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  • Abraham

    ISBN: 6303257828
    From the back cover
    Emmy winner Joseph Sargent brings us the first in a series of magnificent Biblical epics from Turner Home Entertainment. Abraham is a powerful film, based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways. Abraham (Richard Harris, Unforgiven and Academy Award nominee for The Field) and his wife. Sarah (Barbara Hershey, Beaches and A Dangerous Woman) heed a divine command to leave home and embark on a difficult journey. Join them on this dramatic odyssey through the desert that leads them to the Promised Land, Canaan, where Abraham would become father to countless future generations. Witness the endless trials and tribulations Abraham must overcome to keep his faith, including the ultimate one: God's command that Abraham sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. Abraham is a powerful and moving Biblical epic with timeless appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a suspenseful, action-packed film with ground-breaking special effects. Experience for yourself the intrigue, passion, and the glory of Abraham.
  • Affectionately Yours, Screwtape: The Devil and C.S. Lewis

    ISBN: B000R3X3FO
    Did God give each person free will? Who is Satan? Can good truly overcome evil? Consider these questions and more as we journey inside the mind of C.S. Lewis in this introductory review of one of the great Christian literary works of the 20th century. The Screwtape Letters, a thin volume of imaginative letters between two devils, has given millions of readers insight into conquering everyday spiritual struggles. This DVD can be viewed as a documentary or as a five-part study for small groups.
  • Apostles' Creed
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B000Y4EM4M
    The Apostles' Creed is a living link that takes us over centuries to the Early Church. It's a bond that unites believers today from diverse cultures and traditions. It's a concise summary of Biblical faith taught to new beliers in the Early Church prior to their being baptized.

    Here is a two-hour abridged version of an upcoming twelve hour curriculum series by award-winning producer-director T.N. Mohan and a special release part of Christian History Institute's 25th anniversary celebration. The programs demonstrate the timeless power and importance of the Creed and feature an international and interdenominational cast of notable theologians.

    The series traces the origin of the Apostles' Creed, placing it in its historical context, and the theologians discuss each phrase of the Creed, emphasizing its relevance and application to our lives today.
  • Ben-Hur

    ISBN: B000056BRF
    Amazon.com essential video
    William Wyler (Wuthering Heights ) had directing duties on most of this 1959 version of the story by Lew Wallace, starring Charlton Heston as the Jewish friend of a Roman (Stephen Boyd), who inevitably become enemies during the time of Christ. Stodgy but engrossing, the film has never lost its initial value as an ambitious and entertaining historical epic. Heston looks at home against the broad canvas, which leads through days of slavery, loss, and triumph. Andrew Marton directed the climactic chariot-race scene, a triumph of kinetic action and great editing. --Tom Keogh
  • Ben-Hur - DVD

    ISBN: B000056BP4
  • Bible Box Set , The - DVD

    ISBN: B00004VVP3
    Genesis, Esther, Solomon, Jeremiah
  • Bonhoeffer - Agent of Grace - VHS

    ISBN: 0800632753
    What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war. Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film. More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
  • Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace - DVD
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B0002HRKVS
  • Candle in the Dark

    ISBN: B0000ACNPO
    The story of William Carey. He sailed in 1793 to India with a reluctant wife and four children to bring the message of Jesus. There he encountered so much hardship it is amazing he did not abandon his mission and go home. But he stayed for over 40 years.

    One issue that tormented him was "sati"--the burning alive of widows when their husbands died. He would not rest until this practice was stopped. Facing insurmountable odds, he plodded on to influence the abolition of "sati" and to become the revered "Friend of India" and "Father of Modern Missions."

    He oversaw more translations of the Bible than had been done in all previous Christian history combined. Life was never easy for Carey. But he simply refused to quit, even when a devastating fire destroyed years of his literary work. His legacy has inspired countless others from his own day to the present. William Carey shows dramatically how a life dedicated to God and obedient to His calling can make a profound difference in the world. Starring Richard Attlee, Lynette Edwards and Julie-Kate Olivier. A Christian History Institute Production.
  • David

    ISBN: 6304683308
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators

    ISBN: 6301412729
    Amazon.com
    Amid a cast of all-stars in 1953's The Robe, Victor Mature made the strongest impression as the Greek slave, Demetrius. It was only natural, then, that Mature should star in this 1954 sequel, in which the newly liberated Demetrius forges an alliance with his Christian brethren to hide the sacred robe of Christ, coveted for its "magic" by the vile emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson, also reprising his role in The Robe). Captured and manipulated into believing his beloved Lucia (Debra Paget) has been killed, Demetrius rejects his pacifist faith, plots vengeance while becoming a rising star in the bloody arena, and falls prey to the scheming senator's wife Messalina (Susan Hayward), who craves his... affection. It all leads to a crisis of faith that will determine Demetrius's fate as a noble Christian or downfallen hedonist.

    Inheriting The Robe's CinemaScope production values, Demetrius and the Gladiators has everything you'd want in a Biblical epic, riding the wave that would crest two years later with Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. It's campy, of course--Robinson is outrageously over-the-top; Mature is too contemporary (preceding the absurdity of Richard Gere's King David by 30 years); and Hayward seems closer to Rodeo Drive than ancient Rome. Still, there are abundant pleasures here, from the lavish arena battles (a bit cheesy, but still impressive) to a straightforward morality tale that doesn't compromise its themes of religious loyalty. You don't watch movies like this for historical accuracy, but for the combination of thrills, passion, and glory that were Hollywood trademarks of 1950s epics, long before the more secular ambition of Gladiator. --Jeff Shannon
  • Demetrius and the Gladiators - DVD

    ISBN: B000056AXZ
  • Esther

    ISBN: B00004VVOX
    Amazon.com
    The biblical story of Esther, the Jewish woman who saved her people when they faced annihilation, is told in this production featuring British actress Louise Lombard in the title role and F. Murray Abraham as Mordecai, Esther's cousin and foster father. As a girl living under Persian rule, Esther was essentially kidnapped and taken into the harem of the king, Xerxes. The king, taken by her beauty, made her his queen, and as dramatized in the film, she found herself involved in a delicate balancing act between the ruling Persians and her own Jewish people. While this is a fairly elaborate production with a solid supporting cast, it proceeds at a relaxed pace and never quite takes off dramatically. But it does provide a solid telling of Esther's story, and if considered as something of a docudrama, it's successful. The story is clearly told of how the king's chief minister, Haman, had hoped to see the Jews annihilated, but thanks to Esther's intercession the Jews were able to defend themselves and destroy their enemies (events which are celebrated at the Jewish Feast of Purim). The production does provide much of the period flavor of ancient life, and the major facets of the story and portrayals of the characters coincide with biblical accounts. --Robert J. McNamara
  • Esther - DVD

    ISBN: B00004VVOY
  • First Valentine, The - VHS

    ISBN: B00000I4QA
    Celebrate the love of Christ through the story of the origin of Valentine’s Day. In this adventure of imagination, young Tess, a shy girl of 13, discovers a new meaning for love on Valentine’s Day. Through a very special book, she meets the third century martyr Valentine and his Christian friends. They show her what it means to love others as Jesus loves us, and to receive that love in return. Recommended for ages 8-14.
  • Genesis

    ISBN: B00004VVOZ
    Amazon.com
    This film based on the Bible's book of Genesis is something akin to a dramatic reading with visuals. The text of Genesis is read by a narrator, who at times appears as an elderly desert nomad telling the story to a small boy and other members of their extended Bedouin family. These presentations make historical sense, of course, as the biblical tales were passed along as oral history for generations. During the story of the creation of the heaven and the earth, the visuals tend toward nature photography alternated with scenes of the venerable storyteller, but during later episodes, actors play some of the characters from the Bible. A story of Adam and Eve is dramatized in a film montage, as are the stories of Cain and Abel. More inventive cinematography, utilizing modern clips of warfare and destruction, are used to illustrate some Old Testament pronouncements about the evils practiced by mankind. Noah's instruction to build the ark is portrayed, and in an elaborate segment, the building of the ark and its use during the great flood is shown. This film may not provide any new insights into the stories of Genesis, but the dramatizations coupled with the readings from the text are often beautifully filmed, and those interested in experiencing the visual atmosphere of the biblical stories will enjoy the presentation. --Robert J. McNamara
  • Herod's Temple: The Temple Jesus Knew
    Director: Tom Dallis
    ISBN: B000RWJRH8
    Jerusalem, rich in historical and Biblical heritage, is the home of the Temple Mount, one of the world's most recognizable and visited sacred sites. No, travel back in time to see it the way Jesus and his disciples did over 2,000 years ago. They knew it as Herod's Temple. We remember it as the Temple Jesus knew. Imagine the scene as Jesus expelled the moneychangers from its outer court and as the veil of the temple leading to its holiest chamber was torn at the time of Christ's crucifixion.

    Through the use of beautiful animation, the temple is reconstructed and we are brought within its precincts to identify with the experience of those living in Jesus' day. We also are confronted with the horror of the fiery destruction of the Temple by the Romans in A.D. 70. Through it all, we come to appreciate the central role of the Temple in the life of first century Jews and Christians.
  • History of Christianity Curriculum
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B0006U5US6
    This is a survey course designed to stimulate further your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs, leader's guide, and reproducible student workbook.
  • Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The

    ISBN: 6303037380
    Amazon.com essential video
    An epic and extraordinary true story--or, at least, an extraordinary story based on a novel (Alan Burgess's The Small Woman ) based on a true story. Gladys Aylward (an improbably mesmerizing Ingrid Bergman) is a British would-be missionary with an obsession about China. As she has no experience, the Missionary Society won't let her go, but she goes anyway, alone, to a remote northern province. She is hated, then loved; finally she becomes both a significant political figure and the heroine of a miraculous escape in which she shepherds 100 children to safety across the mountains just ahead of a Japanese invasion. Curt Jurgens is suitably stony as Lin Nan, the half-Dutch, half-Chinese military officer who falls in love with her, and a visibly ailing Robert Donat (who died before this, his final film, was released) is the wily local mandarin who sees and makes use of her extraordinary abilities. Directed by Mark Robson, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a sweeping, stirring tearjerker, a big tale told in a big landscape with acres of orchestrated strings by Malcolm Arnold. A beautiful and beautifully made film that's a classic of the "everyone said I couldn't but I did it anyway" genre. --Richard Farr
  • Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The - DVD

    ISBN: B00008LDO1
  • Jacob

    ISBN: 6303383041
    From the back cover
    Matthew Modine (Memphis Belle, And The Band Played On) and Lara Flynn Boyle (Wayne's World, Threesome) turn in heartfelt performances as Jacob and Rachel, two young loves willing to go through anything to be together. Director Peter Hall brings to the screen one of the most poignant romances of all time, filmed in stunning Morocco. After tricking his older brother out of his birthright, Jacob leaves home in fear for his life. Upon seeing Rachel's beauty for the first time, he forgets his past and only dreams of his future with her. Penniless and unemployed, Jacob offers Rachel's father the only thing he can give for her hand in marriage--manual labor for seven years. But uncle Laban is a treacherous and selfish man, and on what should be the happiest night of Jacob's life, he orchestrates the ultimate deceit. Rachel must watch as Jacob is forced to start a family with another. Jacob must work for his conniving uncle for close to two decades to win the love of his life. Their freedom is another matter.
  • James Brother of Jesus

    ISBN: B0002KQNRW
    As seen on Discovery Channel - This groundbreaking investigation looks to determine whether a burial box containing the writing "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is one of the most important archeological discoveries ever made or just an elaborate hoax.
  • Jeremiah

    ISBN: B00004VVOV
    Amazon.com
    The overwhelming conclusion of this 94-minute movie is that being a prophet is tough. Jeremiah (Patrick Dempsey) is repeatedly imprisoned and beaten, dropped into a muddy well face first, and forced to witness the stabbing death of his fiancée. And all for repeating messages from God, most of them urging the Judeans to submit to Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar (Klaus Maria Brandauer). Dempsey gives an earnest performance, ably assisted by a strong supporting cast. Writer-director Harry Winer spends the first part of the film on Jeremiah's formative years of visions, moving on to his contentious relationship with King Zedekiah, who ultimately--and tragically--listened to his general (Oliver Reed) rather than the prophet. This bleak film ends with the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians and Jeremiah's self-comforting thought that the city will rise again. Parents should be aware of some disturbing violence: in addition to Jeremiah's fiancée's murder, Zedekiah sees his sons fatally stabbed before he is killed. --Kimberly Heinrichs
  • Jeremiah - DVD

    ISBN: B00004VVOW
  • Jesus of Nazareth

    ISBN: 6302643627
    Amazon.com essential video
    Originally made for TV in 1977, this in-depth (six hours plus) version of Jesus' life is so thorough that the first hour is devoted solely to the story of his birth. The film doesn't skimp on some of the other landmark events of this famous story either. Director Franco Zeffirelli gives more than 12 minutes screen time each to the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Passages of the Bible are quoted verbatim, the locations have a Palestine-like authenticity, and, aside from some of the principals (Robert Powell as Jesus, Olivia Hussey as Mary, and Stacy Keach as Barabbas), many of the non-Roman characters are actually played by Semitic-looking actors. Zeffirelli diligently provides the sociopolitical background that gave rise to Jesus' following and the crisis in belief it caused for the people of Israel (and one or two Romans). While not graphic by today's standards, some of the scenes--baby boys being ripped from their mothers' arms and slaughtered, nails being driven into Jesus' hands--may disturb young and/or sensitive children. --Kimberly Heinrichs
  • Jesus of Nazareth - DVD

    ISBN: B0000633QW
  • Joseph

    ISBN: 630361633X
  • Journey Into the Unknown - DVD
    Starring: Hanneke van Dam
    ISBN: B000PHX7NU
    Hanneke is working as a child psychologist at the courthouse in Amsterdam. One day she is convinced that she has heard God s voice to give up her job, leave everything behind and move to Mongolia. Mongolia? She did not even know where to find it on the map! This is the start of a long journey with seemingly no end.

    Mongolia is one of the coldest countries in the world. The majority of men are alcoholics, causing violent behavior and disrupting family life. Hanneke now lives in Mongolia, giving of herself to those who need it most. She has left everything behind to pursue her calling and journey into the unknown.

    That unknown brought her into direct contact with struggling and broken lives. We live with her through moments of great triumph as well as heartbreaking failure. One viewer describes it as "an experience of humanity at its most basic level."
  • Keys of the Kingdom, The

    ISBN: 6301628616
    This adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel explores the life of Francis Chisholm, a priest devoted to missionary work. Chisholm's story is told from his childhood days in Scotland, to his experiences preaching the gospel and helping the poor in China, on through his later years. Along the way, we see the man's tireless devotion to his cause in spite of such obstacles as a civil war and an unyielding mother superior who often disagrees with his techniques.
  • Life of C.S. Lewis: Through Joy & Beyond

    ISBN: B000007QXZ
    A compelling look at the life of one of the greatest authors of the 20th Century and one of the most influential spokesmen for Christianity. Penning more than 40 books including Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia, this video visits Lewis' birthplace, his beloved home at Oxford University and examines the legacy he left behind.
  • Lilies of the Field

    ISBN: 6304429150
    Amazon.com essential video
    Sidney Poitier won an Oscar for this endearing movie about a handyman who thinks he's just passing through a little town in New Mexico, and ends up staying awhile to build a chapel for a cluster of German-speaking nuns. The renowned actor is highly entertaining in his combative exchanges with Lilia Skala, playing a Mother Superior who survived Hitler and makes no bones about bullying the goodhearted, itinerant worker into doing more and more for her. The film has an ambling, easygoing style with several memorable moments, not least of all is Poitier leading his holy hostesses through verses of the gospel song "Amen." Lilies is directed by the late Ralph Nelson, a pioneering director of live television who also made a number of popular feature films with notable performances (Jackie Gleason in Requiem for a Heavyweight, Cary Grant in Father Goose, Cliff Robertson in Charly) in the 1960s and 1970s. --Tom Keogh
  • Lilies of the Field - DVD

    ISBN: B000056HEH
  • Mama Heidi
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B0002JAP54
    If you ever wondered if caring people can make a difference in this world, then be sure to see this program.

    In 1994, Heidi and Rolland Baker arrive in Mozambique amidst the hard times following the Mozambique Civil War. Even the Red Cross trucks were not safe and were bombed. Before coming to Mozambique, Heidi and Rolland worked as missionaries in Indonesia and China. After hearing about the conditions in Mozambique, they decided to go there and work with the poorest of the poor. They make a difference by adopting a dilapidated orphanage. The children had all kinds of diseases and sometimes even ate rats to survive. Heidi and Rolland began caring for the children, educating and feeding them.

    During the hard times, sometimes even threatened by death, Heidi and Rolland experienced amazing miracles of healing for the blind, crippled and those afflicted with AIDS.

    Currently, Heidi and Rolland provide three residential orphanages and schools, caring for 700 children. Hundreds more are cared for by many of their thousands of pastors. The Bakers serve the most forgotten, including street children, prostitutes, the imprisoned and those surviving off a huge city dump.

    This documentary shows how Heidi and Rolland are a powerful inspiration for many in Mozambique, Africa and around the world.
  • Man Called Peter, A

    ISBN: 6301628624
    The story of Peter Marshall
  • Mission, The

    ISBN: 630027120X
    Amazon.com
    Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields ) directs this fuzzy effort at a David Lean-like epic without David Lean's sense of emotional proportion. Lean's most important screenwriting collaborator, Robert Bolt, in fact wrote The Mission, which concerns a Jesuit missionary (Jeremy Irons) who establishes a church in the hostile jungles of Brazil and then finds his work threatened by greed and political forces among his superiors. Robert De Niro is briefly effective as a callous soldier who kills his own brother and then turns to Irons's character to oversee his penance and conversion to the clergy. The narrative and dramatic forces at work in this movie should be more stirring and powerful than they are--the problem being that Joffé is too removed from them to allow us in. --Tom Keogh
    Rated PG
  • Mission, The - DVD

    ISBN: B00003CXBH
  • Moses

    ISBN: 6304140908
    From the back cover
    Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) is MOSES in this awe-inspiring tale of an ordinary man called upon by God to become a great leader. Moses is awe-struck when God, in the form of a burning bush, calls him to guide the Israelites out of bondage. The reluctant leader and his flock begin the treacherous journey to the Promised Land. However, Pharaoh intends to stop the exodus and with his brutal army traps the Israelites by the banks of the Red Sea. Yet these Israelites are God's chosen people, and the waters part, allowing their safe passage. Moses continues the chronicle of the pilgrimage to Canaan, through the life of this amazing leader and the many miracles God bestowed. MOSES is the fourth in a collectible series of Turner Original films based on Old Testament stories. These breathtaking videos also include ABRAHAM, JACOB and the Emmy award-winning JOSEPH.
  • Peter and Paul

    ISBN: 1563641844
  • Prince of Egypt, The

    ISBN: 0783236689
    Amazon.com
    Nearly every biblical film is ambitious, creating pictures to go with some of the most famous and sacred stories in the Western world. DreamWorks' first animated film was the vision of executive producer Jeffrey Katzenberg after his ugly split from Disney, where he had been acknowledged as a key architect in that studio's rebirth (The Little Mermaid, etc.). His first film for the company he helped create was a huge, challenging project without a single toy or merchandising tie-in, the backbone du jour of family entertainment in the 1990s.

    Three directors and 16 writers succeed in carrying out much of Katzenberg's vision. The linear story of Moses is crisply told, and the look of the film is stunning; indeed, no animated film has looked so ready to be placed in the Louvre since Fantasia. Here is an Egypt alive with energetic bustle and pristine buildings. Born a slave and set adrift in the river, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is raised as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and is a fitting rival for his stepbrother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes). When he learns of his roots--in a knockout sequence in which hieroglyphics come alive--he flees to the desert, where he finds his roots and heeds God's calling to free the slaves from Egypt.

    Katzenberg and his artists are careful to tread lightly on religious boundaries. The film stops at the parting of the Red Sea, only showing the Ten Commandments--without commentary--as the film's coda. Music is a big part (there were three CDs released) and Hans Zimmer's score and Stephen Schwartz's songs work well--in fact the pop-ready, Oscar-winning "When You Believe" is one of the weakest songs. Kids ages 5 and up should be able to handle the referenced violence; the film doesn't shy away from what Egyptians did to their slaves. Perhaps Katzenberg could have aimed lower and made a more successful animated film, but then again, what's a heaven for? --Doug Thomas
  • Prince of Egypt, The

    ISBN: 0783236689
    Amazon.com
    Nearly every biblical film is ambitious, creating pictures to go with some of the most famous and sacred stories in the Western world. DreamWorks' first animated film was the vision of executive producer Jeffrey Katzenberg after his ugly split from Disney, where he had been acknowledged as a key architect in that studio's rebirth (The Little Mermaid, etc.). His first film for the company he helped create was a huge, challenging project without a single toy or merchandising tie-in, the backbone du jour of family entertainment in the 1990s.

    Three directors and 16 writers succeed in carrying out much of Katzenberg's vision. The linear story of Moses is crisply told, and the look of the film is stunning; indeed, no animated film has looked so ready to be placed in the Louvre since Fantasia. Here is an Egypt alive with energetic bustle and pristine buildings. Born a slave and set adrift in the river, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is raised as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and is a fitting rival for his stepbrother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes). When he learns of his roots--in a knockout sequence in which hieroglyphics come alive--he flees to the desert, where he finds his roots and heeds God's calling to free the slaves from Egypt.

    Katzenberg and his artists are careful to tread lightly on religious boundaries. The film stops at the parting of the Red Sea, only showing the Ten Commandments--without commentary--as the film's coda. Music is a big part (there were three CDs released) and Hans Zimmer's score and Stephen Schwartz's songs work well--in fact the pop-ready, Oscar-winning "When You Believe" is one of the weakest songs. Kids ages 5 and up should be able to handle the referenced violence; the film doesn't shy away from what Egyptians did to their slaves. Perhaps Katzenberg could have aimed lower and made a more successful animated film, but then again, what's a heaven for? --Doug Thomas
  • Prince of Egypt, The - DVD

    ISBN: B00000JGOQ
  • Quo Vadis

    ISBN: B00003OSTV
    Amazon.com
    "Welcome to Nero's House of Women" greets a concubine to a slave girl, Lygia (Deborah Kerr). Later this self-same greeter reveals that she, too, like Lygia, is really a fellow Christian neophyte. And it's that mixture of tawdry Hollywood sex and a strong Christian message that makes this film an enjoyable "gentiles and gladiators" flick. Marcus Vinicius returns home after conquering the Britons to find that Rome is infected with a crazy new sect called Christians and that his beloved emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov, roly-poly and wicked) has become increasingly wacky. Marcus tries his centurion wiles on Lygia, and she's smitten, but she's also a Christian convert and begs Marcus not to force her to choose between him and her god. The Christians have a tough go of it, with martyrdom in the Coliseum as punishment for belonging to the new religion in town. Though three hours long, director Mervyn LeRoy's film always has something going on. It could help you enjoyably kill any rainy Sunday afternoon. --Keith Simanton
  • Reformation Overview

    ISBN: 1563641100
    Description Bring the Reformation alive and introduce your class or group to key reformers and major turning points with this fast-paced video curriculum series. The programs are based on Gateway Film’s acclaimed dramatic film series now edited into dynamic half hours with introductions and transitions added from the very places where the momentous events took place. The series covers John Wycliffe, John Hus, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Anabaptists, and William Tyndale. The accompanying curriculum is flexible so that you can adapt to a 6-, 12-, or 13-session format. The films on which this series is based have won over 30 prestigious international film awards. The full curriculum package includes everything you need for planning a series that will inspire interest, build attendance, stir hearts, and challenge minds. These programs drive viewers to examine what they really believe and why.
  • Reformation Overview

    ISBN: 1563641100
    The Reformation dramatically changed the course of Christian history and Western civilization. Many of the issues faced then still confront us today. Bring the Reformation alive and introduce your class or group to key reformers and major turning points with this fast-paced video curriculum series. The programs are based on Gateway Film's acclaimed dramatic film series now edited into dynamic half hours with introductions and transitions added from the very places where the momentous events took place. This series covers: John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Hus, Ulrich Zwingli, The Anabaptists, and William Tyndale.
  • Robe, The

    ISBN: 6304813961
    Amazon.com
    When Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) is sent to Jerusalem, one of his assignments is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Marcellus, a cynical and hardened man, wins the robe Jesus wore to the crucifixion while gambling with other Roman soldiers underneath the dying savior. He later becomes convinced that his hallucinations and violent outbursts are the result of a curse received from the robe, which is now in the possession of his escaped slave, Demetrius (Victor Mature), somewhere in the Middle East. He sets out to find Demetrius in order to destroy the robe and the curse and finds faith instead, converting to Christianity. This was the first movie to be filmed in CinemaScope, and won Oscars in 1953 for costume design, art direction, and set decoration. The visual aspects of the film are stunning, and it may be worth viewing for that alone; however, the script and acting leave much to be desired, and you won't find inspiration in these areas if that's what interests you. If, however, you are more interested in this film for its religious matter, the story of the conversion of the hardened Marcellus is inspiring. --James McGrath
  • Robe, The - DVD

    ISBN: B00005NKT7
  • Saints and Strangers - DVD
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B0000C825D
    What about the hotly debated issue regarding the Christians roots of the American colonies? Was the Gospel the basis of the formation of a nation like none other in all history? What role did faith and religion play in the founding of America? From the earliest settlers in Jamestown, through the fervent patriotism of the pre-Revolutionary period, and the eventual formation of the original colonies into the United States of America, this documentary examines the religious and spiritual roots of the men and women who founded our country.

    Saints and Strangers address religious influences from the time of the Mayflower to the Great Awakening, from Plymouth Rock to the War of Independence. It examines the groups of the faithful who were crucial influences during the colonial period — the Church of England, the Puritans, Baptist, Quakers, and others.
  • Shoes of the Fisherman

    ISBN: B00003OSTW
  • Solomon

    ISBN: B00004VVP1
    Amazon.com
    King Solomon led a grand life, thus rating this epic movie told in two parts, averaging 86 minutes apiece. Director Roger Young chronicles the king's rise from the weakling mama's boy of Bathsheba to a ruler known for his wisdom, international alliances, construction of the Jewish temple, and oh yes, those thousand wives--concubines included. Part 1 spends the first hour tracing the rivalry of Solomon (Ben Cross) with half-brother Adonijah, before and after the death of their father King David (Max Von Sydow in a brief appearance). It then makes a 10-year leap to dramatize his famous method of divining the true mother of a contested infant. In Part 2, the filmmakers embrace the legend that Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Vivica A. Fox) had a romantic as well as political alliance, suggesting that they were the star-crossed loves of each other's life and introducing some soft-focus nudity. With the queen's departure, Solomon descends into materialism and idolatry. The performances are strong and the script, penned by Bradley Winter, artfully weaves in background information to give the viewer helpful historical context. --Kimberly Heinrichs
  • Solomon - DVD

    ISBN: B00004VVP2
  • Solomon's Temple
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B000077VTV
    The place where it was built in ancient times was considered the center of the world. In many ways it has continued to be a center of history. Today it continues as a center of great reverence as well as great conflict. An understanding of the Temple in Jewish life and history is essential not only to understanding the Bible but also history and current events in Jerusalem today. This program gives a basic introduction to the colossal achievement of Solomon’s Temple and details its design, construction, meaning for Israel, and what went on there and why. Solomon’s Temple was destroyed in 586 B.C., but through the use of modern computer graphics, the Temple is reconstructed visually to provide a contemporary experience of its ritual, beauty and grandeur.
  • Story of Jacob and Joseph, The - DVD

    ISBN: B000056HP5
    The classic story of two brothers who turn against one another out of selfish greed. A story as timeless as the Bible itself.
  • Story of the Twelve Apostles
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B0000DHFZU
    They started out as average, unexceptional men of their time: fishermen, farmers, local magistrates. But their dedication to a prophetic Jewish preacher in the backwaters of the Roman Empire transformed them into revolutionaries and, in the process, changed the world itself in ways that would reverberate across time for two thousand years.

    Now, discover the extraordinary untold stories of the men chosen by Jesus to bring God's plan to the world. Among them are Peter, who denied Christ three times but later became a "Rock"; James and John, the fiery tempered "sons of thunder"; Matthew, the tax collector later murdered by cannibals; Simon the Zealot, the anti-Roman fanatic eventually "cut to pieces" preaching in Spain; and Judas Iscariot, whose betrayal would be paid for with silver and suicide.

    From their early fear and discouragement at the shock of the Crucifixion, to the final acceptance of the resurrection and their epic mission to spread the Gospel through the known world, it's an inspiring, astonishing story of the little-known men who became The Twelve Apostles.
  • Tabernacle, The
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B000056MK5
    Antioch Interactive presents this intriguing walk-through of the ancient Tabernacle. This meeting place between sinful man and Holy God is seen in stunning 3-dimensional computer-generated detail. You'll marvel at the stark contrast between the bronze covered Altar, with its implications of death, and the exquisite gold Lampstand, showing the way to life and forgiveness.

    The Table of Showbread, the Altar of Incense, even the Ark of the Covenant, will no longer be just mental images. You will feel as if you have walked on holy ground just as the priests once did.

    Hard to visualize passages come to life as you appreciate all that God has revealed when you watch "The Tabernacle."
  • Ten Commandments, The

    ISBN: 6300215830
    Amazon.com essential video
    Legendary silent film director Cecil B. DeMille didn't much alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that. While graced with such 1950s niceties as VistaVision and Technicolor, The Ten Commandments (DeMille had already filmed an earlier version in 1923) has an anachronistic, impassioned style that finds lead actors Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner expressively posing while hundreds of extras writhe either in the presence of God's power or from orgiastic heat. DeMille, as always, plays both sides of the fence as far as sin goes, surrounding Heston's Moses with worshipful music and heavenly special effects while also making the sexy action around the cult of the Golden Calf look like fun. You have to see The Ten Commandments to understand its peculiar resonance as an old-new movie, complete with several still-impressive effects such as the parting of the Red Sea. --Tom Keogh
  • Ten Commandments, The - DVD

    ISBN: 0792154649
  • Torchlighters: Eric Liddell
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B000WGLAK6
    Pressure to follow public opinion couldn't get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric makes the stunning announcement that he won't race on Sunday because of his religious convictions, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II.
  • Trial and Testimony of the Early Church

    ISBN: 1563640430
    Description
    The first three centuries were decisive for Christianity. The very existence of the church itself was threatened by powerful opponents who wanted to destroy it. These programs go to the locations and use dramatic re-creations to bring you close to the early believers. A great attendance builder, this series has proven to be especially popular for small groups, Bible studies, and Sunday school. The support material is designed so that lay people can effectively and comfortably lead a group through this fascinating period of church beginnings.
  • Truth Prevails: The Undying Faith Of Jan Hus
    Vision Video
    ISBN: B000S5NNZG
    Almost 600 years ago, a humble peasant stood alone against pope, emperor and king. He could either defy the truth he believed with all his heart, or he could die at the stake. Today Jan Hus is little known outside of his native Czech Republic, but in his day he challenged a corrupt church and inspired thousands to live for truth. In an age when Europe was divided between three popes, when pestilence claimed one in three lives and church offices were available to the highest bidder, Hus defied the earthly authorities to seek truth directly from the Word of God.

    Truth Prevails, a quote from Hus himself, is an hour-long documentary from The Christian History Institute and award-winning filmmakers Jerry and Misha Griffith. Using location footage, interviews with prominent historians and period artwork, this film follow the struggles of Jan Hus and the efforts of modern scholars which ultimately led Pope John Paul II to apologize for the Church's actions.

    Truth Prevails is more than just a look at an amazing life in a turbulent time. It is also a thought-provoking examination of many difficult issues facing anyone living in any time: When should we stand our ground and when should we back down? Which issues are worth dying for? How should we speak out against what we know is wrong? And ultimately, when should we ask for and offer forgiveness?
  • Visual Bible Acts - VHS

    ISBN: 071800034X
  • Visual Bible:Matthew - VHS

    ISBN: 0718000315
  • Visual Bible's Matthew, The - DVD

    ISBN: 1889710490
    How often does one sit down and read the book of Matthew from beginning to end? I'm sure I could count the times I've done it on one hand. Yet I sat through the entirety of the first video (135 minutes) without getting up for any reason. This fact will astound those who know me well, as it is virtually unheard of for me to sit through the entirety of any movie. Yet I was dragged wholesale into the book of Matthew and held there until it was time to switch DVD's.
  • We Shall Not Be Moved

    ISBN: B000066C9G
    Many documentaries have been made about the American Civil Rights Movement. But for the first time, in We Shall Not Be Moved, the movement is examined from the perspective of African-American churches — which played pivotal roles during this amazing period of U.S. history. Serving as the critical and strategic centers, these churches also provided indispensible moral and spiritual support to the movement. On occasion, they became the vanguards of the very struggle itself.

    Built on testimonies of pastors, activists, church members and other participants, We Shall Not Be Moved recalls the events in four key churches, providing spiritual -- as well as historical-- perspective on their roles in the movement to end racial inequality in America. The principle participants in the key events, when asked to discuss the spiritual dimension, gladly opened up and poured forth a fuller view of the movement than the secular news organizations were ever able to grasp. Was God present in these events? Listen to these authentic accounts from those who were there and are convinced He was.
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