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Recently, I was given the opportunity to preview a very different telling of the Jesus story. The Gospel of John, by The Lumo Project, is different because it is based on Scripture alone, with no other liberties being taken with the text (as is often the case with Biblical-based films). I’d like to tell you about it . . .
About the Film
FOUR GOSPELS. FOUR FILMS. ONE JESUS STORY. FOR EVERYONE.
A ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels.
The Lumo Project is a ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels: redefining the standard of visual Biblical media. The Lumo Project presents four films – one for each Gospel account – that will revolutionise the way we all experience the story of Jesus and the world of First Century Palestine in which he lived.
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
The Gospel of John takes the story of Jesus from John’s gospel with its own unique characteristics. For John, Jesus is the Word of God made human. John is clear that that when encounter Jesus, we encounter God. The gospel writer points to the miracles (the ‘Signs’) and teachings as evidence of Jesus’ special relationship as the divine Son of God.
This full-length feature film about the life of Jesus takes the actual Gospel text as its script, word for word, unedited. Five years in the making, this epic production has been critically acclaimed by leading religious scholars as a unique and highly authentic telling of the Jesus story. Narrated by leading British actor David Harewood (‘Homeland’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Merchant of Venice’) it is based on the latest theological, historical and archaeological research. With specially constructed sets and the extraordinarily authentic villages and countryside of rural Morocco, it immerses the viewer in the world of first century Palestine.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Heidi Says . . .
What an awesome idea! This movie is simply a narrator reading Scripture directly from the Gospel of John. The narrator has a very ear-pleasing voice ( but, then again, I’m a sucker for a British accent). That being said, though, his voice is soft and calming to listen to.
This movie is like an audio Bible, only it takes it one step further and adds visuals as well. So, while you can easily put the movie on and go about your daily tasks, simply listening to the narration, you’re going to want to take the time to sit and watch as well. Very realistic actors are playing out the entire Scripture passage, right before your eyes!
This would be a great tool to use in a high school or adult Sunday School class or Bible study. My 8 year old son sat beside me on the couch, watching this movie, and was literally glued to the tv.
I would highly recommend taking the time to view this film. And guess what? Netflix members can view it on Netflix – available in either the King James or New International Version.
I hope you’ll watch this movie with your family!
Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think!
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