(Rock Rapids, IA) – Bonhoeffer, a new documentary available on DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group, tells the compelling true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was imprisoned and killed by the Nazis for his connection to the German Resistance and their failed attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Featuring rare archival footage, interviews with family members and former students like Eberhard Bethge, and the voice of Klaus Maria Brandauer (Out of Africa), this powerfully moving documentary sheds light on Bonhoeffer’s underground seminary, his travels to America and Harlem that had a profound impact on his feelings toward social injustice, his calls to change the world for better, and his noble response to Nazi Germany as a Christian.
“At a time in the 20th century when Germany seemed to be closing itself off to the world, Bonhoeffer pushed himself to expand his worldview,” wrote Elvis Mitchell in his New York Times review of the film. “He courageously denounced Hitler’s anti-Semitic agenda and urged Germany’s Christian churches to defend the Jews in their hour of need. He conducted his often lonely mission in the name of Christian morality while many others made an expedient peace with the Nazis.”
The film received the Dove Foundation’s highest honor of five doves.
“This is a moving documentary in many ways and will touch many hearts,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter. “Bonhoeffer is an unforgettable portrait of the man.”
Directed by Martin Doblmeier, Bonhoeffer is currently on sale for $10.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group.
“Bonhoeffer’s story will inspire and encourage new generations of Christians,” said Christianity Today critic Collin Hansen.
(Rock Rapids, IA) – Former Texas legislator Rick Green joins Christian historian David Barton to explore the original intent of our founding documents in Constitution Alive, a new 4-DVD set now available from Bridgestone Multimedia Group.
Shot on location at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Constitution Alive is a truly unique opportunity to regain an intimate knowledge of the Constitution every American citizen should have. The documentary goes article by article through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to learn more about executive orders, the Electoral College, the powers of Congress and the President, freedom of religion, and more.
The set includes an MP3 audio CD of the entire course, as well as a bonus CD where Barton shares how the Founding Fathers pointed out specific parts of the Constitution that establish its generally religious and explicitly Christian nature.
“Constitution Alive is a wonderful four-DVD set that brings the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and a world of information to life,” wrote Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which awarded the educational series its highest honor of five doves. “Each DVD focuses on a different aspect of the Constitution, on which Barton and Green elaborate. Watching this video series is just like taking a course on these important topics.”
Featuring over ten hours of in-depth material, Constitution Alive is the fifth DVD series by David Barton that focuses on preserving America’s biblical beginnings. The ordained preacher is also a highly demanded speaker, author of several books on United States history, and a frequent guest on political TV and radio shows.
Constitution Alive is now on sale for $49.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group. The American Heritage Series, The American Heritage Collection, Building on the American Heritage Series, and Foundations of Freedom also are available from David Barton at gobmg.com.
(Rock Rapids, Iowa) – Special guests Glenn Beck, Rick Green, Dr. Carol M. Swain, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann explore the America our Founding Fathers envisioned in Foundations of Freedom, the fourth documentary series now available from renowned historian David Barton.
From the formation of American law and the judicial system to biblically-based economics, science, and government, discover how our Founding Fathers used the Bible as a blueprint for America’s freedoms and build your faith in our nation’s future with Foundations of Freedom. Containing nine hours spread across 18 episodes, this six DVD set also covers political integrity, great American myths, manners, civility, and much more.
The new DVD series is the latest effort by Barton to preserve America’s biblical beginnings. The ordained preacher is also a highly demanded speaker, author of several books on United States history, and a frequent guest on political TV and radio shows.
Foundations of Freedom is now on sale for $74.99 from Bridgestone Multimedia Group through the Christianbook Group. The American Heritage Series, The American Heritage Collection, and Building on the American Heritage Series also are available from David Barton at gobmg.com.
Bonhoeffer is the compelling true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was imprisoned and killed by the Nazis for his connection to the German Resistance and their failed attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Heavily influenced by the death of his brother in World War I and the teachings of Swiss theologian Karl Barth, Bonhoeffer commits his life at a young age to studying the teachings of Christ as found in the Bible and being a man of faith, even in the midst of incredible darkness.
Featuring rare archival footage, interviews with family members and former students like Eberhard Bethge, and the voice of Klaus Maria Brandauer (Out of Africa), this powerfully moving documentary sheds light on his underground seminary, his travels to America and Harlem that had a profound impact on his feelings toward social injustice, his calls to change the world for better, and his noble response to Nazi Germany as a Christian.
What an elderly man teaches a trio of 12-year-olds will last forever in this heartwarming film. Dustin and his two best buddies, Albert and Mark, are 12-year-olds looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry, a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of the summer and the message Jonathan shares with them is something Dustin and his friends will never forget.
Discover the difference one man can make in the lives of many with The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. Filled with inspiration and truths from God’s Word, this touching coming-of-age story will remain with you long after the initial viewing. It’s a film for the entire family. DVD special features include a “making of” documentary, commentary with the director and star, and a “Houses of Jonathan Sperry” feature.
Three skeptical friends search for God on the road from Jerusalem, Ohio, to Emmaus, Pennsylvania. In a rundown RV, Brad, Mat, and Joe reenact the biblical pilgrimage from the gospel of Luke in which two travelers encounter the resurrected Jesus on the road to Jerusalem to Emmaus in ancient Israel. What starts as an investigative experiment for the trio ends as a spiritual awakening that helps to answer some of their questions about faith, miracles, missions, and prayer.
Along the way, their faith is renewed as they meet a man healed from a rare disease, a former mayor making a difference in his community, a man living out of his pickup in search of God’s will for his life, a truck driver funding his son’s church in Germany, and a recovering drug addict. According to The Dove Foundation, which awarded the documentary its highest honor of five doves, äóìThis film is inspiring and impressive. This is an awesome documentary dealing with ordinary people who see the hand of an extraordinary God move.äó
The amazing true story of civil rights pioneer Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, An Ordinary Hero is directed by award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland, who captures his mother’s story and learns about her courage and the role she played in changing American history. As a white girl growing up in the South, Joan witnessed the ugly realities of segregation and racism firsthand and vowed to one day change it. By the time she was 19, she had already joined the Freedom Riders and participated in over three dozen sit-ins and protests. Despite being attacked by angry mobs, put on death row in the notorious Parchman Penitentiary, and coming face-to-face with the KKK, Joan never wavered from her belief that we are all created equal.
Full of exclusive interviews and rarely seen images from the civil rights movement, An Ordinary Hero is an empowering documentary that can restore your faith in the human spirit and the belief that all of us can make life better by doing what is right, even when it isn’t easy.
Buckle up and ride along with host Dave Stotts as he takes a whirlwind tour through American history in the award-winning Drive Thru History series. Based on the work of Christian historian David Barton, Discovering America’s Founders escorts viewers through Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Virginia to learn about key patriots like George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Noah Webster.
Shot on location in England and the United States, this compelling documentary brings a detailed and researched perspective to America’s history through interviews with leading experts and many never-before-seen archival letters and documents. Grab the keys and ride on the edge of your seat as you explore America’s past and discover how faith and commitment to God contributed to the founding of our nation.
Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s foundation in The American Heritage Series: Ten DVD Set. For centuries, Americans were taught a view of history that recognized the godly heroes and moral foundation upon which America was founded. However, in recent years, a secular version of history has re-written the moral and spiritual fiber of our nation and neglected many of those early teachings.
From the separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this Christian documentary series inspires Americans to reclaim the godly history of our nation. Containing all 26 episodes on ten DVDs, The American Heritage Series follows historian David Barton as he experiences the untold, true story of our nation’s history. America, this is your heritage!
This ten-DVD set includes:
·Episodes 1-3: “Why History Matters & Unearthing America’s Christian Foundations”
·Episodes 4-5: “The Faith of Our Founding Fathers”
·Episodes 6-8: “The Ideas that Birthed Our Nation, Our Biblical Constitution, & Is America a ‘Christian Nation’?”
·Episodes 9-10: “Church, State, & the Real First Amendment”
·Episodes 11-13: “Influence of the Bible in America & How Pastors Shaped Our Independence”
·Episodes 14-16: “When Religion Was Culture, Faith in Our Early Courts, & Myths of the Judiciary”
·Episodes 17-19: “Evidence of America’s Spiritual Heritage”
·Episodes 20-21: “Four Centuries of American Education”
·Episodes 22-24: “Great Black Patriots, From Bondage to the Halls of Congress, & The Civil Rights Movement”
·Episodes 25-26: “The Assault on Judeo-Christian Values & The Duty of a Free Citizen”