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National Geographic documentaries are the best, aren’t they? It doesn’t even matter what the topic is for me. I always get sucked in by their presentation. Of course when I am already interested in the subject, it’s even better. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is National Geographic’s highest-rated, most-watched series in its 15 year history. This show airs on the National Geographic Channel, which we don’t get, but fortunately Season One is now out on DVD and digitally to own and we are completely obsessed with it.
Seriously, my entire family just wants to watch it every time we turn on the TV, even the kids!
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
The Story of God is so interesting not only because of the subject matter, but because of the way it’s presented. Morgan Freeman takes us around the world to meet experts in different religions, in history, in architecture. From these experts we learn what the religions of the world believe about things related to God: the afterlife, creation, miracles, evil, the Apocalypse.
Today, for better or worse, the power of religion touches all of our lives, no matter what our faith. This is Morgan Freeman’s journey to discover how our beliefs connect us all. This is the quest of our generation. This is the Story of God.
The Story of God Trailer | The Story of God
Morgan Freeman (and really who doesn’t love Morgan Freeman? I could listen to him talk all day!) guides us on this journey and the neat thing is that he’s learning too. He’s asking all the questions from these different historians and religious leaders, that we would want to ask. I love how he does it in a way that is inquisitive yet totally respectful of the differences in beliefs.
And man, is it educational! You might think you have a general understanding of world religions but The Story of God is so eye opening. It’s recommended for older kids (rated TV-14+) and my kids are 7 and 11 and I’ve let them watch it. There’s a little bit of heavy stuff, such as how the Mayans used sacrifice to please their God, and the discussions on evil might be a lot for some kids. We are still working our way through Season One and I haven’t found anything that I’d call inappropriate. Use your best judgement, but if your kids are interested I think it’s a great education for them. Mine are REALLY soaking it up.
Season 1 On DVD Now
The Story of God With Morgan Freeman Season One is available to own now. I definitely recommend it, and not just to people who consider themselves to be religious or have a strong interest in world cultures. In today’s world, I think opening our eyes to what other people believe is just smart. The cinematography is just gorgeous too! Hey, it’s National Geographic so you knew it would be!
What Do You Consider a Miracle? | The Story of God
Grab The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Season One on DVD now, or watch it digitally. I kind of like having the DVDs myself. Want a better peek at this show before buying? Check out all of the videos on The Story of God YouTube channel.
Season Two is on the air now on the National Geographic Channel.