The two Journey of Faith videos produced by FARMS/Maxwell Institute are remarkable because they inform us in an engaging and entertaining way about the facts that scholars have found that affirm the accuracy of the Book of Mormon narrative. The filmmakers traveled to Jerusalem, Arabia and Oman and have demonstrated that we can find places today that are described in the Book of Mormon in 600 BC and which Joseph Smith and his contemporaries knew nothing about in 1829. Things which were called absurd by critics of the Book of Mormon for nearly two centuries are demonstrated to be simple facts that you can see through this video. The existence of a "bountiful", well-watered area on the Indian Ocean coast of Arabia was called a fantasy by those critics in the 1830s, yet we can see it in this video.
Every Latter-day Saint should see this video, and understand that the Book of Mormon is firmly rooted in geographical and cultural fact, and taste one of the fruits of our decades of faithfulness in bearing witness to the world of the truth of the Book of Mormon.
Journey of Faith is a must have!
I can't say anything else.
This movie recently aired on the BYU channel and I cannot stop thinking about it. It is such a testimony builder to be able to see the path that Lehi and his family walked as they journied into the wilderness. There are such amazing pieces of 'proof' that the Book of Mormon is true in this movie. It shows you specific things, places and names that Joseph Smith, a young man who knew nothing of middle eastern culture and had little education, could have never made up. There are truly remarkable things shown in this video that will help you and your family grow a stronger testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I recommend this movie to those of you with doubting friends, family members and investigators that want 'proof' that these things are true. It is such an amazing movie!!!
This one is a good movie to watch with anyone! It is scientifically based from credible sources. Highly reccomended.
Powerful presentation! It makes the Book of Mormon come alive. It makes me appreciate so much more the travails of Lehi and his family! Great insight.
I watched it over and over again and the realization of Lehi's journey seems very logical. Great work from those that did the research. This is a MUST SEE!!!! I have shared this with many others and encouraged them to live this journey with Lehi's family. This journey came ALIVE and I will never read this section of the Book of Mormon the same 'old' way again. , Excellent Documentary!!!!
We talk about Moses and the exodus and the our pioneers which is great. But we don't talk as much about father Lehi and Amazing Nephi and there journey, I was so taken in by the film that I had to watch 3 times in a 24 hr. period because I enjoyed it so much. Afterwards I felt like I had a personal relationship or at least knew Lehi, Nephi and there families alot more than before. A must have.
I was so enthralled with this film that I saw it twice at BYU Ed. Wk. With its beautiful scenery and documentories it brings to heart the story of Lehi and his family. This along with the first Journey of Faith DVD has given me a greater perspective of the travels and travails these people engaged in along their journey from Jerusalem and into the New World. Now when I read the BOM I can see these places and structures in my minds eye. Both of these films are a must have.
This is an excellent report of the possible route Lehi's family took when they left Jerusalem. It is inspiring, faith promoting and informative. Everyone should see it!
I too loved Journey of Faith, but then I am a little biased because my husband did much of the drawings and artwork for the film. It was a great experience to see the film come together and the incredible research that has gone into it. Very well done!