In 1946 Loyola University commissioned veteran B-movie filmmaker John T. Coyle to assemble a pool of accomplished Hollywood actors and technicians to produce a series of 16 mini-movies based on Biblical scripture. These inspired films have long been considered lost. Gospel Films Archive has uncovered eight Loyola Films thus far.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Missions Collection documents the profoundly important pioneer work of individuals and organizations in missionary fields worldwide.
What happens when a Harvard graduate with a promising future, from a prominent family, decides to move into Harlem to help the homeless? This film, based on the life of Joseph Holland, former New York State Commissioner of Housing, chronicles the impact of one individual on the lives of homeless men.
This short drama will generate thought-provoking discussion. When eight-year-old Belle Richards disobeys her father, she puts herself and her younger brother in grave danger from a rock slide that would have meant sudden death, had not God intervened. Though she never told a soul about their miraculous rescue, years later her father would know exactly what happened. Through this event, Belle drew closer to God and learned the tough lesson of obedience. Includes two special extras: Remembering Belle and Director's Notes.
Based on true events, this award winning short drama contrasts one man’s dedication to his family to another’s search for meaning in life. One, a Hungarian, risks his own life to save his family in a manner so unspeakably Christ-like that you will never forget it; the other, a despondent American photographer’s torn allegiance between his desire to capture history and a wife and children who desperately need him.
A series of eight short video stories about people who met Jesus.
Understand the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ through the eyes of the people involved.
"The Touch of the Master's Hand" is an inspirational and captivating film that speaks eloquently to the worth and potential of every individual. This film parable, based on the beloved poem by Myra Brooks Welch, illustrates why all life is valuable and that anyone can find renewal and begin again.
A story of family love, loyalty and boundless faith. Walter is faced with a terminal illness while his son-in-law is struggling with grief over the death of his young wife and his disbelief in God. In an unforgettable scene, Walter's rugged faith is conveyed to his adoring grandson. Starring Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming, and Jameson Parker.
Tane Shannon, an aerobics instructor and mother of two, lived a busy, productive life. But that abruptly changed one fateful August day when a local criminal named Radford broke into her home and kidnapped Tane. The abductor demanded a large ransom from her wealthy father. He imprisoned Tane in a motor home miles away.
New rags for old. Based on the short story by Walter Wagerin, Jr. This is a classic short story of unconditional love and self-sacrifice. Follow a mysterious Ragman with his call of “new rags for old!”, as he encounters broken, hopeless people and he shares with us a lesson about life, hope, and redemption.
Here are three powerfully dramatized short stories that are great for small groups, discussion starters, sermon illustrations and personal reflection.