Reel to Real
45 Movie Devotions for Families
by Ted Baehr
Pub Date 01 Feb 2018
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Christians want to be inspired and equipped by God’s grace so they can have the more abundant life that Jesus promised in John 1:10. While most of the culture has drifted away from the good news of John 1:10, more and more Hollywood movies proclaim it in word and deed.
Movieguide®’s Movies That Inspire provides forty-five inspirational devotions that exemplify principles from God’s Word, using powerful moments from great movies and entertainment. Each devotion is insightful and uplifting, illustrating a meaningful theme as demonstrated in three popular movies.
Movies are a powerful medium to communicate truth. Movies That Inspire will help you discover God’s heart in movie favorites as you enjoy the relaxation of entertainment.
Dr. Ted Baehr has done a beautiful job inspiring us all in his new book, Reel to Real. I am so proud to have won some of his Movieguide® awards, and I’m honored to recommend his amazing new book.
—Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and philanthropist
After nearly two decades working in Hollywood, I’ve found that the secular space did not hinder my spirituality but enhanced it. I’ve learned valuable lessons from my industry and my dear friend, Dr. Ted Baehr, who has proven that even films can enrich our daily walk with God. Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families is a groundbreaking book that references movies that inspire. Just like the many parables we turn to in times of emotional crisis, Dr. Ted Baehr has compiled films that reflect the Word of God, and this too deserves to be on your nightstand!
—DeVon Franklin, CEO/Franklin Entertainment
Reel to Real presents forty-five days of daily inspiration providing valuable spiritual and emotional insights to be found in movies. As a producer of film and television, I am grateful that these devotions help to bridge the gap between the mass media of entertainment and those who have a desire to know God better. Our friend Dr. Ted Baehr has done a wonderful job.
—Roma Downey, award-winning actress and producer
Dr. Ted Baehr has done a wonderful job weaving powerful, beloved movies as illustrations to give insights into the principles of God’s Word, to help our children grow in godly wisdom, discernment, and grace. What fun—families sharing great movies that children love to foster biblical values! Reel to Real is two thumbs up!
—Kevin Sorbo, award-winning actor, director, producer
Ted Baehr is one of America’s heroes! For decades he has stood for the best in the media world and positively influenced innumerable production houses, directors, producers, and talent. In his new book, he opens his heart and shares with you some of the secrets of Hollywood’s best movies in a very enriching manner. Don’t miss Reel to Real.
—Bruce Wilkinson, author of The Prayer of Jabez and president of Teach Every Nation
Reel to Real is a wonderful parents’ devotional guide for engaging memorable films to convey the importance of God’s Word. Jesus spoke in parables, and Ted speaks in movies! I commend to everyone Dr. Ted Baehr’s Reel to Real.
—Sam Sorbo, award-winning actress, writer, and producer
Thank you, Ted Baehr, for helping us see movies through a “redemptive” lens. As a talk show host and parent, I know this book will be a valuable resource. So, two thumbs up—and they both point to the Savior! What a breath of fresh air and a “front-row” look at Hollywood from a true insider, yet through the beautiful perspective of eternity. This book should be in the homes of every family concerned with reaching our culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
—Stu Epperson Jr., president of The Truth Network and author of First Words of Jesus
In a world where people are actually perishing for lack of knowledge, all is not lost. Ted Baehr provides truth, encouragement and faith with life-affirming agape love in Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families. This anecdotal, power-packed devotional imparts a godly path to world transformation in media and entertainment. A must read!
—Evangelist Alveda King, civilrightsfortheunborn.com