"Beyond the Gates" is a feature length documentary film experience about the Waodani Indians and the missionary men and women who have given their lives to reach them. This powerful emotional journey begins with the Waodani describing their way of life before the missionaries visited them in 1956. Narrated by the son of one of the missionaries and each of the wives of the men who died, the audience takes a nostalgic trip back in time to see how the men and women came to meet up with each other in Ecuador. An inspiring story of forgiveness and love. While the primary lesson of Beyond the Gates of Splendor is about the power of Christian love, this extraordinary documentary transcends its missionary message with a universal tale of cultural exchange, murder, and the ultimate act of forgiveness. After establishing that the Waodani Indians in the Amazon basin of Ecuador had endured several generations of violent homicide among tribal neighbors, the film's central story begins to unfold: As American missionaries discover the Waodani in the mid-1950s, their Christian outreach goes smoothly until 1956, when lies and misunderstandings lead to the spear-killing of five of the missionary men whose wives and children--including narrator Steve Saint (whose father was among those killed)--responded to tragedy by living peacefully among the Waodani over the decades that followed. Through home-movie footage, photographs, and eyewitness accounts by American and Waodani alike, this incredible-but-true story of love and understanding unfolds with considerable power, urging the viewer to consider the meaning of this remarkable example of unified humanity. Is the missionary impulse a pure and beneficial one? Are the Waodani best left alone and ignorant of the wide world beyond their village? With deep tragedy, rich humor, and an overwhelming sense of compassion, writer/director Jim Hanon ponders these and other questions, hampered only by an overbearing score (by Ronald Owen) that's lushly beautiful at best, but too often maudlin, manipulative, and shamelessly heavy-handed. It's likely that Christian viewers will be most deeply affected by the film's thematic parallels to the lessons of Christ, but anyone with an ounce of compassion will be similarly moved and astonished. Not surprisingly, Hanon later dramatized the factual events of Beyond the Gates of Splendor in his 2006 feature film The End of the Spear. --Jeff Shannon
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Manufacturer: Turner Home Ent
Brand: Word Entertainment
Bible Collection, The: Moses (DVD)Faith in God. Escape from slavery. The two great themes from the Old Testament book of Exodus are given thrilling new life in this recreation of how Moses led the children of Israel from bondage in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land. # Academy Award(R) winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, House of Sand and Fog) is Moses and Frank Langella, David Suchet and Christopher Lee portray other powerful Biblical figures in this monumental production. All the glory and spectacle are here: Moses' childhood in Pharaoh's court, God's voice from the burning bush, the dreadful plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the granting of the Ten Commandments and the long-awaited return to Canaan. Share the journey - and rekindle your sense of wonder.]]>
Manufacturer: Rockshow Comedy
Brand: Crown Entertainment
There is only one Tim Hawkins. Wildly talented, slightly twisted, and always family-friendly, and with well over 100-million views online, he is quite simply in the top rank of comedians. Recorded live at The Warehouse in Little Rock, Push Pull Point Pow delivers 80 minutes of new high-energy stand-up comedy from Tim Hawkins
Manufacturer: Capitol Christian
Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution
Gwyneth Hayden seems to have it all she thinks the only thing missing is a man. In a moment of inspired desperation, she fills out a profile on the dating website ChristianMingle.com hoping to find a nice guy. Gwyneths Christianity is a little rusty and her attempts at impressing her dream guy end in disaster when he calls her out on her faux faith. In an honest realization, she sees her superficial life for what it really is and she is driven to create a personal relationship with God.
: It was a bright and sunny day in Bumblyburg...until Dr. Flurry came to town! This chillin' villain wants to freeze the entire city....in fear! This job is too big for LarryBoy to handle alone, so he turns to "The League of Incredible Vegetables" for help! Thingamabob (Bob the Tomato), S-Cape (Mr. Lunt), Vogue (Petunia Rhubarb) and Ricochet (Junior Asparagus) are up for the task, but find that their own fears make them vulnerable to Dr. Flurry's icy grip! Will they remember to turn to the One who is bigger than all their fears - before the whole town ends up on ice? Find out in this super-heroic new VeggieTales episode with a lesson in handling fear! Target Audience: Pre-school Children and Families
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
A truly inspiring story of one ordinary familyâ€™s extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named TomÃ¡s is adopted by Maire Oâ€™Donnell (Connie Nielsen) to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maireâ€™s reluctant husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) refuses to accept TomÃ¡s as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around--and within--us all.
Brand: Word Entertainment
Bible Collection, The: Jacob (DVD)For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up - but Rachel's devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. Matthew Modine and Lara Flynn Boyle play Jacob and Rachel in one of the greate love stories from the Bible. Highlights of Jacob's life - how he usurped his brother Esau's birthright and blessing, the pillow of stone, the ladder to heaven, wrestling with God - are set against the heartache and hope of his relationship with the woman he seems destined never to possess. Sustained by his faith in God and his love for Rachel, Jacob perseveres...and becomes the fatherof the 12 tribes of Israel.]]>
Synopsis: Awarded Dove Foundations Family Seal of Approval and recommended for all ages, As I Stand is a feature film about two young men whose families are faced with unexpected tragedies. This heart warming story follows Devin Wheeler and Matthew Daniels as they search for peace and understanding through God. While Devin turns to his faith for strength and guidance, Matthew turns away from his faith placing blame and demanding answers. As the landscape of their lives to change, each man handles the road ahead in a very different fashion. The story comes full circle when both men meet at a crossroads faced with the same question...Would you love God for nothing?