The Easter Season is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It would seem appropriate that many people would seek out media that speaks about Jesus during this time. I have decided to put together an Easter viewers guide so that anyone who is interested would know what their options are… well, beyond the countless showings of The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Robe, and Ben-Hur which are all fine options but if you are looking for something new then here is the list for you.
Do You Believe? – In Theaters Now! – I cannot speak to the quality of this film being that I have not had the opportunity to view it yet. As soon as I do you can expect a review. What I can tell you is that the acting is not being panned among the critics as most Christian movies are. However, writing is being very criticized and words like “propaganda” and “preachy” are certainly being tossed around. These criticisms are meaningless to me since anytime a Christian theme is introduced they use these terms. To some films deserve this? Yes. Have all the ones that have been criticized for it deserved this? No! Over all, if you are a fan of Christian films, you should probably make an effort to see this one. I’m workin’ on it.
Dovekeepers – On CBS March 31st and April 1st at 9/8c – This is a miniseries from the Producers of The Bible miniseries. It is based on the novel of the same name about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Killing Jesus – On National Geographic Channel March 29th 8/7c – Based on the book by Bill O’Reilly, this telling of the life of Jesus examines Jesus through the political and social conflicts that lead to his death. I have never read the book, I have heard from people who have loved it and I have heard from people who did not.
A.D. The Bible Continues – On NBC beginning April 5th, 9/8c – The follow-up to The Bible miniseries, this miniseries picks up at the resurrection and then goes through the beginning of the Church. This is a 12 part miniseries that will bring to life the first 10 chapters of the Book of Acts. I do find it off that The Bible miniseries went from Genesis to the end of the Gospels in 10 episodes then this series will do the first half of Acts in 12.
My hope is to post reviews on each of these, hopefully even posting reviews of each episode of the miniseries. Enjoy! And remember, each of these can be entertaining and can spark a conversation about the meaning of the resurrection!