Re:fresh books offers an extensive new range of DVDs for adults and children including Christian biography, teaching materials, movies etc. Childrens’ titles include classics such as Treasures of the Snow and Tanglewoods’ Secret. Classic films such as John Wesley and Martin Luther are available along with biographies of well-known Christians past and present. The evangelistic DVD So, Who is this Jesus? featuring The Bill actor Russell Boulter is an excellent resource for youth discussions or seeker groups.
For details of Musicademy's DVD-based training course for worship musicians, click HERE.
New DVD teaching resource
Images for teaching the Easter story
Eikon Bible Art is a range of resources on DVD for those involved in teaching children.
Each DVD includes PowerPoint files telling four Bible stories plus activity packs which include lesson outlines and PDFs with colouring pages for young children and memory veses and quizzes for older children.
The Easter story is covered by two DVD's, each covering four episodes from the Triumphant Entry to the Resurrection.
What's in the Bible? Children's DVD
From Phil Vischer, creator of Veggietales, come the first two DVDs in a new 26-episode series exploring why and how we got the Bible and following through the key stories. Each DVD is filled with original music, animation, puppets and creative writing designed to teach children about God and His word.
What's in the Bible 1 comprises two 25-minute episodes. The first looks at What the Bible is and how it was put together. The Second episode discusses Who wrote the Bible and then dives into the first part of Genesis.
What's in the Bible 2 also comprises two 25-minute episodes. The first explores who wrote the Bible and then looks at the second part of Genesis to look at how God used one family to launch his 'big rescue plan'. The Second part looks at words like 'Salvation' and 'redemption' and then describes God's plan to save the Israelites from Egypt and the bigger plan to save us!
Heavy stuff? have a look for yourself? Veggietales became 'cult' viewing among Christian teenagers. Could What's in the Bible do the same again?
C.H. Spurgeon the people's preacher
C.H. Spurgeon the people’s preacher, is a 75-minute DVD with interspersed commentary and drama. It effectively portrays the life and charater of Spurgeon not only as the great preacher that he was but a man with deep emotions and, at times, doubts. It includes the close relationship between Spurgeon and his wife Susannah, Spurgeon’s commitment to Christ, his love for the lost, his passion for God’s truth and his agonies of mind through events such as the Surrey Gardens Music Hall disaster and the Downgrade Controversy.
Christian leaders and anybody really interested in Spurgeon, the man, will find the “bonus material” comprising short comments by Peter Morden especially helpful.
An associated book, C.H. Spurgeon The People’s Preacher by Peter Morden, is reviewed elsewhere (Click HERE). The film is produced by the Christian Television Association, which also produced the award-winning Robber of the Cruel Streets (See below) about the life of George Muller.
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives firmly by the rule of all firemen: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever…rescuing his wife’s heart. ‘Fireproof’ is the story of firefighter Captain Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) who after seven years of marriage to his wife, Catherine (Erin Bethea), is seeing their relationship fail. As they prepare to file for divorce, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day test called, "The Love Dare." Caleb starts it, and, after several weeks, becomes very frustrated over it. Caleb learns he needs to put his faith in God to save his marriage. But, he is unsure if it's too late to "fireproof" his marriage.
The second movie in the Chronicles of Narnia series is now available on DVD.
The first movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is also available together with the full range of Chronicles of Narnia books.
Come and see the wide range of DVDs available at re:fresh books & christian resources including family viewing, biography and teaching resources.
New Nooma DVD
'Name' now in stock
The 18th DVD in the popular Nooma series has now arrived at re:fresh books.
It looks at the way in which we all compare ourselves with other people and challenges us to be ourselves and live the lives God wants us to live.
Award-winning Animated Bible Stories DVDs in stock
As used in Kingston schools.
Old Testament and New Testament sets, each comprising six programmes on three discs. Single titles also available.
Friends and Heroes
DVD sets available
The First Series of Friends and Heroes animated action-adventure DVDs, recently shown on BBC2, is now in stock at re:fresh. Each DVD comprises two Episodes featuring at least two Bible stories in 3D animation. Suitable for ages 5-11.
Robber of the Cruel Streets - the story of George Muller DVD
presented by Russell Boulter
An award-winning* documentary, presented by Actor Russell Boulter, about the 19th century pioneer, George Muller, who provided homes for 120,000 orphans and, in his lifetime, raised the modern-day equivalent of £100 million entirely by faith, without ever making an appeal for funds. The documentary charts Muller’s life from a dissolute student in Halle, Germany through his conversion and early ministry to the establishing of Muller’s Homes in Bristol and his worldwide preaching tours when he was in his 80s.
The 60-minute DVD includes dramatisation of different episodes in the life of Muller, as well as photographs and drawings.
Muller’s intention was to demonstrate that God does answer prayer. His achievement still inspires and challenges today.
*Awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Saboath International Film Festival in Milan.
God's Outlaw - the story of William Tyndale VIDEO
The story of William Tyndale and the translation of the Bible into English is an essential part of our Christian heritage, not least as we approach the 400th anniversary of the King James Version.
God’s Outlaw is a 95-minute colour film of the inspirational story of William Tyndale, who paid the ultimate price for bringing us the Bible in English. Forbidden by the Catholic church to carry out his translation work in England, he fled to the Continent and moved from City to City to evade capture until betrayed by a friend, brought back to England, strangled and publicly burnt.
At his execution he prayed “Lord open the King of England’s eyes.” Within two years Henry VIII had decreed that every church in England should display a Bible in English. It is said that 90% of Tyndale’s work found its way into the Authorised (King James) Version of the Bible. This has carried through into more recent versions, based on the AV, including the Revised Standard Version and the English Standard Version.
An inspirational film that should be seen by anybody who does not know the background to our English Bible … and those who do as well!
DVD Nooma £9.50 each
Episodes 1-13 now available
Finding small group resources that are useful, applicable and biblical is often a tough task. Nooma however may change all that. Rob Bell, teaching pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in California has compiled this small group resource which fills all three of those vital categories. It is relevant, user friendly and, most importantly, Biblical.
Each nooma episode is a 10-12 minute video presentation, Rob Bell delivers his message by talking to the camera, interweaved with stunning and thought-provoking visual illustrations. Each episode tackles a specific issue, that each of us faces on our walk with Christ, love, grace, jealousy, lifestyle, knowing God, etc. Each is presented in Rob Bell’s unique style that demands a response from the viewer.
Episode 1: Rain
Bell takes us through the story of when he and his son were caught in a rain storm and his 3 year old is crying out in fear. But he reassures his son with the words ‘don’t worry buddy, Dad knows the way home’. Bell uses this to show us that whatever storms we may have to weather in life we can cry out to God and he will always respond with love and the reassurance that He 'knows the way home’.
The production value on these films is obvious, no tacky fake background, no grainy pictures. This is a top quality resource, accompanied by a full colour discussion booklet with each episode to help provoke the questions that group participants are bound to ask.
Who can use it?
Small groups will not be disappointed if you are looking for a new way of getting deep conversation going. Nooma provides an excellent way of presenting sometimes difficult messages in a clear and accessible way.
Equally youth groups of the 16 age range should find Nooma really relevant and accessible. It can be a great resource for youth leaders who have little time for prep.
Rain - God’s Devotion/Leading through hardship
Flame - Love/Relationships
Trees - Living between the first and second creation
Sunday - Church .v. Everyday Life: Trials of living in God’s Family
Noise - The Voice of God; hearing him in the silence
Kickball - Possessions/Satisfaction- Learning not to covet
Luggage - Letting go of anger/bad feelings towards others
Dust - Realising our own potential in the power of God
Bullhorn - Loving everyone equally by not condemning them
Lump - Romans 8: Nothing can separate us from the love of God (even when our sins catch up with us.)
Rhythm - Relationship with God, every day
Matthew - Coping with Loss and Grief.
Click HERE for other DVDs suitable for small group use
DVD So who is this Jesus? presented by Russell Boulter £8.99
This is an excellent DVD for use with teenagers or seeker groups. It comprises three 17-minute sessions which run consecutively but can be played individually. Set in Israel, it begins with an Old Testament background, from Abraham to the baptism of Jesus; the second episode looks at the birth of Jesus and key elements in his life leading up to the claim “I am the way, the truth and the life” while the third episode looks especially at the Garden of Gethsemane, the trial of Jesus, his death and resurrection.
There are also additional features including a 19-minute testimony by Brian Russ, jailed for attempted murder, 21 questions about the Christian faith, and historical information on Christian Social reformers.
The language, format and choice of Russell Boulter (The Bill) as the Narrator make this an easy DVD to watch. It moves quickly and yet provides a solid foundation for the message, including the significance of animal sacrifices, the meaning of new birth and the importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is filmed against appropriate backgrounds including a Nazareth carpenter’s shop, a marketplace, the shores of the Sea of Galilee etc. with short vignettes to add interest.
Imagine having your favourite worship leaders from your favourite worship albums come to your home and do a worship set of your favourite songs, just for you or for your home group, complete with lyrics. Now you can have that experience with Integrity’s innovative new series. Each dvd contains 14 songs with stunning background visuals and optional lyrics on the screen. And where you might expect the songs to be cover versions done by a single band, these are the original versions performed by the original artists. An unbeatable resource for personal or small group worship!