Netflix is now offering The Gospel of John. The Lumo Project uses the Gospel accounts to create four feature-length films to experience the story of Jesus and Palestine during His time. I received access to prewatch the Gospel of John and share my thoughts with you.
The Gospel of John can be watched in the King James Version, the New International Version, or in Spanish. I love that only the scripture is used to narrate the story and the narrator has a very comforting voice. He is very easy to understand and has a voice that draws you in and makes you listen. The back ground music and noises of the wind blowing and people talking do not over power the narrator. They are included in natural sounding breaks within the scripture and you can still hear the reading very well. I thought the settings were amazing. It really brings to life what is happening throughout the Gospel. I'm very excited to see this film being added to the Netflix.
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.
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.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing access to view the Gospel of John through a private link in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.