This is my first review for Tyndale that isn’t print or ebook, and I have to admit that Christmas parties and gift-making mean I’m still one episode short of finishing this documentary/reality series about searching for the truth of the Christmas story. But I do have a strong opinion about it: I love it!
I think this would be a good DVD to show in a church setting (small study group or a larger event) but it’s also appropriate and accessible for anyone who’s interested in learning more about the Jewish culture and the settings included in the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth. You don’t have to be a churchgoer to get something from it.
Journey to Christmas is a fascinating new reality DVD series that invites you to explore Jesus’ birth through five modern-day explorers. Shot on ultra-high-definition film and packaged as a four-part DVD church curriculum, this unique study series chronicles the experiences of five very different people—a messianic Jew, a First Nations woman, a poet, a Christian radio personality, and an agnostic lawyer—as they journey through the Holy Land to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Guided by a local historian (Nizar Shaheen) with on-camera commentary from a team of Bible experts (astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, ancient history expert Dr. Paul Maier, archeologist and New Testament scholar Dr. Craig Evans, Biblical times culture expert Claire Pfann, and others), viewers will see the Christmas story unfold though the eyes of each member on this unique pilgrimage. Journey to Christmas lets you immerse yourself in the culture, places, and people surrounding the Nativity. Stunning photography, a reality show format, exotic locations, and fascinating commentary from a team of Bible experts make this an unforgettable Bible learning experience!