The Promise: An Animated Musical

For the past 2 years my company Glorious Films has been working on an animated musical called The Promise: Birth of the Messiah. It will be available for purchase this Fall.

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Don’t let the animated or ┬ámusical aspect fool you into thinking this is a kiddie show. It’s not. It’s what I call “expositional filmmaking.” ┬áThe script and songs were written after I did a complete expositional study of the Luke and Matthew passages. There is no stone unturned in this film. We tell the full story which includes parts usually overlooked such as Zechariah’s story, and his song of prophecy, as well as Simenon’s blessing when Jesus is presented at the Temple. The film has a high production value, so visit the website to see for yourself.

Those of you who have followed Faith By Hearing know that I care about good, solid theology that has a high view of Scripture. This same passion is what is behind this movie, and the films that will follow.

The trailer for the film will be coming in August. So please follow our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for updates. Most of our advertising is grassroots, so please spread the word. And stay tuned to Faith by Hearing as we will have give-away promotions and a special podcast about the film.

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God of the Ordinary

Alistiar Begg’s 11-part series on Ruth is called “God of the Ordinary.” I started listening to this series last week and have enjoyed it. From Truth for Life:

The book of Ruth must surely be one of the loveliest short stories ever written. Its four chapters contain a tale of purity, faithfulness, innocence, loyalty, duty and love, yet it is set in dark times. The concluding verse of the book of Judges, which comes immediately before Ruth in the Bible, tells us that, “In those days Israel had no King; everyone did as he saw fit.” One commentator says, “The book of Judges teems with violent invasions, apostate religion, unchecked lawlessness, and tribal civil war.”

It is against this backdrop of strife and chaos that this story unfolds. Ordinary people in Bethlehem facing the everyday events of life; marriage, moving home, bereavement, family relationships… In all of this we are reminded that no matter how dark or dramatic the events of life appear to be, God still has His people and is still working out His purposes. It is in the humdrum and routine events of life that we discover God at work. If you have ever wondered if God really knows who or where you are or whether He could possibly be interested in you, you will find this series of studies to be particularly useful. Join Alistair Begg as he encourages us to look for God in the everyday ordinariness of our lives.

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