I've been teaching Catholic fourth and sixth graders PSR for the better part of my adult life. One of the biggest struggles I've had is making the life of Jesus real for my students.
The Young Messiah looks to be one of the first movies that I would like my kids and my PSR students to watch to help them understand that Jesus was not just a man, but he was first a child.
The Young Messiah, “inspired by scripture and rooted in history,” is not just about Jesus as a child, but about his parents and their struggle with sheltering the child while raising the Messiah. There is so much missing from Jesus' birth to his baptism, this movie could help give the spark our youth need to seek out a relationship with God.
About The Young Messiah
The Young Messiah is not just a story about Jesus. It’s the story about Jesus and his family. Heading into this film the producers knew this was a fresh take on Jesus and the Holy family. The filmmakers quickly realized Mary and Joseph faced many of the same problems as parents today.
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Inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus.
Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family.
When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.