The Gospel of John

DVD Release: October 6, 2015
The Gospel of John


Shot on location in Morocco, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN is the first-ever filmed version of the biblical text as it was actually written. Using the original Jesus narrative as its script — word for word — this profound and stunning film sheds new light on one of history’s most sacred texts. Beautifully shot, wonderfully performed, and informed by the latest theological, historical, and archeological research, this film is something to be enjoyed and treasured. As a bonus, this DVD includes three different biblical text translations: the New International Version, the King James Version, and the Spanish Reina-Valera translation.

Dove Review

“The Gospel of John” is an inspiring and dramatic telling of John’s gospel with narration and actors. It features the highlights of Christ’s life including his birth, baptism, first miracle, healing the blind man, walking on water, feeding the multitude, raising Lazarus from the dead, the Last Supper, his flogging and crucifixion, and most importantly his resurrection. Featured too is the teaching of Jesus.

The cinematography is excellent and the beautiful scenery adds to the overall effect of the film in a powerful way. Due to some bloody scenes of the crucifixion, we are awarding this film our “Faith-Based” Seal. It brings John’s gospel to life!

Content Description

Sex: Woman who committed adultery is brought to Jesus and he does not condemn but forgives her; woman at a well is told the man she is living with is not her husband.
Language: None
Violence: Jesus drives away money changers from the temple; whipping sound of Jesus being flogged; blood in water; blood seen on Christ; driving of a nail in Jesus' hand and dripping blood is seen; crucifixion with the resulting bloody scenes of Jesus and two thieves; Peter cuts off a man's ear and although not graphic, some blood is seen but Christ heals the man.
Drugs: Drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless men; men in loin cloths.
Other: Judas betrays Christ; religious leaders are jealous of Christ; tension between Jesus and religious leaders.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Gospel of John text word-for-word
Director: David Batty
Producer: Hannah Leader
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 160 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter