Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Deepening Your Faith with "The Chosen" A Movie Series Review

There are very few things on Television that excite me!

The Fact of the matter is that I gave up watching Television for almost 5 years.  I was disappointed in most shows and felt that most of what I was watching was not making my life better, but rather causing me a lot of distress.

So just as we can be masters of our own worlds, television became something that was watched only on limited occasions and most often for a good Hallmark movie (many that our own Sylvestermouse Cynthia has reviewed) or some special that just could not be missed.

My other half would watch sports hockey and basketball and of course the Olympics when they were being televised.  I spent most of my time either reading or writing.  Making and learning how to do things that I never tried before.

I was happier for a long time with this new reality.  People would ask me if I had heard about certain things that were happening in the world and I was totally and blissfully unaware of the many hurtful things going on around me.  I was living with blinders on and I was able to sleep peacefully at night.

Now I have found a reason to put the TV back on.  It's not for "regular" television shows, but rather for an amazing series that really speaks to me!




We are a Christian Family and I don't make any apologies for that.  What I will say is that while I feel I know my faith, there is always some way to make it deeper and more meaningful on a daily basis.

Last year, during a time when my husband was busy looking for ways to help our Bible study group delve into Scriptures more fully, we came across an advertisement for a new Series on the Life of Jesus.  It sounded interesting and we made it a point of watching it.


Now this is not regular Television in the sense that you can turn on the channel and see this series.  You need an "app" or you can watch it on You Tube as well.  Here is the link for the first two episodes on You Tube! If you would like to watch through the "APP" you can find it right here for Apple and right here for Android.  If you have a "Smart TV, you can watch these episodes through your TV, otherwise you may have to watch on an iPad or Android tablet.

For anyone who is interested in having the Scriptures come alive, this series is one that you will truly enjoy.  The sets, costumes and the characters come alive in a way that reading scriptures cannot quite make happen.  Scriptures, while they are the backbone of the Christian faith, can be very dry and lacking in details.  The Chosen has made much of what we read in the Scriptures come alive. 
 


The Series must be watched from the beginning, as each subsequent installment builds on the previous one.  The Chosen has just started the Second Series and it promises to be just as wonderful as the First.




Director and Creator of the Series Dallas Jenkins has made this series his very own way to deepen his faith life and shares it with anyone who wants to do likewise.  The "App" is free and watching is free too (see the links above).  

The only downside to this Series, is that because it has been made free for anyone to watch, there are a certain number of "ads" done by the director in order to find the funding for this project.  It's a small downside, because if you feel as I do that this is worth your time to watch, you won't mind listening to a little bit of fundraising to make these episodes available to everyone.  After all sharing our faith belief is what we are called to do. 

I chose to Review this series because I have watched it several times and I am always drawn right into the story again.  I see something new each time I watch and it never gets old.  I love that the series highlights the "women" of the Bible .  Sometimes they are glossed over when you set to only read the words.  

This Series is for all Christians without exception. It is even for those who are not Christian but would like to understand what Christianity is about.   Dallas Jenkins has on his team of writers many Biblical Scholars and Jewish Scholars as well.  The story has to be correct and possible.  It brings the humanity of the times to life and the way life was in those Biblical times.  It really makes the Bible come alive!

If you want to own the series for your family, to watch whenever you want, it is available in a two disc set and then you don't have any Advertisements to deal with!  The Chosen is one movie that will stand the test of time!



Please take the time to check it out for yourselves and let me know if you enjoyed it or not. 

***All the pictures used here are from The Chosen Media page. 



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16 comments:

  1. The Chosen is far and away the best series I have ever seen. The characters are so interesting and real. I have asked myself which character I most relate to, and, I see something of me in all of them. Jesus is funny, and very human; yet is good in every way we should like to be, and see in others.
    Don't wait, get the app, and please "pay it forward" for the millions throughout the world who aren't as blessed as us.

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    1. Thank you for your comments, they are appreciated. I so agree with you too, that seeing Jesus smile, laugh and be "human" in all emotions except anger, is refreshing and very appealing.

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  2. This is definitely a series I need to watch! I love scripturally accurate depictions of biblical events. I've found that they make me search and study the scriptures to make sure that I agree with their accuracy and to separate fact from fiction when needed. I often need to rely on scripture that I previously memorized, therefore I want to be careful not to assume that something I see in a movie is altering my memory of written accounts. But, as you say, I also love to discover something in the Scripture that would not have grabbed my attention when reading. Thank you for this excellent review and recommendation. I look forward to watching the series, which will in fact, deepen (perhaps focus) my Bible study.

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    1. Miss Mouse, you will not regret seeing this series. Yes, we watch and have our Bible very close at hand so that we can see where and how it was originally written. So far nothing jumps out as inaccurate! There are a host of Biblical Scholars involved in the writing and I'm sure they would not let something be written in that wasn't a truth.

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  3. Thank you for this review, Olivia. I will tell my son about this series. I already know he will be interested.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this with your family Pat! I hope you get a chance to see it too!

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  4. My friend would love this series. I'll be sure to pass it along to her. I know I would enjoy it as well. Every night I listen to Off The Left Eye (a channel on YouTube) - it's an explanation of the polymath (genius) that lived in the 1700's - I won't say anymore lol - anyway I'm a firm believer in seeking peace, and living the example of peace. We're human, we make mistakes, but I find it easier to get back on track because I feed my spirit daily. Thanks for the intro to this series!

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    1. Barbara, I'm sure you would enjoy it as well. What comes to the fore in this series is that Jesus chose the weak, the sinners, the forgotten and the weary! You will watch this and be inspired in your daily life I'm sure.

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  5. Many of my friends are Christian, and for many of them, their religious faith is an essential part of their life and a source of strength and great comfort. Although I am Jewish, I was brought up with Jewish culture but not organized religion. As I get older and understand how central a role faith plays in many people’s lives, I am developing a greater interest in learning about several different faiths. This series sounds like one I would enjoy and find helpful and informative. Thanks so much for your review and obviously heartfelt recommendation of this series!

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  6. Oh Margaret, you would enjoy this as well. Jesus was a Jew and even though many Jews did not see him as the Messiah promised, the Jewish people are well potrayed! When Alan and I were in Magdala (our 3 month stint in Israel 2018) we lived and worked in a place where Jews and Christians have a strong and abiding friendship. The ground is sacred to both and anyone who has an open heart! I hope you just take a peek and see if it doesn't resonate with you too!

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  7. Excellent review, I am intrigued to watch this. Shared on social media and with a friend who cares about her faith a great deal.

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    1. I hope you do watch it, I find it very inspiring and makes Jesus really come to life for me. Thank you for your comments.

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  8. Amazing review, faith is needed in all of our lives. I don't read enough on my own this seems like wonderful way to learn. I'll make sure my daughter sees this, she teaches Sunday school and may be a help. Thanks Olivia.

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    1. I'm sure it will help her to put that "human" face on Jesus for the children in Sunday School. I bet you would love it too!

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  9. I have never heard of or seen this series, thank you for such an in depth and interesting review. One to add to my list!

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  10. Oh I hope you do watch it and come back to let me know what you thought! It is definitely not wasted time!

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