Christian Fiction books made into movies

This week I have been reading, but not reading Christian fiction. I thought I would share some thoughts on the movies that are based on Christian fiction books. I watched the newest movie of the Love Comes Softly series by Michael Landon Jr., Love’s Unfolding Dream. I appreciate the fact that the first movie, Love Comes Softly, did stick with Janette Oke’s story line. The other 4 movies have not been as faithful, but are still enjoyable movies. Love’s Unfolding Dream focuses on Missy’s adopted daughter, Belinda, as she follows her dream to be a doctor. The acting isn’t the best, but if you are a fan of the movies, you will enjoy the story.

The other movies have been fair, but I wish someone would try to keep the story closer to the book, like Peter Jackson did with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I did enjoy The Nativity Story, but the book by Angela Hunt was written based on the movie screenplay. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth watching. I didn’t expect to like it, but the acting was excellent and so was the story.

I am waiting for the 3 movies based on Karen Kingsbury’s books to come out – Like Dandelion Dust, A Thousand Tomorrows, and Gideon’s Gift. Here’s a list of movies based on Christian fiction books that I have seen with a rating (A – D).

Love Comes Softly (A-)
Love’s Enduring Promise (A-)
Love’s Long Journey(A)
Love’s Abiding Joy(B)
Love’s Unending Legacy(B-)
Love’s Unfolding Dream(A-)

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2 comments so far

  1. clease on

    Great post!

    • Josie Cavendish on

      Thanks for your comment, clease! I’m glad you enjoyed the entry.


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