12/05/2014

The Gospel of John #JohnOnNetflix

Recently, I was given the opportunity to watch a really interesting movie called, The Gospel of John. It's not the type of movie that I would typically watch, but after reading the story behind it and the synopsis, I was intrigued. 




A Little Bit About The Movie and The Story Behind It

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.


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

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. 

My Thoughts About This Film
There are actually three versions of this movie available- King James Version, New International Version, and Spanish. I watched the New International Version.
What is great about this movie is the fact that it is simply a narration of the actual Scripture, and it is unedited. I like this because there are so many films out there that are completely reworded and stray away from the actual Bible. 
The film is lengthy, but it is a pretty good one. My husband and I enjoyed watching it and learning more about the actual Gospel of John. The actors did a wonderful job throughout the movie, portraying Jesus and his disciples and creating a vivid visualization of the Gospel of John.

This movie is available on Netflix, so if this sounds like something that you think you would enjoy watching and you have a Netflix account, you should definitely give this movie a try. You might just learn something new.


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**Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to watch this film, thanks to FlyBy Promotions. All opinions expressed here are solely my own and in no way influenced. **