producer: Luca Bernabei

Joseph: Close to Jesus

October 14, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie gives a fuller portrait of Joseph, the husband of Mary, than is generally revealed. It is based not only in scripture, but apparently from the furtive mind of a writer and possibly historical notes and/or tradition. The story differs in places from what is given Biblically, including the [...]

Thomas: Close to Jesus

July 15, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Thomas: Close to Jesus" is another film in this particular series which explores Biblical times as well as non-documented areas in the life of famous Bible characters, in this case Thomas the disciple of Jesus. For example, the film features speculative scenes in which the disciples including [...]

Mary Magdalene: Close to Jesus

February 11, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is an interesting portrayal of Mary Magdalene to be sure. I am not certain of all the background information that the filmmakers made use of, such as works of historians, and how much was simply creative license, but some of the movie is based on Biblical text and some is a work of fiction or [...]

Judas: Close to Jesus

March 18, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie does something most Biblical films don't do -- it focuses on Judas Iscariot, the man that betrayed Jesus. Some of what is seen on screen is Biblical. The rest is either based on assumptions by the writers or possible historical texts. In this story Judas is interested in a woman named [...]

St. Peter

March 20, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie is Biblical with a few alterations which may be historically related, and Omar Sharif does an outstanding job in the title role. This film begins with Jesus' death and resurrection, and moves into the book of Acts as Peter is used to raise a lame man, preaches and converts literally [...]

Mother Teresa

June 13, 2006

Dove Approved for All Ages

This film based on the life of Mother Teresa is one of the best faith and family films I have watched in some time. The acting is top notch with Olivia Hussey playing Mother Teresa; she is captivating in the role. The film' s pace is excellent, the music is compelling without being overpowering, [...]

Paul the Apostle

April 20, 2004

Dove Approved for 18+

"Paul the Apostle" highlights the Apostle's life following his conversion and takes some creative license into what might have happened during that time. The plot features the story of a friend of Paul's, named Ruben, who uses a woman named Dina to find out more about the Christians so he can [...]

Jeremiah

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Now, I would never suggest that the Bible needs help bringing its stories to life, but this series has helped me understand more about the culture of biblical times. After viewing this excellent production, I went back to God’s Word and re-read the book of Jeremiah. What had been laborious [...]

Esther

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is the ninth installment in a series of illuminating dramas based on biblical stories. An exquisite Louise Lombard (“The House of Elliot,” “Bodyguards”) heads a strong cast and the producers have consulted biblical scholars representing Catholic, Protestant and Jewish perspectives, to [...]