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Movies can inspire your heart and transform your mind.
Christians want to be inspired and equipped by God's grace so they can have the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10. While most of the culture has drifted away from the good news, more and more Hollywood movies proclaim it in word and deed.
Movieguide's Reel to Real provides forty-five inspirational devotions that exemplify principles from God's Word, using powerful moments from over 150 great movies. Each devotion is insightful and uplifting, illustrating a meaningful theme.
Some of the movies include It's a Wonderful Life, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Hacksaw Ridge, Sing, Les Miserables, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, God's Not Dead 2, Amazing Grace, and Frozen.
Movies are a powerful medium to communicate truth. Reel to Real will help you discover God's heart in movie favorites as you enjoy the wonder of entertainment.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Broadstreet Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2018
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TED BAEHR is the founder and chairman of The Christian Film & Television CommissionTM and publisher of MOVIE GUIDE® (movieguide.org), a family guide to entertainment. An award-winning media authority on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. He is the author of over thirty-five books, including How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), The Media-Wise Family, Narnia Beckons, Faith In God & Generals, The Amazing Grace Of Freedom, and The Culture-Wise Family. Ted makes his home in Los Angeles, California.
- Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and philanthropist
After nearly two decades working in Hollywood, Ive found that the secular space did not hinder my spirituality but enhanced it. Ive learned valuable lessons from my industry and my dear friend, Dr. Ted Baehr, who has proven that even films can enrich our daily walk with God. Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families is a groundbreaking book that references movies that inspire. Just like the many parables we turn to in times of emotional crisis, Dr. Ted Baehr has compiled films that reflect the Word of God, and this too deserves to be on your nightstand!
- DeVon Franklin, CEO/Franklin Entertainment
- Roma Downey, award-winning actress and producer
Dr. Ted Baehr has done a wonderful job weaving powerful, beloved movies as illustrations to give insights into the principles of Gods Word, to help our children grow in godly wisdom, discernment, and grace. What funfamilies sharing great movies that children love to foster biblical values! Reel to Real is two thumbs up!
- Kevin Sorbo, award-winning actor, director, producer
- Bruce Wilkinson, author of The Prayer of Jabez and president of Teach Every Nation
Reel to Real is a wonderful parents devotional guide for engaging memorable films to convey the importance of Gods Word. Jesus spoke in parables, and Ted speaks in movies! I commend to everyone Dr. Ted Baehrs Reel to Real.
- Sam Sorbo, award-winning actress, writer, and producer
- Stu Epperson Jr., president of The Truth Network and author of First Words of Jesus
My dear friend Ted Baehr is like John the Baptist, "a voice crying in the wilderness"! Ive lived and worked in that wildernessthe entertainment worldfor over fifty years now, and it has become truly an environment of great accomplishment but lost purpose ... and lost souls. It is increasingly a wilderness" of immorality, greed, and secular idolatry. But, for many of those same years, Ted Baehr has been revealing the good and the bad, the positive and destructive, in movies and television, helping guide parents and their children through the glittering morass of a cinematic "Never, Never Land" that glamorizes decadence but can eat away the morals of the young. And, as he annually shows how family values entertainment has the best chance of profitability, his "Teddy Bear" awards are gratefully accepted by some of Hollywoods most successful writers, directors, producers, and stars. Hes making a serious difference, and convincing many in the entertainment world that good can be more profitable and more award worthy than bad. And now comes this amazing book, the result of Teds long study of the best and worst in films and TVand his simultaneous immersion in the eternal Word of God. As Jesus used parablesstories of contemporary lifeto teach everlasting truths, Ted Baehr is using contemporary films to illustrate and underscore vital lessons and moral guidance for young viewers! Every point is Scripture-based and every lesson obvious and undeniable. What an incredible asset for todays responsible parents! A personal example: When The Exorcist hit the screens, I took my young children to see it, hoping it would accurately depict real-life demonic activity in our day. And though it wasnt totally scriptural in all details, it so impacted my four young daughters that we prayed together as never before, not just then but through years to come. It made us realize that we are living in a spiritual battlefield, a literal war for our souls, and that belonging to God is our only way to navigate through the "wilderness" of modern life. Thank God for Ted Baehr, our valiant "voice crying in the wilderness"!
- Pat Boone, singer, composer, actor, writer, motivational speaker, and spokesman
- Evangelist Alveda King, civilrightsfortheunborn.com
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate my good friend, Ted Baehr, on his new book Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families. Ted has taken the movies of our daythe new parables of our cultureand gleaned important spiritual, emotional, and physical insights that can improve our lives and the lives of our families. He has relied on his extensive experience in entertainment media and his great love of Gods Word to bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and the desire to know God and live for Him. I applaud Dr. Ted Baehr for the wonderful work he has done and am honored to recommend to you his newest success, Reel to Real.
- Dr. M. G. "Pat" Robertson, founder/chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
- Bailee Madison, star actress
Ted Baehr has used his years of experience in the world of film and entertainment to point us to the Word of God. Kudos for highlighting biblical life-lessons that can be gleaned from movies!
- Alex Kendrick, writer, producer, director, and actor
Make no mistake about it, movies often influence our culture greatly, often in unbiblical ways. Therefore, showing powerful insights into the principles in Gods Word, with entertaining movies as illustrations, provides a bridge to help us and our children grow to be culture-wise and to redeem the mass media of entertainment. Therefore, I want to recommend Dr. Ted Baehrs Reel to Real.
- James Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church, San Diego, California