Last Updated: May 10, 2012
Scope: These movies are recommended for church movie nights for adults and teens. Although some family films for all ages are listed, movies targeted specifically to children are not included in this guide. This guide has four sections: Feature Films, Biographies, Documentaries, and Bible Dramatizations.
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Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph Girzone that touched the lives of millions, this DVD dramatizes the inspirational story about a stranger with seemingly mysterious “supernatural” powers who has surprising effects on a small town. 90 minutes.
DVD69 Agent Abbey
A dramatization based on actual events of a high school girl visiting China. She as a Christian gets involved with a group of Chinese Christians who are being arrested for distributing Bibles or even meeting together to worship. 30 minutes.
DVD133 The Perfect Stranger
“Niki Cominsky is a successful attorney troubled by the fact her life isn’t perfect. One day, a mysterious invitation shows up on her desk that reads, “You’re are invited to dinner with Jesus of Nazareth.”. Thinking it’s a prank, she shows up, only to find herself in the middle of a whirlwind evening of debate and revelation.” A special edition for use in churches for study and reflection. Study guide is included. 105 minutes.
DVD234 Beyond Barriers: Walls and Reach for the Stars
Two stories: Walls: A moving story of forgiveness based on a story about the Berlin Wall and a man who lives his life with the consequences; Reach for the Stars: A blind women’s attitude makes all the difference. 20 minutes each.
DVD324 Blood Done Sign My Name
“Nate Parker (The Great Debaters) stars with Golden Globe-winner Rick Schroder (TV’s 24) in this electrifying true story as told in the award-winning book by Timothy Tyson. When a black Vietnam War vet is murdered by whites in small-town North Carolina, it sparks a firestorm of violent protest. Amid the rising chaos, a local teacher (Parker) and newly arrived preacher (Schroder) will risk everything to see justice done and change the brutal legacy of the past. From writer/director Jeb Stuart (screenwriter of Die Hard), it’s a powerful, emotionally explosive film the New York Times applauds as “…rich and fascinating.” Watch the preview and more at: http://www.blooddonesignmynamethemovie.com. 128 minutes.
DVD368 The Fourth Wise Man
Based on Henry van Dyke’s classic, “The Story of the Other Wise Man”, a fictional story set in Biblical times, told in gently comic terms. It concerns a Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) who studies the prophecies and witnesses a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant, Orantes (Alan Arkin), to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years, Artaban and Orantes pursue Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He now has nothing to present to the Messiah when he finds Him. The story culminates on Easter Sunday as Artaban, old and dying, finally encounters the new King, bringing peace to his final moments of life. 72 minutes.
DVD369 Jeremy’s Egg: Love Never Fails
Jeremy’s Egg was inspired by Ida Mae Kempel’s award-winning, internationally published, true short story, “What Was in Jeremy’s Egg?” Filmmaker Steve Viall brings you this family feature combining the heart of a classic tale with the adrenaline-pumping action found in the life of a Navy fighter pilot. Jeremy’s Egg is a surprising and inspirational story about a young boy and the impact he has on the lives of those around him. 95 minutes.
DVD400 Places in the Heart
Acclaimed by critics all over the country and boasting an Academy Award(r)-winning performance by Sally Field, PLACES IN THE HEART is a landmark film. Its emotionally gripping story centers around Edna Spalding (Field) and her unending struggle against extraordinary hardships. But, as recalled from director-writer Robert Benton’s own childhood, it’s also a portrait of a time and a place and a people. It is the 1930s in Waxahachie, Texas. Against this Depression-torn background, unforgettable characters meet and collide. Like Mr. Will (John Malkovich), the blind boarder who sees all too clearly the bigotry of his time, Moze (Danny Glover), a black man who knows a lot, including his own place in a white Southern town, and Wayne (Ed Harris), Margaret (Lindsay Crouse) and Viola (Amy Madigan), decent people caught up in an adulterous triangle which threatens two marriages. Together they leave an indelible impression of faith, courage, love and, most of all, endurance. Rated PG. 112 minutes.
DVD401 The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris’ determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend. Rated PG-13. 117 minutes.
DVD412 The Visitor
“Hailed as ‘one of the year’s most intriguing dramas’ in a ‘perfect performance’ as Walter, a disaffected college professor who has been drifting aimlessly through his life. When, in a chance encounter on a trip to New York, Walter discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and profound connection to them that will change his life forever. As challenges arise for his tenants Tarek and Zainab, Walter finds himself compelled to help his new friends, and rediscovers a passion he thought he had lost long ago.” This award-winning film can be used to generate discussion on immigration, human rights, the power of music, multiculturalism, and what it means to love your neighbor. DVD extras include an inside look at the film, commentary, deleted scenes, trailer, and a lesson on playing the djembe. View a preview at http://www.thevisitorfilm.com. 104 minutes.
In the tumultuous events following Christ’s crucifixion, Roman guard Claudius finds himself in the middle of a cover-up that has religious leaders, the government, and his closest friends attempting to hide something from the world. Will he uncover the truth at the risk of losing his life? Based on Max Lucado’s short story. Dove approved. 50 minutes.
DVD29 The Story of the Twelve Apostles
The journeys and stories of the men chosen by Jesus to spread the good news. Narrated by Martin Sheen and originally shown on the History Channel. 100 minutes.
DVD173 Biography: Billy Graham
The A&E Biography series show about Billy Graham, his early life and continued ministry “from childhood to the peak of his spiritual empire.” 50 minutes.
DVD174 Biography: Moses and the Ten Commandments
The Biography series portrait of the life of Moses: “This extraordinary, feature-length program traces Moses’s life and recounts the majestic story of Exodus through abundant location footage, rare paintings and artifacts, and interviews with biblical experts.” 50 minutes.
DVD189 History Channel: The Story of Paul the Apostle
The life and missionary journeys of Paul. Program comes with a Synopsis and leaders guidelines with Scripture references and questions for discussion. 50 minutes.
DVD190 Biography: Pontius Pilate
From an appointment to manage the province of Judea to the decision of what to do with Jesus in an inflammatory climate learn more about Pilate. Program comes with a Synopsis and leaders guidelines with Scripture references and questions for discussion. 50 minutes.
DVD192 Biography: David & Goliath
His arch rival was a terrifying giant who had never lost a battle – yet his unwavering courage made him one of history’s most beloved kings. Chosen by God to be the next ruler of Israel, David was a mere shepherd boy when he walked onto a field and valiantly slew Philistine giant Goliath. He became a hero to his people and ruled peacefully over the conquered city of Jerusalem for over 40 years. This extraordinary program tells David’s complete story, drawing on rare paintings and artifacts, interviews with expert historians, and extensive visits to ancient holy lands. Join BIOGRAPHY® for an intimate look at the triumphs, passions, and failures of one of the Old Testament’s greatest heroes, the legendary King David. Program comes with a synopsis and leader’s guidelines with scripture references and questions for discussion. 50 mins.
Step into eighteenth-century England and experience the transformation of one man whose heart-wrenching search for peace haunts him even as he pours himself into a life of service and evangelism. Now, for the first time, Wesley’s fascinating spiritual struggle is presented in this award-winning feature film based on John’s own private journals. Directed by John Jackman. Starring Burgess Jenkins, June Lockhart, Kevin McCarthy, R. Keith Harris, and Carrie Anne Hunt. Dove Family Approved for ages 12 and up. Watch a preview at www.visionvideo.com. 117 minutes.
DVD502 Encounters with John Wesley
Join Mark Topping as John Wesley in this action-packed docudrama as we follow Wesley around the English countryside, meeting the people and preaching the Gospel. Filmed on location at the New Room, Bristol, the oldest Methodist chapel in the world and at Charles Wesley’s House, also in Bristol. 89 minutes.
DVD503 John Wesley: The Classic 1954 Production
A re-release of the J. Arthur Rank historical classic made in 1954. This cinema drama follows the life of John Wesley from when he was saved out of a burning house as a child and thereby marked for life as a “brand from the burning.” His Oxford days, a disastrous mission to America, his decisive Aldersgate experience, his bringing the Gospel into the daily lives of alienated masses, the founding of Methodism, and his astounding role in raising the moral and religious climate in 18th century England, and much more are set forth with careful dependence on the historical sources. 77 minutes.
DVD504 A Heart Set Free: The Life, Ministry, and Lyrics of Charles Wesley
Shot on location in England and the United States, this feature-length documentary by T.N. Mohan, producer and director of the award-winning documentary Hanged on a Twisted Cross, brings detailed and well-researched perspective to Charles Wesley’s history through many never-before seen archival letters, manuscripts and other documents, besides interviews with leading experts from the UK and US. 101 minutes.
DVD505 Portrait of Susanna: The Story of Susanna Wesley
This one-woman play was written and performed by Lynette Bennett Danskin. She began her research during her seven years in London and has performed “Portrait of Susanna” coast to coast in the U.S., on NBS-TV and in England. 40 minutes.
DVD558 Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen
Windborne Productions is pleased to present this one-hour documentary on one of the most significant spiritual leaders of our generation, Henri Nouwen. A Roman Catholic priest, University of Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard professor, author and social activist, Nouwen possessed a unique insight into the human condition. Through his many books, which continue to be widely popular, Nouwen wrote passionately and eloquently about our human frailty and brokenness, while identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of today. Journey of the Heart is a thought-provoking look at the life of this unassuming, charismatic scholar considered by many of his contemporaries as one of the best and brightest minds of his time. Abandoning the insular works of academia, Nouwen embarked on a radical and personal pilgrimage of downward mobility that led him to L’Arche, a community of people with developmental disabilities. This documentary features an inspiring conversation with Nouwen shot just a year before his death. Interviews with key friends, prominent colleagues and family members help complete the picture of this unique man of faith – a person of passion and compassion. 56 minutes.
DVD562 Pioneers of the Spirit: Julian of Norwich
Throughout history a few special individuals have felt a spiritual longing so profound that nothing could satisfy their hunger. Facing uncharted territory, they mapped their own souls, seeking that mystical place where the self meets the divine. We call them Pioneers of the Spirit. This program looks at Julian of Norwich, recognized today as one of 14th century England’s most compelling mystics. A contemporary of Chaucer and survivor of the black plague, Julian received sixteen startling images of the crucified Christ that forever changed her life. Her descriptions of her visions in “Revelations of Divine Love” have given birth to enduring images of God’s nurturing and familial love that continue to inspire seekers today. A companion guide can be downloaded from www.visionvideo.com.
DVD187 History Channel: Lost Worlds: Jesus’ Jerusalem
This program explores Jerusalem as it would have been in the time of Jesus. Program comes with a synopsis and leader’s guidelines with scripture references and questions for discussion. 50 mins.
DVD188 A&E Mysteries of the Bible: Prophets
Explore the incredible stories of the Bible’s most commanding and confounding figures – the prophets: Samuel, Elijah, Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Program comes with a synopsis and leader’s guidelines with scripture references and questions for discussion.
DVD191 History Channel: Bible Battles
In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their ancient military exploits are described in one of history’s most famous religious texts–the Old Testament of the Bible. But by reading between the religious lines, military historians unlock the soldiers’ secrets of the Bible by examining the weapons, strategies, and the commanders, some of whom are not always thought of as warriors, like Abraham, Moses, and Deborah. In this feature-length special, we explore the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham until David’s ascension to the throne. Includes David, Jonathon, Saul, Deborah, Gideon, Joshua, and Abraham. Program comes with a synopsis and leader’s guidelines with scripture references and questions for discussion. 100 mins.
DVD304 Made in L.A.
The remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a 3 year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. License for churches to use in church and community showings has been provided. Leader’s guide from the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration is included. In Spanish with English subtitles. More info and resources in Spanish and English at http://www.madeinla.com.
DVD335 Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos
From the website: “Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida. Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.” This DVD contains subtitles in Spanish and includes the study guides. The two study guides, one specifically for churches, and promotional posters can be downloaded at http://brothertowns.com/studuguide.html. 58 minutes.
DVD336 The Guestworker
From the website: “The Guestworker tells the story of Don Candelario Gonzalez Moreno, a 66-year old Mexican farmer who has been coming to the U.S. since the 1960s as a farm laborer. He is some twenty to forty years older than all the thousands of Mexican men who work in today’s United States’ H2A Guest Worker program started in 1986. Despite his age, he continues to work long hours in tobacco, cucumber, and pepper fields, sweating and worrying – all for his family, particularly his ailing wife. He says he still wants to work “harder than all the others” as he did when he was a younger man, but now knows he just can’t. Yet he is asked back, year after year, because of his commitment to hard work, his “good attitude,” and his long-term service to Wester Farms in North Carolina. With revealing insight, filmmakers Cynthia Hill and Charles Thompson embark on an intimate exploration of Cande during one particularly grueling season while delving into this little-known guest worker program now already twenty years in existence.” This DVD includes subtitles in English and Spanish. Study guides in English and Spanish are available at http://theguestworker.com.
DVD362 Jesus: Who Do Men Say That I Am?
At this hour millions would die for Him! Why? Who is this unforgettable one called Jesus? Is there any other like Him in all history? Is He the king of kings? Was He a man of miracles, a religious rebel, a self-deluded misfit? Do people today think of Him as a prophet, teacher, or God? What do you think? This intriguing investigation with everyday people and leading Bible scholars reveals some refreshing and often startling answers. Here is an intelligent, provocative portrait that will stir your heart and mind. This powerful film contains answers that may change your life or the life of a friend or relative who really wants to know who Jesus is. The program shows the diversity of viewpoints about Jesus that currently prevail. The key questions are pointedly raised and will help you come to your own conclusions. A free PDF guide for this program can be downloaded at www.visionvideo.com. 48 mins.
DVD373 Behold the Man
In this illuminating on-location documentary, key questions related to the life and meaning of Jesus are addressed head on. Included are the important issues of: – Did Jesus really exist? – Was He just a human being or more than this? – Did He really rise from the dead? In this exploration, Michael Green is joined by the American scholar Steven Notley, who is based in Israel, and Dutch scholar and author Jacob van Bruggen. They guide us through the evidence from history, literature, and archeology to examine the case for Jesus Christ and his claims. In the process, they show that the extraordinary claims made by and about Jesus warrant serious consideration today. Script and study guide can be downloaded from www.visionvideo.com. 43 minutes.
DVD376 So, Who Is This Jesus?
Two thousand years ago a man was born who changed the course of history. He was a carpenter. As an adult he never traveled more than 60 miles. He was betrayed by one of his twelve followers and executed for crimes he did not commit. Today, even in an age of skepticism and materialism, there are millions of people from all walks of life who passionately believe in him–and who claim he has radically changed their lives. His name is familiar to us all — even if only as a swear word. But who is he — who is this Jesus? Russell Boulter provides answers to the question in a down-to-earth, no nonsense style. This program has been designed specifically to help people with no previous knowledge of Jesus to have a better understanding of who He is. For those who already know Jesus, it will give them an even greater understanding of Jesus’ life and the joy of knowing him better. Filmed in Israel, the presentation is in three parts: His Story Had a Long Preparation, His Birth and Life, The Meaning of It All. Download the free study guide at www.visionvideo.com. 48 mins.
DVD403 Lives for Sale
A documentary on Immigration and Human Trafficking. “Lives for Sale” goes beyond the rhetoric to show why immigrants are willing to risk everything – even virtual slavery – for the American Dream. While politicians, activists and the media wrestle with the thorny issue of immigration, this new investigative documentary exposes the painful, rarely seen human side of illegal immigration; especially the growing black market trade in human beings. The DVD contains lots of extras including a study guide, script, fact sheets, brochures, video clips, and more. You can view a preview at http://www.livesforsale.com. 58 minutes.
DVD413 Dying to Live
“Dying to Live is a profound look at the human face of the immigrant. It explores who these people are, why they leave their homes and what they face in their journey. Drawing on the insights of Pulitzer Prize winning photographers, theologians, Church and congressional leaders, activists, musicians and the immigrants themselves, this film exposes the places of conflict, pain and hope along the US-Mexico border. It is a reflection on the human struggle for a more dignified life and the search to find God in the midst of that struggle.” Spanish subtitles available. Leader’s guide is included and available at http://dyingtolive.nd.edu/DyingtoLiveREFLECTION%20GUIDE1.pdf. 33 minutes.
DVD507 The True Easter Story
Piercing through layers of tradition that have built up around Christ’s resurrection, this powerful, brand new 45-minute Faith Lessons video takes us into ancient Jewish times and culture to view afresh the birthday of the Christian faith. Drawing on Ray Vander Laan’s rich understanding of Israel’s history and religion and unfolded in his passionate and practical manner, here is the carefully researched, factual account. The immediacy is gripping, the truth, inspiring. 43 minutes.
DVD552 The Case for Christ’s Resurrection
Has the Case for Christ’s Resurrection been made for you? Be equipped with the answers! Did Christ really rise from the dead? How credible is the evidence for Christ’s Resurrection? This documentary investigates the historical record, draws upon medical knowledge, searches for evidence in the lives of the Apostles, explores ancient Jewish burial customs, and—with new scientific technologies—examines the burial cloth of Christ. Your faith will be strengthened and your heart uplifted as the resurrection story is confirmed through new evidence! Exclusive DVD Bonus Features include Legal Arguments for the Resurrection, See the Unseen Proof for the Resurrection, Artifacts of the Resurrection: Authentic vs. Counterfeit, Preservation of Artifacts & Evidence for the Resurrection, Extended Expert Interviews, Extended Footage of 3D Holographic Images of the Face of Christ (2 pairs of 3D glasses included), Evidence for the Resurrection–PowerPoint Presentation, FaithGrowers™ Curriculum, and Pastor’s Sermon Outline & Listener’s Notes. Approximately 120 minutes including bonus features. Dove approved. Closed Captioning.
DVD557 Footsteps of Goliath
Is the famous story really true? Did young David actually slay the giant Goliath with a slingshot? Did giants actually walk the earth? Find out in Footsteps of Goliath. The filmmakers themselves pieced together clues from the Lands of the Bible and brought them together in the most complete view on the giant Goliath ever presented. The documentary takes us from the glorious temple of the Pharaohs to mysterious tombs of mythical kings, from the dark vaults of the world’s greatest museums to the shores of the Dead Sea, from remote digs to the very place where David met his giant opponent. Approached from the perspective of professional scientists and archaeologists, Footsteps of Goliath includes the reenactment of the famous duel between David and Goliath. The story in the Bible contains an incredible amount of detail on Goliath which allowed the filmmakers to reconstruct the giant warrior. This reconstruction has received much praise for its accuracy and credibility from the scientists participating in this documentary. 52 minutes.
DVD560 The Fall of Jericho
The fall of Jericho is a well-known story, fascinating children and adults alike. But what really happened there thousands of years ago? Did God work a miracle to bring down the walls of Jericho as the Bible says? Or can natural causes sufficiently explain the city’s demise? The answers, previously buried under rubble and dirt for three and a half millennia, are now being uncovered. But are there enough pieces of the puzzle remaining to solve the mystery? The Fall of Jericho explores what really happened as Joshua and the Israelites experienced one of the Bible’s greatest military victories. Interviews with archaeologist Dr. Bryant Wood and Bible scholar Dr. Frederick Baltz shed new light on the truths found in Scripture about this miraculous event. 30 minutes.
DVD59 Visual Bible: Matthew
“The Gospel of Matthew presented word for word from the best-selling New International Version® (NIV) translation offers wonderful educational, spiritual, and entertainment value. All ages–from preschoolers to the elderly–can follow along in the Bible while studying in a group or individually.” A Spanish version is also available on this DVD. 265 minutes.
This powerful, educational and entertaining film takes word for word the text from the book of Acts from the New International Version translation. Appealing to all ages and filmed on location in Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa, this multimillion-dollar production of Acts features a cast of thousands, historically correct costumes and award-winning directing. Includes English subtitles, search by event or chapter, and biographies of key personalities of Acts. Comes in set of 2 DVDS. 183 minutes.
DVD125 In Remembrance
A moving retelling of the last supper experience with Jesus and his Disciples. What did each disciple bring to the table? 47 minutes.
DVD144 One Who Was There
What would the rest Mary Magdalene’s life been like? This is a story that suggests a possibility. She retells her life as a believer. This classic film stars Maureen O’ Sullivan. 29 minutes.
DVD245 Good God Theater: Act I: Old Testament
Sixteen creative and often very funny skits of stories from the Old Testament. From 4-10 minutes each including a leader’s guidelines with discussion questions. Stories include: Creation, Cain and Abel, The Flood, Babel, Jacob and Esau, Joseph, The Midwife, Manna, Golden Calf, Leviticus, David and Bathsheba, Song of Solomon, Prophet Radio, Jeremiah, Jonah, and Advent (Isaiah and Luke from New Testament). 110 mins.
DVD370 Peter and Paul
Anthony Hopkins stars in this epic network television mini-series that brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity. The new movement is beset by violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within. Two key leaders emerge — Peter and Paul — who struggle to keep the faith alive. This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. Included are the stoning of Stephen, the road to Damascus, their encounter in Jerusalem, their conflicts over how the word of Christ should be spread. Paul’s travels to Asia Minor and Greece, Peter and Paul’s clashes over Jewish law, and Peter’s decision to follow in Paul’s courageous footsteps. The drama concludes in Rome in approximately A.D. 64 with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter under Emperor Nero. 194 minutes.
DVD371 The Revolutionary – Epic Version
The glorious story of the life and ministry of Jesus is powerfully portrayed in this edition of The Revolutionary: Epic Version, which combines The Revolutionary Parts I and II, with new additional footage. From His birth to His death and ascension, you will retrace Jesus’ footsteps and see His miracles and ministry depicted as never before on film. Shot entirely on location in Israel, this epic version of The Revolutionary will take you back, almost 2,000 years, to relive the dramatic events that changed the course of human history — and mankind’s eternal destiny — forever. This fast-paced film on Jesus, made in high definition technology, shows his life and teaching in a way that arrests the attention of audiences. A study guide is available at www.visionvideo.com. 97 minutes.
DVD372 The Greatest Story Ever Told
In this Hollywood version of the life of Jesus Christ, internationally acclaimed actor Max Von Sydow gives the performance of a lifetime, revealing the anguish and glory of Jesus. He is supported by an all-star cast including Charlton Heston, Jose Ferrer, Telly Savalas and many others. Rated G.
DVD405 The Gospel of John
An epic in the spirit of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, this widely acclaimed motion picture is a meticulous recreation of the turbulent era of Jesus and the events that changed the course of history! Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, AMERICAN TRAGEDY, 2000), it’s the bold and powerful story of Jesus as told by his disciple John. The best-loved but least understood of the gospels, John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Jesus’ entire three-year ministry, the final years of his life. Intimate and reflective, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incomparable life and times of Jesus Christ. Includes the 2-hour version and the theatrical three-hour version with bonus extras. Rated PG-13. 129 minutes.
DVD484 The Nativity Story
In Nazareth, a town oppressed by the devastating taxation practices of King Herod, a teenage girl, Mary, is told by her parents that they have arranged for her to marry Joseph. Distraught by the idea of marrying a man she hardly knows, Mary takes refuge in a grove to collect her thoughts. There, she is visited by an angel, who tells her that she has been chosen by God to bear his son. Despite the public scorn from an unwed pregnancy, together, Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem for a census mandated by the King. It is here, with a great celestial event revealing his prophecy, in a history-defining event, that Jesus is born. Rated PG. 101 minutes.
DVD493 Jesus of Nazareth
Praised by critics and religious leaders worldwide, this epic movie accurately portrays Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Filmed on location in Palestine, it features an all-star cast including Sir Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, Olivia Hussey, and Robert Powell as Jesus. Digitally mastered DVD features scene access, cast and crew information, and “Living in Biblical Times” segment. 382 minutes.
DVD501 The Ten Commandments
The amazing story of the only man in biblical history to see God face-to-face and call him “friend”! Filled with high adventure, miraculous events, and gentle humor, this power-packed animated version of the Exodus features the voices of Ben Kingsley as narrator, Elliot Gould as God, Christian Slater as Moses, and Alfred Molina as Ramses. Rated PG. 88 minutes.
DVD506 Passion in Jerusalem: The Easter Story
Take a visit to the very places where the climactic events in Jesus’ life took place! The Easter story and the great events which led to the crucifixion and the resurrection are dramatically presented with passion and joy. This production is filmed on all the traditional locations associated with the Holy Week. 30 minutes.
DVD554 Jesus: He Lived Among Us
In this 90-minute animated video, the story of Jesus unfolds through the eyes of his last surviving disciple, John the Beloved. Banished to the Island of Patmos, John recounts the incredible and often dangerous story of what happened when Jesus lived among us. Produced by The Voice of the Martyrs. The trailer and opening sequence can be seen online at: http://www.thejesusmovie.com.