God Came Near (6 DVD Set)

DVD Release: September 2, 2014
God Came Near (6 DVD Set)


It all happened in a moment – a most remarkable moment. God came near.

He came not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as One who first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. The hands that help him were not manicured, but callused and dirty.

No silk. No ivory. No hype. No party. No hoopla. God had come near…. For you. Travel back in time and relive Christ the Song of God becoming a man. Come with Max Lucado as he brings to life the most important event in history… when God came near. And as you catch a vision of this incredible moment, let it mark the beginning of a new life for yourself. God came near. If he is who he says he is, there is no truth more worthy of your time.

Dove Review

“God Came Near” is a powerful and inspiring series of stories and recreations of the first Christmas. It explains the reasons we celebrate it today. Max Lucado is an excellent storyteller. He talks in everyday language while expounding deep and profound spiritual truths from the Bible. He does this in a church setting with candles and beautiful artwork, or while standing outside with an overcoat on. The art and recreation of Biblical scenes including the Nativity and scenes of Joseph and Mary are wonderful and nicely done.

The DVD can be played by hitting “Play All” or by choosing six separate programs. The topics that are covered include the story of Simeon, the man that waited for the birth of the Messiah, as well as the story of the Wise Men, the story of Joseph and Mary, the history of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the birth of Jesus happening in one moment, one normal yet extraordinary night, the hectic holiday, Christmas cookies, and the story of a shoebox. Max includes humorous examples at times in his story telling, including one of his daughter’s hamster Fred getting stuck inside the piano and how he wished he could become a hamster for a moment to guide Fred to freedom! He makes the point that Jesus became a human being so that he might lead us to God. And that Jesus grew in Mary until he had to come out and today he wants to grow in his followers until he has to come out and be seen in them.

This is a fantastic series and we are most pleased to award it our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to enjoy this wonderful DVD! “God Came Near” is an amazing production!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: It's explained that Jesus, though the Son of God, was human too and grew tired and had the needs of all humans; Joseph had to take it on faith that Mary had not had relations with a man when she became pregnant with Jesus.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Tom Newman
Producer: Tom Newman
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 166 min.
Starring: Narrated by Max Lucado
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter