7 faith-based films coming to theaters this summer, fall

Written by on July 26, 2021

Are you a movie lover in need of faith-based content after going through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns? You will be pleased to know that new, uplifting movies will be coming to theaters this summer and fall.

Here’s a list of five movies coming to theaters this summer, fall, and up to Christmas.

  1. ‘Respect’ – Aug. 13 

The upcoming biopic “Respect” will give viewers insight into the life of famous singer Aretha Franklin. Director Liesl Tommy says the film “begins with the church and ends with the church.”

The movie shows how Franklin’s Christian faith, informed by her upbringing in a devout Christian home, remained with her throughout her rocky journey to becoming the queen of soul.


2. ‘Show Me the Father’ – Sept. 10 

The upcoming documentary “Show Me the Father” created by the Kendrick Brothers will be released on Sept. 10. The Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films flick will explore in detail the fatherhood of God.

3. ‘Courageous’ – Oct. 15 

Another movie coming from the award-winning brother duo, The Kendricks Brothers, is the release of their blockbuster film “Courageous” with new scenes and a new ending.

“Courageous” was originally released in 2011 and grossed $35.2 million, over 17 times its $2 million budget.

4. ‘American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story’ – December release 

Later this year, the Erwin Brothers will be releasing their film “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story.”

The Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate film will feature Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin opposite actor Zachary Levi. The drama will tell the true story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming a Super Bowl-winning MVP.

Levi (“Shazam,” “Chuck”) will star as the Hall of Famer Warner. The film reunites Levi with directors Jon and Andrew Erwin. The filmmakers and brothers recently worked with Levi for their faith-based movie “The Unbreakable Boy.”

5. ‘Redeeming Love’ – Coming soon 

Another film coming out this year is the adaptation of the bestselling novel Redeeming Love, though the release date has yet to be announced.

An unidentified actress in the clip of the trailer admits that she is not a believer, but the book is making her reconsider her belief system.

“I’m not a Christian, and this book makes me want to believe,” the actress says.


Redeeming Love, written by Francine Rivers, has remained on multiple fiction bestsellers’ lists for over 15 years, sold over 3 million copies, and has been published in more than 30 languages.

The writing is based on the Old Testament book Hosea and, like the novel, the film is set in the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850.

6. The Jesus Music — Oct. 1

The upcoming documentary film “The Jesus Music” takes viewers on a journey through contemporary Christan music throughout the years as told by the biggest names in the genre.

Coming out on Oct. 1, “The Jesus Music” is the “uplifting and untold story” of the roots of the Christian genre up to where it is today. The movie will feature firsthand testimonies from several singers, including Amy Grant, Kirk Franklin, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, and Lauren Daigle.

7. ‘God’s Not Dead: We the People’ – Coming soon 

“God’s Not Dead: We the People,” the fourth installment of the popular franchise, will be released this fall.

The film is a reflection of recent years’ headlines regarding the threats to “freedom of speech and religious liberties as the fundamental right to educate children.” Actors in this film include David A.R. White (“God’s Not Dead”), Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Antonio Sabato. Jr (“General Hospital”), and Grammy-winning Christian artist Francesca Battistelli.

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