Coffee Table Book Tells the Story of Jesus’ Birth and Life in Beautiful Images

Mary of Nazareth - book cover

Have you seen "Mary of Nazareth", the latest feature film from Ignatius Press?Last week, Zenit carried my review of the film, which has just been released on DVD, and my interview with Alissa Jung, the German star who played the role of Mary, the Mother of God.  Now, though, I want to tell you about the book.Mary of Nazareth: The Life of Our Lady in Pictures by Father Donald Calloway is based on the movie--but it includes much more.  It's a beautiful coffee table book, with its rich color … [Read more...]

For the International Day of Older Persons: My Reflection on Growing Older

Allie and Noah in "The Notebook"

I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. –Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them differ … [Read more...]

Fame, Fortune, Faith, Folly, Forgiveness: “The Song” Has All That

The Song

"I have seen all things done under the sun; all of them are meaningless." --Ecclesiastes 1:14     THE SONG, the new film from City on the Hill Productions,  is infused with Scripture--based, as it is, upon Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. It's a contemporary retelling of Solomon's life, starring Alan Powell as aspiring singer/ songwriter Jed King.  Jed falls in love with Rose (Ali Faulkner), the daughter of a vineyard owner.  Shortly after their wedding, Jed writes a song expressing his lo … [Read more...]


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