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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
and Ann Judson: Spent for God. A documentary production of Christian
History Institute; written and produced by Robert Fernandez. Distributed
by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. . DVD. 65 min.
Story of Eric Liddell. 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.
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,
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