Wonderful Biblical History
F. Hernandez | Mickeyland Florida | 12/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every Christian that longs for a better understanding of the meaning of Christmas, needs to see this outstanding telling of the first years of Jesus, and the miracles that have followed in his footsteps since then. For those who are unsure, it is an affirmation, and for those who do not believe, an illustration of actual events that are historically chronicled outside of the written Bible as we have known it."
Don't beleive everything you watch
Jason M. Vonderau | Ohio | 12/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think folks should be warned that this film is not necessarily historically factual. I found much of it to be sensationalized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes. They treat subjects like Helena's relic discovery of the Magi's remains as possible truth. No doubt that, historically, the mother of Constantine did think she had received the remains of the magi, but the chances of them truly being their remains are unlikely, and yet this detail is curiously missing from the film. This sort of brushing over of historical facts happens throughout the film. The film also treats the gnostic gospels with more relevance than they really deserve, only briefly touching on the fact that the majority of them were written tens or hundreds of years after the original gospels and the film tells us that Christian Gnostics were in the majority. That's just not accurate. The film also includes a modern day Christmas miracle that's a bit too hard for even a believer like me to swallow. I'm giving it a few stars because, even though the acting is generally pretty bad, and the production a bit poor, it is entertaining, but films like these do nothing for the Christian faith but make Christians look gullible and foolish."