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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review of New Liberty Videos - The Forbidden Book

New Liberty Videos Review
New Liberty Videos has produced a line of Christian DVDs whose tag line is "Christian DVDs changing lives now and for eternity." We had the opportunity to review The Forbidden Book.

New Liberty Videos Review
This DVD lasts approximately 58 minutes and carries you through the history of the English Bible.  It is recommended for a general audience but it may be over the heads of younger children and discusses some hard topics.  You would definitely want to preview this before sharing it with your children.   In our house, we have already discussed some of the torture proceedings of the early church so my children were fine with watching.  

It is presented in a documentary style with narration that takes you through the history of the English Bible.

It is broken down into these subtitles...
  • The Dark and Middle Ages
  • The Culdees
  • John Wycliffe
  • Chains of Freedom
  • William Tyndale
  • the martyrs
  • Martin Luther
  • King James Bible
  • Apocryphal Books
  • The Bible's Influence In America
This DVD will take you on location to England, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland where you will follow the footsteps of such brave men as John Wycliffe, John Huss, Martin Luther, William Tyndale and so many more.  You will find out the obstacles they faced as they persevered to bring the common man the English translation of the Bible.  

Some of the images included are (many more images and artifacts are included - this is just a few)...
  • 1000 year old Torah on sheep skin paper
  • some of the first Hebrew Bibles
  • The Latin Vulgate.
  • building remains still standing today as well as some of the first churches to contain the title Christian on them
  • Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  • actual page from Tyndale's 1526 New Testament
  • the Geneva Bible
  • images from Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Our Thoughts and Usage

We loved seeing the images included in the DVDs as well as the locations.  It really made you feel as if you were on a virtual field trip.  

The narration style and classical background music made it a little difficult for my children to stay intrigued but stopping the video through out and discussing it at the subtitle points helped with that tremendously.  They would have had a very difficult time watching the entire DVD at one sitting.  We love learning together as a family but I think this would also be a great series of videos to include in any high schooler's curriculum. 

Brian Barker, producer of New Liberty Videos has been working in the motion picture business for 40+ years.  Some of the other DVDs available from New Liberty Videos include...
You may purchase these DVDs online here or by sending a check.  You may also preview some of the DVDs at New Liberty Videos. There are several pricing options available.  Shipping is free no matter which option you choose!

1 DVD   = $14.95 each
2 DVDs = $12.95 each
3 or more DVDs = $ 9.95 ea or 6 DVDs = $49.95 Total
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