It is claimed that there have been more books written about Martin Luther than anyone else other than Jesus Christ. In those lists pundits compile about who were the most influential in shaping our modern world, the name Martin Luther inevitably shows up near the top, usually in the top ten. He is one of those few who can be proclaimed indisputably a "hinge of history."
An intimate portrait of the influential missionary's life and legacy.
T. N. Mohan, director of the multiple award-winning film on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," returned to Germany to film "In the Footsteps of Martin Luther." He introduces Germany as the Land of the Reformation by featuring the ten Luther towns which represent the most significant stages in the reformer's life.
Isaac Hecker’s story is ultimately an American story about someone who not only spent his life trying to experience God acting in the world, but who also tried to build bridges so others could join him on that journey. No matter what one’s religious background might be, Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America is a story for all spiritual seekers about someone whose life continues to impact our society today.
This documentary, filmed at the John Bunyan Museum in Bedford, England, presents a detailed look at Bunyan's life, chronicled by John Pestell, author of Travel with John Bunyan.
This documentary explores Newton’s life from his turbulent youth to his involvement in the 18th century African slave trade, his dramatic conversion aboard a sinking ship and on through his remarkable ministry as an evangelistic preacher, hymn writer and abolitionist.
This documentary traces the story of John Wesley the 18th century evangelist and social reformer who launched the worldwide Methodist movement. Using excerpts from the 2010 dramatic film Wesley by John Jackman plus interviews with experts and on-location footage shot in Wesley’s England, this program takes you inside the world of this influential Christian leader.
This beautifully produced documentary, hosted by Wesley expert Keith Garner and shot at key locations, provides a comprehensive view of John Wesley’s life and legacy.
Steve Saint leads a group out of their comfort zone and into the jungles of Ecuador. The group includes many who are related to one of the most famous missionary stories of our time—the five men who were killed in Ecuador in 1956 by the tribe then known as the Aucas.
Luther Legacy from Lutheran Film Associates is four leader-friendly programs packaged into one DVD, each a quarter-hour presentation. When followed by discussion, these teaching tools can help participants to discover what the legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation is and how it helps to shape the faith of Christian believers today.
Doctor Helen Roseveare, affectionately called "Mama Luka," pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo—now Zaire. After Independence in 1964, the country was ravaged by the Simba Rebellion. Helen, caught up in the horror of the revolution, was beaten, raped and imprisoned by the rebels. Mama Luka Comes Home vividly tells her story of forgiveness and faithfulness to those she came to serve. This is a story of love overcoming hatred, brutality, and racial prejudice.
A must-have for anyone interested in the life and work of William Tyndale and the behind-the-scenes history of the Bible in English. Includes an in depth interview with renowned Tyndale scholar Dr. David Daniell…
Many Beautiful Things tells the story of Lilias Trotter, a 19th century British painter who sacrificed artistic fame in order to serve God as a missionary in Algeria. Featuring the voices of Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones).
The amazing story of missionary Maria Prean is told in this award-winning documentary by Janina Huettenrauch. Maria was 60 years old when she decided to start a new life. She moved from Austria to Uganda, a country with more than two million orphans.
This video documentary provides an intimate look at Katharina von Bora, former nun, 16th Century entrepreneur and wife of Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation. It is an in-depth look at the life of the woman who helped Luther change the course of history. We learn how she coped with incredible demands and survived the continual onslaught of unpredictable developments. We see how she became a capable manager carrying major responsibilities with and for her famous husband.
"Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me." Mother Teresa always remembered these words of Jesus. She said that she saw the face of Jesus in the face of each sick and dying person she helped. She asked the whole world to look for Jesus' face there, too.
Discover the secrets the beauty of the ancient Irish church as host Rainer Walde goes on the trail of Celtic Saints.
Open the door to Martin Luther with public television travel host Rick Steves. He takes us to areas of Germany known as Lutherlands. From Eisleben, where Luther was born, to Wittenberg where he taught and preached, and to several other areas, we learn about the tumultuous events of the Reformation and the monk at the center of it all. We see how this Augustinian monk, who most wanted the quiet of a religious life, was thrust into the center of 16th-century world-shaking events.
This is the story of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army. It is a gripping narrative of struggle, difficulty, love, and ultimate triumph.
Perpetua, a young mother, along with other new believers in the Early Church, held firm in her faith against the Roman Empire and were willing to make the the ultimate sacrifice.
This program looks at Augustine of Hippo, a bishop in North Africa in the 4th century and one of Christianity's most influential thinkers.
A German nun and abbess, Hildegard was an intellectual, writer, composer, and artist. She wrote about music, art, medicine, natural history and theology. Her musical compositions are being played to this day. Hildegard is remembered also for her visions, which she wrote about in great detail. She was a renaissance woman far ahead of her time.