Christian Films to Look Forward to in 2018

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Happy New Year, it’s 2018 which means there are a whole load of new Christian films this year! Last year we saw the release of some awesome films such as The Case For Christ, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Champion, All Saints, Because of Grácia, Victor and Extraordinary to name but a few!

2018 looks set to be another top year for Christian film, looking ahead we have put together a list of some of the films you can look forward to this year. All the following films will be released in US theatres and with a strong possibility of coming to UK cinemas too!

Pure Flix SamsonSamson (US: Feb 16th, UK: March 2nd)

From Pure Flix comes Samson, based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

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I Can Only ImagineI Can Only Imagine (US: March 16th)

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will be releasing the Erwin Brothers latest film I Can Only Imagine. The film brings to life the true story behind the song of ultimate hope, “I Can Only Imagine.” A transformed relationship with his troubled father inspired Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, to write what is now the most-played radio single in Christian music history.  The story beautifully illustrates that nobody is ever too far from God’s love – or too far from an eternal home in Heaven.

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Paul, Apostle of ChristPaul, Apostle of Christ (US: March 28th)

From Affirm Films comes Paul, Apostle of Christ. Paul, who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Christ’s most influential apostle, spends his last days awaiting execution by Emperor Nero in Rome.  Paul is under the watchful eye of Mauritius, Mamertine Prison’s ambitious prefect, who seeks to understand how this broken old man can pose such a threat. As Paul’s days grow shorter, he feverishly works from prison to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and embolden his followers to stand strong in their faith against Roman persecution far greater than has ever been seen.

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God's Not Dead 3 A Light in DarknessGod’s Not Dead 3: A Light in Darkness (US & UK: March 30th)

Continuing the God’s Not Dead series, Pure Filx will be releasing the third movie this year, title God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.

A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope.

After a deadly fire rips through St. James Church, Hadleigh University leaders use the tragedy to push the congregation off campus, forcing the church to defend its rights and bringing together estranged brothers for a reunion that opens old wounds and forces them to address the issues that pulled them apart.

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These are just a few of the films we are looking forward to seeing this year. There will also be lots of DVD releases in the US and over here in the UK (and possibly some cinema releases), so keep following us as we will be bringing you the latest up to date news and reviews.

Richard Smith is the founder of The Christian Film Review. His passion is to generate a buzz about Christian film and get people informed and excited about Christian films, showcasing the alternatives that in this day in age are a light in the darkness of what society is promoting.

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