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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

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The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

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For God loved the world So much...


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Rated PG-13 for violence involving the crucifixion | See all certifications »

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CAD 17,000,000 (estimated)

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$98,363 (USA) (26 September 2003)

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$4,068,087 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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The dialog follows the Good News Bible, word for word, in sequential order from beginning to end. See more »

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Jesus Christ: I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me will live even though he dies and he who lives and believes in me will never die.
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Version of Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973) See more »

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Benedition sacerdotale: excerpt
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Excellent! The way a Bible movie should be done.
3 April 2004 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last weekend. The weekend before I saw "Passion of the Christ". The "Gospel of John" is truly a line-by-line presentation of the Gospel of John, and I thought the actors did an excellent job. The movie was top-quality in all aspects, which was a pleasant surprise. Too many past Christian-produced films have been pretty low on the quality standard. Anyway, the best part of this movie is that the spoken dialogue and the narration is actually what's written in the English translation of the Bible, and that is the most important thing here. God says that it's "his word that goes out and does the work it was sent to do", and that "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." People don't need to hear opinions, variations, or whatever. The world's full of that stuff, and yes there's a place for it. However, what will be most effective in touching people's hearts is for them to read/hear the word of God, and that is the main reason why this film is most excellent.

Everyone should see this film.


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