Saturday, February 25, 2017

Top 7 Must - See Movies with a Christian Theme { And a T shirt GIVEAWAY! }

Like most families, we enjoy an evening settled under
comforters, popcorn or hot cocoa nearby, spending time
with a movie that's not only entertaining, but also contains
a message, inspiration, or at the very least, leaves you with the
feeling that you are better, fuller, more knowledgeable, 
for having watched that film.
Sure, an occasional Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller flick 
is a must, especially with teen boys in the house!
And I do love that scene between Adam and Jack Nicholson, don't you?

Throw in screaming New Yawkas breezing past on the 59th Street Bridge,
pre 9/11 skyline in the background, 
and it's honestly a classic in my book.
It's kind of, what? ~~~ West Side Story meets The Shining? 
Wellllllllll......sort of.
And I'm not a Nicholson fan.......

ANYWAY~~  back on track----
I recently got to thinking about sharing some of the movies
we've watched recently that are not on inspirational, 
but decidedly Christian and in some cases, very pro life....
I hope you find one on this list that's new and noteworthy and
that "grabs" you as a possibility for a family movie night!
<<  And get details for the t shirt giveaway too! >> 

October Baby

We saw October Baby  on the bus en route to DC for The March for Life
a few years ago----what a perfect choice and a great intro to this movie.
A glimpse into a college freshman's world
when she learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion.

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Wood lawn

A  high school football player learns to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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Moms' Night Out 

Absolutely cannot recommend this movie enough!
If you have not seen it YET, what in the world are you waiting for?

For details, here's my review of the screening 
before it hit theaters in 2014.

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The true story of William Wilberforce’s 20-year battle in Parliament 
to end the slave trade in England.
In the end, the abolitionists win the vote to end the slave trade,Wilberforce died in 1833—just days after learning that Parliament would abolish slavery in the British Empire.

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Oh my goodness,  a touching, but not overly  - done fake maudlin:
When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle 
with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers

Certainly not a well known title, but very powerful:
The scene is Poland, June 1941.... 
German troops  are taking over the the city of Przemysl from the Russians. 
To save their belongings from the Nazis, 
a Jewish family transfers them to 
their 17-year-old Catholic maid, Fusia.
 In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is dissolved, 
and then hides 13 people in her loft for over two years. 

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Follows Elisabeth and Tony,  a couple whose marriage has become a war zone. 
 Elizabeth's newly energized faith transform her life, 
but will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be?For more details, here's my review of the screening,
 before The War Room hit theaters in 2015.

So---on to the giveaway!
I have a War Room t shirt that I'd love to gift a reader!
I consider myself very lucky and very blessed to have such wonderful friends
stopping over regularly to visit, comment and in general,
help to make this space a happy and inspired one!
Here are the details for winning the (adult medium sized) t shirt:

Here's the super simple skinny on entering to win:
1. Please like my facebook page.
3. Please share this giveaway post on any social media channel you'd like.
4. Just leave a comment here to say HI and let me know you're IN on the giveaway.

 Contest is open NOW  and closes on Monday March 6 at midnight EST. 
Just in time for Spring-y t shirt weather! 
The lucky reader will be chosen the "old fashioned way" ( the ole pull the name out of the hat method----) and  announced SOON after the drawing so that I can get details on shipping out the prize to my winner!

One caveat, my friends: although I am blessed that international readers visit, the winner 
will be limited to a USA resident. 

Good luck!!

Edited 3/7/17:
We have a winner! 🏆
My good friend, Emily,  has been chosen at random to win
The War Room t shirt!
<<Go on over and visit Em--you'll be so happy you did! >>

Thank you so much to all who entered and shared the giveaway! 

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Until next time,



  1. Hey lady.
    I have liked your page, and receive emails, and I've shared it, of course.
    Love love love you!

  2. Chris,

    Sorry if these I've seen or heard of and some I haven't. Great list and suggestions and can you believe I haven't see Moms Night Out (yet)!?!? I like your page and subscribe and will share your great post!

  3. Great list of movies...I think I've only seen ONE of them...but I've heard great things about the others! Have you seen Risen? Love that one too. =)

  4. Great list of movies. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are such great titles!! I have adored "Hidden in Silence" for many years! And, I loved War Room myself. Such a great list, and I look forward to looking up a few more of these titles (i.e. Courageous) to see about our family watching! Thank you for compiling this list.

  6. I receive your emails and like your Facebook page. What a great giveaway!!!!

  7. What a fantastic giveaway! I already have liked your fb page and have signed up for your emails!

    Keep up the awesome work!

  8. I like your page already and I will subscribe! I pinned this to my Catholic Giveaway board :)

  9. I'm in . . . just made it! Subscribed and tweeted--already a FB fan. :-)

  10. We have a winner! 🏆
    My good friend, Emily has been chosen at random to win
    The War Room t shirt!

    Thank you so much to all who entered and shared the giveaway!


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