DVD Reviews

Sarah's Choice: When Life Becomes Reality , DVD
NCLA Review - As in the lives of many young women today, an unplanned out-of-wedlock pregnancy happened in the life of Sarah Collins (played by Rebecca St. James) just as the doors of opportunity were opening up for her in her career. Having been raised in a home with strong Christian principles but not living in her faith at the time, Sarah knew she would not have an abortion even though there were very strong influences to the contrary all around her. Through visions Sarah believes that were sent to her by God, she sees what her life would be like if she does have this child…and she likes what she sees. Sarah stands strong even though at the time her faith was weak. As with many crises in our lives we are drawn closer to the Lord, and in the end, Sarah was able to help a friend and coworker deal with and come to forgive herself for having had an abortion in her teen years.

George Frederic Handel’s Messiah -  DVD Review
For English-speaking people, there is no choral work that has achieved greater popularity than Handel’s Messiah. The libretto was taken from the Old and New Testaments. It reveals the Christian plan of redemption beginning with the OT prophecies and concluding with the final triumph of Christ in the NT. The Messiah is frequently heard during the Easter and Christmas seasons. Handel composed this magnificent choral work in just three weeks! This DVD recorded and filmed on December 14, 2002, is a truly ecumenical project. It features Israel’s Upper Galilee Choir and Ranaana Symphonette Orchestra performing at Tabgha, a German Benedictine Church, located on the site where Christ performed the miracle of feeding the 5000 along the Sea of Galilee. The performance was expertly recorded and filmed. It is also available in CD format. This recording will become a favorite for anyone’s music collection.