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Franklin Springs Family Media A Journey Home DVD

Winner of the 2005 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival's Best Documentary award, this inspiring DVD follows the Waller Family as they make the transition from city living, to country living, to moving across the ocean to Israel. Filmed on location, beautiful countryside shots are accompanied by a stirring background score. Filmed over an 18-month period, see why Tommy Waller decided to "come home"; and absorb what their life was like living in the Amish & Mennonite community of Russell Creek, TN as well as in the West Bank of Israel. A story of family united through faith and family. Bonus features included. 1 DVD.
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Review 1 for A Journey Home DVD
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Good...but leaves a lot of questions unanswered

Date:February 19, 2011
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shetlandshepherdess
Location:East Texas
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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This movie has a lot of good qualities: a loving family focusing on both temporal and eternal priorities, answering the call of God, forsaking the world, and the joys of simple living. It featured beautiful scenery and images of happy children. In that regard, it was a wonderful movie. Our own family has purposefully chosen to live a "simpler-than-normal" life.
As a student of apologetics and theology, however, it left a lot of questions unanswered about this family's doctrine. I respect my brothers and sisters who practice some of the beliefs represented on this movie (we have freedom in Christ to do many different things) but any serious theologian would have to admit that these beliefs are NOT considered binding by all Believers. I enjoyed this movie because I consider that God has used these beliefs to prepare this family for their special mission; at the same time, I do not believe that the Bible teaches that all Christians should live without electricity, practice quiverfull, plain-dress, and certainly not observe Jewish rituals. I would hate for a new Christian or an unbeliever to get the idea that these are obligatory without searching the Scriptures for himself. We are to test all things by the Bible...and sometimes even the most sincere among us come up with very different answers.
I respect this family and admire their deep courage and faith. I admire them for their mission to Israel. I only wish the movie had really gotten to the "heart" of the family and the real core of their doctrine/denomination.
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Review 2 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 9, 2010
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Cole
This film taught a lot about the relationship between a father and his sons. There are not very many films out there with this kind of favorable message. I thought it was interesting how the eldest son was the narrator. This film is a fascinating story about a dad that was committed to re-claiming his family, whatever it took.
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Review 3 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 29, 2009
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InJoy
A heart-warming family story illustrating the wondrous effects of living a life out from God's source. The impact it had on the family and on those with whom they came in contact is outstanding. The Waller's put first things first, and the fruit of their individual and corporate expression proves it.
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Review 4 for A Journey Home DVD
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Date:May 14, 2009
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Phyllis Devine
Not what I expected but a nice portrayal of what one family was led to do.
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Review 5 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5

Date:January 30, 2009
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Lydia H.
This is a well-produced film with a beautiful picture portraying family harmony and the value of a good work ethic. The music is especially lovely and fits well with the message of the film. This would be a wonderful film for any family to view and a definite inspiration to Christian men and boys everywhere.
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Review 6 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 23, 2008
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Shane Bradley
This is one of the most encouraging stories. Mr Waller really took on training up his children. I hope to be able to do the same soon.
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Review 7 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5

Date:December 17, 2008
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Scott Eash
This film portrays the beauty of family life when parents and children actually spend time together and work together! I was deeply touched by Mr. Waller's commitment to spend time with his family.
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Review 8 for A Journey Home DVD
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 11, 2008
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Steve M.
This DVD changed my life and the direction of my family. The impact of watching A Journey Home has the potential to bless a family for generations to come. A must see!
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