PEOPLE OF FAITH: CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA

"Stirring History of Faith in America"

Quality: Content: +4 "EXEMPLARY"
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Summary:

PEOPLE OF FAITH: CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA is a well made, enlightening history of America from its birth to the present time, focusing on Christianity and the biographies of 10 influential people. PEOPLE OF FAITH is filled with inspiring stories and expert commentary.

Review:

PEOPLE OF FAITH: CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA is a well made, enlightening history of America from its birth to the present time. The series is six episodes, 30 minutes each, on two DVDs. It’s filled with inspiring stories and insightful expert commentary.
The first part of the series discusses the founding of America and the strong Christian underpinning of the republic. Then, it moves into the abolitionists, some of the Christian infighting, the social gospel, and the pro-life movement. The most powerful aspect is the final episodes, which pick 10 significant Christians in American history, including Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Archbishop John Joseph Hughes, Ronald Niebuhr, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Billy Graham. The series ends with Billy Graham on TV exhorting people to come to Jesus Christ to be saved.
In the process of discussing these people, People of Faith tries to take a strong evangelical view as well as mainline and Catholic perspectives. There’s even a brief discussion of Islam. Even so, the bottom line is, the series focuses on faith in Jesus Christ.
Many people have discussed and studied Christianity in American, including our friends David Barton and Marshall Foster. That said, for an overview, PEOPLE OF FAITH: CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA is highly commended. No matter how much you know about the topic, you will learn new truths about the key events, movements and controversies that shaped America.

Content:

(CCC, BBB) Very strong Christian, biblical documentary ending with an altar call from Billy Graham; no foul language, violence, sex, or nudity; and, some treatment of other religions in America.

In Brief:

PEOPLE OF FAITH: CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA is a well made, enlightening history of America from its birth to the present. The series is six episodes, 30 minutes each, on two DVDs. The first part of the series discusses the founding of America and the strong Christian underpinning of the republic. Then, it moves into the abolitionists, some of the Christian infighting, the social gospel, and the pro-life movement. The most powerful aspect is the final episodes, which pick 10 significant Christians in American history, from Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King to Billy Graham.
PEOPLE OF FAITH tries to take a strong evangelical view as well as mainline and Catholic perspectives. There’s even a brief discussion of Islam. However, the bottom line is: the series focuses on faith in Jesus Christ. Many people have discussed and studied Christianity in American, including our friends David Barton and Marshall Foster. That said, for an overview, PEOPLE OF FAITH is highly commended. No matter how much you know about the topic, you will learn new truths about the key events, movements, and controversies that shaped America.