Awakening, directed by Herb and Amy Kossover and is narrated by actor Stephen Baldwin, is an original film by Jews for Jesus.
Awakening takes place in the streets of New York as Jews for Jesus engage people with the news of the Gospel to mixed reactions.
Actor Stephen Baldwin and director and producers Herb and Amy Kossover attended the Awakening world premiere on March 9, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church.
“I want people to know that evangelism is not passé,” says Susan Perlman, associate executive director of Jews for Jesus. “It is vital.”
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Awakening Official Trailer
(Video description) Have you ever seen a Jew for Jesus? These walking oxymorons have been rejected by their Jewish friends and families for their choice to follow Jesus. Directed by award winner Herb Kossover and narrated by actor Stephen Baldwin, Awakening captures their story and mission to convince other Jews that Jesus is the Messiah during the 2011 summer witnessing campaign on the streets of New York City.
The 30-minute DVD opens with beautiful nighttime panoramas of New York City landmarks and street life, accompanied by a rousing rendition of the song “Awakening” by Christian artist Casey Darnell. That is followed by spectacular footage of the city’s Fourth of July fireworks, the event that kicked-off Jews for Jesus month-long evangelistic campaign. It provided the opportunity for their missionaries to hand out more than 40,000 gospel tracts, which they call broadsides, and a chance to tell New Yorkers about the most important freedom of all—freedom in the Messiah.