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Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her work has been featured in Christian Post, The Daily Signal, and Intellectual Takeout. Mayer has a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Arizona State University.

Recent posts by Marissa Mayer

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Upcoming “Big George Foreman” Film Highlights How Heavyweight Champion Found His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Feb 3, 2023 7:08:56 AM

George Foreman is a walking, talking miracle. And I’m not just referring to his record-breaking heavyweight champion title run at the age of 45.

Topics: News Faith In Entertainment
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Why ‘Jesus Revolution’ Director Has Big Expectations for Faith Films in Hollywood

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 30, 2023 6:42:19 AM

If you’ve been to a movie theater recently, you may have seen a preview for the upcoming faith film “Jesus Revolution.” The movie tells the true story of how young Greg Laurie (now senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California), street preacher Lonnie Frisbee and pastor Chuck Smith helped launch a spiritual awakening in California that eventually spread throughout the states.

Topics: News Faith In Entertainment
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‘God Is My Agent’: Why Actor T.C. Stallings Has ‘Peace’ Turning Down Big Money Roles to Stay True to His Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 27, 2023 7:29:10 AM

Anyone who has seen “War Room” or “No Vacancy,” knows that T.C. Stallings is a fiercely talented actor with impressive dramatic range. But there’s a very good reason his body of work thus far has mostly revolved around faith-filled, family-friendly content: Stallings is committed to only taking roles that he feels Jesus would approve of.

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‘Start Walking & Living Like Jesus’: True Inspiration Behind ‘5000 Blankets’

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 19, 2023 6:58:58 AM

It’s not every day that your life story is watched by hundreds of thousands of people. But Cyndi Bunch, the mom whose true story inspired the new AFFIRM Original film “5000 Blankets,” is handling all the attention admirably. In fact, she continues to inspire hope and generosity in people nationwide – both in person and now on screen.

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives
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Inspiration: Real-World Stories of Kids Making a Difference

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 10, 2023 7:32:00 AM

In the new AFFIRM Original film “5,000 Blankets,” God uses the faith and generosity of 8-year-old Phillip to start a movement to help care for and keep the homeless in his community warm. This story is even more heartwarming, since it’s based on true events. The non-profit organization Phillip’s Wish was founded by a little boy who saw a need in the world and decided to do something about it.

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It’s Finally Happening! ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Sequel Set to Begin Filming This Spring

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 9, 2023 5:45:00 AM

In April 2022, we spilled the beans on everything we knew at the time about Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” sequel: “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.” 

Topics: News Faith In Entertainment
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‘I Care More About What God Thinks’: ‘War Room’ Actor T.C. Stallings Speaks About Journey to Bold, Authentic Faith

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 4, 2023 1:00:00 AM

“Evangelism” can be an intimidating word for some people — but not actor T.C. Stallings.

Topics: News Pure Flix Exclusives
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‘If It Changes One Person’s Heart Then It’s Worth It’: Why Actor Dean Cain Loves to Make Faith Films

By Marissa Mayer on Jan 1, 2023 9:03:00 AM

Ever since starring in “God’s Not Dead” back in 2014, actor Dean Cain has been a staple in the faith film industry.

Topics: News
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New Films on Fighting Homelessness Share True Stories of Transforming Power of God’s Love

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 26, 2022 7:15:00 AM

There’s nothing that inspires and uplifts quite like true stories of hope, faith and perseverance in the face of life’s challenges.

Topics: Pure Flix Exclusives
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‘Jesus Is Enough’: Granger Smith Shares Powerful Message Behind New Pure Flix Christmas Movie

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 12, 2022 7:11:29 AM

In 2019, country music singer-songwriter Granger Smith lost his 3-year-old son in a tragic drowning accident. At the time, he never imagined that life changing experience and the accompanying grief would prepare him to make his acting debut in the new Pure Flix original Christmas movie “Moonrise,” but God clearly knew something Smith didn’t.

Topics: Moonrise
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Mark Wahlberg Encourages All Ages To Receive the Message of 'Father Stu' with New PG-13 Theater Release

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 5, 2022 8:10:03 AM

It’s not every day that a movie gets a second run in theaters just months after the original. But “Father Stu” is no ordinary movie.

Topics: Faith In Entertainment
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‘Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist’ Writer Teases What Fans Can Expect from Latest Film: ‘This Movie’s Different’

By Marissa Mayer on Dec 1, 2022 1:00:00 AM

We are less than two months away from the release of the latest installment of the “Left Behind” franchise, which will debut in theaters January 26. Writer and producer Paul LaLonde recently revealed why “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist” is the perfect film for such a time as this.

Topics: End Times
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Celebrate Giving: How To Ignite Your Generosity This Christmas Season With Pure Flix

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 28, 2022 7:27:35 AM

As we take down those fall and Thanksgiving decorations and begin the transition into the Christmas season, it’s the perfect time to think about how you can celebrate giving during the holidays. After all, the reason we celebrate Christmas is because of Jesus—the greatest gift we could ever receive.

Topics: Pure Flix Originals Faith In Entertainment
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‘God Just Brought This Together’: ‘Lifemark’ Stars Share How God Shaped This Powerful Story Celebrating Adoption

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 21, 2022 7:27:32 AM

With Thanksgiving just days away and Christmas right around the corner, we’re feeling extra thankful for family here at Pure Flix. What better way to celebrate family this week than with great Christmas movies that the entire family can enjoy together?

Topics: Faith In Entertainment Lifemark
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Celebrate Miracles: Miraculous Moments on the Set of ‘The Chosen’

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 16, 2022 1:00:00 AM

This week here at Pure Flix, we’re celebrating Miracles as we enter the Christmas season, to remind all of us that divine intervention is real.

Topics: Faith In Entertainment The Chosen
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‘Life Doesn’t End After Tragedy’: Veterans Share Powerful Overcomer Stories this Veterans Day

By Marissa Mayer on Nov 10, 2022 8:37:48 AM

There is a lot to be said about the respect and gratitude our veterans deserve because of their sacrifice to protect and serve our country. But we can’t forget that more often than not, the battles our veterans face never end – even after they return home. Whether it’s dealing with PTSD, disability due to injury, mental illness, homelessness, addiction… the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual scars of active-duty military service are very real.

Topics: News Faith In Entertainment
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