So I’ve been going through old DVD’s and searching the internet for some inspiring love stories to share on the blog today. I mean who doesn’t love a good tear-jerker every once in a while. An emotional pull on those heart strings, a dose more of some good ole love. Well check out what I came up with below, some of them I’ve seen more than once and there are those I’ve never seen before and I can’t wait to view!! Let me know what you think;=)
1. The Book of Ruth – Wow, who wouldn’t want a Boaz. An amazing story of love, faith, and redemption. After her husband’s death young widow finds healing through her faith in God. The leading man – Boaz finds love at first site and this love that he and Naomi shares just happens to be a love story that sets in motion the greatest love story of all which is God’s love for the world through Jesus, who Himself a descendant of their union.
2. Courageous – Great movie that had some very touching and tender moments. I really liked this movie and would recommend it in a heartbeat. Although the plot of this movie is really about the resolve to be a better father to their children I had to add it in this group. For me it’s an awesome life changing show of unselfish love and committment to family. A definite must see…especially for father’s.
3. Fireproof – Well, again this is one of my favorite movies that go with the book “The Love Dare” I mean this book deals with some real life relatable situations, I personally give it a 5 out of 5 stars. This is a movie showing an enduring love. Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God’s love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that’s no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?
4. Amazing Love – I haven’t watched this one yet but watched previews and it looks like it has an awesome message about unconditional love. I’ll be checking the library to see if this movie is available. Can’t wait!!
Teen friends, Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip led by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Joining them is an outsider Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose attitude causes a major commotion within the group, specifically between her and Carrie. Before it gets too out of hand though, Stuart takes this opportunity to share with the kids the incredibly powerful biblical story of Hosea; a story of immovable faith, impeccable commitment, and impervious love.
5. One Night With The King – There were some sensuality and violence in this film but overall I thought it was a really good movie to watch. It doesn’t stick to exact biblical text but that is not surprising since it is a dramatization. One Night with the King is a movie of the biblical story of Esther, who risked her life by approaching the king to request that he save the Jewish people.
6. The Passion of the Christ – I saw this movie years ago when it first came out. Contains strong emotional content. The Passion of the Christ concerns the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. “This is a movie about the ultimate love, hope, faith and forgiveness. He [Jesus] died for all mankind, suffered for all. This is love that Father has shown toward us.
7. Esther – I’m excited about watching this movie. I’m told it is the actual bible account of Esther’s story The King of Persia gives a banquet for his people at which he requests the presence of his wife, Vashti. She refuses and the King disowned her. As he is searching for a replacement, he meets the young girl Esther. Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King Ahasuerus falls in love with Esther. Esther then reveals to Ahasuerus that she is Jewish and asks him to show her people mercy. Rescuing God’s people from destruction, Esther is a symbol of hope, the virtue that gives men and women strength in the darkest moments, and which, for the Bible, is founded on God’s promise.
8. Love Comes Softly – This movie comes highly recommended, not something I would normally watch so I am definitely looking forward to it! A woman’s dream to forge a new life for herself on the great American plains becomes a test of her pioneering spirit, her inner strength, and her undying faith. It was Marty Claridge’s dream to build her new life on the frontier with her husband. But when the courageous pioneer woman is suddenly widowed, she’s offered a new opportunity – to marry a widower in a marriage of convenience that leads to unexpected love.
9. October Baby – This movie is one that I have not seen and really don’t know what to expect. It is the story of a young woman named Hannah, who learns that she was almost aborted as a baby in the womb. She then embarks upon a road trip to understand the circumstances of her birth.
10. What If – I don’t know, this one sounds like it is really worth watching! Great reviews too!! Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) leaves his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now on the verge of marriage to an materialistic fiance, he is visited by an angelic mechanic (John Ratzenberger) who tells him that he needs to see what his life would have been like had he followed Gods calling. Suddenly, Ben finds himself married to Wendy with two daughters, getting ready for church on a Sunday morning, where he’s scheduled to give his first sermon as the new pastor. If Ben wants to get back to his old life, he must first learn to appreciate the value of faith and family, and perhaps rediscover the love of his life.