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Almost Home Film Inspired by True Story of Alzheimer’s

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Almost Home, a new film inspired by a true story about the struggle of Alzheimer’s disease, is now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

One of the film’s main characters is Rachel Baines, a mature and responsible 11-year old girl. Each afternoon, she makes the short trek home from the school bus stop while her mom, Valerie, is at work. Today though, she heads in a new direction when she meets her grandfather, Doyle, a recent widower who is on a walk from his nearby nursing home.

Doyle convinces Rachel to join his mission to find Valerie; however, Doyle’s memory isn’t what it once was, and the two soon find themselves lost. Now, Valerie must enlist the help of friends, neighbors, and even the local police to find her father and her daughter before it’s too late.

This is a tender story of love and faith,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for the Dove Foundation. “The most precious time with our older family members is unplanned, and we always enjoy those great memories. Almost Home is a tale that will remind everyone how important it is to tell our loved ones that we love them every chance we get.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that is estimated to affect nearly 35 million people worldwide. The most common early symptom is short-term memory loss; however, the disease progresses to more serious issues, including dementia, language problems, and disorientation.

Starring Bella Mancuso, Emily Miller, Erica House, John Lina, and Paul Thomas, Almost Home is now on sale for $9.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

 

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Pastor Tries to Protect His L.A. Neighborhood in If Not for His Grace

(Rock Rapids, IA) – A pastor leads the charge to keep an urban Los Angeles neighborhood safe in If Not for His Grace, a new faith-friendly film now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

The Randolph family is the pillar of their neighborhood, and Rev. William Randolph is the glue that holds his family together. His wife Ruth depends on William for guidance, while 10-year-old Jacqueline is a quintessential daddy’s girl, and 16-year-old Christopher aspires to become a preacher just like his father.

When their once-safe neighborhood experiences an influx of gangs, drugs, and homelessness, Rev. Randolph tries to keep the peace before a tragedy threatens to tear their loving family and their community apart.

“If Not for His Grace is all about grace, and it tells a good story,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “In a dream sequence, the family learns what life could be like in the future, depending on the choices that are made. The theme of the film is that all choices have consequences.”

Starring Tammy Townsend, Tony Grant, Michael Williams, and Chelsea Tavares, If Not for His Grace is now on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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Constitution Comes Alive in New David Barton Documentary

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Former Texas legislator Rick Green joins Christian historian David Barton to explore the original intent of our founding documents in Constitution Alive, a new 4-DVD set now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Shot on location at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Constitution Alive is a truly unique opportunity to regain an intimate knowledge of the Constitution every American citizen should have. The documentary goes article by article through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to learn more about executive orders, the Electoral College, the powers of Congress and the President, freedom of religion, and more.

The set includes an MP3 audio CD of the entire course, as well as a bonus CD where Barton shares how the Founding Fathers pointed out specific parts of the Constitution that establish its generally religious and explicitly Christian nature.

Constitution Alive is a wonderful four-DVD set that brings the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and a world of information to life,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which awarded the educational series its highest honor of five doves. “Each DVD focuses on a different aspect of the Constitution, on which Barton and Green elaborate. Watching this video series is just like taking a course on these important topics.”

Featuring over ten hours of in-depth material, Constitution Alive is the fifth DVD series by David Barton that focuses on preserving America’s biblical beginnings. The ordained preacher is also a highly demanded speaker, author of several books on United States history, and a frequent guest on political TV and radio shows.

Constitution Alive is now on sale for $49.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group. The American Heritage Series, The American Heritage Collection, Building on the American Heritage Series, and Foundations of Freedom also are available from David Barton at gobmg.com.

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Different Drummers Is a Remarkable Story about Friendship

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Acclaimed as “a remarkable story about friendship” by the Dove Foundation, Different Drummers is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Based on an inspiring true story, Different Drummers follows the heartwarming yet unlikely friendship of two boys growing up in Washington in the 1960s. When David, who is bound to a wheelchair and growing weaker from muscular dystrophy, accurately foretells the death of his fourth grade teacher, a doubtful Lyle, who has an increasingly high energy level, decides to test the existence of God by attempting to get David to run again.

A pact is made, and Lyle soon begins to twist the rules in a desperate attempt to give his friend some of his own excess energy. Along the way, the two boys come face to face with life’s most painful truths, and Lyle’s question is ultimately answered in a way he never could have imagined.

Different Drummers is a deeply inspirational and transcendent family film,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which recommended the movie for all ages. “It will take adults back to their childhood and will show kids what life was like growing up in the sixties when there were no video games and rotary phones were used.”

Written and directed by Don Caron and Lyle Hatcher, Different Drummers earned honors of Best Screenplay at the San Fernando International Film Festival, as well as Best Screenplay and Best Family Film at the Houston WorldFest International Film Festival. In addition, Brayden Tucker, who played the role of Lyle, won the critics’ choice award for Best Young Actor at the Houston festival.

Also starring Ethan Reed McKay, Colleen Carey, D.R. Anderson, Meg McLynn, and Lisa Coronado, Different Drummers is currently on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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A Perfect Chord Features Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Featuring an original motion picture soundtrack, A Perfect Chord is a new family film now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

A Perfect Chord is an inspiring film about overcoming fears, living up to expectations, and using one’s gifts and talents to inspire others. Cadence has an incredible gift for music, but she also has an extreme fear of the stage that has kept her from performing for anyone but her best friend, Lizzy. Meanwhile, Mika struggles with the weight of expectations that comes from being born into a musical family and wrestles with the style of music her heart yearns to play.

“A Perfect Chord is a showcase of excellent Christian music,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which recommended the movie for all ages. “The film makes it clear: fears can be overcome. Watch it and enjoy the amazing story and music!”

The movie stars Malia Flack, Mike Flack, and Elina Odnoralov, who also perform many of the songs on the soundtrack. Taylor Maxwell, Drew Schofield, Alli Coffey, John Connor, Dave Powers, and Tara Powers are also featured on the 15-song album, which is sold separately from the film.

Available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group, A Perfect Chord is currently on sale for $14.99.

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No Ordinary Shepherd Awarded 5 Doves

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, No Ordinary Shepherd has been awarded the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves.

No Ordinary Shepherd is a heartwarming short film about a crippled boy meeting the Savior. Living in the hills surrounding Palestine, Saul has always treasured his father’s tale of a starlit night so many years before when the wonder of angelic heralds was heard and a tiny Bethlehem stable sheltered the chosen Messiah.

Now, years after that sacred event, tales of Jesus of Nazareth’s miraculous birth touch the young boy’s faith. When he meets the gentle stranger in the hills, the faithful shepherd encounters a miracle of his own.

No Ordinary Shepherd is an encouraging and delightful story of faith and God’s miracles,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for the Dove Foundation. “We are very proud to give the Dove Faith-Friendly Seal for all ages to this film.”

In addition to No Ordinary Shepherd, Mainstay Productions has produced the films Christmas for a Dollar and Christmas Oranges, which also are available from BMG.

Starring Jacob Buster, Danny James, Darin Southam, and Jacque Gray, No Ordinary Shepherd is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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Streams in the Desert Movie Tells True Story of Beloved Devotional

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Streams in the Desert, the true story behind the most beloved devotional of all time, is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Aboard a passenger train en route from Los Angeles to Chicago, a Christian movie actress named Mary meets an elderly woman and openly shares the struggles of her career and young faith. To her surprise, the lady next to her is 85-year-old Lettie Cowman, the author of the most beloved devotional of all time, Streams in the Desert.

As the two women converse, Lettie reflects on the experiences and heartbreak that inspired her to write her famous book. As a girl growing up in small-town Iowa, Lettie falls in love with Charles Cowman, a telegraph operator at the Western Union office. A job promotion prompts them to move to a mining town in Colorado after marriage. However, Lettie soon becomes deathly ill, leading Charles to make a vow of service to the Lord that will change both of their lives forever.

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, Dana Nichols, Bailey Meyer, Victor Baray, Victoria Kennedy, and Dennis Kennedy, Streams in the Desert: Discovering God’s Call is currently on sale for $7.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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KICKS Flicks Releases Wings of the Wind as 4th Feature-Length Film

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Wings of the Wind, the fourth feature-length film from KICKS Flicks, is now available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Set in post-World War II America, Wings of the Wind follows the journey of Rose Cornell (Nicole Mauck) in her search to find an answer to the age-old question, “If God is in control, why do bad things happen?” A resolute young woman, Rose struggles with her faith after a series of painful events.

She has been abandoned by her mother, her brother is addicted to illegal gambling, and a near tragic crash has taken away her favorite pastime of flying airplanes. As Rose reaches the point of turning her back on her faith, will an unlikely source help her find God’s goodness, love, and faithfulness?

Wings of the Wind is truly a wholesome family movie about God’s love and how people need to ride on the wings of his word and the wind of his spirit,” wrote Donna Rolfe in her review for the Dove Foundation. “God is always there and speaking to us. All we have to do is listen.”

A media production outreach of KICKS Ministries and Victory Harvest Church, KICKS Flicks has previously released The Light of Freedom, New: The Movie, and Sybil Ludington, which are also all available from BMG.

Wings of the Wind is currently on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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John Schneider and Eric Roberts Star in Road to the Open

(Rock Rapids, IA) – John Schneider and Eric Roberts star in Road to the Open, a quirky new comedy now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.

Road to the Open is a classic underdog story about a has-been tennis team, single parenthood, the quest for love, and a once in a lifetime shot at greatness. Struggling after the loss of his wife, Jerry McDonald (Troy McKay) is a balding hospital janitor and single father whose only semi-social outlet is tennis with his best friend, Miles (Phillip DeVona), who is still chasing dreams of stardom and working through anger management.

Reluctantly, Jerry agrees to play with Miles in a local tournament that could earn them a match in a prestigious competition. For Jerry, though, the thought of winning and defeating the long-time club champion Gallant brothers (Schneider and Roberts) is as unlikely as finding true love again, until a new co-worker enters his life and gives him a renewed hope.

“This one reminds the viewer that hope must be kept alive,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation. “We are pleased to award this inspirational story our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus.”

Following a steady television career in hit shows like The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville, Schneider has starred in several Christian and family films, including October Baby and Hardflip.

Also starring Judd Nelson, Michelle Gunn, and Kasee McDonald, Road to the Open is currently on sale for $14.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.

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Max Lucado Unpacks Psalm 23 in Traveling Light DVD Set

(Rock Rapids, IA) – Bestselling author and speaker Max Lucado brings his book Traveling Light to life in a new 18-part teaching series that unpacks the famous 23rd Psalm.

Through poignant teaching, real life stories, and laugh-out-loud interviews with life’s tiniest travelers, Lucado unpacks Psalm 23 to help viewers release the burdens they were never intended to carry, including bitterness, guilt, self-reliance, and pride. A complete listing of episodes is available at gobmg.com.

“Max Lucado’s Traveling Light is an inspirational and powerful teaching series that is a total triumph,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which awarded the educational series its highest honor of five doves. “Lucado uses Scripture to show how no one can be trouble free, but can be luggage free as they let go of the burdens of their lives and release them to God. This series truly has something for everyone.”

In addition to Traveling Light, Max Lucado has written over 80 books, including God Came Near, Resurrection, and Christmas Child which have been adapted for the screen.

Available in a six DVD set from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group, Traveling Light is currently on sale for $59.99.