My thoughts… I can honestly say that I enjoyed the documentary. It sought to prove or disprove, rather than to simply believe what the Word says. I love that we have made discoveries that make this endeavor possible and was fascinated by the findings and theories of the various archeologists and the way that the video was put together. In my opinion, it was a great documentary. Factual, interesting and thorough. If you are curious at all, or would simply just like to have a little more knowledge, you should take the time to watch this film. It would definitely be a great conversation piece!
About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world’s most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible. In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible’s account. This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world. The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film. This scientific documentary’s goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.
The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time: 119 minutes
Special Features: Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
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Growing up a child of many Christians, I have seen and heard many stories about the Birth of the Messiah. There isn’t a whole lot of variation, so I had no expectation for this one to be very different. I was, however, pleasantly surprised at how the story was told differently. The Promise told the beautiful story differently than I’ve ever heard it before and did it so very well! I love the way they told the story, starting with when Mary and Joseph were getting to know each other. Not an aspect I had ever really thought about before, much less seen played out! The movie is full of cute little songs that make one want to sign along and I love that the story is told so beautifully. Especially the funny bits that are thrown in via the animation. Just enough to keep the kids attention but not so much that it would take away from God’s story. Overall, I feel like the Promise is a wonderful telling of the great story and if you like musicals, or just have children, you’ll want to add this to your movie collection. I feel like it will become a classic, one we must watch every year to remind us of the True meaning of Christmas.
ABOUT THE PROMISE
The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.
This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.
Glorious Films is the home of high quality entertainment products created from a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and have come to from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that will be released in 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.