This story deals with the later stages of Handel's life, leading up to the composing of his masterpiece "Messiah." During his early years in London, Handel had enjoyed the King's patronage and people flocked to the theatres to see his operas. But soon fashionable society turned against him. Plagued by financial worries and ill health and abandoned by almost everyone except those closest to him, Handel shut himself away and worked day and night on "Messiah."
There is life after the storm. A young man's perspective is challenged when he learns that his estranged father is dying. Now he must face the truth before his bitterness destroys him. Featuring Antoine McKay (Empire) and Mimi Sagadin, (Return to the Hiding Place)
Some prayers are best left unanswered. This light-hearted romp will make you laugh and touch your heart as Betsy learns the truth about unanswered prayers and her own perception of God.
The made-for-television version of Johanna Spyri's family classic Heidi (Jennifer Edwards), a young orphan girl, is sent to live with her grandfather (Michael Redgrave) in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The gruff and bitter old man views Heidi at first as an ill-mannered child and an unwanted responsibility, but he soon becomes quite attached to her.
Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages—an Abbess and woman of God, a visionary, naturalist, playwright, political moralist, and composer. Born in 1098, she was beset by the most extraordinary religious visions from the age of eight-visions which she wrote down, painted, dramatized, and set to music. This substantial legacy of her visionary writings and songs are unique for their mystic power and beauty. They serve as some of the most radiant and illuminating accounts of religious experience ever.
Set in the days immediately following the crucifixion, a Roman centurion tells the story of Christ’s last days on earth from his unique perspective. This hardened soldier’s life was forever changed when he beheld the glory of the risen Christ.
Paul is in prison. Concern for the future of the churches weighs heavily upon him. He ponders how to guide his young disciple. The result is Paul's legacy to the ages in the form of his Second Epistle to Timothy. With clarity and power, the imprisoned Paul gives forth his message. This re-enacted slice of New Testament life uses Scripture itself for the entire script and captures the passion and compassion of Paul as he neared the end of his life.
This short drama will generate thought-provoking discussion. When eight-year-old Belle Richards disobeys her father, she puts herself and her younger brother in grave danger from a rock slide that would have meant sudden death, had not God intervened. Though she never told a soul about their miraculous rescue, years later her father would know exactly what happened. Through this event, Belle drew closer to God and learned the tough lesson of obedience. Includes two special extras: Remembering Belle and Director's Notes.
When the family patriarch dies suddenly, the Delvecchio's are thrown into crisis. Family secrets and simmering feuds between brothers, fathers and sons threaten to undo the family until God intervenes.
A family is shattered when seven-year-old Jennifer disappears while she and her mother, Sharla, are shopping. As the days pass, police searches and her prayers lead to nothing, Sharla struggles over how a loving God could allow evil to happen to a child -- a child entrusted into His arms. While delivering a compelling and emotional story, this film raises questions of faith without offering simplistic answers. Through it all, one biblical truth prevails -- in the midst of chaos, God will still be present.
Includes two adventures: Episode 1: Gideon, Reluctant Hero / Episode 2: Gideon, Warrior by Faith.
Episode 10: The King Needs Help -- King Saul has serious bouts of depression and David, a shepherd boy, is invited to come and play his lute for the king. Episode 11: Death Waiting -- After the event of the young David beating Goliath the giant, some ten years have passed. On occasion David still plays his lute for King Saul.
Episode 12: David on the Run -- King Saul wants David dead but has failed to get him killed on the battlefield. In his madness, Saul throws a spear at David while he plays the lute for the king. Episode 13: A New King -- King Saul is in hot pursuit of David, who is hiding in a cave. When the king walks into the cave, David has the opportunity to kill the man who is trying to kill him.
Includes two adventures: Episode 3: Naomi and Ruth / Episode 4: Ruth and Boaz.
Includes three adventures: Episode 5: The Invitation / Episode 6: Samuel's Destiny - Part I / Episode 7: Samuel's Destiny - Part 2.
Episode 8: A King for the Hebrews – The “teenpack” is transported back to the time of Samuel the Prophet. In his old age, Samuel asks God, on behalf of the restless Hebrews, for a King to rule them. Episode 9: Saul Takes Charge –This “teenpack” adventure finds the group at Saul’s father’s farm where Saul, a shy farmer, has become king of Israel. Saul’s newfound status has left him little time to consult with God and he is headed in the wrong direction. Teaches teens to decide how far one should we go with a leader who is headed in the wrong way?
Driven from his homeland because of his faith, this 17th century Christian hero is a testimony of the persistence of Christian courage. Comenius, commonly hailed as the "Father of Modern Education," was stripped of everything but hope…and a vision for the kingdom of God. This major dramatic feature was filmed in Comenius' native land, Czechoslovakia. A Columbus Film Festival award winner.
One day his teacher gives her students plastic eggs with the instructions to fill them with something that symbolizes Easter and new life. Jeremy's response to the assignment astonishes everyone. Inspired by Ida Mae Kempel's award-winning, true short story, "What Was in Jeremy's Egg?"
Jesus: The Desire of Ages tells the familiar story in a fresh way, through the eyes of those who knew and loved the Son of Man. An inspiring and triumphant music score combined with imaginative visual artistry will grip your heart as you experience the reality of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. This film is designed to lead the viewer into an intimate encounter with the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Here is an important chapter in the steps leading up to the Reformation. The history books make little mention of this Bohemian priest and scholar who lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Yet, John Hus was convinced and taught openly that the Bible should be presented in the language of the people, that salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ, and the Word of God is the final authority. He taught in the University of Prague and as a pastor, challenged the abuses of medieval Christendom.
A re-release of the J. Arthur Rank historical classic made in 1954. This cinema drama follows the life of Wesley from when he was saved out of a burning house as a child and thereby marked for life as a "brand from the burning." His Oxford days, a disastrous mission to America, his decisive Aldersgate experience, his bringing the Gospel into the daily lives of alienated masses, the founding of Methodism, and his astounding role in raising the moral and religious climate in 18th century England, and much more are set forth with careful dependence on the historical sources.
"John Wycliffe" is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time.