Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point announce their first feature film, ‘Why the Nativity’

A Christmas special to premier at Regal LA Live Theater in Los Angeles and the Museum of the Bible in D.C.

EL CAJON, CA — Premiering this Christmas as the first docudrama feature film from Turning Point Ministries, Why the Nativity? is a thought-provoking journey surrounding what Dr. Jeremiah calls “the most pivotal moment in human history—the birth of Jesus Christ.” Throughout the docudrama, Dr. Jeremiah draws from both the Old and New Testaments, providing answers to a number of questions surrounding the Christmas story.

Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point announce their first feature film, ‘Why the Nativity,’ a Christmas special to premierWhy the Nativity?  will be featured at two premiers. The first takes place at Regal LA Live Theater in Los Angeles on November 18 at 7 PM, and the other at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on December 2 at 7 PM.

Turning Point produced this live-action film from a custom-made set in San Diego County to recreate Bethlehem and the surrounding areas at the time of Christ’s birth. Throughout the film, viewers will witness reenactments of Old Testament prophets foretelling the birth of Jesus, Gabriel appearing to Mary, Joseph and Mary traveling the road to the crowded city of Bethlehem, angels appearing to shepherds, the star guiding the Wisemen from the East, and the humble stable where Baby Jesus is found lying in a manger. To see a behind-the-scenes on how this presentation came together, click here.

“From its inception, this unique production has been designed to be shared with the whole world, for everyone from all walks of life,” said Dr. David Jeremiah. “We pray it becomes an instant Christmas classic with the longevity to reach new audiences with the timeless Gospel message for generations to come. And I’m confident this unforgettable journey through film will help the hope of Christmas jump out of the pages of the Bible.”

Why the Nativity? is a docudrama reenactment shot in 4k film quality. The official trailer can be viewed here.

To inquire about attending one of the two special premiers, reach out to press@jdaworldwide.com.


Dr. David Jeremiah is among the best known Christian leaders in the world. He serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California and is the founder and host of Turning Point. Turning Point‘s 30-minute radio program is heard on more than 2,200 radio stations daily. A New York Times bestselling author and Gold Medallion winner, he has written more than fifty books.

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