Imagine a prison with bars but no guards…a prison where inmates hold the keys. This Brazilian prison accommodates some of the most notorious inmates; yet peace and good order now prevail. The film, shot by two of the inmates, examines the day-to-day running of the prison and explores the personal development of two prisoners— with respective sentences of 70 and 114 years—who hold substantial responsibility for the harmony and security of the prison.
Matt Kern was an A student in seventh grade but a year later was stealing cars on the weekends. He eventually landed in prison where, unbeknownst to his parents, he thrived by managing his own business and gambling operation. This riveting story reveals the details of his crime and time spent in prison, and the providential way in which he got clemency.
The Torchlighters is a series of animated programs with strong values and educational content for youth ages 8-12. Each episode presents the story of a true-life hero from Christian history. Kids will see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" and will be challenged to carry their own torch while learning about the history of our faith. This set includes the first twelve episodes.
This set of five DVDs includes Pilgrim's Progress: Journey to Heaven, John Bunyan: The Journey of a Pilgrim, Torchlighters: The John Bunyan Story, Dangerous Journey, and Pilgrim's Progress (animated).
Set includes all DVDs in the Torchlighters series - The William Tyndale Story, The Perpetua Story, The Jim Elliot Story, The Amy Carmichael Story, The Gladys Aylward Story, John Bunyan Story, The Richard Wurmbrand Story, The Eric Liddell Story, The William Booth Story, The Samuel Morris Story, The Augustine Story, The Corrie ten Boom Story, The John Wesley Story, The Robert Jermain Thomas Story, The Martin Luther Story, The Adoniram and Ann Judson Story, and The Harriet Tubman Story.
Follow along as Ken Curtis, founder of Gateway Films/Vision Video, visits Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola Prison. As he was reflecting on the beatitudes in light of his journey with cancer, Ken wanted to learn from people who knew well the brokenness Jesus describes as blessed. This one-hour documentary presents the stories of inmates that bring clarity to Jesus’ teaching as they share the blessedness of the beatitudes in their own lives. Many of these men are facing life sentences, yet they have found new life and purpose through their faith in Jesus Christ.
In the mid 1970s, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") brought New York City to its knees with his serial murders. He is now serving six consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole. He did not simply decide to become a murderer one day. He is in prison today because of a series of wrong choices he made as a young man. Featuring interviews with Berkowitz (now known as the "Son of Hope") from prison and interviews with young people who are making difficult choices today, topics such as peer pressure, drugs, violence and the occult are explored and real-life answers are examined.
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.
From the Emmy Award-winning Bible Collection featuring the critically acclaimed movies, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Paul the Apostle comes a production starring Richard Harris as the Apostle John in The Apocalypse. Detailing John's visions against the backdrop of the severe persecution of Christians in the first century, this biblically based film will inspire viewers.
Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were the first missionaries from the United States. The young couple set out for Burma where they worked to reach souls in a land where professing Christ would mean certain death.
Bring the Book of Acts to life for your child (8-12) as the story of the Apostle Paul unfolds before them. This engaging DVD follows Paul’s life from his persecution of the church to his many missionary journeys, and the imprisonments he suffered at the hands of those with whom he once aligned himself.
II Timothy is possibly the very last letter that the great apostle Paul ever wrote. We come to the end of the thrilling life of a man who had served Jesus with all his heart, mind, soul and strength. It is clear that this letter was written when Paul was a prisoner. What would be his final instruction to the Church?
The letter of Philippians was written by Paul while he was in prison in Rome in about AD 63, but there is no bitterness or disillusionment here. In this letter, Paul opens his heart to us, showing us the secret to real contentment. The letter speaks of fellowship in the sufferings of Jesus, and yet there is no book of the Bible so full of joy.
Captivated features insights from media experts as well as personal stories from individuals and families who have escaped media addiction and learned to make discerning and God-honoring choices about their use of media technology.
T. N. Mohan, producer and director of the award-winning documentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," presents a well-researched and documented story of how Hodges, armed only with his wits and a Red Cross badge, made over 15 solo journeys into German lines at Lorient and St. Nazaire in Brittany, France, and secured freedom for the POWs. It was "a unique event" in World War II.
Biblical theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis just days before the Allies defeated Germany in World War II. This gripping documentary narrated by Ed Asner captures the life, times, and thought of Bonhoeffer. Using rare archival footage, documents, and visits to original locations, we get an intimate portrait of a man whose life and writings grow in their influence and speak powerfully to issues of our own day some 50 years later. How does a man of peace come to assist violence in combating unrestrained evil?
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.
As an ex-convict, Lee Ferguson’s biggest desire is to leave his past behind and make a fresh start with Katie, his new love. But when Lee finds out Katie is a Christian, his pre-conceived ideas and her moral standards clash. Through engaging action and drama, this film explores temptation, sin, forgiveness and redemption, while helping seekers and believers understand one another!