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DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 8 (ADULT)
This is the eighth in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 8: The Joy of Gospel Loving (John). PART 1 - John's Book of Glory (Chapters 13-21); How Can It Be Good News? Verdict on the Shroud. PART 2 - From Death to Life; Hard Sayings; Verses to Cheer the Heart; Alleluia!

Old Testament Collection: Adam & Eve (ADULT)
An in-depth look at Adam and Eve, the man and woman who gave humans their humanity. As a creation legend, morality play, and love story, the story of Adam and Eve hs always been a source of fascination. This extraordinary program combines expert interviews, abundant location footage and rare paintings and artifacts to create a unique portrait of the two people who started it all. Some artistic nudity.

Old Testament Collection: King David (ADULT)
A look at the triumphs, passions, and failures of one of the Old Testament's greatest heroes--King David. This extraordinary program tells David's complete story, drawing on rare paintings and artifacts, interviews with experts and extensive visits to ancient holy lands. Some nudity in art.

Old Testament Collection: Moses (ADULT)
Born of Hebrew slaves and raised the the Pharaoh's courts, Moses performed some of the Old Testament's greatest miracles. Yet the man who freed his people from 2,000 years of bondage and received the Ten Commandments from God was often beset by self-doubt. This extraordinary program tells the story of the Exodus in all its majesty, using abundant location footage, rare paintings and artifacts, and interviews with biblical experts.

Old Testament Collection: Noah (ADULT)
Every schoolchild knows the story of Noah's Ark and how be brought the world's animals on board "two by two". But what do we actually know about Noah the sailor, the vintner, the farmer, the healer--the holy man who is said to have lived for 950 years? This extraordinary program creates a complete portarit of Noah, prophet of the Flood, using interviews with experts and historians, film footage froom the reguion and rare paintings and artifacts.

Old Testament Collection: Samson & Delilah (ADULT)
The Hebrew judge Samson was a man of terifying strength and barbaric fury. Renowned for killing thousands with the jawbone of an ass, he was tamed not by great armies of men, but by the blazing eyes of the Philistine courtesan Delilah. Who was this mysterious woman who learned the secret of Samson's strength? This extraordinary program tell their dramatic story of love and betrayal, with abundant location footage, rare paintings, artifacts, and interviews with experts and historians. Artistic nudity.

Old Testament Collection: Solomon & Sheba (ADULT)
The son of David and his beloved Bathseba, Solomon was a 12-year-old prodigy when he ascended to the throne of Israel. Asked by God what special gift he would need to rule, the boy asked for the ability to see into men's hearts. But for all his storied wisdom, his magnificent palace-building and 700 wives, he remained a lonely and introspective man for much of his rule. Who was the mysterious queen who finally captured the king's heart? This extraordinary program tell the facinating story, drawing on interviews with experts, rare paintings and artifacts, and extensive location visits. Artistic nudity.

Parables of Jesus (JH-Adult)
Seven short dramas portray the parables through the lens of Bible times. Includes The Good Samaritan, The Unmerciful Servant, The Treasure and the Pearl, The Lost Son, The Midnight Visitor, The Dinner, and The Manager. A wonderful resource for Bible study, small groups and catechesis.

The Prince of Egypt (JH-adult Rated PG)
This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, the other the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives--and the world. Rated PG.

Walking the Bible (Adult, older adolescent)
Bruce Feiler. A journey by land through the 5 books of Moses. Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible presents one man's epic journey--by foot, jeep, rowboat and camel--through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Feiler's inspiring odyssey will forever change your view of history's most legendary events. Walking the Bible offers new insights into the roots of our common faith and uncovers fresh answers to the most profound questions of the human spirit.

Little Rock Scripture Study: Overview of the New Testament (ADULT)
Eight lessons on the New Testament on 2 DVDs with Leader's Guide and sample Participants' book.

Little Rock Scripture Study: Introduction to the Bible (ADULT)
Six lessons on a 2-DVD set, intended for use with participant book. Comes with sample leader's guide, answer key, and participants book.

Animated Stories from the Bible: Moses (Family)
Except for a mother's desperate plan, the strong will of an Egyptian princess, and the mighty hand of God, Israel's most honored leader may never have seen his first birthday. This story recounts the early years of Moses' life, from his dreary days of tending sheep in the Minidan desert to his privileged youth in Pharaoh's household. Watch God's hand as a tiny baby, found in the bulrushes, is reared to be a powerful Egyptian ruler, yet is called through a burning bush to deliver Israel.

Animated Stories from the Bible: David and Goliath (Family)
One of the most famous stories in the Bible comes to life in this incredible tale of courage, faith and daring. David, a young shepherd boy who likes poetry and music, sems an unlikely candidate to save his nation from ruin. But when nine-foot Goliath defies Israel and blasphemes God, young David leaps into action, earning his place as one of the greatest heroes in the Bible. This dramatic story will transport you to the battlefield as you watch God at work through a humble boy.

Animated Stories from the New Testament: John the Baptist (Family)
John the Baptist is a story of courage and conviction seen through the life of one of God's greatest prophets who gave everything to prepare the way for Lord. It begins with the blessing John's birth was to his aged parents. John grows in strength and integrity as he stands against political and spiritual adversity to preach about the coming of the Lord. Finally, John beholds and baptizes Jesus, the Lamb of God.

Animated Stories from the Bible: Esther (Family)
Would you risk your life to save the lives of your countrymen? That was the deadly dilemma confronting the young Queen Esther, one of the Bible's most courageous women. The adopted daughter of Mordecai, Esther becomes Queen of Persia because of her beauty. When Haman, chief at the king's court, learns of Esther's true birthright, he plot to murder the Jews. Queen Esther's courage and widom helps her to turn a tragedy into a victory that is celebrated today with the feast of Purim.

Animated Stories from the New Testament: The Good Samaritan (Family)
The Good Samaritan is perhaps the most touching parable that Jesus ever taught. The story begins with the lawyer's trick question, "What is the greatest commandment?" As Jesus answers with the story of the robbers, the Rabbi, the Levite and the wounded traveler become real. Imagine the traveler's emotion as his own countrymen pass by while his enemy, a Samaritan, stops to help him. Jesus teaches us to love and serve one another no matter how we differ in appearance or beliefs.

Creation Chronicles on Stage: Old Testament (JH-Adult)
Ted Swartz and Lee Eshleman are a comedy-drama team known for their deft balance of the hilarious and the profound. This DVD features the followiing scenes: The Creation, Cain and Abel, The Flood, The Tower of Babel, Abraham, Desert Song, The Golden Calf, Jericho, Samuel, Solomon, Jeremiah, Prophet Radio, Jonah, and Advent. Companion to Fish Eyes on Stage (New Testament)

Fish Eyes on Stage: New Testament (JH-Adult)
Ted Swartz and Lee Eshleman help us to see the apostles as real people, hip-deep in miracles, parables, questions, and ultimately faith. This DVD includes the following scenes: The Call, The Wedding at Cana Receiving Line, The Wedding at Cana Reception, The Day after the Sermon on the Mount, The Feeding of the Five Thousand, The Boat Ride, Don't Tell Anyone, The Last Supper: Places, The Last Supper: Foot Washing, The Arrest, The Denial, The Upper Room, Breakfast on the Beach

Scripture from Scratch II: The World of the Bible (ADULT)
A bible study program created by Virginia Smith and Elizabeth McNamer, presents contemporary Catholic biblical scholarship in a clear, easy-to-follow manner. Each topic is treated in two 25-minute sessions. 1.. On the Road Again: Geography in the Hebrew Scriptures 2. The Vocabulary of Faith: Concepts in the Hebrew Scriptures 3. Tracing Our Family Tree: The History of the Hebrew People 4. Piecing It All Together: What Archaeology Can Tell Us About Biblical Times 5. Diverse Expressions of a Common Faith: Religious Life in Jesus' Day 6. Under the Roman Boot: The People and Politics of Jesus' Time 7. Bed, Breakfast, and Business: Daily Life in First-Century Judea 8. Carpenter, Rabbi, Messiah: Jesus in His Own Times

Sisters: A Mile in Her Shoes: Lessons from the Lives of Old Testament Women (ADULT)
Sheron Patterson examines the lives of Old Testament women such as Deborah, Abigail, Hannah, Rahab, Hagar, and the unnamed widow with the oil in Second Kings. Includes VHS, DVD, Leader's Guide and one Participant Workbook. Segment 1: Deborah--Lessons on Leadership; Segment 2: Rahab--Moving from the Gutter to Glory; Segment 3: Hagar--Moving From Tears to Triumph; Segment 4: Abigail--Living for God in Spite of the Negative; Segment 5: Hannah--Loving God Despite the Pain; Segment 6: The Widow With the Oil--Hanging On Until Your Miracle Comes.


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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult


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