Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:27-29 (NIV)
Videos and DVDs
America: Imagine A World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza
For over two hundred years, America has been a shining city on the hill: a symbol of freedom and opportunity for the rest of the world. An inspiration for those living in abject poverty or under oppressive regimes. A refuge and a home. A grand experiment in freedom. A prosperous land of opportunity. A force for good in times of evil, and a force for order in times of chaos.
But what if America had never existed? How would the world be different if America had never “happened?” The aspects of American government and life that make our country truly exceptional and the inspirational story of how the world’s freest country was born are told. America is both inspiring and chilling – a grim portrait of what the world could have been without America, and a warm reminder of all the things that make our country great, both for Americans and the rest of the world. D’Souza encourages us to celebrate America – and to make sure we protect her from fading away.
This movie was totally panned by the critics (e.g. receiving 8% favorable at Rotten Tomatoes), yet that probably says more about critics than the movie. At Amazon, over 87% of 2000+ reviews are 5 stars. You can get the movie here at Amazon. There is also a companion book available here.
Here is D'Souza's website.
(recommended by Ken R)
That the World May Know by Ray Vander Laan.
Ray Vander Laan has led trips to the Holy Land for many years. Finally, his lectures were filmed and made available in a number of volumes of lectures. Perhaps not as good as actually travelling to the Holy Land, these are the next best thing. Interesting and easy to watch, you'll learn a lot.
(recommended by Karen P)