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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Dream Movie

From the blog of My Friend Amy :

Here's today's question: We've been blessed to finally start seeing some of our favorite Christian books come to life on film. So far, these have been largely low budget films, but they generally get the heart of the books across. But my question for you is...if you had an unlimited budget, what Christian fiction book would you like to see made into a film? Who would you cast in the main roles? Would you have a preference on director? Any songs you'd like to see on the soundtrack?

My Answer: On a previous Faith 'n Fiction Saturday post, I talked about one of my all-time favorite books being Ruth: A Love Story by Ellen Gunderson Traylor. This book has actually been made into a movie called The Story of Ruth. I'm not sure the movie was filmed because of the book, or because of the actual bible story, but it is a very good representation of what Ms. Traylor wrote in her book! I don't think I would change anything about the movie. The actors were great and the movie itself was beautiful.

I've read some pretty great Christian fiction books lately, among them The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope, Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn, and Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman. Each of these books now has a place of honor on my permanent "favorites" bookshelf.

Any of these books would make great movies! As I'm sitting here thinking, I'm struggling to pick just one that I would like to see made into a movie, especially as another favorite series of mine is the Canadian West Series by Janette Oke!

Ok- for my answer I would pick Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman. It is the story of a young woman who is not happy with what her life has become and she is looking for a new start to life. She contacts her grandparents who are Amish and goes to visit them for a while. While there, she learns about how they live and why they chose the Amish lifestyle/beliefs. She ultimately makes some life-changing decisions and becomes closer to her grandparents, her mother, and new friends. I don't really have any preferences as to actors, actresses or directors, but would like the movie to remain as close to the book as possible.

Upon further thought, I'd love to see Michael Weatherly as Samuel, Sasha Alexander as Lilly, and Goldie Hawn as Lilly's mother.

As for the other characters and the music, I would need to do some research to see who would really make those characters shine, and I'd want appropriate music.

Great question Amy - I'll be thinking about this all day!!

Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)
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Sunny said...

I haven't read those yet but have heard other reviews of Plain Perfect and it sounds like it'd be a good one.

Anonymous said...

You have some really great books listed. I haven't seen any of the movies, but there are few on my list.

SmilingSally said...

I have Engaging Father Christmas to read and review for December. Now, I'm extra excited to get to it. Here is my answer.


Pam said...

I really enjoyed Plain Perfect. I think it would be a great movie!

Amy said...

The Canadian West series...I remember reading those as a kid.

What did you think of the Love Comes Softly movies? I liked the first few and then they totally went off the rails.

I did however, love Saving Sarah Cain (known in book form as the Redemption of Sarah Cain) based on the book by Beverly Lewis. They scored extra points for having Jill Phillips on the soundtrack!

M. C. Pearson said...

I actually really enjoyed Plain Perfect...and I hate reading about Amish stuff! Goldie Hawn would be PERFECT for the mother! I can so see that!

Nise' said...

Another NCIS fan? I have been watching the USA marathon on and off all day. Sorry, got distracted...have not read any of these books.

Kim said...

Wow! Lots of choices here. I've read Plain Perfect, and ther is a lot about it I could see as a movie too.


Ausjenny said...

I just got plain perfect so cant comment yet. the other 3 would be great too.
and I would love to see the canadian west series as movies also.
and a good rugged mountie (dark hair not blonde)

Mimi N said...

would love to see Janette Oke books on film! haven't read Plain Perfect but I'm sure it'd make a great movie!

Mimi B

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