producer: Brian Bird

When Calls the Heart: Season 1

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a great new family series! It is set in the small town of Coal Valley and covers the hardships and determination of the people as new school teacher Elizabeth Thatcher arrives. The TV series manages to create memorable characters, humor, moments which require faith and grit, and a little [...]

Beverly Lewis: The Confession

June 18, 2013

Dove Approved for All Ages

This story is so well written and well made that it is difficult to come up with enough words to praise its value as a wholesome and yet dramatic story. It demonstrates so well that a movie can be entertaining without featuring a lot of sex, language or violence. A young Amish woman named Katie [...]

Journey to Jamaa

September 18, 2012

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is a touching story of the journey of two children to their new home following their mother's death. It is based on a true story. The story contains themes of perseverance and moving forward after life drops a bomb which in this case is the death of the children's mother. When their mother [...]

Saving Sarah Cain

January 15, 2008

Dove Approved for All Ages

This story has a lot to say regarding the topic of love. Sarah Cain is a columnist for a respected newspaper but her creative juices have been running low and her readership has been dwindling. Her boyfriend, Brian, is quite serious about her although she somehow seems oblivious to it. Then one day [...]

The Last Sin Eater

May 15, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Last Sin Eater" is quite unlike any recent film we have seen. It starts out a bit creepy, incorporating religous as well as historical overtones. An elderly woman dies and, as has been the custom for many years, a shrouded man removes food which has been set on her corpse and eats it, [...]

When Calls the Heart—Weather the Storm

Dove Approved for All Ages

When Calls the Heart—Weather the Storm continues in season 5 with this wonderful two-part TV movie, Weather the Storm. This wildly popular TV series continues the drama of Hope Valley and the romance between Jack (Daniel Lissing) and Elizabeth (Erin Krakow). Upon returning from her honeymoon [...]

When Calls the Heart—Close to My Heart

Dove Approved for All Ages

When Calls the Heart—Close to My Heart brings season 5 to a close in a heart-wrenching and dramatic way. This beloved TV series pulls on the heart strings. Tragic news reaches Elizabeth about her beloved Mountie, Jack (Daniel Lissing), and her loving Hope Valley family rallies around her. Former [...]

When Calls the Heart—The Heart of Homecoming

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this enchanting story, which is one of a series based on the novel When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke, the pioneer Canadian community of Hope Valley lives up to its name, as it is focused on instilling joy through hope and serving others during this Christmas season. When Elizabeth (Krakow) [...]

When Calls the Heart—Home is Where the Heart Is

Dove Approved for All Ages

In this installment of When Calls the Heart, the idea of community and family coming together to support one another continues to be an ongoing theme. We see how fearful Elizabeth is in the opening scene where she sees the Mounties riding home and looks for her beloved Jack whom she cannot find. [...]

When Calls the Heart—Hearts and Minds

Dove Approved for All Ages

This episode of When Calls the Heart is engaging, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The lovely, committed townsfolk of Hope Valley continue to exhibit sacrificial behavior, and in this installment of the series, they particularly fight for justice—not through any kind of aggressive [...]