“For the Life of the World” is a powerful and compelling series which will enlighten viewers everywhere! Evan Koons hosts this collection of shorts which feature several experts in theology and others, such as Dr. Tim Royer, a Christian, who not only looks at a person’s behavior but also the causes behind it.
This wonderful series tackles important topics such as love, marriage, wisdom, and retaining a wonder about the world around us. It features humor and down-to-earth people who give practical examples of ways to influence those around us with Christ’s love.
In episode one, a bit of an overview is given about the need for Christians to prepare the way of the Lord, sort of how John the Baptist did. And the question is asked: What is salvation for? In episode two the topics of love and marriage is examined with people who have been there. The high divorce rate among Christians is mentioned. Just as healthy soil is needed to grow vegetables or fruit, a healthy foundation, is required for successful marriages. The third episode is about creative service, or work and labor. The point is made that work should benefit others, not just one’s self and the importance of working in harmony is scrutinized. Episode four deals with order. Just as a referee would correct a hockey player for a cross check, order must be maintained in our lives. The need for hospitality is also examined.
In episode five the topic is wisdom. The need to use knowledge with wisdom is examined. God’s creation tells us about his knowledge just as a lion emulates God’s strength. Episode six speaks of wonder and keeping a sense of wonder and awe. Just as God said what He had created is good, we should appreciate the goodness of the life God has given us along with His beautiful creations. Finally, episode seven sums it all up and gives the example that music must be played and life must be lived and we live a life of hope in front of the world, to give them hope in Christ. We are Christ’s body and must remember that.
This is an impressive series and we heartily award it our “Faith Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus, although some parents would be fine with kids a bit under twelve watching it. Parents should consult the content listing to make their own determination of their children s growth level. “For the Life of the World” is one amazing series of episodes!