‘Saints & Strangers’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
Mini-Series – Story of the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America.
With Saints and Strangers, National Geographic Channel is aiming for a gritty, groundbreaking television event that will shatter American myths about the first Thanksgiving. “It’s a survival story filled with struggle, betrayal and competing agendas,” says executive producer Gina Matthews of the four-hour movie airing in two parts November 22 and 23. In other words, forget everything your third grade teacher taught you about Turkey Day. (TVInsider)
We were hooked right from the beginning of this series. Besides the amazing cinematography (what else could you expect from Nat Geo!) Here were some highlights:
- The incredible amount on information packed into this series.
- They bring out some details that you never would have thought about before.
- Lots of misunderstandings of God’s character and His Word. It was interesting to see the thinking about God and things that happened during that time.
- Such hardship, sorrow and bravery. It reminded me of the pioneers as well. I have the utmost respect for these people that risked everything for what they believed in.
- God is constant and if we’re alive, we have purpose.
- The one conversation about pride that happens in the 2nd part of the series is quite powerful and eye opening.
If you are interested in the history of the United States, or you just like action and intrigue, then you will love this series.
Just the other day I came across a part of a verse that blew my mind, as it relates to the title of this series. It was a reminder that God loves us ALL, whether we love Him back or not. His desire is for ALL of us to love and follow Him.
Psalm 146:9 – The LORD preserveth the strangers…
National Geographic Channel
November 22-23, 2015 – 9/8c
If you would like your Christian Film Reviewed by CFDb, contact us for more details.