Review : Jesus Film


Our family recently had an opportunity to review the Jesus Film.  Have you seen it?  We really enjoyed it and are excited to share a chance to get your own copy!!  So after you read our thoughts, comment and I will pick a winner to send a code for your own digital copy!!

Before I get into the movie I just want to say, this movie is not about religion.  It is about a man, who came to make the ultimate sacrifice for you and for me.  Religions but God in a box, and they squabble about theological philosophies.  Jesus came to love us.  You and me.

{I asked my kids what they thought about the movie, since it is a family friendly movie, and I thought I share their answers}

What did you like about it?

First, I liked the beginning.  The movie starts with creation and then in the Garden and it shows that humankind chose to sin, and that it was the reason Jesus had to come. It starts out defining the prophecies.  The reason Jesus had to come was to fulfill the prophesies.

The story was not told in a linear fashion, instead it is focused on explaining why he is the son of God.  Instead of just telling what Jesus did, there was a good amount of time spent explaining how the prophesies were fulfilled, and validating that he was the Son of God.

The characters were true to the time period of Jesus and seemed believable.  The acting was spot on, it was not over the top.  It felt very natural.

Who was your favorite character?

(Eli & Jacob)John the Baptist and Peter.  Because I liked that their story was accurately told according to the Bible.

(Anna) Zaccheous – she enjoyed seeing that story played out.  She knew the story, but had not seen it in movie format.

I have to say that seeing more than just the life of Jesus in the movie is very good, it starts at the beginning and goes through many of the Bible stories we all know.  But there is something significant about seeing them played out that makes it seem even more real.

After thoughts:

After watching movies like the Jesus Film or others that take serious look at who Jesus was and his story, Jacob feels that it really makes him think about what Jesus did for us.  It makes it even more personal.  Daily Bible readings draw us into a closer intimacy with God, but when we can watch a movie that is so accurate and tells the story so clearly, you cannot help but grow closer to the God who gave everything for us.

One beautiful thing about this movie is that it can be shown anywhere, anytime to reach people who have not heard or do not know the whole story.

So if you are interested in a complimentary Streaming Code to watch the movie, leave a comment!

More About the Movie:

In honor of its 35th anniversary, The JESUS Film the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times has now been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
The JESUS Film is a faithful depiction of Christs birth, ministry, death and resurrection as told in the biblical account from the Gospel of Luke. Virtually every word Jesus speaks in The JESUS Film is quoted from Scripture, with 450 leaders and scholars having reviewed the script for biblical accuracy. Further historical accuracy was ensured using clothing, pottery and other props made with first-century methods to portray a 2,000-year-old Palestinian culture.
The JESUS Film has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Translated Film in history, and is now is available in 1,197 languages. In addition, more than 200 million individuals worldwide have indicated a decision to follow Jesus after viewing The JESUS Film. This story of the film’s impact over the past 35 years will be shown through an exclusive new short feature narrated by actor Ernie Hudson and available on the re-mastered widescreen DVD.

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