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Truly the God of wonders
on 5 January 2011
An absolutely fantastic dvd! This is a must for EVERYBODY for so many reasons and on several different levels.
The filming and shots are exactly what you would want from any scientific documentary about the natural world. Photography to acknowledge the skill of the camera person, but more than that; it will make you inhale and consider the majesty, awesomeness, beauty, grace and intrigue of what is being observed.
The dvd starts with an introduction where various shots of animal life are being observed, crucially, WITHOUT commentary. This sets the scene and builds anticipation on what the commentary will reveal. The dvd is then divided into chapters such as God of Power; God of Wisdom, God of Justice and God of Love. Within these sections the narrator introduces the concept by presenting a phenomenon in the natural world that expounds the point. This is further supplemented by creation SCIENTISTS (yes, real bona fide scientists!!) giving background information into the images being shown.
An example would be under the chapter called God of Power, the dvd uses computer graphics, the narrator and scientists (as well as verses from the Bible) to show how God of Power is seen in thunderstorms and stars. I don't really want to give too much away as you really will be amazed!
This is a dvd for all ages and all academic backgrounds. How can such a dvd meet the needs of such a wide range of people? Because it's the Truth; moreover, it's the Truth presented in a manner with the aim of ensuring understanding, inviting participation (by raising questions and stop, pause, think about and discuss it moments) and presenting visual entertainment.
This dvd is not only for believers. It is a dvd that I am going to use with my friends who are NOT believers. Not because it will "convert" or "convict" them (though, I always hope!), but because it will DEFINITELY cause discussions; honest and open discussions.
This dvd should NOT be used as a "proof" for God, but rather it takes the approach that is taken in Genesis 1; namely the God of the Bible exists, and this is Who He is. It is the kind of dvd I wish I had when I was at secondary school studying maths, chemistry and biology. A dvd to watch with my class mates with the question in the back of the mind:
"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" (Ps 8)
Buy this dvd; watch it; think, pause and discuss its implications for believers; discuss what it tells us about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; digest it; then watch it again!
After that, invite your friends round to watch it, or better still buy it for your friends...after all, He is a God of wonders and He desires to share Himself with ALL people!