Saturday, December 6, 2014


Disclosure: I received a free viewing of this movie in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits & Pieces Family.  No monetary compensation was received

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
— John 1:1

About the film:
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 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. 

Chefy and I enjoy watching Christian and Bible related movies.  I am a huge stickler for wanting the movie to stick to the text of the Bible.  My daddy and Papa were both preachers and I grew up in church learning about Jesus.   I have a personal relationship with Him and I am not ashamed to state that out loud.  With that being said, Chefy and I were very excited to check out The Gospel of John.

One of the things I loved most about this movie is that it uses the Bible text as the script.  There was none of the, "This might have happened", or far fetched theories that I have seen in other movies.  In my opinion, you cannot veer off course if you follow the text of the Bible. The movie was filmed in Morocco which provided an ideal back drop and enabled me to feel like I was back in that time.  The narrator was very easy to follow.  His voice is not monotoned, and is actually soothing.  I really loved watching the miracles being performed by Jesus.  I felt like I was there watching it as it happened.  Chefy and I were both very thankful that the death of Jesus was not as gory/bloody as I have seen it depicted in other movies.  I truly understand that it was barbaric, but for younger viewers and for those of us with queasy stomachs, less blood and gore was appreciated.  

We have and will continue to recommend this movie to others to watch and we are anxiously awaiting the other three Gospels.  Give yourself a gift this holiday season and watch The Gospel of John on Netflix.  I do not think you will be disappointed!  

Yoyu can stay connected with The Lumo Project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Sending a huge thank you to FlyBy Promotions and The Lumo Project for sharing The Gospel of John. My family really enjoyed it and look forward to watching it, and the other Gospels on Netflix!

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