The Gospel of John – Review

There have been a few different films made about the life of Jesus. Some I really liked others I never finished watching because I found them either too boring or too edited where they didn’t follow the Bible. Recently I was given the opportunity to watch a new film from the Lumo Project called The Gospel of John, I didn’t know what to expect, but I really enjoyed the film.

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About the Lumo Project

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.

All four films are available on Netflix as of December 1, 2014. I was given a link to view The Gospel of John in order to share my opinion.

About the Movie

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. 

What I thought

The movie is long, a little over two hours and forty minutes, but it is well worth the time to watch. The film is available in NIV, King James, or Spanish narration. I chose the NIV version and I have to say, I was interested the entire time. The narration is word for word straight from the Bible, in fact a few times I looked up the verses in my Bible just to make sure. The narrator’s voice is inviting and his reading style really brings the story to life. One thing that I really enjoyed was the portrayal of Jesus. In so many movies they portray Jesus as a white man with light brown hair. While no one knows exactly what he looked like, I feel this film is more accurate.

Overall I really enjoyed this movie. The only thing I didn’t like is that I don’t have Netflix so I won’t be able to watch the other three movies. If they are as well done and interesting as this video, I think they will be amazing as well.

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