Faith & Spirituality
"Moyers at his best" –Newsday "Thoughtful" –Los Angeles Daily News "Intelligent and stimulating" –The Philadelphia Inquirer "Enthralling interviews" –Newsday Renowned intellectuals discuss the role of religion in modern society In a world where religion poisons some lives but gives profound purpose to others, how do we learn to live together? Join veteran journalist Bill Moyers (Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, Bill Moyers’ Journal) as he sits down with 12 noted writers and thinkers from a wide spectrum of beliefs to discuss their search for meaning. These frank, one-on-one conversations touch on the pressing issues in our post-9/11 world: the increasing politicization of faith, the perceived gulf between science and religion, the tension between tolerance and free expression, and more. Original voices such as Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Mary Gordon, and climatologist Sir John Houghton add a personal dimension as they talk openly about their most heartfelt beliefs and how those beliefs inform their lives and work. In a broadcasting career spanning nearly 40 years, journalist Bill Moyers distinguished himself at Newsday, NBC, CBS, and PBS. His many honors include lifetime achievement Emmy® and Peabody awards.
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.
• 2-Disc Set • Meticulously Restored • 55th Anniversary Based on the Holy Scriptures, with additional dialogue by several other hands, The Ten Commandments was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah’s daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Moses (Charlton Heston) starts out "in solid" as Pharoah’s adopted son (and a whiz at designing pyramids, dispensing such construction-site advice as "Blood makes poor mortar"), but when he discovers his true Hebrew heritage, he attempts to make life easier for his people. Banished by his jealous half-brother Rameses (Yul Brynner), Moses returns fully bearded to Pharoah’s court, warning that he’s had a message from God and that the Egyptians had better free the Hebrews post-haste if they know what’s good for them. Only after the Deadly Plagues have decimated Egypt does Rameses give in. As the Hebrews reach the Red Sea, they discover that Rameses has gone back on his word and plans to have them all killed. But Moses rescues his people with a little Divine legerdemain by parting the Seas. Later, Moses is again confronted by God on Mt. Sinai, who delivers unto him the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the Hebrews, led by the duplicitous Dathan (Edward G. Robinson), are forgetting their religion and behaving like libertines. "Where’s your Moses now?" brays Dathan in the manner of a Lower East Side gangster. He soon finds out. A remake of his 1923 silent film, DeMille’s The Ten Commandments may not be the most subtle and sophisticated entertainment ever concocted, but it tells its story with a clarity and vitality that few Biblical scholars have ever been able to duplicate. It is very likely the most eventful 219 minutes ever recorded to film—and who’s to say that Nefertiri (Anne Baxter) didn’t make speeches like, "Oh, Moses, Moses, you splendid, stubborn, adorable fool"?
“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
Art Of Faith is a visually sumptuous series revealing outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The films bring to life many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings through stunning photography and interviews with the people who know and love them.
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
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.
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
This seventy-two minute documentary deals with faith, science, and intelligent design. World-renowned recording artist Alvin Chea (Take 6′s bass singer) narrates THE CREATION.
Adapted from the book PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, THE CREATION features interviews with theologians, biologists, and other scientists who make a strong case for belief in a six-day, literal creation. Illustrations, animations, re-enactments, landscapes, and time-lapsed footage bring the Creation story to life.
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.]]>