I thought there were gaps in the information, but understand that when one is seeking out two-century old information there will be gaps. What this DVD has added is that there is a possibility that there could be a match-up between the nativity story and star activity which was lacking by science before.
When the information about the Magi was presented I realized there was also a lacking of information and speculation. Just in case anyone is interested in some cultural background information regarding that time, I would like to offer another resource on the topic which could fill in some gaps.
I recently found a book called The Syrian Christ, written in 1916, but reprinted numerous time. It is by a Lebanese American recounting his life in the Middle East. That author believed at the time of the writing of his book that things really hadn't changed there culturally since the time of Christ. Chapter 3 is called "The Star" and he explains how people there related to the stars, believing that everyone has a natal star, and that there were local star gazers around who the people believed could immobilize a star and intuitively gather information about a person. The book also covers a variety of other information that would be invaluable to Christian readers. It is over 400 pages and is an easy read.
An incredible Story that everyone needs to hear. I bought extra copies to give to family & friends. The information on this Dvd will leave you with goosebumps. I recommend everyone that is looking to build their faith to purchase this video.
Very interesting information. Makes you think about just how much attention God paid to the creation and how much He wants us to know His love for us. As this video clearly shows "The heavens declare the glory of God".
Amazing video! So many neat things. Always assumed the star was outside the normal course of the stars. Something God added to the sky to announce Jesus' birth. So awesome to see that it was more than even that! God had this all planned before time even began! He is a God more awesome than our simple minds can possibly comprehend! Highly recommend this video!!
The explanation of the Christmas Star is interesting but the extrapolation to date the time the magi arrived on Christmas Day and to explain the crucifixion's date go beyond what seems reasonable. I would not recommend this for purchase and maybe not even for viewing unless it is put together with other more reasoned explanations of the Christmas Star.