I watched the film with my wife and three daughters a few weeks ago, and we all enjoyed it. It’s valuable for at least four reasons:
- It has beautiful images.
- It has breathtaking cinematography (as you can see in the previews below).
- It accurately informs you about history and geography (which helps you better understand the Bible’s historical-cultural context).
- It shows why modern-day Jerusalem desperately needs the gospel.
- National Geographic is not exactly a conservative evangelical organization, so it’s not surprising that the film’s perspective on religion is sociological, not theological. The film concludes that while Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have distinct customs and traditions, they are not so different after all.
- The versions of “Christianity” that the film displays are Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, not evangelical Christianity.
This is a film worth owning.