Estonia’s coveted position between Europe and Russia has lured wave after wave of occupiers. The nation’s darkest chapter, though, dawned in 1939 with the arrival of the Soviets. It seemed this time that the Estonian nation might vanish completely; yet the Estonians waited, and fought, and sang and ultimately, survived.
Getting beyond our own needs,” a close friend tells Charles Dickens, “takes thought and effort and, above all, an unselfish heart.” The timely advice is given as the author struggles to write, only for profit. Unfortunately, his desire for financial security only fuels his own fears and self-pity. When his soul-searching leads him into peril, he receives unexpected help from a young girl. Hauntingly, her life mirrors his own childhood. Though the strange events she reveals to Dickens, she reawakens in him a desire to refocus his priorities. But he runs into a wall built upon his own painful memories of a childhood marred by debtors prison. He wants desperately to solve the plight of child labor but doesn’t know how. Unless he can discover the healing power of a simple act of charity, his dream of truly making a difference is as dead as a doornail.
As a high school freshman, Lee Strobel became convinced that God did not exist. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trusted — and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely materialistic processes… time, chance, and Darwinian evolution.
Born in Romania, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand became Christians after they were married. They soon began sharing the Gospel, even though it was prohibited. In 1945, Richard stood up publicly and proclaimed Christ while speaking out against communism. This bold move, as well as his work in the underground church, led to the Wurmbrands’ imprisonment by the Communist government. Richard and Sabina endured unthinkable horror at the hands of the Communists, but their faith and witness was only strengthened, even through multiple imprisonments.
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this captivating romantic comedy that swept the Ten best lists and earned a Golden Globe Award as 1995 Best Picture of the Year. Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, the story focuses on two sisters whose chances at matrimony seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune. Their well-intentioned suitors are trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire.
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Xianzhi Sarah Liu was beaten and imprisoned for six years in China. Sarah’s Trail of Blood is a powerful dramatization of what happened to this courageous woman of God because of her faith in Jesus Christ. You’ll be inspired by her story.
The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival is the greatest film festival for those seeking honorable, moral films. Their $101,000 Jubilee Award is the top cash prize in the world awarded by a film festival. Their standards and vision are unparalleled and have inspired the production of many high quality Christian films.