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.
John Palmer, an American Christian visiting the UK comes across a suicidal British atheist who is about to throw himself off a bridge. Will John convince the man to turn to Christ and live or will John be overcome by his own weaknesses and doubts? Staring Bruce Marchiano (The Encounter) and Richard Brimblecombe (For Love's Sake).
This story deals with the later stages of Handel's life, leading up to the composing of his masterpiece "Messiah." During his early years in London, Handel had enjoyed the King's patronage and people flocked to the theatres to see his operas. But soon fashionable society turned against him. Plagued by financial worries and ill health and abandoned by almost everyone except those closest to him, Handel shut himself away and worked day and night on "Messiah."
There is life after the storm. A young man's perspective is challenged when he learns that his estranged father is dying. Now he must face the truth before his bitterness destroys him. Featuring Antoine McKay (Empire) and Mimi Sagadin, (Return to the Hiding Place)
Some prayers are best left unanswered. This light-hearted romp will make you laugh and touch your heart as Betsy learns the truth about unanswered prayers and her own perception of God.
The made-for-television version of Johanna Spyri's family classic Heidi (Jennifer Edwards), a young orphan girl, is sent to live with her grandfather (Michael Redgrave) in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The gruff and bitter old man views Heidi at first as an ill-mannered child and an unwanted responsibility, but he soon becomes quite attached to her.
Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages—an Abbess and woman of God, a visionary, naturalist, playwright, political moralist, and composer. Born in 1098, she was beset by the most extraordinary religious visions from the age of eight-visions which she wrote down, painted, dramatized, and set to music. This substantial legacy of her visionary writings and songs are unique for their mystic power and beauty. They serve as some of the most radiant and illuminating accounts of religious experience ever.
Paul is in prison. Concern for the future of the churches weighs heavily upon him. He ponders how to guide his young disciple. The result is Paul's legacy to the ages in the form of his Second Epistle to Timothy. With clarity and power, the imprisoned Paul gives forth his message. This re-enacted slice of New Testament life uses Scripture itself for the entire script and captures the passion and compassion of Paul as he neared the end of his life.
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.
When the family patriarch dies suddenly, the Delvecchio's are thrown into crisis. Family secrets and simmering feuds between brothers, fathers and sons threaten to undo the family until God intervenes.
A family is shattered when seven-year-old Jennifer disappears while she and her mother, Sharla, are shopping. As the days pass, police searches and her prayers lead to nothing, Sharla struggles over how a loving God could allow evil to happen to a child -- a child entrusted into His arms. While delivering a compelling and emotional story, this film raises questions of faith without offering simplistic answers. Through it all, one biblical truth prevails -- in the midst of chaos, God will still be present.
Includes two adventures: Episode 1: Gideon, Reluctant Hero / Episode 2: Gideon, Warrior by Faith.
Episode 10: The King Needs Help -- King Saul has serious bouts of depression and David, a shepherd boy, is invited to come and play his lute for the king. Episode 11: Death Waiting -- After the event of the young David beating Goliath the giant, some ten years have passed. On occasion David still plays his lute for King Saul.
Episode 12: David on the Run -- King Saul wants David dead but has failed to get him killed on the battlefield. In his madness, Saul throws a spear at David while he plays the lute for the king. Episode 13: A New King -- King Saul is in hot pursuit of David, who is hiding in a cave. When the king walks into the cave, David has the opportunity to kill the man who is trying to kill him.
Includes two adventures: Episode 3: Naomi and Ruth / Episode 4: Ruth and Boaz.
Includes three adventures: Episode 5: The Invitation / Episode 6: Samuel's Destiny - Part I / Episode 7: Samuel's Destiny - Part 2.
Episode 8: A King for the Hebrews – The “teenpack” is transported back to the time of Samuel the Prophet. In his old age, Samuel asks God, on behalf of the restless Hebrews, for a King to rule them. Episode 9: Saul Takes Charge –This “teenpack” adventure finds the group at Saul’s father’s farm where Saul, a shy farmer, has become king of Israel. Saul’s newfound status has left him little time to consult with God and he is headed in the wrong direction. Teaches teens to decide how far one should we go with a leader who is headed in the wrong way?
One day his teacher gives her students plastic eggs with the instructions to fill them with something that symbolizes Easter and new life. Jeremy's response to the assignment astonishes everyone. Inspired by Ida Mae Kempel's award-winning, true short story, "What Was in Jeremy's Egg?"
Jesus: The Desire of Ages tells the familiar story in a fresh way, through the eyes of those who knew and loved the Son of Man. An inspiring and triumphant music score combined with imaginative visual artistry will grip your heart as you experience the reality of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. This film is designed to lead the viewer into an intimate encounter with the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
This six-part international mini-series is intended for group discussion and study as well as for personal entertainment. Wan Chen, a marine biologist, must deal with her childhood beliefs, an unwanted pregnancy as a teenager, and finding God's forgiveness. She meets and marries Richard, a single-parent father whose wife died from a drug overdose. Together they journey into the questions of faith in an intellectually rigorous setting. They search for truth, finding God and Christ.
Grandpa Jim is scheduled to make a guest appearance in a special Christmas program in Branson, Missouri. Backstage at the program , it is chaos--the children are out of control, and the director is out of patience. To make matters worse, Grandpa Jim's truck breaks down on the way to the performance.
This drama, starring Andrea Syglowski, presents the story of a peasant girl chosen to bring the message of Mercy to mankind in preparation for The Last Day — The Day of Judgment.