Faith & Spirituality
This wonderful documentary was just awarded the Parent’s Choice award, recommended for children 10-14 years of age. It follows 33 Christian, Jewish and Muslim boys (ages 9-13) who arrive with some trepidation – as well as preconceived notions about the kids of other faiths. The Christian boys have never met Jews or Muslims before and expect them to be completely different. The Muslims fear the Christians and Jews will shun them as their classmates have since 9/11. Several of the Christian and Muslim boys – most of whom have never been away from home before – grapple with another problem: intense homesickness. The film follows the boys, as well as the staff, as they engage in typical camp activities and in the process, forge strong bonds with each other. The week turns out to be an extraordinary experience for all, culminating in one of the most stirring moments of their lives.
“Thoughtful and absorbing” —The New York Times “Spiritual travelogue” —Newsweek A revealing exploration of world religions All religions, at their core, are the same: this remarkable claim is made by Huston Smith, bestselling author and former professor of comparative religion at Syracuse University, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley. Raised by Christian missionaries, Smith also practices yoga, embraced his daughter’s conversion to Judaism, and, for a decade, adopted the Islamic tradition of praying five times a day. He has traveled around the world, visiting ashrams and temples, synagogues and mosques, zen masters and swamis. His book The World’s Religions has sold more than 2 ½ million copies worldwide since 1958, and is considered one of the defining treatises on the subject. In this series of conversations with renowned journalist Bill Moyers, Smith provides thoughtful insights into the world’s largest religions–Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam–and how, taken at their best, they provide universal truths that unite and define the human spirit. Emmy® nominated for outstanding interview program
In this documentary, Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe answer questions like, how close are we to such a totalitarian system; are all the necessary pieces already in place; and is the system already being tested. The viewer is sure to be amazed to hear about the latest developments in computer surveillance, spy satellites, implant able microchips, hand scan machines and global databases.
Proving once and for all that life can be an amazing journey—and a real trip—this all-new Quantum Edition release of What The Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole utilizes cutting-edge DVD technology to create a unique version of the film with every viewing! The possibilities are endless…and so is the fun! Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin is Amanda, a photographer suddenly transported into a metaphysical world of quantum mechanics, odd science and mind-bending phenomena. Guided by the world’s top physicists, engineers, biologists and mystics, she tumbles down the rabbit hole and gets a first-hand look at the fascinating links between science and spirituality in our everyday lives.
Abraham and Sarai are promised a son in their old age by the Lord. They cherish their miracle child, Isaac. When God commands Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice to Him, Abraham must make the most difficult decision of his life. This story is one of the greatest tests of obedience, faith and trust in God found anywhere in the Bible. Abraham passes the test and renews faith in God’s promise that he will become the father of many nations. A greatresource to use at home for family devotions, in Sunday School any timeof the year, or as a supplement to your homeschool curriculum. Each Interactive Story Of Abraham and Isaac DVD features: All features offered in English and Spanish English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz
What is the gospel according to Jesus? Simply this: that the love we all long for in our innermost heart is already present, beyond longing. -Stephen Mitchell, author of The Gospel According to Jesus. "Love your neighbor as yourself." -Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem, NY "For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you." -Maya Angelou Author/Poet, North Carolina No one in history has been as famous and widely interpreted as Jesus of Nazareth. For two thousand years, beginning with the Gospels, people have tried to capture the essence of his teachings in words, in art, in music – and in their daily experience. The Gospel According to Jesus continues the noble quest for Jesus’ actual words. This translation and guide is based on poet/scholar Stephen Mitchell’s popular book, which critics called "a masterpiece of immense power and permanence." You will see hundreds of people – from our most famous celebrities to the homeless poor – read and analyze this "living gospel." Participants include: Maya Angelou, Rev.Calvin Butts, Deepak Chopra, Ran Dass, Erica Jong, Norman Lear, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, Marianne Williamson and many others.
FRONTLINE explores how the spiritual lives of both believers and nonbelievers have been challenged since September 11th by difficult questions of good and evil and the potential for darkness within religion itself. Through interviews with a cross section of Americans impacted by the attacks, FRONTINE explores and illuminates the many spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain, and destruction at Ground Zero.
Bible Collection, The: David (DVD)David is a simple shepherd boy chosen as king of Israel under the watchful eyes of the prophets Samuel and Nathan. His rise to power is met with test of adversity — from the battle with the Philistine giant Goliath to personal threat from King Saul. David’s 40-year rule is driven by unstoppable ego, unwavering desire, a drunken sense of entitlement and plagued by tremendous battles, betrayals and loss — from his forbidden and passionate love with Bathsheba to his struggles with enemies both within and without.]]>
The Lee Strobel 3-Disc Film Collection: The Case for Christ / The Case for Faith / The Case for a Creator
THE CASE FOR CHRIST: Lee Strobel, the former legal editor of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, draws upon his investigative skills in this compelling film that follows his two-year investigation of the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ. Topics include: the historical accuracy of the Gospels, the personal claims of Jesus, and His resurrection from the dead. THE CASE FOR FAITH: In this powerful Biblical apologetic, Lee Strobel tackles two of the most emotional questions posed about Christianity: "Why is Jesus the only way to God?” and, "How could a loving God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world?” THE CASE FOR A CREATOR: Does contemporary scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural Creator? Featuring interviews with scientists and scholars from
Bible Collection, The: Jacob (DVD)For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up – but Rachel’s devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. Matthew Modine and Lara Flynn Boyle play Jacob and Rachel in one of the greate love stories from the Bible. Highlights of Jacob’s life – how he usurped his brother Esau’s birthright and blessing, the pillow of stone, the ladder to heaven, wrestling with God – are set against the heartache and hope of his relationship with the woman he seems destined never to possess. Sustained by his faith in God and his love for Rachel, Jacob perseveres…and becomes the fatherof the 12 tribes of Israel.]]>
Bible Collection, The: Joseph (DVD)Cast into a pit by his jealous brothers, young Joseph pleads for mercy. Instead, the brothers sell the terrified boy into slavery in Egypt. But Joseph turns this agonizing betrayal into triumph.Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley and Martin Landau highlight an outstanding cast in this beloved Biblical tale of treachery and redemption. Joseph uses his gift for divining dreams to rise from slave to Pharaoh’s most trusted aide, saving Egypt from seven years of famine. Then his brothers travel to Egypt in search of food…and right into Joseph’s power. "Forgiveness is greater than vengeance," Joseph declares. "Compassion more powerful than anger." But can he forgive so grievous a wrong?]]>
Bible Collection, The: Abraham (DVD)In the Old Testament, God tells Abraham to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan where his descendants will become a great and numerous tribe. Abraham, his children and grandchildren must prove their faith to God.]]>