Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Indestructible Book

The Scriptures were banned, burned, and ridiculed by rulers of every age, from Roman emperors to English monarchs. Many who dared to read and share the Word met horrible deaths. Yet God’s truth could not be crushed. This four-volume video commentary by Ken Connolly is a spectacular sweep of history, filmed on location in Israel, Europe, Britain, and the U.S.

From the back cover:

Retrace the Historic Path of God’s Word from Mt. Sinai to Plymouth Rock. Meet the scholars, teachers, and missionaries whose passionate faith preserved the Indestructible Book.

From the ancient deserts of Israel to the shores of the New World, The Indestructible Book documents an incredible story of faith and sacrifice. This commentary by Bible scholar Ken Connolly tells of believers inspired by God to protect the Bible and carry its message of hope and salvation forward through the centuries. The Scriptures were banned, burned, and ridiculed by rulers of every age, from Roman emperors to English monarchs. Many who dared to read and share the Word met appalling deaths. Yet God’s truth could not be crushed. The greatest worldly powers were no match for the mission of the apostles, crusaders, translators, reformers, preachers and printers dedicated to spreading the Gospel of The Indestructible Book. Filmed on location in Israel, Europe, Britain and the U.S., The Indestructible Book captures the spectacular sweep of history with visual images as rich and varied as the story it unfolds. This digitally re-mastered two-disc set includes all four original VHS volumes, hosted by Ken Connolly.

* Volume 1: How the Bible Began
* Volume 2: A Bible for the Common Man
* Volume 3: Martyrs for the Bible
* Volume 4: From the King James Bible to the Shores of America


Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites

Originally intended as a four-part miniseries, Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites made its U.S. debut as a two-part PBS special on May 14 and 21, 2003. Narrated by Keith David, with character voices provided by an impressive lineup of prominent actors, the program is dedicated to the thesis that the Israelites and the Jewish faith changed human history “as much as any empire that ever existed.” Persecuted and slaughtered for practicing monotheism at a time when the prevailing belief was in multiple gods, the Kingdom of David kept itself united and solvent by passing along the history and traditions of its elders in written form (the “religion of the book”). Among the subjects explored are the formation of the laws of the Jews, the origins of their customs, and their strongly held and strictly enforced moral values. Individual episode titles include “By the Rivers of Babylon,” “The Book and the Sword,” “The End of Days,” and “The Gifts of the Jews.” As often as possible, Kingdom of David was filmed on the exact locations where the historical events described herein occurred.

The Story of Paul The Apostle

The impassioned life work of the devout Jew who persecuted Christians until he heard the voice of God is thoroughly examined in this 66-minute History Channel documentary. Drawing on the biblical writings of his friend Luke, his own Epistles, and the meager additional writings of the time, this film begins with Paul’s conversion and follows his three decades of traveling missionary work, imprisonment, trials, and eventual martyrdom in Rome. Biblical scholars and historians augment Martin Sheen’s narration of this secular look at his life. Lavish illustrations include artwork (stained glass, mosaics, paintings, sculpture), old black-and-white movies, contemporary reenactments, and footage of today’s ruins of many of the temples and landmarks where Paul preached from Israel to Turkey to Athens. Always controversial in his day, Paul gets his due here,being credited as the single most influential person in taking Christianity from a fledgling sect to a worldwide church.