An Encounter with the Messiah

DVD Release: June 6, 2016
An Encounter with the Messiah


A modern day adaptation of the stories of Barabbas, Blind Bartimaeus and The Woman with the issue of blood. This film focuses on healing and life changing power of Jesus.

Dove Review

“An Encounter with the Messiah” is a modern-day inspirational story about Jesus. It features three missions that originated in the Bible, namely the narrative of Blind Bartimaeus (called “Bart” in the film), the woman with the issue of blood, and Jesus’ interactions with Barabbas. In the film, Jesus dresses in modern-day clothes.

Jesus brings the light to Bart, the woman he cures, and Barabbas. In this film, when the woman touches Jesus’ pant leg, he wants to know who touched him, and, just as in the Bible, he says that the virtue went from him. In this version, Barabbas has a pregnant girlfriend, and he goes to a liquor store to rob it, and Barabbas and his friend are shot. Barabbas winds up in prison. Jesus, wrongfully in jail, takes Barabbas’ place so he might go free. Bartimaeus shares the good news of Jesus healing him after he was begging.

This modern version of three gospel stories is dramatic and inspiring. We are pleased to award it our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus. This modernized version of the gospel stories can be used as a tool to evangelize and touch lives.

Content Description

Sex: Man's girlfriend is pregnant, but no sex scenes are shown.
Language: G/OMG-2; Stupid-1
Violence: A robbery with a gun; men are shot and a little blood is shown; Jesus has blood on his face; a security guard is killed and a little blood is visible.
Drugs: Woman takes pain killers; a liquor store is robbed.
Nudity: Woman in shorts.
Other: Tattoos on a few characters; tension between characters; death; a woman mentions her period in the film.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: Deon Gibson
Director: Deon Gibson
Producer: Joe Butler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 122 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter