Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and enjoy a little entertainment on TV, but films and TV shows can also be great tools for keeping your brain sharp.
Did you know: Pure Flix offers a plethora of Christian documentaries that will help you learn more about history, geography, music, science, faith, and more? In fact, we have a fun list of biographical religious documentaries here.
We've collected just a few of the best Christian documentaries and family-friendly documentaries that are not only entertaining, but will also make you say, “Hey, I never knew that!” Let's dive into some excellent religious documentaries:
The Source: Travel The Road
Deep in the jungles of Colombia and Peru, Tim Scott and Will Decker, of Travel the Road, are hot on the trail of cocaine traffickers.
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Saints and Strangers
The hotly debated issue regarding the Christian roots of the American colonies. Was the Gospel the basis of the formation?
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The Reality of Noah's Ark
Throughout history, Noah's Ark and the Global Flood have been the focus of famous artwork, scholarly discussions, written works, and public dramatizations. While some have accurately upheld the Genesis account, many more have distorted and abused the facts.
In order to distinguish the truth about Noah's Ark, Branyon May (Ph.D.) plainly addresses the facts in this Christian documentary and clearly demonstrates "The Reality of Noah's Ark" with stunning visuals and concrete examples that will strengthen your faith.
Witness to Hope
The late Pope John Paul II was one of the world's greatest proponents of religious freedom and human rights.
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Corrie Ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated
“Corrie Ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated” is one of the best Christian documentaries in our list — one that offers a lens into the lives of one of World War II’s heroes. Struggling to reconcile God’s goodness with the terrible realities of the Nazi camps, Corrie and her sister, Betsie, desperately clung to their Christian faith.
This is one of the more unique religious documentaries, as it details Corrie's story; she and her family were arrested by the Nazis for hiding Jews in their home. Her sister died in a concentration camp, though Corrie was eventually released. She later founded a post-war home for survivors and went on to preach about forgiveness. It’s a religious documentary you won’t want to miss.
Passion Of Saint Perpetua: Martyr Of The Faith
Have you heard of Perpetua? Perhaps not, but in this film — which is one of the most fascinating Christian documentaries — you'll learn about this martyr of the early church. The true account of the courageous young martyr holds a plethora of relevance for us today.
John Wesley Biography
The full and vibrant life of John Wesley, one of the most influential Christian ministers in his time.
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