Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pocket Testament League Links to GOJ Film

The Pocket Testament League, which publishes the Gospel of John in booklet format (KJV, NIV, NLT and ESV translations), has listed The Gospel of John film web site under their Ministry Links per my request. Here is the link: http://www.pocketpower.org/resources/links.php. Visit http://www.pocketpower.org for more information about this non-profit organization.

Friday, October 06, 2006

John the Baptist

At the beginning of the Gospel of John, John the Baptist is seen baptizing people, and later the Jewish authorities ask him who he is. The actor who played John the Baptist (Scott Handy) was amazing. Also, his hair and clothing made him look like a wild man who lived in the bushes; but when he talked about Jesus, people listened to him! He obviously influenced a lot of people during that time. His role was very important in this film, and the Director did a great job casting this actor for the part of John the Baptist.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus

Henry Ian Cusick is a very talented and gifted actor and is brilliant in the role of Jesus in The Gospel of John. Although this film is word for word from the Good News Bible and might appear boring to some, Cusick brings this gospel to life with his awesome performance! One reason for Henry's fantastic performance is that he was a stage actor rather than a film actor. To master the word for word scripture is not an easy task, but it is much easier for stage actors. Henry's performance is magnificent!

For more information about Henry Ian Cusick, there is a great web site that someone created with lots of information about him, his films, television performances and even his CV and contact information:


Blind Man's Performance

In the film, The Gospel of John, when Jesus healed the blind man, and he washed his face and suddenly realized he could see, the film showed how powerful this miracle was. The actor who played the blind man was fantastic in this role, and the producer and director also did a marvelous job in this film sequence!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Gospel of John, An Incredible Film

A couple of months ago, my neighbor loaned me the 2003 film, The Gospel of John, directed by Philip Saville and starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. It was narrated by Christopher Plummer. This is a powerful film, and in my opinion, far surpasses Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ. I watched Mr. Saville's film three times, and I will never grow tired of it. The acting is superb, the music is outstanding, the photography is magnificent, and the directing is the best! It is word for word from the Bible, using a modern English translation. This film is available on amazon.com and Christian book stores as well. I have also seen it in some video stores. Get this film and watch it and tell everyone you know about it.