Sunday, November 20, 2011

Amazed and Afraid

I've been looking at the Catholicism DVD Box Set. It is new, and highly rated.  My sister and I just talked about maybe going in on it together, but we're a bit concerned because the last time we did that it was for Father Corapi's Catechism set and then he went off the deep end and left the Church (very sad about that still, by the way).  I'd hate to have the same effect on poor Father Baron...

Here is a clip from the first series about Jesus, and how he wasn't just some wonderful spiritual guide.  The Gospels portray those around him as amazed and afraid, just as one would be with God.

The top comment on this video clip, from TheAdrian260: "This really focuses the whole question very clearly. A restatement of CS Lewis that He was either a liar, a lunatic or who He said He was. Of course, it is a matter of history that almost all of the earliest and closest followers of Jesus were killed for their beliefs, after completely dedicating themselves to spreading His message. People never give up their lives for liars or lunatics"

Regarding the DVD set as a whole, it currently has a 4.5 rating on Amazon.  I've heard nothing but good things about it.  Here is the product description:
Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda...from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode. Mike Leonard, a veteran NBC Today Show correspondent and acclaimed filmmaker, is the Executive Producer of this groundbreaking series. The box set includes five DVDs, each containing two episodes. Each episode runs 50-60 minutes.

No comments:

Post a Comment