The Gospel of John
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The Lumo Project is a ground breaking series that revolutionises the way we encounter the story of Jesus and the world of the first-century Palestine in which he lived. Redefining the standard of visual biblical media, each Gospel film brings the actual Bible text to the screen, word for word.
This DVD contains:
This is a single DVD which has actors re-enacting the whole of The Gospel of John, with a narrator reading word for word from either the NIV or King James versions of the Bible. The NIV is narrated by David Harewood (famous for The Night Manager, Homeland and Robin Hood). The KJV is narrated by Brian Cox (War and Peace, Red and Deadwood). It is available from www.lumoproject.com. It is also available on Netflix and iTunes.
The DVD comes with a six part study guide for small group or personal use. It contains brief commentary and discussion questions. This guide is written by Rev Martin Booth.
Also available are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
Anyone who wants to connect with the Gospel in a visual way. It would be excellent to use in place of the traditional reading in a service (especially for all age or youth) and would be good to use in youth groups.
The filming is superb, authentic and faithful to the text. The producers have been careful not to embellish nor to alter the narrative and script of the gospel. It is professionally done and acted well.
The film can be used in a variety of ways. It can be played in one go (all two hours forty minutes of it) or can be played in six smaller sections, lasting approximately 25 minutes each. It can also be used to show a short, specific clip in a church service or youth group.
The study guide enables you to connect with the whole book in 6 sessions and are titled: Life (John 1-4), Who is Jesus? (5-7), The I Am Sayings (8-10), The Signs (11-13), Glory (14-18) and Love (19-21).
There are no leader's notes. Each session of the study guide is a single page which has some commentary followed by three discussion questions.
Anyone with a DVD player.
The film is of a very high standard.
All that is required is to set up the means to play the film. If using a clip, it is not straightforward to find the chapter needed. It would have been helpful if the DVD chapters matched the Bible chapters but this is sadly not the case.
Is there website support? Links?
The purpose is to study the Gospel of John.
It is really just a movie portrayal of John's Gospel.
If you wish to refer to this book, it can bring it to life in a fresh way.
It is word for word from either the NIV or NJV of The Bible.
Whilst a few scenes will perhaps not be as the viewer imagined, it is well done and faithful to the text.
It is word for word John's Gospel.
To watch/hear the whole of John's Gospel in six sessions is a great way to develop disciples.
The Scripture will enable people to grow in faith.
The interesting thing about seeing the Gospel is that it allows you to connect with it in a new, fresh way. As a result, our understanding of God grows.
The discussion questions enable the users to relate the Scripture to today's environment.
This is not explicitly explored.