The Forbidden Book-The History of the English Bible (DVD)
Starring: Craig Lampe and Jim Birdsall
Directed By: Brian Barkley
“Many stopped at nothing to conceal the Light ... A few risked everything to reveal it.”
"The Forbidden Book" DVD is unlike anything you have ever seen before. This one-hour documentary takes you on a fascinating journey through time. It was shot on location throughout Europe and brings to life many important places of Christian history.
You will learn how God’s Word was originally scribed in Hebrew and Greek. You will walk with Dr. Craig Lampe among the ruins of the very first Christian Church ever built above ground … not in Israel, but in England! Discover how the Word was preserved through the 1,000-year period known as the Dark and Middle Ages, when possession of Scripture in any language other than Latin meant certain death at the hands of the organized church. You will learn the historical truth about the misunderstood books called Apocrypha that were printed in every Protestant Christian’s Bible until 1885.
As you travel back in time, you will feel as if you are actually meeting John Wycliffe, the first person to translate the Bible into English. You will visit his church, which is still offering Sunday services today, as it has since the 1300s. You will see the door where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses that started the Protestant Reformation. You will visit Erasmus' illegal printing shop, which is a bookstore today. You will find that William Tyndale was burned at the stake. His Crime? Printing the Bible in the English language.
Find out why the Bible of the Protestant Reformation, the Geneva Bible, had to be printed in Switzerland due to the reign of Queen Bloody Mary. Learn how the printing of the 1611 King James Bible came to be, and how the King James version slowly replaced the Geneva Bible, which was popular among the early American Colonists. This DVD will bring it all together in just one hour.
"The Forbidden Book" is simply the most captivating and informative video ever produced on the subject of how we got the Bible, and how God has preserved His Word for thousands of years to countless generations.