The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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This film is a charming story of a boy who, by his perseverance, saved his village from starvation. Born in Kasungu, Malawi, William Kamkwamba has a desire to learn. Unfortunately, his parents are farmers, very poor and unable to pay his school fees. William’s science teacher, who is having a secret relationship with William’s sister, […]

God’s Not Dead 2

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God’s not Dead 2, the second film in a series of three, is directed by Harold Cronk and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalf and David A. R. White. It tells the story of Grace Wesley, a Christian school teacher who is brought to trial for sharing her faith with a youngster in her history […]

Cinderella

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To continue with entertainment which is uplifting, Christina has brought our attention to the world of opera. Cinderella, the much-loved bedtime favourite for many children, is the inspiration for Massenet’s Cendrillon which was staged for the first time in July 2011 at Covent Garden by The Royal Opera and was released six months later to […]

Courageous – Film Review

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We’re asking you to recommend films and books which can be termed “Uplifting Entertainment”. Kim has sent us an excellent suggestion. COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia and is directed by Alex Kendrick. It’s the story of a group of police officers who, […]

Uplifting Entertainment

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Some of you will be wondering if you’ll be able to go on holiday this year. Whether at home or abroad, you can enjoy our selection of novels. Although, we sell ebooks for the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, we also love watching good films which are uplifting rather than abusive. We’re wondering if any of you feel […]

Journey of a Lifetime

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During an Alpha Course, which was organised for the English speaking residence in France, it was evident that new believers find the Bible an overwhelming book to read. Thus it was decided to write a short paperback, giving a bird’s eye view of the books, themes and purpose for which the Bible was written. Isobel […]

Expectations by Gary Beck

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Gary Beck has brought out his latest collection of poetry, entitled “Expectations”. Anyone who’s conversant with Gary’s work will know that he explores the paradoxes of our modern world, exposing the different facets of human nature. In this collection, his subjects cover travel, acceptance of the status quo, old age, materialism, war, science, culture and […]

. . . mightier than the sword.

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“The pen is mightier than the sword”. In case you didn’t know, this well-known quote first appeared in the play “Richelieu” by Edward Bulwer-Lutton, in 1839. Although it’s become a little dog-eared, like all hackneyed phrases, it contains a deep truth. In the play, Cardinal Richelieu, a priest who could not advocate violence, advised Louise XIII […]