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Journey to Bethlehem: A Musical Celebration of Christmas | 253

October 31, 2023
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Welcome to the Homeschooling Families Podcast. Today, we have a special treat for you as we sit down with Adam and Nikki Anders, the talented couple behind the upcoming project, "Journey to Bethlehem." This remarkable musical production tells the timeless story of the birth of Christ in a vibrant and joyful way that's perfect for the entire family. Join us as we dive into the fascinating journey of how this project came to life, from its initial spark in Adam's mind to its realization on the big screen. Discover the remarkable lessons they learned along the way, from the importance of patience to the powerful impact of aligning their lives with the very story they're telling. 

In this episode, you'll gain insights into the behind-the-scenes answers to prayer that brought the cast together, including the discovery of the perfect Mary, a chemistry that clicked with Joseph, and the hunt for a big-name star to take on the role of Herod. Adam and Nikki's passion for creating a family-friendly, faith-inspiring film shines through in this discussion, and their dedication to delivering a message of hope and joy during the holiday season is truly inspiring. We are so excited for you to hear the hear behind the making of the movie, and the reasons behind the way they approached it. If you have a dream or you feel like God has called you to do something for Him, you’ll be so inspired by this episode as Adam and Nikki share how God’s timing and God’s ways made the project so much better than they could have ever imagined.  

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • Insight into the inspiration behind "Journey to Bethlehem."
  • The importance of music in conveying the Christmas story.
  • The role of historical context in the film's production.
  • Balancing creative license and Biblical accuracy in storytelling.
  • The unexpected lessons and takeaways from the project.
  • Personal anecdotes from Adam and Nikki's journey.
  • The powerful message of patience and faith.

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Journey to Bethlehem is a story about a young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it. Visit to find out more.   This movie provides our families a great discipleship tool as well as a great outreach opportunity, and I cannot encourage you strongly enough to check it out and get tickets to take your family there to enjoy the film together.  


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Leslie Nunnery is a Christian author, speaker, and homeschooling advocate. She is the co-founder of Teach Them Diligently, a ministry that provides resources and experiences to strengthen Christian homeschooling families. Leslie is also the author of several books on parenting and homeschooling, including "Teach Them Diligently: Raising Children of Promise," and "Heart School: How Amazing Parents Become Excellent Home Educators." Through her work, Nunnery aims to encourage and equip families to raise their children to love and serve God.

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David Nunnery is the founder of Teach Them Diligently, a ministry dedicated to equipping and encouraging families to disciple and home educate their children. He is also the author of Transform Journals, Thanksgiving in the Psalms. In addition, David is the president of Worldwide Tentmakers, an organization that supports tentmaking missionaries who use their professional skills to support themselves while serving as missionaries.

David is passionate about helping families grow in their faith and helping believers find their place in the Great Commission. He has spoken at numerous conferences and events across the United States and is committed to supporting the efforts of missionaries around the world.
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