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The Letter Writer

Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

The Letter WriterWhen Maggy Fuller (Aley Underwood) receives an anonymous letter full of praise and encouragement, she can’t imagine who would say such wonderful things to her. After all, the rebellious teenager is practically invisible to her dad and a disappointment to her mom. Her search for the mysterious letter’s author leads her Sam Worthington (Bernie Diamond), an aging man in a rest home who tries to change the world using a pen name, a phone book, and one handwritten note at a time.

Maggy’s unlikely new friend seems to know her better than anyone and inspires her to become a letter writer, too, but a string of struggles in her personal, school, and home life test her faith, forcing her to continue her search for her own purpose in life.

Amazing Love

Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

Starring Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Sean Astin (Rudy, Forever Strong), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea follows four teens who embark on a weekend camping trip with their youth group leader, Stuart (Astin), and his wife (Bethea). When an outsider, Ashley, unexpectedly joins Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy, the materialistic and self-involved young woman’s bad attitude leads to a confrontation with Carrie.

Hoping to heal the rift, Stuart shares the story of the Old Testament prophet Hosea. Now, it’s up to the teens to decide if this powerful example of faith and commitment inspires them to open their hearts in this modern-day example of unconditional love.

New Hope

Now On DVD and Blu-Ray!

Michael Evans is forced to move to the small town of New Hope in the middle of his senior year. Thrust onto the basketball team just before the playoffs, Michael struggles to fit in, particularly with star player Lucas Green (Ben Davies, Courageous). Compounding the situation, Michael begins dating Jasmine Stone, the former girlfriend of Lucas’ brother Chase, whose suicide shook the entire town to its core. Capturing the life of the modern teenager, New Hope is a powerful story that openly deals with peer pressure, alcohol, sex, relationships, and acceptance.

Directed by Rodney Ray (Flag of My Father, Desires of the Heart), New Hope follows a young man’s fight to turn the other cheek, rise above his tormentor, and forgive a hurting soul. A well-crafted film with a strong Christian message, this inspiring drama reminds us that life’s troubles may test our faith, but God is watching out for us every step of the way.

The League of Incredible Vegetables

A Lesson in Handling Fear

Available on DVD

It was a bright and sunny day in Bumblyburg until Dr. Flurry came to town. This chillin’ villain wants to freeze the entire city in fear! This job is too big for LarryBoy to handle alone, so he turns to “The League of Incredible Vegetables” for help! Thingamabob (Bob the Tomato), S-Cape (Mr. Lunt), Vogue (Petunia Rhubarb) and Ricochet (Junior Asparagus) are up for the task, but find that their own fears could land them in Dr. Flurry’s deep freeze!  Will they remember to turn to the One who is bigger than all their fears before the whole town ends up on ice?  Find out in this heroic new VeggieTales episode with a lesson in handling fear!

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Hardflip

Available on DVD

Caleb (Randy Wayne) is a teenager who dreams of becoming a sponsored skater and escaping his troubled life. When the teen finds a stack of old love letters between his ill, overworked mother (RosannaArquette) and absent father (John Schneider), Caleb sets out to find the dad he’s never known and discovers that he has lived in an adjacent town his son’s whole life.

As Caleb learns to let go of his anger and pain and forgive those who have hurt him the most, he inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. Featuring cameos from skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi and Brian Sumner,Hardflip is “a fantastic story of hope” that earned the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves.

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Unconditional

Now on DVD!

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Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books.

When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. Inspired by true events, UNCONDITIONAL stars Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man) and Lynn Collins (John Carter).

As Sam watches “Papa” Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life’s circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.

Stand Strong

Now available on DVD!

The story of an everyday family struggling to free itself from the burden of material possessions, Stand Strong follows Matt Webster, a husband and father who measures his success by his possessions. While he appears to have it all, pride of ownership does little to fill the void in Matt’s life, which lacks strong convictions and a strong faith in God. Financial stress creates tension among Matt, his wife, Tara, and their children, who slowly watch the seams of a seemingly perfect existence unravel as credit cards are declined and arguments grow heated.

After nearly losing a loved one in an accident, Matt and his family are stripped of all they own and are forced to move in with his brother’s family. In their new positive, Christian environment, Matt and Tara learn by example how to lead their home and their children, re-evaluate their priorities, and realize that happiness is the true measure of success.

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Suing the Devil

Available on DVD

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Luke O’Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears in the courtroom to defend himself with a legal team of ten of the country’s best trial lawyers. Armed with Scripture and conviction, Luke fights an epic, spiritual battle against Satan (Malcolm McDowell), while the whole world watches the trial of the century play out on LegalTV.

Compelling performances heighten the power of this courtroom drama, which was awarded the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves. A high-concept, faith-based legal thriller, Suing the Devil also features the hit song “Mighty to Save” from Hillsong Music.

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October Baby

“You saw me before I was born.” Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.

After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.

In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

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Veggie Tales: Robin Good

On DVD!

There’s No Hurt Too Big For God! A long time ago, in the faraway town of Bethlingham, roved a band of merry men, led by the fearless Robin Good. Their mission: to help people by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor! But when a greedy Prince starts stealing the townspeople’s hams, donations are down and Robin’s friends take off and decide to give robbing from the rich a try. Feeling rejected, Robin thinks things can’t get any worse, until he finds out that the ham-hoarding Prince has also captured his friends. Can Robin overcome his own hurt, rescue his friends and restore the townspeople’s hope? Find out in this fun Veggie story where kids learn that there’s no hurt too big for God.

Brand New Silly Song.

Bonus Short – “Lenny’s Lost Birthday, Discussion Guide about Handling Hurt Read by Larry, “Leapin’ Leap Year Lesson with Larry and Junior”,”Fun”-Raising with Larry.

Snowmen

From the producer of The Passion of The Christ, Braveheart, and Bella

SNOWMEN is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records® title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that – while fame may be fleeting – true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (Last Song), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs), Bobb’e J. Thompson (Role Models), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).

Little Drummer Boy

In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus.  A story of generosity, hope, and love, this timeless tale will warm the hearts of children everywhere!

Featuring the song “The Little Drummer Boy” with Dove and Grammy award winning artists BeBe and CeCe Winans! Also includes the new SIlly Song “The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas!”

Bonus Features:

  • “Little Drummer Boy” Music Video
  • Behind the Music of “The Little Drummer Boy”
  • Visit a Drum Factory with Junior!
  • Family Activity- Make Your Own Drum
  • Singalong Songs
  • Interactive Book Preview: “Christmas is Finally Here”
  • 5.1 Surround Sound
  • English and Spanish Subtitles

Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas

When Mandie Shaw is thrust into Miss Heathwood’s School for Girls at Christmastime, she struggles to grasp the boarding school’s new rules and the finer points of high society. As Mandie tries to stay out of hot water with Miss Heathwood and discover what the headmistress seems to have against Christmas, she stumbles upon a mystery in the school’s forbidden attic. Will Mandie ignore the warning to flee or try to get to the bottom of the strange noises beyond the boarded-up doors? Uncovering the truth may lead to telling a lie, but it might also unlock the memories of a long-forgotten Christmas.

Introducing Kelly Lynn Washington in the title role, Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas is the third film adapted from the Lois Gladys Leppard book series, which boasts over 7 million copies in print. The DVD includes behind-the-scenes videos and outtakes, a gallery of over 1,700 photos, and a printable discussion and activity guide for families.

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Courageous

Honor Begins at Home

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?

Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Princess and the Popstar

Now available on DVD!

Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana.  While Princess milks the cows and dreams of a life on stage, Vanna has her own dreams of a life far from the hectic pace of stardom that leaves her feeling alone and lonely.  On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize they look almost exactly alike, which leads to the crazy notion that maybe they could switch lives!  In a flash, the girls’ secret plan is launched and Princess is whisked to her new life as a pop star while Vanna gets to live her dream of a life away from the pressure of fame!  As Princess tries to live up to the demands of being a diva and Vanna learns how to milk the cows, things don’t go as smoothly as they would like!  As each girl realizes the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all their dreams, they learn that the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed.

Songs for a Princess features ALL NEW songs from the Princess & the Popstar DVD, including:  That’s Not Everything, Radio Sweetheart, Right Where I Belong, and Alone.  Also includes classic VeggieTales favorites with vocals from Princess Poppyseed and Vanna Banana!    Every girl will feel like a Princess singing along with these fun and upbeat songs just for girls!

Adventure Pack The Search and Rescue Edition: Join the search and rescue team with these great tales that teach lessons on how to deal with bullies, helping others and friendship! Features: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson’s Hairbrush, Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler, and Tomato Sawyer’s and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue.  Also features 3 GREAT silly songs!  Over 100 minutes of fun on ONE DVD!

Cutback

High school senior Luke Harris has dreams of being a pro surfer, but his parents want him to focus on picking a college. So, when Luke learns that a spot is opening on the local surf team, he sees his big chance to prove to them that he can make it as a surfer. However, Luke must first beat out the new surfing sensation, Matt, who has his own set of eyes on the open spot.

Then, when a devastating tragedy forces Luke to take a hard look at his life and his faith, it’s up to a youth pastor and a beautiful Christian woman named Emily to help Luke discover that there is more to search for than the perfect wave. Combining compelling cinematography and an upbeat soundtrack, Cutback is a faith-based story that earned The Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves and is approved for ages 12 and over.

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Soul Surfer

In theaters April 8, 2011

Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.

Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.

Soul Surfer reveals Bethany’s fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Bethany has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. Born into a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, Bethany jumped on the board at a young age. Bethany entered her first surf competition—winning both the short and long board divisions at age eight. On Halloween morning 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm and seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. After losing more than 60% of her blood and undergoing several surgeries, Bethany began her recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water. Two months later, Bethany placed fifth in the Open Women’s division surf competition and just over a year after the attack she won her first National Title. In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro. Bethany has since participated in numerous Association of Surfing Professionals and World Tour Events with her major highlight being a second place finish in the ASP 2009 World Junior Championships. “It has been an incredible journey for me and now, I’m just so excited to share it!” says Bethany.

“Bethany’s story is so powerful,” says Soul Surfer Director Sean McNamara. “Most people would have given up after what happened to her, but not only did she make an amazing return to surfing, she excelled at it, and has turned her life into an inspiration for people all around the world. She is someone you look at and think, ‘If she can do all the incredible things she’s done, I can set the world on fire, too.'” says Sean.

Bethany’s Official Website: www.bethanyhamilton.com

Twas the Night Before Easter

Available on DVD!

It’s Easter time in Crisper County and cable news reporter Marlee Meade (Petunia Rhubarb) is hunting for a way to help others. On a tip that the old town theater will be shut down, Marlee cooks up a plan to save the stage and make a difference through the power of musical theater. With a cast of costume-clad townies, massive props and a 20-foot robot rabbit – Up With Bunnies is hatched! There’s only one thing missing the star of the show!

When news spreads that singing sensation Cassie Cassava (Melinda Doolittle) is arriving to perform in her hometown church’s Easter service, Marlee gets worried.  Concerned about the competition, she schemes to steal the starlet for her own pageant! But when things go haywire, will it be curtains for Marlee’s dreams   or will she discover the true meaning of Easter and what helping others is really all about? Find out in this hare raising adventure!

The Grace Card

Now Available on DVD!

Everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel.

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God … and just about everyone else.

Mac’s rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he’s partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man.

Mac’s home life is as frightening as anything he encounters on the streets of Memphis. Money is tight and emotions run high as he constantly argues with his wife and his surviving son Blake, who is hanging with the wrong crowd and in danger of flunking out of school.

Sam Wright also never expected to be a police officer. He has a calling—to be a minister like his Grandpa George. But leading a small, start-up church doesn’t always put enough food on the table for a young family, so Sam doubles as a police officer. With his new promotion to Sergeant, Sam starts questioning if his real calling might actually be police work rather than the pastorate.

Can Mac and Sam somehow join forces to help one another when it’s impossible for either of them to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one?

Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.

Change of Plans

SOMETIMES LIFE GIVES YOU MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR

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Up to this point, Sally Danville’s life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don’t always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids – 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.

 

 

It’s a Meaningful Life

A Lesson in Being Content

Life is more than a game…

It was the biggest football game of his life and Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) had a chance to win it all. Injured in one bad play, his hopes of playing in the Salad Bowl—and living a life of fame and fortune—are dashed forever. Years later, silly-but-sweet Stewart loves his family, friends and job at the toy train factory, but still wonders “what if” things had been different. When he meets a mysterious train conductor who can turn back time, Stewart gets a chance to have the life he always wanted. Will he find all he’s been looking for? And what does this mean for those he loves most? Find out in this story of wonder and a lesson in being content.

Featuring Meant To Be by Steven Curtis Chapman.

Homeless for the Holidays

Available on DVD

Jack Baker was a successful marketing director on the fast track to the top of the corporate ladder. However, when a fellow employee changes a label at the pharmaceutical company, Jack is wrongfully accused and loses his job. Unable to find another executive position in a shaky economy, he eventually accepts a humiliating job flipping burgers. With his minimum wage job not making ends meet, Jack’s life begins to spiral downward. First, the electricity is turned off, then his car is repossessed, and finally, the family loses their home. When they’re forced to live in a tent, it becomes apparent that unless something changes, Jack, his wife, Sheryl, and their two children could lose everything by Christmas.

Homeless for the Holidays is an inspiring story about a man who hits rock bottom. Jack once held a position of high power, but now the tables are turned, and he’s the one asking for help. Along the way, a homeless man teaches Jack a few lessons he will never forget. This film shows that with a little faith and perseverance, we can rise above life’s trials and gain a little bit of wisdom in the process.

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The Way Home

 

Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) stars as Randy Simpkins, a husband and father torn between the demands of his job and commitment to his family. Asked by his wife Christal to watch their two-year-old son Joe for a few minutes, Randy is distracted by work and Joe disappears. Racked by guilt, Randy joins Christal in a desperate search for their missing son alongside hundreds of others from their church and community. Randy and Christal’s strained marriage must now weather the ultimate test—the potential loss of a child. THE WAY HOME is the story of Randy’s powerful spiritual journey back to love, faith and a Godly understanding of what must always take first priority in a man’s life—his family.

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Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure

Though Mandie Shaw is forbidden from interfering with Uncle John’s imminent journey to keep an old promise, travel plans change when Mandie’s long-lost mother, Elizabeth, shows up on the scene. Suddenly, Uncle John and Ned have a pair of partners along for the ride, which keeps turning more dangerous the more Mandie learns about her uncle and the terrain. New friends jump in to solve the trail of riddles surrounding the Lost Antler Cave Mine, landing Mandie and her sidekicks in a series of near-misses and wild scrapes. Then, as Mandie gets closer to unlocking the mystery, she realizes the key will put her face to face with the one person she never wanted to meet.

The second adventure based on the popular Mandie book series by Lois Gladys Leppard, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure stars Lexi Johnson (Mandie and the Secret Tunnel) with a special appearance by Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap). A recipient of the Dove Family-Approved Seal for viewers of all ages, the DVD comes with a discussion guide for families and youth groups.

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