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Looking for a good book to curl up with, or a good Bible movie? (yes they still make those!) Well you have come to the right place. This page is full of gems for young and old. Check back here often, because I love to share the gems I find.

Unless otherwise noted these items can be purchased at Amazon.com. I have utilized them for 4 years now and they are very reliable. You can also purchase from your local Christian book store. If they do not carry the item they can get it for you.

Book Gems

The Chemistry of the Blood M.R. Dehaan M.D.

This book was first published in 1943. It is not Messianic, but an excellent book.

Dr. Dehann uses his scientific knowledge to bring out some very amazing scriptural truths.

The Midwife's Song Brenda Ray

This is a wonderful book! An excellent work of Biblical fiction set during the time of the birth of Moses and Israel's deliverance from Egypt. This is an ideal book for teenage girls and women. You won't be disappointed!

Unspoken Francine Rivers

A novella which tells the story of David and Bathsheba from Bathsheba's point of view. An encouraging version which teaches about the forgiveness of God.

The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread Richard Booker

The Blood Covenant - what it is and what it means, from Abraham all the way to Passover. A book every believer should read! Can be ordered from Amazon.com and directly from the author at www.rbooker.com

Torah: Law or Grace? Richard Booker

Does the law oppose grace? Dr. Booker discusses this often misunderstood topic in a very easy to understand booklet. If you have questions about this issue I can highly recommend this book. Can be ordered from www.rbooker.com

Here Comes the Bride Richard Booker

Jewish wedding customs and how they relate to the Messiah. A real eye opener!

Can be ordered from www.rbooker.com

Genesis: Finding Our Roots Ruth Beechick

This book is great to use for a Bible Study on Genesis. Great for any age. I used this book for my children for ancient history/Bible study and they loved it. (and so did I)

Adam and His Kin Ruth Beechick

A fictional account of Genesis. Great book and very thought provoking. Our older children (ages 13 and up) read it and we had some great discussions with it.

Movie Gems

Messiah in the Passover starring Nick Mancuso

This movie is wonderful. I only wish it were longer! The story takes place in Israel one year after the death and resurrection of Yeshua. One of his followers returns home to celebrate Passover and shares with his family the Messiah in Passover. You can read more about and order this film from http://www.christiananswers.net/catalog/passover-vs.html

You'll want this one in time for Passover.

The Devil's Arithmetic starring Kirsten Dunst, Louise Fletcher, and Mimi Rogers

This is the story of a teenager who up had all but ignored her Jewish heritage. This particular Passover she is transported back in time to 1941 where she is taken with the rest of her village to a Nazi concentration camp. This is a powerful and rivetting movie. It was produced by Dustin Hoffman ( and he also introduces the film). Appropriate for teenagers, but should be viewed by adults first so that they can prepare younger viewers for certain scenes.

Turner Home Video

Turner Home Video has produced several Biblical movies. I can not, however recommend all their movies. While I understand that some creative license is necessary to fill in the details that the Bible doesn't give us, some of the movies go a bit too far in my opinion The list below are the movies that I feel are the best and most accurate. All of these movies can be purchased from Amazon.com or your local Christian bookstore. If purchasing from Amazon most of these movies are less than $15.

Please note: These movies, as in the Bible, do portray war, animal sacrifice, violence, etc. What one person allows their children to watch some one else will not. I have tried my best to for warn of any material that you might find objectional, but if you have children I would suggest screening the movies first yourself before permitting them to watch it.

Abraham starring Richard Harris and Barbara Hershey

A beautiful and inspiring film! Highly recommended. The acting is magnificent as is the scenery and costumes. Follows closely with Scripture. This film does depict animal sacrifice, war, and a very brief scene of Sodom and Gomorrah after Abraham's victory but it is not over done and lasts all of 3 seconds.

Jacob starring Matthew Modine, Irene Papas, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Giancarlo Gianni

A great movie. Faithful to Scripture and well acted, particularly by Giancarlo Gianni who plays Laban.

Joseph starring Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, and Leslie Ann Warren

Another beautiful and inspiring film! A must see ! I put it right up there with Abraham. I can not say enough good things about this video. Ben Kinglsey is fantastic as Potipher, and Paul Mercurio does an excellent job as Joseph. It is a Biblically accurate film which takes you from the tents of Jacob and his scheming jealous sons to the court of Pharoah and the emotional reunion between Joseph and his brothers. There is a scene in which Potipher's wife (Leslie Ann Wareen) tries to seduce Joseph while he is bathing that should be screened out for children. This is a two tape video.

Moses starring Ben Kingsley

An excellent version of the story of Moses. The Ten Commandments will always be a favorite, but I have to say that this version is more accurate. In The Ten Commandments Cecil B. DeMille portray Moses as a super hero type, which is not accurate. Ben Kinglsey does a terrific job as Moses who stuttered and felt inadequate. My only disappointment that Zipporah is not seen again after Moses departs for Egypt. Another must see movie. (violence, animal sacrifice) This is a two tape video.

Jeremiah starring Patrick Dempsey

A very inspiring movie, with great acting. There is some creative license taken, but even so it does fall in line with Scripture. (violence, animal sacrifice)

Esther starring Louise Lombard and F. Murray Abraham, Jurgen Prochnow

A beautiful movie! True to Scripture, and well acted, especially by Jurgen Prochnow who portrays the evil Haman. Perfect for Purim. A movie that can be used to inspire young godly women.

David starring Leonard Nimoy, Nathaniel Parker, Sheryl Lee, Jonathon Pryce

The story of King David from the calling of King Saul to David's victory over his son Absalom. This movie is good, but not as good as it could have been. (you'll see what I mean if you decide to watch it.) Although it's not as good as the other movies, it's still worth watching.

The Oldies but Goodies

No list of Bible movies would be complete without these old favorites. True they are from a different time, but the message is still the same. These are movies that I watched as a child, and I still love them., and believe it or not so do my children. They are available on video and DVD.

The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston

Samson & Delilah starring Victor Mature and Heddy Lamar

David and Bathsheba starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward

Ben Hur starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd

The Robe starring Richard Burton

Jesus of Nazareth starring Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey

 

Questions? Want to share a Gem? Please feel free to email me at hadassah@bright.net