Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Proverbs 6:27
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101:3
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Galatians 6:8
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
2. Selective List of Christian Audio and Video Recordings for the Christian Home
The following is a selective list of Christian audio and video recordings which we recommend to believers in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Heroes of Faith Audiobook Collection. IBLP.
Nine narrated biographies with background music and sound effects.
The following biographies are recommended for older children and adults: Adoniram Judson (40 min.), Dwight L. Moody (80 min.), Fanny Crosby (20 min.), Gladys Aylward (97 min.), and John Newton (79 min.)
The collection also includes biographies of: Florence Nightingale (117 min.), Joseph Merrick (65 min.), Oswald Chambers (69 min.) and Susanna Wesley (for adults and parents; 67 min.)
Available as complete MP3 download or 9 CD set; or individual MP3 downloads and CDs. Order from http://store.iblp.org/product/ZHOFS.html
of Great Christians. Moody Audio.
Dramatized biographies of sixty-one servants of the Lord Jesus. Originally broadcast on radio.
The following biographies are recommended for all ages: Amy Carmichael, George Washington Carver, James Chalmers, Franny Crosby, Henry Parsons Crowell, M. R. DeHaan, R. G. LeTourneau, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moffat, D. L. Moody, Nate Saint, Eric Nelson, Ira Sankey, Billy Sunday, George Truett, William Tyndale and John Wanamaker.
The following biographies are recommended for young adult and older listeners: Gladys Aylward, William Borden, John Bunyan, George Mueller, John Newton, Charles H. Spurgeon, Jon and Betty Stam and George Whitefield.
The following biographies may also be considered: Peter Cartwright (older listeners), Jonathan Edwards, John Huss (older listeners), John Wesley, William Wilberforce, and John Williams.
Available as complete MP3 set (3 DVDs) or individual CDs.
Gladys Aylward: The Small Woman with a Great God. This documentary presents the events of Gladys' life, chronicled by author Carol Purves and accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and recordings of Gladys' own voice.
Worcester, PA: Distributed by Vision Video, 2008. DVD. 62 minutes.
John Bunyan: Journey of a Pilgrim. This documentary narrated by John Pestell, presents a fascinating look at the life of the man who wrote The Pilgrim's Progress.
Worcester, PA: Distributed by Gateway Films/Vision Video, 2006. DVD. 42 minutes.
in the Dark: The Story of William Carey. Christian History Institute, 1998. Distributed by Vision
Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 97 minutes. Not recommended for young children.
The Fanny Crosby Story. Biography of American hymn writer and poetess who wrote over 8,000 hymns. Panmedia Entertainment Corp., 2004. Distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 54 minutes.
John Hus. Faith For Today, . Distributed by Vision
Video, Worcester, PA. John Hus, a priest and scholar in 15th-century Bohemia in central Europe, lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. A beloved pastor, Hus was nevertheless condemned as a heretic at the Council of Constance for his uncompromising belief in the final authority of the Bible. Despite relentless pressure, he refused to recant and was burned at the stake in 1415. DVD. 55 minutes. Helpful study materials in .pdf format.
The Story of Eric Liddell DVD. An Olympic God Medalist's lifelong race to spread the Gospel in China. Produced by RBC Ministries. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, ©2004. DVD. 90 min.
of the Cruel Streets: The Prayerful Life of George Müller presented by Russell Boulter; written, directed and produced
by Crawford Telfer. An international co-production distributed by Vision
Video, Worcester, PA, USA. Excellent documentary of the life and
times of George Muller weaving together photography of on-site locations,
historical pictures, narration and drama. DVD, 59 minutes.
•Review: An excellent documentary of the life and times of George Muller, a Prussian-born, English man of faith and prayer who established orphanages in Bristol, England in the 19th century. Weaving together video of on-site locations, historical pictures, narration and drama, this well-done and interesting presentation is both challenging and inspiring as one sees how God answers prayer and provides for the needs of His children who trust Him. Two extra special features: one on Muller (28 min.) and the other with interesting testimonies of some of those influenced by his work (18 min.) are also well-done and an added bonus.
Sheffey Award-winning production depicts actual events from the life of Robert S. Sheffey, a nineteenth-century
circuit rider. Based on the book The Saint of the Wilderness by Jess Carr, Sheffey brings hope, courage,
joy, and tears. DVD, 2 hrs., 17 min.
C. H. Spurgeon: The People's Preacher presented by Andy Harrison; written, produced and directed by Crawford Telfer. An international co-production distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA, 2010. Excellent documentary drama of the life and times of Charles H. Spurgeon. DVD, 70 minutes.
•Review: Interesting and well-done documentary
drama of the life of Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), English Baptist
preacher, author and editor who also founded a pastor's college and an
orphanage. With video of on-site locations, historical pictures, narration
and drama, the viewer is provided a historically accurate account of
Spurgeon's trials and triumphs and the times in which he lived. Including
the role of Susannah, devoted wife of Spurgeon, adds an element of tenderness
and serves to give the viewer the sense of a more complete understanding
of Charles Spurgeon, the "man."
Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale.
93-minute drama on the life of William Tyndale. Grenville Film Productions, ©1988. Distributed by Vision Video. DVD.
Wycliffe - The Morning Star.
75-minute drama on the life of John Wycliffe. Gateway Films, ©1984. DVD.
See also Christian Books for Christian Homes