Went to the movie Pursuit of Happyness last Sunday. I love stories where people overcome adversity (We shall overcome; we shall overcome). You can click on Chris Gardner to read an interview with the man whom the movies is about. The only religious reference in the movie was towards the end where he and his son when to church once.
I'm amazed at other survival stories such as Castaway where people survive the loneliness, etc. without God. How much easier it would be to go through the valley with God.
By the way, if you like those sort of stories also, I would recommend reading When Hell was in Session. It's about a POW in the Hanoi Hilton.
p.s. This is my first time using a link, and it really works!