The Way Documentary - Interview + Giveaway!

Guys, there is something I am so excited to share with you today; a look at the Hebrew faith on the big screen! I can't wait for all of you to watch this and five of you will be able to win a copy of The Way for yourself as well.
Interview with Kayte from The Way Documentary + a giveaway! | Land of Honey

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Husband and wife team Luke and Kayte started this film with a simple premise: if Yeshua lived a perfect life then why do his followers today do almost everything differently than how he walked? They traveled to meet dozens of people who discuss what drew them from ordinary Christian faith to a Hebrew lifestyle of Shabbat observance, keeping the festivals of YHWH, and Scripturally clean eating. Check out the preview below. 


Not to spoil anything, but the film is even better than the trailer. It was so refreshing to  watch this, to see others who have been on a similar journey, to hear their stories of celebrating the Feasts. If you are someone who feels isolated or alone in your faith then please check out The Way! You'll feel like part of the tribe. :) 

That said, this isn't just a documentary for those in the Hebrew or Messianic movements. I think this would be a great introduction for anyone who is not familiar with this kind of lifestyle. Luke and Kayte did an excellent job of explaining through Scripture the thought process behind the seventh day Sabbath, etc. and even incorporated differing viewpoints as a way to address the 'what abouts' that many of us have dealt with. I would recommend this movie to anyone pursuing the faith, no matter where they are in that journey.
Interview with Kayte from The Way Documentary + a giveaway! | Land of Honey
Luke and Kayte
Kayte was kind enough to spend some time sharing more of what went into The Way.

What caused you guys to create this documentary?
The Way started as a seed of an idea in Luke’s heart. He’s a journalist, so he’s super inquisitive and great at finding a story. A few years back, he got a call from his mom that she wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas that year. He thought that was crazy, so he set out to research so that he could set her straight with facts. Except he found that she was right about Christmas’ origins. That led him on a search through scripture and church history that revealed the ways that modern-Christianity has veered from the life of Yeshua and the apostles. In the course of all this, I joined him in this journey and we realized there were countless others around the world seeking to get back to a more biblical way of life. So The Way is the story of those people and the things they’ve discovered.

Why did you feel this was an important venture to undertake?
This awakening is spreading like wildfire right now. There are truths that God’s revealing from history and in His Word that we’d love to help share with the wider world. We think a lot of believers are searching for a deeper connection with God and a richer understanding of His Word, and we hope The Way will help people pursue those things.

How has the process of making this film changed or challenged your own faith?
Our faith has grown tremendously in this process. We’ve spent a year and a half hearing from probably 50 people about the most formative moments in their spiritual lives and the most awesome things they’ve learned from the Word. It’s been a sort of masterclass. Personally, I have such a deeper reverence and awe of God’s goodness, seeing the love and wisdom and justice in each and every instruction He’s given us. Instructions that used to seem archaic or arbitrary are such a joy now. Plus, I feel like I have so much more in common with Yeshua, living this way. :)
Interview with Kayte from The Way Documentary + a giveaway! | Land of Honey

Who do you hope will watch The Way?
Anyone who’s curious about the discrepancies between the way Yeshua lived and the way that modern-day Christians live. Or anyone who’s made huge changes in the way they live and worship and are having a hard time communicating their reasons to their friends and family. 

What's something that's going to surprise viewers about this film?
They’re going to learn some crazy facts from some pretty surprising sources - things that made me wonder, “How in the world did I never learn this in 25 years of church, history classes and Bible study?!"

What was it like to work as a couple on a project like this?
It’s been awesome - this project has stretched through for 90% of our marriage! The doc has been the most rewarding and most challenge thing either of us have undertaken. We’ve gotten to work as a team, hear each other’s ideas, pray together constantly, cover each other’s shortcomings and get really good at tackling the insane new challenges that have popped up every day for the last year and a half. And during the early editing process, we’d turn watching the 50 hours of footage into date nights by cooking dinner together and picking an interview to watch through and take notes on while we ate!

How was your experience getting crowd funded through Kickstarter?
The Kickstarter experience blew us away. We knew there were pockets of people who’d be excited about seeing this story come to life, but we had no idea of the scope of the support we’d receive! We were nervous about our initial fundraising goal of around $12,000 - we wondered if we could make it - so by the end of the Kickstarter when the project had been 330% funded, we knew God was telling us that He’d supply everything we needed to make the best film possible - and not just financially, but also in terms of interview leads, prayer support and people with wisdom we needed.
The Kickstarter campaign was also how we met our incredible composer, Jake Hull, and many of the wonderful interview subjects you’ll see in the film. Lots of people reached out to us with their stories after hearing we were making the film. So even though we thought we were finished shooting interviews, we ended up doing lots of travel and shooting more interviews after the campaign - and some of those interviews became core to the story.
Interview with Kayte from The Way Documentary + a giveaway! | Land of Honey

Is there a certain message or takeaway point you hope to impart to viewers?
We want people to finish watching the film and to think, “Wow, maybe there’s actually some timeless goodness still in the instructions God gave in the Old Testament. And maybe there’s a way that the whole Bible can work together as one story - with the patriarchs and the apostles and modern-day Christians all with core commonalities in their walk. And maybe I should take a second look at traditions I’d never thought to question before.” But most of all, we hope that (as Zac Bauer says) people “go home and read their Bibles."

What kind of responses have you gotten to this so far?
We’ve had lots and lots of people tell us that they cried! It blows us away. I think that there’s something powerful about seeing your story echoed back to you in a medium like this. It’s very human and affirming. We’ve also had believers who’ve gone to church their whole lives tell us that The Way answered questions from the Bible that they’ve wondered about for years. And lastly, lots of people have told us they’re excited to share The Way with friends and family, to start a conversation about what they’ve been learning in their walk with God.

How can we learn more about The Way? 
You can watch the trailer for The Way, clips from the film, read FAQs and of course, buy a physical or digital copy at The Way's website.
We’re also always on Facebook hanging out with everyone there and posting video clips from the film (or cut scenes) so come on over!

Thanks so much Kayte for taking time to talk with us! Doesn't she feel like a kindred spirit? I loved the 'real life' that went into this. Mom announced we aren't celebrating Christmas anymore - I can relate! And the creativity of incorporating the making of the documentary into date night. You'll hear more from Kayte when you watch The Way as she makes a couple of appearances! And a huge shout out to Kayte and Luke for providing five copies of the DVD to give away! Here's your chance to watch the documentary at no cost, or if you've seen it already win a copy to share with a friend. 

This giveaway is only open to readers in the US, sorry my international friends (you can still download a copy at the website) but I will have something special for you guys in a couple weeks. A huge shout out to Kayte for sharing their story and generously giving away five copies of the movie! Winner will be announced Sunday.

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76 comments:

  1. This is a great post! So glad to see you help get the word out about this great film. Very well done. It's logical, but also spirit filled. Full of truth, yet gentle.

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  2. So excited for this amazing documentary!

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  3. Great interview! This will be such a great tool for introducing Christians to the Torah lifestyle!

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  4. This is a great opportunity to see The Way and/or share The Way! Excellent article too! I have wondered some of the same things about Luke & Kayte and how they came to create The Way, so I appreciate you sharing the interview!

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  5. This faith is the most important thing in my life. I've dedicated everything to this, so to hear so many people with the same passion and who've walked similar paths as me explain their journey was so cool! It's so refreshing to be reminded of how big the Father is and how many people he is moving and inspiring. Hallel YHWH! He is good. This documentary captured a tiny part of the amazing work He is doing in his people right now. It was absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Wonderful interview!You have a lovely blog. This documentary was beautiful done! <3 Thank you!

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  7. This film is going to change lives!! It also will be a way to reach out to our family and friends who don't understand.

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  8. I am excited about this documentary and the witness it gives to what we are learning and practicing in our walk.

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  9. Can't wait to see this! Not sure what I'm most interested in seeing yet, but I'm sure God will let me know what I need to learn. :)

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  10. My wife and I loved this movie. I will be a great tool to share with others. I am trying to figure out exactly what to do to enter the contest for a free DVD that we can share?

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  11. I watched the THE WAY documentary and I was impressed! Luke and Kayte Abaffy did a fantastic job of telling the story of believers who are being led by the Spirit to walk in the footsteps of The Messiah.

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  12. The doc was great, and I loved how it focused on the stories of people who have experienced the same struggles we have. Then there's the guy who circumcised himself.lol.

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  13. Thank you for making this documentary! I hope to be able to share it with friends and family in the future. It is comforting to know that so many people are on the same journey!

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  14. Awesome trailers can wait to see the whole movie!

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  15. I am excited to watch "The Way" documentary to grow closer to the true faith. I encourage everyone to seriously consider Messianic Judaism.

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  16. I haven't watched it yet but am most interested in having a high quality resource to share with family and friends

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  17. I can't wait to see this!

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  18. We are having them on our radio show here next week! SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED! I haven't seen the dvd yet...but would LOVE To share this with my children~~~

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    1. What is your radio show? Just visited your website - so lovely!

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  19. Amazing how the timing of this project release is perfect! God is doing something & I'm so thankful to be apart of this move!

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  20. I've already watched it twice and plan to invite family over to watch it with me. It would be nice for them not to think I'm in a cult, just trying to live out scripture. The best part of it was the feeling of community it immediately gave me and the New friend I've made through it.

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  21. Awesome job on this documentary! Very well put together. My husband and I enjoyed it with tears and laughter! We love The Way, The Truth, and The Life, Yahshua!And we will follow Him forever! HalleluYah to The Good Shepherd for opening our eyes!

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  22. Would love a copy to share with family that does not understand.

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  23. This documentary was way better than I imagined it to be! I love how it went back and forth between Torah followers explaining why we do what we do, and "modern" Christians explaining why we shouldn't follow Torah. It clearly proves that following Torah and walking as Yeshua walked is a much more freeing path than walking in the way as the pagans did & making it about the heart! I pray everyone will watch this and their eyes will be opened!

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  24. I have not seen it. Would love to win one. It would be interesting to hear what others say about being born again in Yeshua. And how they started their journey to know the One True G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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  25. I have not seen it yet but I see some people in it that I recognize. I can't wait to see it!

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  26. SO looking forward to this! I watched some of the trailers and can't wait to see the entire film! Hoping this will become a good tool to share the truth with family & friends.

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  27. So incredibly excited to see the documentary. So wonderful to see people getting the word out and letting people know who we are!

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  28. Can't wait to see! You guys got interviews from some of my favorite people!

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  29. I am pleased that something like those finally came out. I just hope and pray that church going Christians see this and it makes an impact.
    Blessings to you and your endeavor.

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  30. Can't wait to see it. I just hope and pray that church going Christians see this and it makes an impact opens eyes of those that say they are the body of Christ.

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  31. This just looks so cool. I've found myself in this new world I've never heard of before and its just amazing to really discover the real life I was meant to live

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  32. Can't wait to see this! K Durheim

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  33. I can't wait to see this & share it with my family & friends! I'm praying their eyes will also be opened to the Ancient Path!

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  34. I have not seen it yet but I am interested in seeing the different ministries leading the way and being able to show my friends the documentary to dispell the myths and arguments of so-called believers in Messiah Y'shua who vehemently spew hatred against us and call it doctrine. I'm also interested in being able to share with my Jewish friends to cause them to consider looking at the Brit Chadasha within the context of the Torah and not what Churchianity has shown them for 1700+ years. Shalom!

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  35. We are looking forward to watching this and thrilled to see how Father is working!

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  36. Have not seen the film yet. Can't wait!

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  37. The Good News will spread to every Nation across the earth! HalleluYAH!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE this movie!!! Watched it 5 times!!! Looking forward to receiving my copies to give out to friends and family who don't understand and think I'm in a cult....the best part is knowing that I'm not alone and others have had the same eye opening experience I have with similar stories as how the scales were removed.

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  39. I am so very excited about this documentary! I came out of the SDA church and plan on sharing with many people still in. I pray that this can be a light to those searching for truth.

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  40. I want to see this too. I'm going to have yo before I pass it out.

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  41. I haven't seen it. I'm most interested in validation of my beliefs and who is a part of the film.

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  42. We have not seen this yet, but can't wait! Would be amazing to win a copy to share with our friends and family! Thank you!

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  43. I can't wait to see the amazing things YHWH is doing for his chosen and how our eyes are being opened to truths never seen before. Hear O'Israel our God, Our God is One.

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  44. I haven't seen the documentary yet but I am so excited to share it with friends!!! I think this will be a great tool to introduce a few of my friends to faith in Yahusha, and walking the way He walked. Thank you so much for sharing Taylor!

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  45. Love this movie! Very eye opening . Can't wait to share this with family and friends!

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  46. I watched it and as You said I cried...WHY?? Because I see brothers ans sisters that are being left ALONE walking this way JUST LIKE ME AND MY FAMILY....left alone by those who do not understand BUT WITH THE CLOUD OF YHVH over US!!!! And it made me see we walk alone, yet WE ARE NOT alone, because there are "7000" that have not kneeled to Baal! Shalom v'Chessed to You!

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  47. Thanks for all your hard work. We really enjoyed watching it on the Sabbath with our group. So, edifying to see others who are follow the way, too.

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  48. The whole congregation watched the documentary during Shabbat. Great information a pray it will help people to be open to searching and seeking truth.

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  49. It was such a pleasure to see our story told so beautifully! todah! I would love to win a copy of the DVD to give to my mom. Yah willing, Shalom!

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  50. Looking forward to giving these DVD's out to people that are truly interested!

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  51. Best Doumentary I've seen!!! Love Luke and Kayte!!! Funniest part was Daniel's testimony!!!

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  52. The documentary was so well put together and a great way to share with our family and friends! Loved the way it was structured and how each question was answered. I pray there is an awakening like never before!

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  53. This documentary was amazing and very well put together!!! I can't wait to share it with family and friends. Praying for an awakening to happen! Can't wait to see them dive in even deeper with why the whole Word applies and it's not Jewish.

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  54. Best wishes getting this out to everyone that is looking for it!

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  55. I was so excited for this documentary to be released. It is so well done and a great way to share the truth with friends/family that don't understand our decision to truly walk as Yeshua did.

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  56. Really excited about seeing the documentary

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  57. I enjoyed watching the Way. I am learning to be more Torah observant. To be obedient to God and Yeshua.

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  58. Haven't seen it yet, but looks like this will be an excellent film to share with those people (especially other Christians) who are confused about Torah observant Christians.

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  59. I already downloaded it and watched it and ordered the DVD as well. Praying for more in my area of West Michigan to fellowship with and connect with as I feel pretty alone here! I was born and raised in the same denomination that Arthur Bailey left so I really can feel where he is coming from!

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  60. I can't wait to see all of it!

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  61. I'm so excited to hear the stories of others who have also walked this oath that I've begun to walk and share it with others who just don't understand.

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  62. Hi! I cannot wait to see this film!! My sister was interviewed so I'm excited to see her but mostly I'm excited to see so many other people who have found this path. I am realizing that there are many of us, most of whom feel very alone on this journey. I hope this film will help us realize that the Holy Spirit is moving and that we can be proud to celebrate such a beautiful community!

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  63. This is going to be an amazing way to explain The Way and why. I'm very excited to see it make an impact.

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  64. Praise YAH im happy this movie came out and really wanna see it! Its soo crazy I actually had a dream of a old friend asking me about Hebrew roots and The Way doc. He being a person that doesn't claim any faith was very interested. Wow i think may be becuase he one of the lost tribes of Israel wow praise YAH. This film alone will reach soo many nations with the help of YAH.

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  65. While I have not yet seen the film, I think it may be the single most important movie in the Torah Observant movement. I myself am a former pastor who left main stream churchianity when I started reflecting on why I believe what I believe. I went back to the Scriptures, and them alone - no commentaries, no foot notes, just the Father and His word.

    Now, due to my findings, I am alone on this journey, shunned by those who have claimed to have been my "friend", or "brother in Christ". If this film had existed a year earlier, maybe things would have been different. Never the less, there is no turning back now.

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  66. Thank You for a chance to own this documentary. I have only seen the trailer and it looks amazing.

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  67. So eager to watch this with my husband and then order more copies (or win some free ones!) to share with friends!

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  68. I noticed I was a winner in the The Way Documentary on DVD giveaway. Could you please let me know the next step? My email is: rsrchlynx@yahoo.com. Thank you

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    1. Hi Denise, I've sent you a couple emails already. Maybe check your spam folder? I just need your physical address so I can get the dvd shipped to you. Thanks and shabbat shalom!

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