Genesis with Max McLean

DVD Release: April 14, 1998
Genesis with Max McLean


“Genesis” is the story of stories, an eloquent retelling of the first book of the Bible and a theatrical tour de force. With remarkable energy and a gift for storytelling that can prickle the back of your neck, McLean captures the humor and pathos in Genesis’ dramatic sweep from Eden to Babel, from the immense flood of Noah to Abraham’s heart-cleaving sacrifice of his son Isaac, from the epic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to Jacob’s soul-wounding wrestling match with the Angel of God.

Dove Review

This is a remarkable and unforgettable one-man theatrical account of the Bible’s book of Genesis. It is retold by dramatic speaker and awesome storyteller Max McLean. The event took place at Truman College in Chicago, Illinois, with background sounds and lighting emphasizing the stories told from Genesis.

From creation to the Garden of Eden and Noah building the Ark, you will be enthralled by McLean’s retelling. He moves on to the stories of Lot, Ishmael and Isaac, and Jacob and Esau. He also clearly tells the story of Abraham.

He will keep your attention through story after story, which are divided into six sessions. Taken from the NIV version of the Bible, McLean brings the book of Genesis to life on the stage with this dramatic presentation, which earns the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal of approval for ages 12 and up.

Content Description

Sex: Discussion about circumcision; man marries more than one woman; talk about having sex.
Language: None
Violence: Discussion regarding murder; city being destroyed; person used as sacrifice but not killed; the great flood and women fighting.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: Jonathan Wilson
Producer: Dave Tucker
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 115 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Max McLean
Reviewer: Caryn Toering