Footprints of God DVD’s

Elijah-DVD__58824.1520000709.500.750Hey Steve,

We watched the video the other night WITH THE KIDS! THEY AND WE LOVED IT!

Here’s a blurb:

This newest from Steve Ray is phenomenal! In the Staples household, not only did mom and dad love it, but the kids were riveted! And they are a tough crowd to please! This video is a must-watch for every Catholic family!

Tim Staples

Thanks Tim, glad you all liked it!


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My Intro Speech for Elijah and Elisha Premier

by Steve Ray on March 13, 2018

BD90026B-8E27-46F3-9A9F-2B6C7A536B06I didn’t know that my brother was recording this but now I’m glad he did.

I’m happy for the tribute I gave to my 96 year old mother at the beginning. She was proud and pleased

We thanked Joe Reynolds and Skyline Productions  and the conclusion after the movie.

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Host and creator Steve Ray will present and discuss Elijah & Elisha: Conscience of the Kingdom, the ninth film in the popular series from Ignatius Press.

Steve Ray, host and producer of the “Footprints of God” series, in Jordan overlooking the Holy Land. (Photo:

Steve Ray is best known as the adventurous, daring host and creator of the wildly popular FOOTPRINTS OF GOD: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine film series from Ignatius Press which takes viewers on exciting, rollicking adventures through the Bible. On Friday, March 9th, at 7 p.m., St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton, Michigan, will host the world premiere of the latest Footprints of God film starring Steve Ray: ELIJAH & ELISHA: Conscience of the Kingdom.

“Like the eight documentaries before this one, Elijah and Elisha is full of new places, biblical adventure and fun,” said Ray. “What started with the pages of Scripture was fleshed out in the lands where prophets confronted kings and gods did battle for the hearts and minds of Israel.”

ELIJAH & ELISHA brings the viewer up close and personal with these two great prophets. Shunning creature comforts and risking their lives, Elijah and Elisha stood fearlessly against pagan priests and kings who opposed the God of Israel. The Israelites fell into gross idolatry with sensuous fertility cults. With fiery words and powerful miracles, the prophets were the voice of God.

“My wife Janet and I, with our ever-daring and intrepid crew, crossed the lands of the Middle East to bring you a story that covers a thousand years,” added Ray. “The prophets were not always fearless and full of courage but were flesh and blood like the rest of us. But they kept their eyes on the true God of Israel in their explosive confrontations with false gods and heretical kings — all to pave the way for the coming Messiah.”

In this one-hour-and-15-minute film, the viewer will travel with Steve Ray to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territory to follow in Elijah’s and Elisha’s footsteps and experience the prophets’ lives like never before as they witness the miracles that took place and the astounding results that are a part of salvation history.

The film will be followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and talk with Steve Ray as well as be the first to purchase the new Elijah & Elisha DVD and have it autographed by Steve.

Tickets to the premiere are only $5 per person and proceeds will benefit the seminarians at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit for their Desert Experience in Israel, as well as fundraising to complete the 10th and final film in the Footprints of God series: DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH: Defining the Faith.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the premiere, please click here or call St. John Neumann Catholic Church at 734-455-5910.

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Premier Showing of our New Movie “Elijah & Elisha, Conscience of the Kingdom” – Join Us!

March 1, 2018

World Premier of ELIJAH & ELISHA: CONSCIENCE OF THE KINGDOM Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 44800 Warren Road, Canton, MI 48187 TICKETS: $5.00 per person at (Money goes to fund our next movie Doctors of the Church and the Seminarians at Sacred Heart Seminary. […]

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St. Polycarp’s name does not mean “many fish”

February 23, 2018

Today is the Feast Day of the Great Bishop and Saint Polycarp on February 23. When we converted to the Catholic Church my son Jesse chose St. Polycarp as his patron saint because of his great heroism. We filmed the whole life of St. Polycarp on location. I feel like I know him. The name Polycarp […]

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World Premier of Steve Ray’s Newest Film “Elijah & Elisha”

February 19, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “ELIJAH & ELISHA: CONSCIENCE OF THE KINGDOM” The 9th Film in the Award-winning DVD Series from Ignatius Press “The Footprints Of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine.” Friday, March 9, 2018 Film Showing: 7 PM – 8:30 PM; Reception & Light Refreshments: 8:30 – 10 […]

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Short Video with Samples of my Footprints of God series…enjoy!

February 18, 2018

Here is a 15-minute compilation of some of the fun and informative segments of my documentary series The Footprints of God, the Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine” – including me popping out of the coffin :-) Our newest is the 9th DVD in the 10-part series which will be released at a special event in […]

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Steve Ray on EWTN’s “Franciscan University Presents…”

September 2, 2017

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Steve Ray, Founder of Footprints of God Pilgrimages and Producer of “Abraham: Father of Faith & Works”, as they discuss “Father Abraham” and his role in Salvation History.             Our topic is “Father Abraham” since […]

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Coming Soon! Elijah & Elisha with Steve Ray, Ignatius Press and Skyline Productions

August 14, 2017

Sunday evening we again fly to Phoenix for the last seven days of post-production on our next Footprints of God documentary “Elijah & Elisha: Conscience of the Kingdom.’ We will shoot a few studio scenes with my Segway, record the Behind the Scenes feature and finish up with music, maps, etc. After this one we […]

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Preview of Grasshopper-eating Scene in Elijah Documentary

July 26, 2017

John the Baptist ate grasshoppers (Matt 3:4) and it’s likely, if not certain that Elijah and Elisha did too. When you look at Leviticus 11:22 in the Old Testament you will see that the Israelites were allowed to eat grasshoppers, locusts and crickets. Therefore, it is presumed that they all ate these insects as part […]

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Glimpse into our Next Footprints of God Documentary

July 17, 2017

We are in Phoenix Arizona where it is very hot. We have embarked upon the post-production of our new Footprints of God  documentary “Elijah and Elisha: the Conscience of the Kingdom.” The first is a picture of our Old Testament timeline being prepared in the studio  to set the stage for the prophets and their […]

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Arriving at Mount Sinai in the middle of a wilderness nowhere

June 30, 2017

Here you’ll see a picture of Masada, and the sunrise over the Dead Sea along with a map to show you our route. In the picture with the fortress in the Red Sea we could see 34 countries Israel, Egypt, Jordan and  Saudi Arabia . Also a picture of our crew in front of the […]

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The shooting started, help!

June 28, 2017

We encountered the Israeli military with an arsenal of AR-15’s two days ago, but thankfully that’s not the kind of shooting I’m talking about. We’re shooting with HD cameras out in the hot, hot desert of the Middle East for the next release of a Footprints of God film, the 9th in the series. On this adventure, Elijah […]

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Palestinian West Bank filming Elisha’s Tomb and Elijah’s Pronouncement at Ahab’s Palace

June 28, 2017

We had to drive into the Palestinian West Bank to go to Sebaste in Samaria. We arrived at the mosque which is built over the tombs of Elisha and John the Baptist. This is a pretty tense area right now and there were signs warning us to not go in but we had to get […]

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Shooting in Jordan Valley and Jericho – Exciting Day!

June 26, 2017

Busy day today in Jericho, the Jordan Valley and the birthplace of Elisha the prophet (Abel-Mahola). We were in a restricted military zone, with landmine signs and electric fences. Got all our filming just in time before the military pulled in and surrounded us with five vehicles and told us to leave with M-16s all […]

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Up to my Butt in the Muddy Jordan!

June 20, 2017

Today we finished up our filming in Jordan and tomorrow we drive across the border into Israel. Here is a 57 second clip of me in the muddy Jordan River.

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