The Gospel of John, Landmark Motion Picture Sets New Precedent

A word for word adaptation of the Gospel

(Camarillo, California) This is the greatest story ever told in the greatest way imaginable, says MovieGuide critic and author, Dr. Ted Baehr. At the height of the current debate over the film portrayal of the life and times of Christ, a landmark film that combines motion picture excellence with word-for-word authenticity opened in American theaters this fall.

The Gospel of John provides an insightful and illuminating perspective on the life of Christ, using the exact language of the Bible, says producer Garth Drabinsky. In the past, Hollywood has presented a picture of Jesus that was painted by a combination of Biblical and other historical accounts. Not until now has a major motion picture captured the clear and complete journey of one personal eyewitness account of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

The Gospel of John was an enormous undertaking involving a creative constituency of Academy, Emmy and Tony Award-Winning artists. It also included a committee of scholars of theology and religion from around the world to maintain both quality and authenticity. Beahr, a spokesman for the film, calls it a spectacular, well-directed, word-for-word version of the Gospel of John. He gave the movie his top rating of four stars.

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