Sunday, March 27, 2022

Easter with Pure Flix: Movie Review & Giveaway

It's Easter season!

Today's post is a bit out of my normal sphere as I'm talking about preparing for Easter using movies, specifically with the movies available through Pure Flix, an online movie streaming service.

For most Christians, Jesus' death and resurrection stand as hallmarks of their faith. Pure Flix offers films to help deepen one's understanding of these monumental moments in human history. Options include: modern Easter movies, classic Easter movies, Easter movies for kids, and Easter documentaries.

While The Passion of the Christ will always have a place in my movie drawer, this year I'm going for less-intense Easter movies. I started with a documentary designed to bring the user into the Middle East and dig into the History of Easter. My review of Behold the Man: History of the Real Jesus is below, but I will say here that it was a good reminder of what Jesus endured and why I believe in Him.

Here's a link to PureFlix Easter Movies. Read on for my review and to enter the giveaway. 👇

About the Movie:

 Behold the Man: History of the Real Jesus
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Length: 43 Minutes.

Three scholars help prove that the extraordinary claims made by and about Jesus warrant serious consideration today.

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My Thoughts:

Behold the Man: History of the Real Jesus is a documentary featuring Jakob Van Bruggen, Ph.D., Steven Notley, Ph.D., and Michael Green, Ph.D. These experts address three questions essential to the Christian faith: 
  •  Did Jesus really exist? 
  •  Was Jesus just a human being or more than this?  
  •  Did Jesus really rise from the dead?  

Relying mainly on the Holy Bible and the writings of Josephus, the scholars bring out their explanations to these questions. Dr. Steven Notley's contributions were often my favorite as they addressed the problems of lifting stories out of Jewish culture. He gave insights into the historical setting of the Bible as well as how Jesus and his teachings were viewed and received in his day.

Behold the Man is certainly suitable for personal viewing, but I think it would also work well in a Christian high school or new believer's Sunday School class. Most of the content was review to me, though there were a few things I hadn't heard before. I enjoyed the refreshment of ideas and the focus on Jesus. 

One thing to note about Behold the Man: History of the Real Jesus is that it was made in the year 2000, without the benefit of 4K, high definition cameras. It uses full screen format rather than the now-popular wide screen format.

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 


One reader of this post will receive a 3-month Pure Flix subscription. Similar to Netflix, but with a Christian ethos, Pure Flix offers many faith-based movies for online viewing.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Nifty idea! I tried Pure Flix before but I found they didn't have a wide variety. That was some years ago. I wonder if that has changed?

    Anyway, Behold the Man sounds good and short too.