Sunday, August 03, 2008

PopeStNick5: The Faithful Traveler

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Title: The Faithful Traveler: Philadelphia's Miraculous Medal Shrine
Directed by: David von Glahn
Produced by: The Faithful Traveler
ASIN: 0615219225
DVD Release Date: July 2008
Price: $19.95
Comment: First of a series of travel videos based on shrines and historic churches.
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My personal review:
I have seven children who range in age from 6 to 18. Last night, everyone was looking forward to watching a movie together. As they all sat down with their popcorn, I announced I wanted to watch The Faithful Traveler first. I admit it -- there were some audible moans. But Mom rules here and if they wanted the movie, they were going to get some religion first!

Well, it turned out they loved The Faithful Traveler! In fact, the planned movie got put off another 1/2 hour because the kids insisted on watching all the DVD extras. Mom and Dad moaned this time, but it turned out we enjoyed them too.

This is not your typical stuffy religious documentary. The camera work is very good and Diana von Glahn does a great job hosting. She is professional yet hip. Also, my
older children complimented the music. They especially liked the theme song by Sarah Bauer, All Access, which they already knew.

All in all, it was a fun DVD. Yes, it's true, you can have fun visiting shrines and old churches. Done well, you come out thinking, "Wow, God is so cool. That was really neat."

The Faithful Traveler took us to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, taught us some new things about the saints and about Philadelphia, and we had an enjoyable family hour. I'm looking forward to future realeases!

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