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9 Must-See Christian Movies Based on Books + Where to Watch Them

These heartwarming stories come alive on the big screen (be sure to keep tissues nearby!)

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up with a heartfelt book or relaxing in front of the TV and flipping on an engrossing movie. Now, we’re combining the two to bring book lovers and film buffs the best of both with our favorite Christian movies based on books. Each book-turned-movie takes readers on a journey, from a revival in the 1970s in Jesus Revolution to the tear-jerking love story in Redeeming Love and more!

Here, you’ll find 10 of the best Christian movies based on books that are sure to bring joy, hope, and inspiration whether you opt to read or watch — or both!

Jesus Revolution by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn

Jesus Revolution book cover
Baker Books

This remarkable story follows the real life of Pastor Greg Laurie. He’s raised by a struggling mother in the 1970s, and the ministry he joins — which later becomes known as the ‘Jesus Revolution’ — takes off. At a time when many are resorting to “self-discovery” as a coping mechanism for their struggles, Greg and his girlfriend, Cathe, soon find themselves at the helm of the greatest spiritual awakening of the twentieth century as they long for something more — the truth of who God is. What follows is a powerful tale of an extraordinary time of mass revival, renewal and reconciliation for thousands of unlikely believers.

What readers are saying: “This book took me by surprise. I was a teen in the seventies and had no idea there was a huge Christian revival going on. I enjoyed reading this book and remembering the history of the world and our country over the past decades. More importantly, it taught me once again the marvelous power and plans of God who is continually faithful to us and His amazing plan for mankind.”

Where to watch: Check out the movie of the same name, starring Jonathan Roumie of The Chosen TV series, on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

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The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis(christian movies based on books)
W. W. Norton & Company

Based on the incredible true story, this heartwarming tale follows a homeless and illiterate Michael Oher, after he gets picked up off the streets by a wealthy Evangelical family of four. Slowly, they introduce him to football, higher education, the power of faith and an unconditional love that Michael never thought was possible. An astonishing, touching faith-centered saga about family.

What readers are saying: ” I was absolutely touched by the story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family. I would say that this is a must-read for football fans, and a must-read for anyone who is attempting to make a difference in a child’s life.”

Where to watch: Check out the movie, for which Sandra Bullock earned an Oscar, on Amazon Prime Video

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Readers are taken back to 1850 in this swoon-worthy historical romance set in California’s gold country. Angel has been used and abused by men, but that all changes when she meets Michael Hosea. Michael believes he was called by God to marry Angel and give her a much better life. But will Angel be able to leave her traumatic past behind and open her heart to love and faith?

What readers are saying: “I honestly loved the book! It looks scary once you see how many pages, but the minute you pick up this book you do not want to put the book down!”

Where to watch: The film, starring Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis and Eric Dane, is available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks(christian movies based on books)
Grand Central Publishing

This heartbreaking story follows Jamie Sullivan — the daughter of the town reverend — and resident bad boy Landon. After being forced into community service, Landon finds himself suddenly spending all of his time with Jamie, who could not be more different than him. But Jamie has a shocking secret, and Landon might not survive after he learns it.

What readers are saying: “Nicholas Sparks never disappoints. I love the characters in this book and how their personalities evolve. I particularly like the effect Jamie had over those around her, starting with Landon. This is one of those books I would probably reread at a later date and still enjoy.”

Where to watch: View this heartwarming film starring Mandy Moore and Shane West on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video

I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp and Phil Newman

I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp and Phil Newman (christian movies based on books)
Jeremy Camp LLC

An emotional story of true love and hope after heartache follows beloved Christian singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp and the journey he embarks on after losing his wife, Melissa just three months after their wedding. Despite his grief, God called him to pick up his guitar, and he soon penned his hit song, I Still Believe — which went on to inspire millions of listeners around the world. As he continues following his purpose and the calling on his life, he soon discovers just how faithful and dependable God really is.

What readers are saying: “This book was awesome! Jeremy went through an awful experience losing his wife to cancer, but he shows how God was always faithful. This book has been an inspiration to me.”

Where to watch: This film, starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Nathan Parsons and Gary Sinise, is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter

The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
Thomas Nelson

Unforgettable characters and a romantic love story come to life in this swoon-worthy tale. After getting left at the altar five hours before her wedding, celebrity marriage counselor and author Kate Lawrence’s life begins to fall apart. Enter the dashing Lucas Wright, who shows up and offers to marry her in order to help keep Kate’s reputation intact. But real sparks fly when they stop pretending and start playing for keeps.

What readers are saying: “I read this book a couple of years ago and was excited when the author said Hallmark was making it a movie. Of course I had to read it again. This is the third time I’ve read this book and I still love it.”

Where to watch: View the film version, starring Vanessa Marcil and David Sutcliffe, on Amazon Prime Video

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Miracles From Heaven by Christy Beam

Miracles From Heaven by Christy Beam 
(christian movies based on books)

Filled with lovable characters and jaw-dropping miracles, this novel tells the incredible true story of Annabel Beam, who spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare, incurable digestive disorder. But one day while outside playing with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst into a hollowed-out tree. While unconscious in the tree, she visits Heaven. Upon being rescued and transported to the hospital, she defies all odds when she is inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. A chilling tale that proves Heaven is real.

What readers are saying: “I loved it! It is a true inspiring story of how great our God is. It reminds us that we must always have faith in Him and that His love endures forever and never fails. It had me in tears.”

Where to watch: Check out the movie, starring Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson and Queen Latifah, on Amazon Prime Video

The Baxters by Karen Kingsbury

The Baxters by Karen Kingsbury
Atria Books

In her latest tale, beloved bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers heart-­tugging emotion. When a storm brews over Indiana on the day Elizabeth Baxter’s daughter Kari is supposed to marry Tim Jacobs, Elizabeth feels something bad is about to happen. At the same time, Kari’s sisters, Ashley and Brooke, have lost faith in their family. When the storm gets worse, their strength is tested and truths come to light.

What readers are saying: “I have almost the entire collection of Karen Kingsbury’s books and this one meets my already high standards. I feel like the Baxter’s are my friends. It’s a wonderful book depicting real life issues with faith as a driving force throughout.”

Where to watch: The movie, starring Roma Downey, Ted McGinley, Ali Cobrin and Jake Allyn, is available to stream via Amazon Prime Video.

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (christian movies based on books)
Thomas Nelson

After 4-year-old Colton has emergency surgery, he shares his unbelievable tales of his time in Heaven and impossible-to-know details about his deceased great-grandfather. Soon Colton’s parents can’t help but believe there is something real and authentic about his story. What follows is a battle of family, faith and finding out just how powerful God really is.

What readers are saying: “I thank the Burpo family for sharing this. If you’re going through a hard time, read this book. Even if you’re not, read it anyway. I think everyone should read it! If I could rate this book higher than five stars, I would!”

Where to watch: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church and Connor Corum star in this film, available on Amazon Prime Video.

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