The Stranger (Not rated - our rating PG13)

"In every persons life, there's a stranger we all know."

 
 THE STRANGER series of short movies, about 30 mins each, are great for a Bible study or family entertainment Good for older teenagers and adults. You may want to preview these before showing to younger children. And be prepared to explain and answer your children's questions about these episodes.

This series are episodes of a real, physical Jesus visiting people today to encourage them in their daily walk in life. The series almost always involves a walk with Jesus. Parts are humorous but the episodes are always dramatic and enlightening. Some excellent dialogue can be found in this mini-series made for TV with people asking Jesus some tough questions about pain, sickness, prayer and their weak faith. And Jesus asking them some tough questions. At first people do not know it is Jesus - that is why the title The Stranger.


My favorite episode is THOMAS based on Jesus calling into a Talk Show program and talking with a sarcastic radio personality.


This series was produced by www.kellysfilmworks.net in Canada (2008). The same people who brought you The Perfect Stranger and Another Perfect Stranger.

 

* * * * * There are seven episodes: * * * * *

The Woman At The Well

A woman (Stephanie Vickers) struggles with the concept of not being perfect because both her family and her church disapprove of her lifestyle.

The Prodigal Son

A young man (Brad Jackson) turns his back on a family fortune and winds up sleeping in an alley.

Mary and Martha

Two sisters (Christine Browder and Patti Crawford) with very different outlooks run a family dinner in a small town in Alabama.

Salt

A grad student (Amy Hess) faces a daily challenge in an outspoken professor (Percy Metcalf) and his agnostic viewpoints.

Thomas

A boorish radio talk show host in Chicago (Tom Luce) berates his listeners on a nightly basis: Tonight's Topic: "The Insanity of Faith".

Mary Magdalene

A conservative senator (Melisa Combs) is reluctant about casting the deciding vote on a landmark abortion bill.

Walk on Water

A teenager (Alexis Hughes) grow weary of being harassed for her beliefs by her mean-spirited classmates.