With stunning photography and original medieval melodies, the enchanting town of Assisi is explored through testimonials by Pope John Paul II, Dante Alighieri, Hermann Hesse, Simone Weil, J.W. Goethe, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Francis of Assisi and others. Also included are Poor Clare's reflections on her life in a convent, the Ecumenical Gathering of the world's religious leaders held in Assisi in 1986, the earthquake damaged city, the springtime festival Calendimaggio, and Francis' mystical Canticle of the Creatures.
Beyond Torture documents the persecution of Romanians under the communist regime. You'll hear firsthand stories of the persecution of Romanians under Stalinist communism.
Truth Prevails, a quote from Hus himself, is an hour-long documentary from The Christian History Institute and award-winning filmmakers Jerry and Misha Griffith. Using location footage, interviews with prominent historians and period artwork, this film follow the struggles of Jan Hus and the efforts of modern scholars which ultimately led Pope John Paul II to apologize for the Church's actions.
This program covers the 16th century Swiss Reformation, its key centers of Zurich and Geneva, and its central leaders, Zwingli and Calvin—two theologians who led tumultuous lives. Zwingli questioned major teachings of the church and instituted sweeping reforms. He sought to apply the Word of God for the transformation of civic and church life. Calvin laid the foundation that made Geneva a unique international center. He wanted only the quiet life of a scholar but was thrust into a critical role in Reformation and theological leadership.
What comes immediately to mind when you hear the word Switzerland? The majestic Alps, Swiss watches, international banking, chocolate and cheese? Switzerland encompasses all these things and more. Take an arm-chair journey through the sites and sounds of the real Switzerland in this fast paced, fun and informative documentary.
Narrated by Stuart Burgess, this inspiring docu-drama features animated maps, original war-time film footage and insightful interviews. All new reenactment scenes dramatically bring to life the emotion of the famous Dunkirk evacuation, which was code named "Operation Dynamo."
This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer's spectacular series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective. This special edition includes an intimate in-depth interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer, which is available only in this package. This program presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that man's only hope is a return to God's Biblical absolute — the Truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures. Each episode focuses on a significant era of history while presenting answers to modern problems.
This moving historical documentary explores the remarkable spirit and faith of the Volga German people. These German nationals emigrated to the Volga region of Russia during the time of Catherine the Great in pursuit of a dream… the promise of freedom and local self-government in their newly adopted homeland.
Zizka took a handful of peasants, outfitted them with farm implements, and defeated more than 100,000 of the finest knights in the world. He revived military techniques not used since the Romans and developed a forerunner of the modern tank and by the way Jan Zizka was blind.
Before communism fell, Romanian Christians were often arrested and kept in prisons or labor camps where the Communists went to great lengths to break their faith. This is the story of the Wurmbrand family whose faith endured.