Tuesday, December 3, 2013

“the promise” dvd review & giveaway

the promise dvdI was asked to review a copy of “The Promise: Birth of the Messiah” animated musical DVD.

Synopsis: “In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.”

My thoughts: I appreciate how closely that the video reflects the story of the birth of Jesus in Luke 1 and 2. We meet Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Mary’s parents, Simeon, and the angel Gabriel. It is very visually pleasing—the animation is beautiful—Mary, especially. It is neat to see their illustrations of the towns of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the fields with shepherds and angels, and the stable where Jesus is born. I think that children will benefit from seeing the Christmas story played out, rather than just reading it. If you’re a Sunday school teacher, or children’s church leader, I could really see this as a good teaching tool for your kids.

I will say that you must like musicals. The characters sing more than speak. It’s more of an opera than a musical. The video’s creators used motion technology with the talent of ballet dancers to have the characters always in motion.

Run Time: 50 minutes

ABOUT GLORIOUS FILMS “Glorious Films is the home of high quality entertainment products created from a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and have come to from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that will be released in 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.”

The movie’s a little advanced for Nolan, but here he is pointing out Baby Jesus :)

Win a copy of this DVD for your son, daughter, grandchild, or friend!


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The DVD is also available at Amazon.com. :)


  1. Baby Jesus has quite the large head! ;-) I bet my girls would love it though!

  2. Baby Jesus has quite the large head! ;-) I bet my girls would love it though!

    1. Congratulations Beth!! Please e-mail me your address, and your copy of the DVD will be sent to you soon! xo.

  3. I'm surprised I have never heard of this! I would love to win this for Lincoln!


  4. Such neat giveaways you've had lately. Would love to win this. ;-))


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