imagine that all is well. In an unexpected turn of events, Jane is given the opportunity to create the future of her dreams–but will her pen be enough to save her? The Wedding is Book #3 in The Tales of Tarsurella Series.

Poetry books:

» Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols

{{ For over a decade, many of the stories and poems I have written eventually turned into songs and for that, I am grateful. Over the past year, much of what I have written has turned into letters: letters to people, their stories and the seasons they are in. Even though I suppose, technically, what you will find in this book is considered poetry, I hope they read as letters: letters for people, places, things, seasons, years – letters for the story and for the storyteller. You have a story to tell. I hope you keep telling it. – Morgan Harper Nichols

Magazine Resources:

Forever His Princess – filled to the brim with beautiful photos, encouraging articles and fun craft ideas, there is something for nearly everyone in this magazine! Click HERE to subscribe today.

pictured above: an article i was honored to have shared in Forever His Princess’ magazine.

Set Apart Girl – if you desire to live a life that honors the Lord, these magazines will convict you & equip you to do so. There are sections for single girls, mothers and every girl in between: filled with encouragement to live a set apart life. Click HERE to check it out.

Answers – if you love to read about + study creation science (or any science), these magazines are for YOU! Covering many topics from Noah’s flood to abortion, you will be led to see a biblical perspective on many topics in this world. Click HERE.

Podcasts:

Set Apart Girl