Awakened

The Native American Revival that Could Change the World

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In 1975, Billy Graham gave an iconic speech at a conference on Indian evangelism, saying to Native American leaders, “You are a sleeping giant, the original American. You are now awakening. Just around the corner, you may become a spiritual superpower in this country that could change not only America, but the world.”

Greg Miller’s documentary Awakened shows how Graham’s predictions are coming true. The film expertly weaves interviews with Native American pastors, evangelists, prophetic visions, and charismatic gatherings, with stunning scenery and original music. As a seasoned sound designer (God’s Not Dead, Christmas Angel), Greg Miller’s score and skilled editing perfectly complements this inspiring material.

The filmmaker shares that God called him to move from Los Angeles to Sedona, Arizona several years ago. “Following the Lord’s leading to move put me right in the heart of a great move of God beginning on the Navajo Nation and now spreading across North America through the indigenous people.”

In an interview with The Stream, he says his “faith walk has absolutely gone to the next level as a result of doing this film….

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Micahs Christmas Treasure

6 Animated Movies that Focus on the True Meaning of Christmas

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Children’s entertainment has been inundated with stories of Santa, Rudolph, toys, snowmen and elves. It is much harder to find movies that even mention the birth of Christ, let alone present the coming of the Messiah as the heart of the holiday. Here’s a list of children’s animated films that do keep the focus on Jesus.

Veggie Tales Saint NicholasVeggie Tales: St. Nicholas – A Story of Joyful Giving

When Christmas plans fall awry, Junior suggests that perhaps Santa will help solve the problem. Bob knows better and decides to share with them the story of St. Nicholas. The story takes place in Ancient Greece, where Nicholas ultimately learns the value of helping others from the story of Jesus’ birth.

Micahs Christmas TreasureMicah’s Christmas Treasure

During the time of Jesus’ birth, Micah, a poor shepherd boy, sets out with his sister on a journey that leads them to Bethlehem. Desiring wealth, he finds himself having to make the most difficult decision of his life – give the threatening Romans information about the Messiah for the riches he is desperate for, or protect the whereabouts of the newborn king?

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A Christmas Carol

5 Movie Adaptations of “A Christmas Carol” – And Why They Are All Worth Watching

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Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, has become a cherished part of Christmas tradition since it was first published in 1843. I would venture to claim that it is the Christmas story that has been adapted and produced for stage and screen more than any other yuletide tale.

The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has grown cold-hearted in his pursuit of money. Compassion is a liability to him and Christmas is meaningless in his self-inflicted isolation. One fateful Christmas Eve, he is visited by a series of ghosts, who give him glimpses of Christmas past, present and future. This spiritual journey reminds him of all that he once loved and sacrificed to the god of money, and warns him where his current path will lead, if his heart remains unchecked.

This heart-warming tale of redemption shows the power of love and compassion, and beautifully illustrates the lasting joy that comes from investing in people rather than in wealth. There are many wonderful versions available, but here are five notable options for you and your family to watch this holiday season.

A Christmas Carol The MusicalA Christmas Carol: The Musical

This energetic, lighthearted musical is adapted from the stage version with music composed by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast).

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Hidden Rebellion

“The Hidden Rebellion” Sheds Light on the Hushed-Up Genocide of the French Revolution

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In 1789, the Catholic farmers of Vendée became a target of French Revolutionists. When they wouldn’t conform to the ideologies of the new government, they were forced to fight back to protect their religious and economic freedoms, but by the end of 1793 around 150,000 of them were murdered.

Why haven’t you heard of this before? The Daily Wire says, “Today, most historians, universities and media are products of the French Revolution, and deeply devout practitioners of its revolutionary religion of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’.”

That is why Daniel Rabourdin, French native and American citizen, felt called to produce the docudrama, The Hidden Rebellion, and bring the horrific truth to light. “French history books won’t even acknowledge the very community which Napoleon himself called a people of giants,” he says.

In an interview with Truth Revolt, Rabourdin says, “The French Revolution was hi-jacked. No longer were they simply about liberty, but extremists pushed an agenda of forced collectivism and atheism on the people. The Vendéans, whose faith was an integral part of their culture, were forced to abandon their religious practice and to worship nothing else but the goddess called Reason.”

The film shows the story from the perspective of a farming family, who inspire their fellow Vendéans to take up arms after their son’s throat is slit by Revolutionaries.

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A Pentatonix Christmas

New Christmas Albums to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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Believe it or not, it’s already about time for sleigh bells to start ringing and holiday parties to start swinging. Even though Thanksgiving is still a week away, today I saw a Rizzoli’s Christmas Tree tent being set up with a truckload of live trees still tied up like turkey roulades.

One thing we can look forward to this season is a variety of fresh takes on traditional Christmas music. Here are five brand new Christmas albums that will appeal to a variety of tastes. Each of these would work well as party tunes depending on the atmosphere you want to create.

Pentatonix

First up, Pentatonix is one of very few groups that blow my mind with their musical abilities. This famed a capella group delivers an energetic, contemporary pop rendition of many classic songs in A Pentatonix Christmas. They often layer in unexpected musical phrases and rhythms that make these oft-heard songs sound utterly fresh. For example, they open the album by giving an old hymn like “O Come, All Ye Faithful” a tribal pop flavor.

She & Him

Zoey Deschanel of She & Him would soothe even Scrooge’s heart with her jazzy, mellifluous tones.

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