producer: Brian Bird

The Case for Christ (2017)

August 15, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The "Case for Christ" was worth the wait. Set in 1980s Chicago, the adaptation of Lee and Leslie Strobel's story of life-changing faith gives us a multi-dimensional and compelling narrative along with a high quality entertainment experience. The film, a well-crafted exploration of the famous [...]

Beverly Lewis’ The Reckoning

July 5, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Reckoning" is a dramatic, romantic film about honoring your heritage, making choices, and following your own heart. Katie Leclerc is outstanding as Katherine Mayfield, formerly known as "Katie" Lapp when an Amish family raised her. She now has inherited her mother's estate and works with a man [...]

When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero

June 7, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero" follows "Troubled Hearts" and deals with various issues the characters face. Lee is injured in an accident, and Rosemary caters to him. The gang outside of town threatens young Jesse if he doesn't get Pastor Frank Hogan to return to his old life and help them [...]

When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts

April 19, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts" is the inspired continuation of season three of the popular Hallmark Channel series. In these two episodes, Elizabeth moves into her own home and enjoys her independence while her relationship with Jack blossoms. Rosemary worries about Lee's sawmill business, [...]

When Calls the Heart: It Begins with Heart

March 8, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

"When Calls the Heart: It Begins with Heart" kicks off the third season of the hugely popular Hallmark Channel series with a bang...literally! New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, and Jack and Elizabeth pick up their relationship after Elizabeth turns down Charles's proposal. Their relationship [...]

When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart

May 26, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart" features the first two episodes of season two of this warm and family-driven drama, based on the book by Janette Oke. In the opening sequence of episode one Jack teaches Elizabeth to ride and they share a few close moments as well as a laugh. Jack tells [...]

When Calls the Heart: Season 2

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"When Calls the Heart: Season 2" picks up where Season 1 left off, and we are happy to say the quality of the acting, writing, and direction is still with the series. It features characters of virtue pitted against schemers and those who are out only for themselves. Themes of faith, loyalty, and [...]

When Calls the Heart: Second Chances

August 26, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"When Calls the Heart: Second Chances" features two episodes of the enormously popular Hallmark Channel program. Episode seven is titled "Second Chances" and episode eight is titled "Perils of the Soloists." In "Second Chances," Elizabeth attempts to teach her student Bo to read. Bo has struggled [...]

When Calls the Heart: A Telling Silence

April 22, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

"When Calls the Heart" is a terrific TV series which features excellent acting, superb writing and a wonderful setting, the small mining town of Coal Valley. In episode three, "A Telling Silence" a young girl has not spoken since her father died in the mine tragedy. Elizabeth is determined to learn [...]

When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found

February 25, 2014

Dove Approved for All Ages

Episode 1: Lost & Found - Elizabeth Thatcher arrives and immediately has a set of problems to deal with, including a few mothers of the children who are not sure she is right for the job, the recent death of several coal miners, and a small house she is to live in that she accidentally burns down. [...]