Sunday, August 21, 2016

THE BIBLE STORIES - A Set of Four Exceptional Movies: Abraham, Moses, Jacob and Joseph

We'd seen one of these movies in the past and hoped the others were as good. I feel obligated to emphasize that these are not some "backyard production." The cast includes such recognizable names as Ben Kingsley, Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sean Bean, Lesley Ann Warren and Christopher Lee. The costumes are accurate; the sets breath-taking and expansive. Each movie follows the Biblical narrative. Watching the entire set was something we looked forward to. The Emmy-winning Miniseries, Joseph, one we’d not been privileged to see before, was particularly good.

My husband and I enjoyed popping some corn and sitting down to watch them one night after another. Now we anticipate seeing them again and sharing them with youngsters who visit. What an exciting way to introduce (or re-introduce) these Bible stories in an entertaining and enlightening way. 

We highly recommend this 4-Movie Collection. The set is available here:

Right now they are offering a $5 coupon to if you join their email list. You can do so at or by texting 5-GIFT to 44222.

We were fortunate to receive this 4-Movie Collection in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CITY of SAINTS, A Pilgrimage to John Paul II's Krakow by GEORGE WEIGEL

City of Saints provides an intimate and insightful portrait of the ancient city that formed one of the giants of our era.

I had the good fortune to encounter George Weigel’s book, City of Saints, at the same time as I was reading a biography of Karol Wojtyla, known to us as Pope St. John Paul II. Being able to switch back and forth between the two volumes greatly enhanced my reading experience. Having this picture-packed reference on the table beside me allowed me to experience Krakow, Poland in ways I never could have otherwise done. 

- E. G. Lewis