Item description for Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 1 & 2: Gideon, Reluctant Hero/Gideon, Warrior by Faith (Jacobs Ladder) by Vision Video...
Overview A new series developed for youth ages 10-15 that will bring the Old Testament alive.
The clever storyline surrounds a group of young teenagers, ?the teenpack,? who come across an old lighthouse. A mysterious character called Rafael, the lighthouse keeper, is able to transport members of the teenpack back in time. There they become involved in the Biblical characters? lives and stories as we see them unfold. This approach faithfully retells the Bible stories while presenting them in a fascinating way for today?s youth.
Though geared for youth, these stories provide inspiring, character-building lessons which are appropriate for people of all ages. Each episode is 30 minutes, with two episodes per DVD.
Episode 1: Gideon, the Reluctant Hero Gideon, a farmer's son, is visited by an angel, who tells him to oppose the idol worship that goes on in the village. Gideon should also defend his people against attacks by the Midianites. Gideon destroys the idol statue and so provokes the wrath of Molokee, the local idol priestess. She confronts the reluctant hero, but Gideon's father and sister come to his defense. Daniel, from the 'teenpack,' is beamed into the story by Rafael. In this episode, Daniel is the boy next door, Gideon's sidekick. At the end of the episode, the Midianites attack the farm and the village again, but this time Gideon and his people are ready to fight back.
Episode 2: Gideon, Warrior by Faith Gideon has become a local hero after fighting off a Midianite attack on his village. However, the Midianites send a large army into Canaan to invade the land of the Hebrews. Gideon calls all Hebrew farmers together to form an army. Gideon's brother and sister travel ahead to the place where the Hebrews are gathering. Meanwhile Gideon seeks heaven's advice as he confronts his fears and doubts. Eventually Gideon is given God's assurance that the Hebrews will have victory, but he still doesn't know how. When Gideon arrives at the Hebrew army camp, an angel appears to him again to confirm that victory will be given to them. The angel also tells Gideon to send most of his men home, which seems a crazy thing to do....
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Actors: Vision Video, Paul Amos, Craig Barlow, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Conway
Producers: Marcia Engel
Format: Color, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Studio: Vision Video
Running Time: 60.00 minutes
Record Label Vision Video
Format Color / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.46" Width: 7.12" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Nest Family Entertainment
Series Jacobs Ladder
ISBN 5558409010 ISBN13 9785558409017 UPC 727985008820
Availability 0 units.
More About Vision Video
Presenter-host Dr. Timothy George is an Historian and Dean of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School. Trained in theology and church history at Harvard University, he has written numerous articles and books including Theology of the Reformers, John Calvin and the Church, and Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey. George also serves as senior editor of Christianity Today.