In this inspiring video, director-actor-producer Billy Angel presents 22 powerful oral interpretations of our favorite Psalms in diverse settings that serve to evoke the mood and ambience that the original authors intended.
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This is an outstanding resource for personal devotions or group worship. In this inspiring video, director-actor-producer Billy Angel presents 22 powerful oral interpretations of our favorite Psalms in diverse settings that serve to evoke the mood and ambiance that the original authors intended. Billy’s empathetic presentation honors the ancient Word and carefully places it into the modern context of contemporary life. Primarily based on the King James translation, viewers easily recognize the words of the Psalm while also experiencing its message in a new way.
On this DVD are Psalms 1, 5, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 42, 46, 51, 91, 100, and 139. A list of the Psalm titles in PDF is available (click link on "Downloads" tab above).
There are two added bonuses: First, there is a heartwarming introduction (11 minutes) in which Billy shows why Psalms are an irreplaceable dimension to life for anyone who takes the time to absorb them. Billy has memorized dozens of the Psalms and is passionate about sharing them with others, as he explains in the second bonus segment, “Learning Scripture by Heart” (17 minutes).
Billy writes: “These amazing prayers, lyrics, songs, psalms are very personal expressions straight from the heart of man, and written (mostly by David) to God. We can all speak, pray, sing, meditate on, and celebrate this inspired WORD OF GOD. It will lift you up and infuse you with faith, hope and love.”
Offering an unusual format, Angel speaks the words of 22 psalms in this uplifting devotional DVD. The locations are varied, but well-chosen to fit the original message of each psalm. Many of the psalms are familiar (Psalm 1, 23, 51, 139) and can be recited with him. Thirty minutes of bonus segments include an introduction and "Learning Scripture by Heart." in which Angel, a Bible storyteller, actor, director, and producer, offers helpful ideas for Scripture memorization. Angel's memorized presentation of the psalms is well done, and he provides an excellent opportunity for personal devotions or worship. Each psalm may be viewed independently, or all may be played together. The option of having subtitles adds to the appreciation of the message. Highly recommended for church libraries.
n this first installment of an ongoing project, actor Billy Angel stresses the importance of hearing scripture read as well as committing it to memory as he presents 22 of his favorite psalms (primarily based on the King James Bible), which he recites as he moves through various outdoor settings. While this could be an effective and inspirational experience, Angel's approach--too emotive and intense by half--is counterproductive to the prayerful state. In addition, each short section is introduced by the same title information and credits, leading to repeated fast-forwarding. These drawbacks lessen the effectiveness of this otherwise worthy undertaking (the optional English-language subtitles are helpful in following Angel's accented speech as well as in aiding memorization). Psalms Alive, Part 1 is accompanied by a pair of fine bonus features: an introduction to the psalms and a segment on learning scripture by heart. Recommended for larger religion collections, this is an optional purchase elsewhere.
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