(Rock Rapids, IA) – While hiding to protect her infant son from being murdered, a mother tells the story of her people and the beginning of the world in The Book of Genesis, a new DVD available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Based on the first book of the Bible, The Book of Genesis is a sweeping and poetic look at the beginning of man’s relationship with God. Interweaving the stories of patriarchs like Adam, Abraham, Noah, and Jacob as if their lives were lived simultaneously, this inspiring movie explores the common thread of how those characters interacted with God and how mankind will one day return to the place where we started. However, the journey back to Eden will be filled with hardship, beauty, and a desperate need to trust the Creator.
“The Book of Genesis is a powerful dramatic telling of the first book of the Holy Bible,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “It begins with the creation of Adam and Eve and shows their first experiences as they enjoy the nature of the new world in which they have arrived. This biblical dramatization of the book of Genesis offers a lot of food for thought.”
Starring Venus Monique, Cabil Gibbs, Jordan Jones, Olivia Jordan, Avery Merrifield, Mitchell Rad, and Jeremy Marr Williams, The Book of Genesis is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – Bonhoeffer, a new documentary available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, tells the compelling true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was imprisoned and killed by the Nazis for his connection to the German Resistance and their failed attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Featuring rare archival footage, interviews with family members and former students like Eberhard Bethge, and the voice of Klaus Maria Brandauer (Out of Africa), this powerfully moving documentary sheds light on Bonhoeffer’s underground seminary, his travels to America and Harlem that had a profound impact on his feelings toward social injustice, his calls to change the world for better, and his noble response to Nazi Germany as a Christian.
“At a time in the 20th century when Germany seemed to be closing itself off to the world, Bonhoeffer pushed himself to expand his worldview,” wrote Elvis Mitchell in his New York Times review of the film. “He courageously denounced Hitler’s anti-Semitic agenda and urged Germany’s Christian churches to defend the Jews in their hour of need. He conducted his often lonely mission in the name of Christian morality while many others made an expedient peace with the Nazis.”
The film received the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves.
“This is a moving documentary in many ways and will touch many hearts,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter. “Bonhoeffer is an unforgettable portrait of the man.”
Directed by Martin Doblmeier, Bonhoeffer is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
“Bonhoeffer’s story will inspire and encourage new generations of Christians,” said Christianity Today critic Collin Hansen.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – A story about patriotic dreams and the incredible miracle of family, Red Big Fire Truck is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
After suffering a broken leg playing high school football, Oliver Grayson’s dream of joining the United States Naval Academy after graduation is in serious doubt. With just a few days left before his Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), Oliver shares his story with his friends and thousands more on Young Patriot Radio and the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Reflecting on his incredible journey through an orphanage, a halfway house, and nine foster homes after the death of his parents, Oliver fondly recalls his unlikely friendship as a six-year-old boy with Mr. Tom, a heartbroken woodworker who finds a renewed hope in carving a fire truck from a fallen log of a white sycamore tree. Now, as Oliver enters the final days of training for his CFA, the grueling 1-mile run at the end of the test pushes his healing leg and his faith to the limits.
“Red Big Fire Truck is a story of faith, love, and hope,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for The Dove Foundation. “Oliver always felt love and never gave up on his prayers to God to find his family. We are proud to award this film the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.”
Starring Oliver McKellips, Sam Teft, and Lauren Peck, Red Big Fire Truck is currently on sale for $8.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – A high school student discovers a nail used during Christ’s crucifixion in The Messenger’s Box, a powerful faith-based film now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
When Jake Casper finds a small wooden box in the attic of his grandpa’s antique store, his life is forever changed, especially when he discovers the nail in a secret compartment. Now, the more Jake learns of the power within the box and its purpose, the more obstacles he must overcome to get the box to a stranger before it’s too late.
“The Messenger’s Box is a unique and inspirational story that bridges the gap between the time of Christ and the present,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for The Dove Foundation. “The box and the movie contain a message of hope.”
Including lessons on bullying and being a single mother, as well as the message to never underestimate the power within your heart, the film stars Luke Hodgson, Anthony Williams, Tiffany Burns, Alyssa Harbaugh, Mitchell Biggs, Melissa O’Brien, Rich Swingle, and Gary Bosek.
Recommended for ages 12 and over, The Messenger’s Box is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – A creative parallel to the salvation story, The Return is a powerful fairy tale of forgiveness and faith now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Leah (Heather Ricks) lives as a thief in the village of Nod. Though she’s good at her art, most of the items she steals go to her evil master, Dybbuk (Ken T. Williams). However, Leah’s life begins to change when a hunter named Yadid (Simon Provan) arrives in the village.
Through a series of mysterious gifts and conversations, Leah discovers Yadid’s true identity. When she is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to death for her crimes, Leah discovers that even death can be overcome by the power of true unconditional love.
“The Return is an allegory that shares the salvation message in a beautiful way,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “We are pleased to award the movie our Dove Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12+. Join the villagers of Nod and wait for the master’s return!”
The lead roles include Heather Ricks as Leah, Ken T. Williams as Dybbuk, and Simon Provan as Yadid. The film also includes appearances from David Ruprecht, Rick Richter, Matt Koester, Joey Schumann, Josh Scheibe, and Charlie Hohenstein.
The Return is currently on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) –Doggy Daycare, a new family film that includes a powerful anti-bullying message, is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Doggy Daycare is the story of a remarkable dog named Mutt. Michelle (Sydney Magerman) and Amelia (Vanessa Taveras) have been running their doggy daycare since their parents passed away, but the beloved business is under the threat of closure and faces overwhelming odds, as well as the evil cat Baron and a dog catcher on the prowl. To try to keep it open, Mutt, a street dog with a heart of gold, rallies the rest of the dogs to save the day, but things go terribly wrong when Michelle’s health issues put her life in extreme danger.
“This is a cute movie with talking dogs for everyone who loves pets,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for the Dove Foundation, which approved the movie for all ages. “This is a wonderful story about working together for a great cause and stopping bullies. The canines group together to help each other and also take care of people who take care of them.”
A film that’s furry fun for the whole family, Doggy Daycare is currently on sale for $7.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) –The true story behind the most beloved devotional of all time continues in Streams in the Desert: Words of Life, a sequel film now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
After Lettie arrives in Chicago from a cross-country train ride portrayed in the first film Streams in the Desert: Discovering God’s Call, a local newspaper reporter asks to interview her to talk about her beloved devotional, Streams in the Desert, and her lifelong devotion to missions. As Lettie shares about her missionary work in the Orient with her husband Charles, Lettie reflects on how their big goals to reach every person in Japan are interrupted when Charles becomes ill and the two are forced to return home.
During the decline of her husband’s health, Lettie begins writing a journal as the Lord gives her and Charles encouragement from the Bible and the library of books they had collected through their work. Little did they know that the journal would become the most beloved Christian devotional of all time, and their missionary work would continue to this day in over fifty countries on six continents.
In addition to Streams in the Desert, Lettie Cowman authored 10 other books, including Springs in the Valley. All her books were published under the author name of Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. She and her husband are cofounders of the Oriental Missionary Society. Today known as One Mission Society, OMS includes ministries in more than 45 languages and plants more than 6,000 churches every year according to their official website.
Starring Sue Hooser, Heather Bash, and Rich Henrich, Streams in the Desert: Words of Life is currently on sale for $7.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – A fun family adventure produced by Creekside Films, Crimes and Mister Meanors is a now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
The plot centers on Jake Harvard, a 13-year-old boy who is less than thrilled when he learns he has to spend the summer in suburban Washington, D.C., with his uncle Benny, an unmotivated, middle-aged detective. On his way to Uncle Benny’s office during his first day in the nation’s capital, Jake befriends an inquisitive young girl named Kat Adams who has a passion for American history and God-given freedoms. When Uncle Benny turns away a distraught client named Lola Meanors who needs help finding her missing husband, Jake and Kat hold their own secret investigation to help solve the case.
The two quickly find themselves in the middle of a major conspiracy that has claimed the lives of several scientists at a secret government facility and threatens to end theirs as well. In their quest to find out what happened to Mister Meanors, a climactic face-off at one of Washington’s oldest landmarks gives the pair a glimpse into what made America’s founders so great and helps them realize that one decision can change the course of history.
Crimes and Mister Meanors is the second feature-length movie from Creekside Films, an independent production company based in McDonough, Georgia. Their first film, The Solomon Bunch, tells the story of story of 5 kids who study Solomon in the Bible to learn as much as they can as children to avoid making mistakes as adults.
Starring Logan Burton, Cassady McClincy, Allen O’Reilly, Ashley LeConte Campbell, and Alpha Trivette, Crimes and Mister Meanors is now on sale for $9.99 from BMG through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – Filled with heart and humor, The Last Straw is a new inspirational holiday film that may forever change the way your family celebrates Christmas.
To help stop the children’s constant bickering and bring back the Christmas spirit, the McDonald family agrees to resume an old tradition. With help from their neighbor “Gramps”, who is preparing for his first Christmas since the death of his wife, they build a manger for baby Jesus and create a soft bed by adding one straw at a time any time someone secretly does something nice for another family member. However, for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take.
“The Last Straw hits all the right notes as a family-friendly holiday movie,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “The acting is terrific, the story is interesting, and the situations are realistic. We doubt you’ll be able to watch The Last Straw only once. You’ll want to watch it again and again.”
The film co-stars Adam Johnson, Britani Bateman, Darion Willardson, Madison Bontempo, and Corbin Bernsen as “Gramps.” While best known for his role on the TV series L.A. Law, Bernsen also stars in the inspirational thriller Suing the Devil, which is available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
The Last Straw is now on sale for $12.99 from BMG through the Christianbook Group.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – A story of life lessons and the game of love, Pitching Love and Catching Faith is a new romantic comedy available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Heather (Lauryn Kent) is an attractive softball player, who is used to winning but tends to strike out with guys. Meanwhile, Tyler (Derek Boone) is a charming baseball player, who has never kissed a girl. So what happens when Heather tries to get his first kiss, and Tyler tries to win her heart to help launch his baseball career? It results in a head-on competition where both competitive and romantic sparks fly. However, will their differing religious beliefs keep them apart?
“Pitching Love and Catching Faith is a bit of fresh air, an old-fashioned romantic story about a love worth waiting for,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “A young man named Tyler challenges fast-pitch softball pitcher Heather Thomas that he can hit her pitches. He is down by two strikes when he finally connects, in more ways than one. It’s a refreshing change of pace because it features themes of forgiveness, purity, and love.”
Co-starring Shawn Carter (High School Musical), Pitching Love and Catching Faith is now on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.