Thursday, February 16, 2012


For Christmas my father gave me an awesome DVD, Take the Mountain Down. We've watched it probably 100 times. Sometimes we just use it as background music as we work around the home. It really is a great story. My daughters can sing every song and quote every line from the show.

Take the Mountain Down is a retelling of the New Testament parable of the prodigal son, using country, bluegrass, and blues music. The retelling of this story is set in Kentucky (or at least, I like to think of it as Kentucky :-). The emphasis is on rejoicing over the finding of the lost sheep (the prodigals son/daughter).

The music is amazing! "A Woman Who Looks Like Me" makes me laugh. The acapella chorus "There Arose a Mighty Famine in the Land" gives me goosebumps. And the rousing "The Lost is Found" will have you singing along before too long. I don't actually have a favorite song. They are all awesome!

I hear that sometimes you can catch the performance of this show on BYU television. Or you can order a DVD at . I highly recommend it!