Recommended listening/viewing

Melanie —  February 14, 2020

Have you seen The Chosen yet? Our family watched the first two episodes last night and we enjoyed them so much.  It’s a multi-season television drama based on the life of Christ.  It impressed upon me the desperation of the biblical characters (Mary Magdalene in particular) and the way that Jesus changed everything when he broke into their stories.

“THE CHOSEN is designed to live in perfect balance between faithful biblical storytelling and imaginative exploration. The show contains incredible historical, biblical and theological accuracy while still maintaining a sense of wonder and creativity.” (quote from this review from MOVIE guide).  The project is crowd-funded and you can watch the first ones free with an app.  After that, when you pay to watch, you fund the making of more episodes (can’t go wrong with that!).

I listened to a fantastic podcast on the goodness of God in suffering, with Joni Eareckson Tada.  I highly recommend it for anyone suffering any kind of physical pain, sadness or distress in life.

And lastly, are you single or do you know any single people looking for a godly spouse? This is a wonderful message from Gary Thomas on Finding a Godly Spouse.  He outlines the reasons that most people in the world get married and how these reasons are so different from why we are Christians choose to marry.  They also lead to vastly different outcomes in marriage.

**Both of the above podcasts are on iTunes (first one: JourneyWoman podcast and second one: Focus on the Family Broadcast podcast)