The viewer’s experience of this movie promises to be nothing short of serenity. A near hour of listening to Psalms One though 20 read aloud, to picturesque scenes of nature, and at times adults and children interacting with it, in various ways, whether it be jogging, walking, playing, or just sitting peacefully as though deep in thought, is captivating. Though there is no dialogue besides the Bible verses themselves, there are also scenes where people are mildly, mentally struggling with what appears to be day to day life, as we follow a man waiting on news about a job interview, and see others managing stress that can often feel inevitable, all the while the psalms overshadow these difficulties, and provide an answer to the problems of everyday life
The narrative also extends throughout history, as we see scenes of war, both ancient and modern, convey another level of stress on the world at large and remind us that spiritual warfare is the real battle — the solution is, therefore, engaging with God through faith and his Word. The voice-over narration recites a psalm for every circumstance, reminding the viewer that it is good and effective to recall the promises of God.
The imagery is breathtaking with incredible photography that enraptures the viewer, and drives home the idea that memorization of scripture is a spiritual tool that can help us rise above the pressures of life and abide in God’s peace. The relaxing music that accompanies these scenes of breathtaking forests, fields, waterfalls, beaches, and sunsets, reminds us of the dependable unchanging nature of God himself throughout time.
The Dove Take
This film will have the viewer experience God in new ways, while the blessings of David’s timeless verses, refresh the heart and mind.