Living Bible Collection, The
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 4/27/2004
Reviewer: Nancy Bouwens
Director: Edward Dew
Runtime: 800 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Nelson Leigh
The Living Bible Collection diligently walks you through the life and resurrection of Jesus The Christ, the movement and persecution of the early Christians in Acts of the Apostles and many important events and characters from the Old Testament.
Jesus The Christ is a series about our roots, from Mary's Immaculate Conception to Christ's death on the cross and His glorious resurrection.
Acts Of The Apostles is a story of Pentecost; the early Christian movement; the ordination of laymen; the campaign to wipe out Jesus' followers by Saul of Tarsus.
Old Testament encompasses events and characters, from the book of Genesis to the book of Malachi including Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon and many more. The stories are full of love, hope and faith.
Includes a special bonus film: The Power Of The Resurrection, a beautiful dramatization of Christ's last days - the passion, death and resurrection - as seen through the eyes of Simon Peter.
This DVD series is a detailed journey of the Old Testament, life and resurrection of Jesus and the Acts of the Apostles in the days of the early church. The stories unfold with cadence and rhythm, drawing in the viewer, not just as an observer of the narrative, but as fellow sojourners through time and faith.
The Old Testament: A myriad of characters are brought to life from Genesis to Malachi; Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Elijah and many more. Each account is a weaving of humanity, struggle, defeat and victory as the men and women of the bible seek to serve and know their God. The narrative is rich with the words of Moses, the faith of David and the perseverance of Joseph - with scripture coming to life in each scene.
The Jesus Series: The life of Jesus is told from conception to resurrection. The obedience and humbleness of Mary, struggle of Joseph, Jesus birth, growth, ministry, arrest, crucifixion and his return as a resurrected Christ to his followers and the world are portrayed throughout. The cast of characters and scenery backdrops are woven together to aid in the telling of this greatest of all stories-bringing faith, hope and grace to all who follow the steps and story of Jesus.
Acts of the Apostles: The early days of the church unfold through the apostles at Pentecost and their commission to spread the gospel throughout the whole earth. We see Saul's quest to eliminate the disciples and squelch the seeds of the church strike fear in the hearts of the early believers. The Spirit of God released upon these humble men and women changed the world one person at a time- continuing yet today.
The Living Bible portrays the retelling of timeless Bible stories with primarily the words of scripture as the narrative. The sound track is weak in places and the film is without the special effects found in modern films. The low tech rendition brings the viewer a sense of watching a Sunday school play or Easter pageant. The simplicity contributes to the age old message of God's love. It is suitable for all ages and we are pleased to award the Dove Seal to this film.
Violence: Spears, swords, crucifixion, betrayal, and death are all depicted in a way that is true to the telling of the story without blood or gore; sound of beating and whipping and stoning.