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This two DVD set is a thrilling film, chronicling the years 30-69 A.D. It follows the rising tension between the Holy Roman Empire, Jewish Zealots, and the Christians. Life is extremely turbulent after the death of Christ, and the disciples of Christ must learn how to work through the trials on earth. The early days of the Christian church are beautifully dramatized in this gripping TV miniseries. This series masterfully combines historic incidents, narratives from the Bible, and added fictional characters. The beginning of the church is brought to life in a real and engaging way that will allow you to connect with the Bible on a whole new level. Follow the disciples as they experience immense joy at the day of Pentecost, mourn the death of Stephen, and figure out their mission in the wake of Jesus’ recent death. A.D. The Trials and Triumph of the Early Church is set in a time where many great events were taking place on earth. Saul makes his amazing conversion, Peter proudly proclaims the Gospel of Christ, and the enthusiastic Ethiopian is baptized by Philip. This dramatic miniseries shows the intense persecution of the church at the hands of the Roman leaders, as well as the triumphant victory as the church emerges from intense persecution and the martyrdom of Peter and Paul. It will connect viewers with the early church in a way never done before.
It’s quite an ambitious undertaking to attempt to create a miniseries or a movie that accurately portrays the Bible. It’s important to not lose any important historic details and also to make a compelling and informative film. It’s important to keep viewers interested and yet not depict the Bible as a fictional story. This delicate balance is extremely difficult to achieve, but the producers of the A.D. series were able to create a beautifully balanced film.
A.D. The Trials and Triumph of the Early Church is a wonderful resource and teaching tool for those who want to know more about the early church. It is informative, yet highly entertaining. The book of Acts is brought to life, connecting viewers with the Bible and inspiring them to read their Bibles.
This miniseries was so successful, that many years later, 20th Century Fox attempted to create a TV series that chronicled the entire Bible. The Bible: The Epic Miniseries was a ten part series that had a huge following. This project was massive and required many hours of hard work and dedication. However, the result was a breathtakingly beautiful depiction of the Bible. Though not able to feature every single story in the Bible, for obvious reasons, the series did an amazing job at highlighting key points of the Word of God and creating a very inspiring drama. This series captured moments such as Adam and Eve’s life in the garden, Noah and the flood, the birth of Isaac, Abraham’s son, the life of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea, David and Goliath, Delilah and Samson, the divine conception and birth of Jesus, as well as the crucifixion. Tangible and captivating, The Bible: The Epic Miniseries strove to accurately portray the Bible and create something that viewers were able to connect to.
After the extreme success of this miniseries, the producers decided to create another series that picked up where The Bible left off. In late 2015, A.D. The Bible Continues was aired as a twelve part series. Following the wake of Jesus’ death, it tells much the same story as A.D. The Trials and Triumph of the Early Church. The disciples’ devotion and dedication to spreading the Gospel after Christ’s death and resurrection create a powerful testimony for viewers. Their unabashed love and zeal for proclaiming the holy message is vivid and wonderful, filling the screen. Featuring an extremely talented international cast, realistic visual effects, and fast paced action, this series is not one to be missed.
These amazing series prove a point that the Bible is not dead or outdated, but is living and active. The stories in the Bible are not merely stories, but are the accounts of real historical figures and amazing events. Viewers will gain a new understanding of the Bible and will be able to connect with the characters in the Bible in a way they never have before.
A.D. The Trials and Triumph of the Early Church is great entertainment, as well as an extraordinary teaching tool. This two disc set comes with a downloadable Adobe Acrobat 12 week Study Guide. This can be found under the Bonus Features section. This study guide will help viewers to gain a historical perspective on the Bible and dive deeper into the Word of God. This series is helpful to those not familiar with Christianity, as it helps the Bible to come to life. It is also extremely helpful to those wishing to become well-versed in Scripture and wanting to understand the characters in the Bible better. It is historically and Biblically accurate, allowing viewers to trust that what is being shown is what happened in the Bible. However, it is always encouraged that viewers follow along with their Bibles to encourage spiritual accuracy and deeper study. The 84 page study guide included with the DVD also helps keep focus on learning and becoming proficient in Biblical knowledge.
A.D. The Trials and Triumph of the Early Church was produced by Vision Video. It was aired on TV in 1984, and later made into a DVD in 2009. 6 hours of content will keep viewers fulfilled and give an in depth look at the book of Acts. It features an all-star cast, including Colleen Dewhurst, Anthony Andrews, Ava Gardner, David Hedison, John Houseman, Richard Kiley, Susan Sarandon, James Mason, and Ben Vereen.
This film is rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America. It is considered appropriate for all audiences, however it is always encouraged that parents preview all content to determine what is suitable for their family.