"I Still Believe," the Jeremy Camp story

Six Cool Faith-Based Movies for the Family This Summer

What can you do with the family during the summer heat to stay cool while you are avoiding the crowds? Watch these six sizzling faith-based movies!

While much of America remains in COVID-19 lockdown or simply avoiding crowds, people are also dealing with the worst of the summer heat. Families are faced with not only ongoing cabin fever, but also soaring temperatures and Coronavirus stats, and they can no longer run out to watch a movie easily. Is it any wonder some people are finding it hard to entertain their families and are discovering that their patience is wearing a bit thin?

If you are looking for a promising way to cool down, kill a few hours and enjoy some quality time with the family, try these five great faith-based films.

Six Sizzling Family-Friendly Movies

The following movies have come out recently enough to be called new, or will be premiering soon enough to include in this list of summer movies. These films are all faith based and family friendly. The movies listed feature popular actors including John Schneider, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, KJ Apa, Gary Sinise, Shenia Twain, Trace Adkins, Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Adan Canto, Radha Mitchell and others.

These six faith-based and family-friendly movies are a wholesome way to entertain the family and avoid the summer heat.

Top 6 New Faith-Based Summer Movies

Three of these family-friendly films were inspired by real-life stories. 

I Still Believe” is the inspiring story of award-winning Christian music artist Jeremy Camp. The movie was released to Blu-ray and DVD on May 5, 2020. KJ Apa, Shenia Twain, and Gary Sinise star in this inspiring true-life story about Camp’s first wife and the hit song inspired by her tragic death.

The box-office hit film “I Can Only Imagine” will make its U.S. cable premiere on the UPtv network on Sept. 5. “I Can Only Imagine” is the inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song of the same name. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley, Trace Adkins, Madeline Carroll and Cloris Leachman. Much like the song, the film brings hope and is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. UPtv will debut the film Saturday, September 5 at 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

The new movie ‘2 Hearts’  is also based on a true story. Inspired by the Bacardi Rum family, the movie is an inspirational story about the love and resolve of two couples that intersect unexpectedly. “2 Hearts” will only be in theaters on September 11. The movie stars Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Adan Canto, and Radha Mitchell.

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The faith-based movie The Reliant stars Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth, and Eric Roberts. This film is on Netflix and features an exciting plot that should resonate with viewers, but the movie falls victim to too many over-bearing faith references. In addition, Sorbo is not in most of the movie. The movie is fast-paced and encouraging nonetheless, and would make for good family viewing. Rated PG-13.

‘Healing River’ is an independent, faith-based movie about forgiveness. The movie is about being able to forgive those who have wronged us when forgiveness seems impossible when a woman’s only son is killed by a drug-addicted driver. The court system fails her, so she pursues justice on her own. Rated PG-13

The family-friendly, faith-based film ‘Switched’ is coming to video on demand + DVD in Sept. & Oct. The movies stars Miya Horcher, Madeleine Byrne, John Schneider, Vanessa Merrell and others. It reveals what happens when two teens switch lives and discover what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

Give these six family-friendly flicks a Google search, and plan movie night for the family this summer. Find these faith-based movies on Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services and on DVD.

Find more great faith-based movies here.

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