Thought-Provoking Christian Books and Movies

A Listmania! list by Jan Peczkis "Scholar and Thinker" (Chicago IL, USA)
The list author says: "Jesus Christ: theology, salvation, eternal security, predestination, Eucharist, sacraments (ordinances), prayer, eschatology, ecumenism, the Jewish roots of Christianity, etc. Let's consider some aspects of popular theology and scholarly theology."
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
1.  The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
The list author says:
  "This bestseller is more than apologetics. It offers a comprehensive overview of the Christian faith and its implications."
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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
2.  Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed DVD ~ Ben Stein
The list author says:
  "Whether or not you are sympathetic to the intelligent design movement, let alone to traditional Christian theism, you must see this sobering video. If nothing else, it shows the growing loss of freedom of thought and conscience in American society."
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Life of Christ in Stereo: The Four Gospels Combined As One
3.  Life of Christ in Stereo: The Four Gospels Combined As One by Johnston M. Cheney
The list author says:
  "It is amazing how the apparent contradictions between the Gospels melt away once the verses from all the Gospels are interfingered with each other."
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The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
4.  The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success by Rodney Stark
The list author says:
  "Few people realize, much less appreciate, how Christianity has made the successes of Western Civilization possible."
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Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
5.  Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer
The list author says:
  "Examines faulty thought patterns in our spiritual lives."
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Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View
6.  Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View by J. Robin Maxson
The list author says:
  "Discusses the quasi-superstitious view many people have of God's will, and informs us what the Bible actually teaches on this subject."
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Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts : Research in Principles of Life
7.  Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts : Research in Principles of Life by Bill Gothard
The list author says:
  "A conscience-pricking analysis of our lives in the light of God-appointed authorities set over us."
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Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
8.  Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
The list author says:
  "Both ancient pagan Romans and modern humanists have told us that Christianity is anti-pleasure. Nothing could be further from the truth!"
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Your God Is Too Small
9.  Your God Is Too Small by J. B. Phillips
The list author says:
  "Challenges us to a bigger view of God."
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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
10.  Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by John Townsend
The list author says:
  "Too often, being a Christian is pictured as being a doormat. This book challenges this misconception."
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Blessed Assurance: A Defense of the Doctrine of Eternal Security
11.  Blessed Assurance: A Defense of the Doctrine of Eternal Security by Dr. Steven W. Waterhouse
The list author says:
  "A solid overview of the Biblical teaching of eternal security."
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Secure forever (Bible basics)
12.  Secure forever (Bible basics) by Harold Barker
The list author says:
  "The definitive, encyclopedic work on eternal security. There are many more verses supportive of eternal security than most believers realize."
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A history of penance;: Being a study of the authorities
13.  A history of penance;: Being a study of the authorities by Oscar Daniel Watkins
The list author says:
  "Certain verses in Hebrews are used by opponents of eternal security as prooftexts of the "lose-ability" of salvation. They were initially understood to authorize the church to excommunicate apostates and not accept their re-admission into the church. They had nothing to do with the state of salvation of such individuals."
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Prayer: Asking and Receiving
14.  Prayer: Asking and Receiving by John R. Rice
The list author says:
  "Includes the fact that there are different ways of meeting God's conditions for answered prayer."
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God has spoken but what has He said?: A coherent guide to interpreting the Bible for yourself
15.  God has spoken but what has He said?: A coherent guide to interpreting the Bible for yourself by H. A. Habermehl
The list author says:
  "Includes a novel analysis of the verses in the New Testament used to support the teaching of predestination."
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A Lawyer Examines the Bible
16.  A Lawyer Examines the Bible by Irwin H. Linton
The list author says:
  "What happens when the Resurrection accounts in the Bible are subject to the same kind of cross-examination that lawyers do to persons on the witness stand? Read on..."
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It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
17.  It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "Not exactly a Christian movie per se, but one that allows the viewer to imagine visiting a world into which the person had never been born. It also reminds us that, however difficult our lives may be, God has placed us on Earth for a purpose."
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Facing the Giants
18.  Facing the Giants DVD ~ Alex Kendrick
The list author says:
  "An inspirational account of a failing football coach who decides to glorify Christ, whether winning or losing. He turns his team, and more important, his life, around."
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Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light - The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
19.  Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light - The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta by Mother Teresa
The list author says:
  "A famous nun was content to suffer from God's silence if it meant that He would thereby be glorified."
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The Nativity Story
20.  The Nativity Story DVD ~ Keisha Castle-Hughes
The list author says:
  "A down-to-earth portrayal of the Incarnation of our Lord."
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The Story of Ruth
21.  The Story of Ruth DVD ~ Stuart Whitman
The list author says:
  "Although highly fictionalized, this movie about Ruth accurately portrays the distinctions between polytheistic and monotheistic thinking. (See the Peczkis review)."
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One Night With the King: A Special Movie Edition of the Bestselling Novel, Hadassah
22.  One Night With the King: A Special Movie Edition of the Bestselling Novel, Hadassah by Mark Andrew Olsen
The list author says:
  "The Book of Esther is brought to life."
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition)
23.  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Georgie Henley
The list author says:
  "Not a Christian film per se, but the allusions to God's plan of salvation are obvious."
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The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)
24.  The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition) DVD ~ Jim Caviezel
The list author says:
  "Most movies on the Crucifixion of our Lord are sanitized. Not this one!"
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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
25.  The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry DVD ~ Gavin MacLeod
The list author says:
  "A fictional account, set in small-town Americana, of an elderly Christian man who leads some boys in a regular Bible study, allowing for the transformation of their lives, and outworking of the power of Christian forgiveness."
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The Case for Easter: Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection
26.  The Case for Easter: Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection by Lee Strobel
The list author says:
  "A concise summary of apologetics evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
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Faith Like Potatoes
27.  Faith Like Potatoes DVD ~ Frank Rautenbach
The list author says:
  "A south African farmer comes to Christ and takes bold steps of faith in dealing with people as well as dealing with crops."
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Fireproof
28.  Fireproof DVD ~ Kirk Cameron
The list author says:
  "A soon-to-be-divorced couple turns to Jesus Christ to rescue them out of their selfishness and to save their marriage."
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The Late Great Planet Earth
29.  The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey
The list author says:
  "Whether or not you agree with this book, it makes you THINK about the end times and of Christ's Second Coming. The fact that the Soviet Union disintegrated doesn't discredit it: An even more aggressive Russian government may emerge to attack Israel. In fact, some Russians speak of being "between empires". (see the Peczkis review)."
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Not by Bread Alone: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Catholic Mass
30.  Not by Bread Alone: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Catholic Mass by Robert A. Sungenis
The list author says:
  "Argues that the Christian Church, from the very beginning, had always believed in Transubstantiation."
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Refuting the Attack on Mary: A Defense of Marian Doctrines
31.  Refuting the Attack on Mary: A Defense of Marian Doctrines by Father Mateo
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  "A defense of Roman Catholic Marian dogmas."
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The Condemnations of the Reformation Era: Do They Still Divide?
32.  The Condemnations of the Reformation Era: Do They Still Divide? by Karl Lehmann
The list author says:
  "Reviews the teaching of the Council of Trent, and parallel 16th-century Protestant teachings, for their modern applications relative to ecumenism."
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Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition
33.  Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition by J. N. D. Kelly
The list author says:
  "A more detail account of the doctrines of the early Christian Church."
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The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius
34.  The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius by Henry Bettenson
The list author says:
  "Selected quotes from the ante-Nicene Church fathers."
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Early Christian Fathers (The Library of Christian Classics)
35.  Early Christian Fathers (The Library of Christian Classics) by Cyril C. Richardson
The list author says:
  "Protestants and Catholics tend to see their specific doctrines in the teachings of the early Church fathers. The author takes in intermediate view of them."
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The Star of Bethlehem
36.  The Star of Bethlehem DVD ~ Frederick A. Larson
The list author says:
  "A meticulous study of the Star of Bethlehem that discounts the nova and comet interpretation. Not mentioned is the fact that Chinese records identify a comet at this time, and that it could fulfill all Biblical specifications."
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God of Wonders: Exploring the Wonders of Creation, Conscience, and the Glory of God
37.  God of Wonders: Exploring the Wonders of Creation, Conscience, and the Glory of God DVD ~ Jim Tetlow
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  "Beautiful nature photography with a powerful message about the Originator of this beauty."
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Amish Grace
38.  Amish Grace DVD ~ Kimberly Williams-Paisley
The list author says:
  "An emotionally-intense movie, about forgiving the murderer of one's daughters. Addresses what Christian forgiveness is and what it is not."
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What Would Jesus Do?
39.  What Would Jesus Do? DVD ~ John Schneider
The list author says:
  "A conscience-pricking movie on inconsistencies in one's Christian life."
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Amazing Grace
40.  Amazing Grace DVD ~ Ioan Gruffudd
The list author says:
  "A somewhat boring but informative account of the Christian political activism of British abolitionist William Wilberforce. Christians in politics? They always were!"
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