Friday, January 27, 2012

John Wycliffe: The Morning Star

My Amazon review of the life of John Wycliffe:

Admittedly, the production is a little bit cheesy at times, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this brief overview of the life of John Wycliffe. Principle to this man was the centrality of the Scripture and his radiant faith in Christ, even when standing in situations of his life's peril. There are many valuable lessons that can be brought away from this film, namely Wycliffe's compassion and vigilance for the rights of the poor peasants of 14th century England, his love of teaching his students, as well as the beauty of Wycliffe's love of the Scriptures and his desire to see it translated into English. This is a wonderful piece of history, easy to follow, and ideal for a small group study or a family worship time (the film is very tame, with the only questionable content being a couple dead men following one of the peasant revolts.)

Side-note (not part of the review): this was my first disk received from Puritan Picks, and I'm really glad to have found this service.  Basically it's an alternative to NetFlix, but with good films and theology DVDs (so it's not just the material you find at the local LifeWay, but rather reaching by Sproul, Keller, etc.)  I'm looking forward to receiving more from this service.

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