Apostle Collection Set
DVDs on the Apostles: A.D., Paul the Emissary, Peter and Paul, and The Story of the Twelve Apostles all in an attractive 4 disc slipcase.
A.D. -- Picking up where the events of the acclaimed Passion of the Christ left off, A.D. vividly recreates the turbulent years following the death of Christ. The earliest experiences of the Christian church after Jesus' ascension are powerfully dramatized in this remarkably authentic TV miniseries epic covering the years A.D. 30-69. The perfect resource for any church or home study group wishing to explore the New Testament period, the Early Church, or the Book of Acts.
This Biblically and historically accurate drama comes complete with a 56-page Study Guide providing a 12-week course. Performances from an all-star cast, together with the scope of the project, also make this great Bible-based family entertainment. This Vincenzo Labella production features: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison, John Houseman, Richard Kiley, James Mason, Susan Sarandon, Ben Vereen and many others.
This is the six-hour version adapted from the nine-hour television version (not currently available on DVD). Fullscreen
Paul the Emissary -- The early first century followers of Jesus were a small, struggling group within Judaism who seemingly posed no threat to anyone, certainly not the mighty Roman empire. But there was one determined to see this fledging faith exterminated. His name was Saul and he became the greatest persecutor of the early church. But within a matter of a few years, the Christians fiercest opponent became their most effective advocate. Struck down by a powerful conversion experience on the road to Damascus, Saul -- his name changed to Paul -- went on to become the greatest missionary in the history of Christianity. He went on to write more of the New Testament books than any other. In this impressive drama starring Garry Cooper we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ who will pay any price to bring his message to the world.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew and Arabic language tracks
Viewing Format: Widescreen
- Biographical info on leading actors
- Reflective Questions
- Bonus Feature: "I Paul" a reenactment of II Tim. (In English only)
Peter and Paul -- Anthony Hopkins stars in this epic network television mini-series that brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity. The new movement is beset by violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within. Two key leaders emerge -- Peter and Paul -- who struggle to keep the faith alive. This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. Included are the stoning of Stephen, the road to Damascus, their encounter in Jerusalem, their conflicts over how the word of Christ should be spread. Paul’s travels to Asia Minor and Greece, Peter and Paul’s clashes over Jewish law, and Peter’s decision to follow in Paul’s courageous footsteps. The drama concludes in Rome in approximately A.D. 64 with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter under Emperor Nero.
Also available is a <a href=/detail.taf?_function=detail&a_product_id=466 target="_blank">112-page guide</a> with reproducible student worksheets. To download a sample session from the guide, click on the link above for "Peter and Paul Guide - sample session."
Languages: English, Spanish
Viewing Format: Fullscreen
-Biographical information on leading actors
-Chapter titles provided for easy scene access
The Story of the Twelve Apostles-- They started out as average, unexceptional men of their time: fishermen, farmers, local magistrates. But their dedication to a prophetic Jewish preacher in the backwaters of the Roman Empire transformed them into revolutionaries and, in the process, changed the world itself in ways that would reverberate across time for two thousand years.
Now, discover the extraordinary, untold stories of the men chosen by Jesus to bring God's plan to the world. Among them are Peter, who denied Christ three times but later became a "Rock," James and John, the fiery tempered "sons of thunder," Matthew, the tax collector later murdered by cannibals, Simon the Zealot, the anti-Roman fanatic eventually "cut to pieces" preaching in Spain, and Judas Iscariot, whose betrayal would be paid for with silver and suicide.
From their early fear and discouragement at the shock of the Crucifixion, to the final acceptance of the resurrection and their epic mission to spread the Gospel through the known world, it's an inspiring, astonishing story of the little-known men who became The Twelve Apostles.
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