During a family camping trip, one instant changes Mack Phillip’s life forever. Mack grieves the abduction and death of his youngest daughter immensely, leading him into a great depression. One day, Mack receives a mysterious letter requesting him to return to The Shack where his daughter was murdered. In The Shack, he meets God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The three help him find healing and an intimate understanding of who they are.
Watch it For: The book hit the shelf and became an instant sensation. Now, it’s time to see the author’s intentions on the big screen. In cinematic flare and technology, one man’s journey becomes so real tha you can almost touch it for yourself.
Before I Fall (PG-13)
Every day is a new day, or so we think! After a devastating night, Samantha Kingston wakes up to realize she is living the same tragic day over and over. What appeared to be a perfect life on the outside now becomes an internal battle as she discovers how her seemingly pointless life impacts everyone around her. As she repeatedly digs deeper into her identity, she discovers that a single day can actually make a difference.
Watch it For: On the surface, this film looks like just another teen drama. But, if you’re willing to dig into your own life, like Samantha Kingston, you may realize not only the influence you have on the people around you, but you’ll also see how God orchestrated everything for you to make a significant impact every day.
There is a beauty and a beast in all of us. One side of the coin sees everything in exquisite detail, noticing the goodness of everything. The other holds on to bitterness and hurt. It’s only when the two collide that one can truly living. Cursed by a spell, a prince and his castle are trapped in a monstrous enchantment. To break free from the imprisonment, the beast must find true love. Bell, a beautiful young woman, arrives at the castle and may be his only hope to breaking free and becoming his true self again.
Watch it For: The beautifully constructed adaptation of the Disney animated fairy tale. The story has long captured our hearts, now we can feel like we’re a part of the tale.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
True heroism doesn’t come in the form of superheroes with special powers; it comes in the form of people who are willing to lay down their lives to save others. Antonina Zabinski used her beloved zoo, which was devastated in the war, to conceal Jews during the German invasion of Warsaw.
Watch it For: There is a certain mysticism that animals possess. They are driven to survive. Each of us, when pushed to our limit will take on what we need in order to survive. Let this true story inspire you to lean on your savior who gives you the strength to push through all hardships.
The Case for Christ
Journalists thrive on uncovering the truth, which is the case for Lee Strobel, legal editor for the Chicago Tribune. Always looking for the next story to sink his teeth into, little did he know that it would confront him in his own home. When his wife approaches him with her newfound faith, Lee dives deep to prove that his wife (and consequently the rest of the world) is wrong. Little does he know that this would become the biggest story of his life and that the truth he discovered about Christ would change his life forever.
Watch it For: We can’t take what we learn, hear, read or see for face value. We truly need to discover what we believe and how we think for ourselves. The world carefully crafts manipulations to pull us away from what is relevant and true, but when we begin to seek the truth entirely, it becomes more amazing than what we could think or imagine. Don’t just take what the world throws at you – seek reality and find hope in truth.
Born in China (G)
Nature throughout the world has it’s own distinct character and majestic wilderness. China offers great beauty that houses unique animals. Gain an up-close and personal view of three animal families: a panda raising her baby cub, a golden monkey who’s trying to win back the attention of his parents and a mother snow leopard surviving in harsh territory.
Watch it For: We think Youtube videos of puppies are cute, but when you see a live animal captured with cinematic excellence, cute doesn’t even begin to describe its beauty. When it comes to entertainment, we’ve settled for less than mediocre, but this film catches the exquisite beauty that God intended for us to pursue.
Many have a dream job, or at least hope for something greater than a dead end career. Mae Holland included. When she lands an incredible job at an outstanding tech company called The Circle, she believes the world is at her fingertips. Little does she know how much The Circle is embracing her life. As she proves her excellence, she captures the attention of many within the company, including a man who sees the inescapable hold that the company has placed on society.
Watch it for: As our world becomes more open and exposed, it’s good to always step back and imagine where things may be headed as well as analyze how we can best utilize technology to embrace our true identity. The Lord is our God, not technology, but technology can be used for greatness if our intention is pure.