The Road Less Traveled: Hunger for the Holy Land
Take a journey into the Holy Land and visit the biblical places where Jesus walked on earth! In The Road Less Traveled: Hunger for the Holy Land, host Brandon Trones invites viewers on an epic quest to explore some of the most significant locations in Christianity. Trekking across the Middle East, Trones documents a personal 40-day hunger fast, including his goals, pains, trials, and ultimate joys of his trip to the Holy Land.
From common tourist spots to never-before-seen historical landmarks, Trones' itinerary includes Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Wailing Wall, the mountain where Jesus was tempted, the upper room of the Last Supper, the Mount of Olives, the spot of Jesus' crucifixion, Egypt, Mount Sinai, the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Nazareth, and more. Seeking the Lord by walking in His footsteps, Trones uses his hunger fast to experience adventure through the spiritual elements of prayer, meditation, and self-control. Experience the Holy Land like never before with this compelling documentary the whole family will enjoy.
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Writer: Brandon Trones
Director: Brandon Trones
Producer: Brandon Trones, Ben Folts, Marni Gaylord Bernstein
Runtime: 90 min.
Brandon Trones has you follow him around Israel as he visits the famous sites of the Holy Land, including the garden tomb of Christ, Lazarus' tomb, Bethlehem, Mt. Sinai, and many other locations. During this time Brandon fasts for forty days. His fast includes a fast of water, a bread and water fast, a grains and vegetables fast, and finally a liquid fast which includes skim milk, juices and water.
Brandon also carries a cross on the same path which Christ did so long ago. He is baptized in the river Jordan and then must fight depression when a man who attended his baptism and prayed for him passes away the next day.
Brandon fights doubts and hunger pains, and has a few confrontations with his guide Mike, who doesn't like it when he illegally video tapes some forbidden locations. This DVD is a window into the world of visiting the Holy Land and all that it entails. See what changes take place in Brandon's life as a result of the fast, including an extraordinary event the day after his fast. The very young will find the DVD a bit mature for them but we gladly award the film our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal and recommend it for all ages.
Language: G/OMG-1; Crap-2; Holy Cow-1
Violence: A brief artistic depiction of corpses hanging on a wall; two men disagree over video taping illegal sites.
Drugs: A character describes Cana, where the turning of water into wine took place, and says, "Water pots were filled with booze; and people were wasted."
Nudity: Shirtless man seen a couple of times.
Other: A character briefly winds up in the hospital; it's mentioned some of the area is Muslim territory; a baptism takes place and biblical stories are retold.