Arts & Entertainment
Check out this exciting announcement about a new missionary film in the works, this time in Africa.
When "The Saratov Approach" hit theaters last October, it shocked audiences across the United States with its record-breaking success. Latter-day Saints and their neighbors alike connected to the heart-wrenching struggled of two kidnapped missionaries relying on faith and prayer to preserve their testimonies, and their lives.
Now in response to Saratov audiences who enthusiastically requested more authentic, faith-promoting missionary stories, producers Garrett Batty and Jonathan Turner of Three Coin Productions have announced a follow-up film with an intense storyline in Africa.
When asked about where he got the idea, director Garrett Batty told LDS Living in an interview that he came across the idea for the film in the church archives. Titled "Freetown," the film is based on an amazing true story of eight LDS missionaries caught in the midst of civil war in Liberia. When rebels were invading Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, productive missionary work was shut down. A group of eight native Liberian missionaries, however, felt it was important for them to continue serving, and began a plan to flee the country.
When LDS blogger Seth Adam Smith set down to write one fateful day almost a year ago, he didn't realize that his words would be seen by millions. Get the story behind the viral blog Marriage Isn't For You.
"Marriage isn't for you. You don't marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy."
This was the advice heard 'round the world after LDS blogger Seth Adam Smith wrote about the counsel his father gave him before he got married. With over 30 million views, Smith's article, "Marriage Isn't For You," was quickly featured and discussed on The Today Show, BuzzFeed.com, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, MSN Living, Yahoo, Deseret News, Today.com, KSL News, TheBlaze.com, HuffPostLive, HLN, and numerous radio programs. Smith and his wife, Kim, also appeared on a number of news programs, including Good Morning America and Fox & Friends.
The post is also now available as a beautiful gift book--and as popular as ever. Within two days of its official publication (on May 6), the book skyrocketed to the top of the charts on Amazon.com.
Have a musical number coming up or looking for something new for your ward choir to sing? Look no further!
Music is a key part of Latter-day Saint worship services. Whether it's Sacrament meeting, a baptism, or a devotional, wherever Mormons gather, music will be found. With just over 300 hymns in the English hymnbook, sometimes members can feel hard-pressed to find a new or appropriate song for a choir or a special musical number without spending some money. There are, however, some great free sites tailored especially for your ward music needs! Check out the list below for the top 5 sites for free LDS sheet music.
Sony’s faith-based film division, Affirm Films, celebrates motherhood in its new film Moms’ Night Out, hitting select theaters nationwide (May 9th).
It’s so refreshing to know that there’s a national film label dedicated to producing clean, family-friendly films in today’s culture. In Moms’ Night Out, an overworked mother of three, Allyson (played by Sarah Drew), plans a moms’ night out with her two girlfriends. Allyson leaves her kids in the questionably capable hands of their father (played by Sean Astin). By the end of one very chaotic night where nothing seems to go as planned, the moms and dads all equally realize that they are part of something much larger than a ruined girls' night: family.
“Grab your friends and go see Moms' Night Out, a family comedy you are going to love,” says Dave Ramsey.
The night takes a series of unexpected twists and turns, where these loveable ladies learn that being a mom is a full-time job. Coupled with endearing lessons, this comedy showcases some of the most relatable characters in a movie for the whole family.
Affirm Films is a label of Sony Pictures and is dedicated to producing and acquiring films aimed towards a Christian audience. Affirm Films has produced celebrated family films like Fireproof and Soul Surfer. Learn more about this film at momsnightoutmovie.com.
We bet that you can't say these 7 tongue twisters 10 times fast. But you'll sure get a good laugh trying!
Brother Brick took Brother Beck's big blue back pack. Now Brother Beck begs Brother Brick to bring the Beck's big blue back pack back.