The Promise: Birth of the Messiah

DVD Release: November 26, 2013
The Promise: Birth of the Messiah


“The Promise” is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.

In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.

Dove Review

What a terrific and inspiring movie! This animated film beautifully recreates the betrothal of Joseph and Mary, the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to a son who would be named Jesus, and the birth of Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem. The story is wonderfully told with vivid animation, terrific songs sung by various characters including Joseph and Mary, and scripture as the foundation of the story. Mary sings her Magnificat, her hymn of praise, and it is beautifully sung in this animated feature.

The themes include God’s love in sending his only Son to earth, and that nothing is impossible with God. This movie can be used as a wonderful tool for Christmas programs in church or to teach children the story of the Nativity but it is well worth watching whenever the viewer can see it. We are pleased to award this remarkable and inspiring DVD five Doves, our best rating, and we recommend it for all ages. We insure you that “The Promise: Birth of the Messiah” is a DVD to be enjoyed.

Content Description

Sex: When learning Mary is pregnant her mother wonders if she's been with a man to which Mary replies, "Mother!"; Joseph considers divorcing Mary but realizes from a dream she is carrying the Messiah.
Language: Fool-1
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Capitol Christian Distribution
Writer: Todd Shaffer
Director: Todd Shaffer
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 45 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter