Paul in Asia Minor is a brilliant and illuminating production. Beginning with his conversion, it reenacts Paul's missionary journeys on Anatolian soil (modern Turkey).
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Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches: Paul in Asia Minor is a brilliant and illuminating production. Beginning with his conversion, it reenacts Paul's missionary journeys on Anatolian soil (modern Turkey).
This brief, 48-minute Christian DVD contains an archaeological treasury: mosaics, frescoes, statues, amphitheaters, agoras, temples and more. The historical, religious, and archaeological background of each Anatolian region in which Paul preached the gospel is explained. Yet Apostle Paul is more than an archaeological or historical survey; this production's reenactment of the miracles Paul performed, the difficulties Paul encountered, and the persecution Paul faced beckons the viewer to experience with the Apostle himself the birth of the Christian church.
The film's archaeological emphasis is enhanced by 3D animated maps and footage of Antioch on the Orontes, Pisidian Antioch, Ephesus, Tarsus, and other cities important to Paul’s ministry. Significant artifacts from a variety of Turkish museums are also discussed. Widescreen.
DVD Special Features:
Languages: English, Turkish and Arabic
- Chapter titles for easy scene access
- Study guide in PDF format
**THIS PROGRAM CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED TO LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.**
Following a brief account of Saint Paul's (nee Saul) conversion to Christianity, Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches: Paul in Asia Minor traces the course of three expeditions the Apostle made, spreading the good news in what is now known as Turkey – in an area characterized by great beauty and quality antiquities, both of which make for a thrilling journey. Orienting viewers with 3-D animated maps, the program visits such renowned places as Antioch, Lystra, Corinth, and Tarsus, with special emphasis placed on Ephesus (probably Turkey's most celebrated archeological site), where the cameras capture the Temple of Artemis, the Celsus Library, Domition's Temple, and St. John's tomb. Silent reenactments help to convey a sense of Paul's travels and teachings, for which he endured much suffering (Paul was stoned, imprisoned, and – finally – tried in Rome and beheaded). DVD extras include Turkish and Arabic language tracks, as well as a study guide in PDF format. A skillful blend of nicely-photographed travelogue and religious history, this is recommended.
Few of us will be fortunate enough to travel to Asia Minor and be able to walk where the Apostle Paul walked. The next best thing is to view Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches. The 48-minute film traces Paul conversion from Sail and his journey throughout the region to spread the gospel. It's amazing to see the mosaics, statues, amphitheaters and temples, which have, at least in part, survived all of these centuries. Trace Paul’s steps as he sets up the earliest churches – Ephesus, Antioch, Tarsus, Galatia and others. Learn of a time, before denominations, when followers of Christ were simply New Testament Christians. You will also see reenactments of miracles Paul performed, the difficulties he face along his path and the persecution early Christians endured. There is also a PDF study guide, which can be printed off your computer, making this an excellent teaching tool. Vision Video produces many Biblical documentaries, which any student of the Bible would find interesting.
This is a brilliant and illumniating production. Beginning with his conversion, it reenacts Paul's Missionary journeys on the soils of modern Turkey. This brief 48 minute film contains an archeological treasury:mosaics, frescoes, statues, amphitheaters, agoras, temples and more. The historical, religious and archeological background of each Anatolian region in which Paul preached the gospel is explain to us. This is an illumination vision to the places where key New Testament events took place.
Very well done. Brings to view the exact route, showing the city locations of all of Paul's journeys so that you can track his very routes. Well done.