Mark’s Gospel – On Stage with Max MacLean

DVD Release: February 24, 2009
Mark’s Gospel – On Stage with Max MacLean


Max McLean, one of the great storytellers of our time, presents this life-changing saga in a compelling video version of Mark’s Gospel.

Dove Review

“Mark’s Gospel – On Stage with Max MacLean” is an impeccable and timeless work of drama. Max showcases his talent in presenting the Gospel of St. Mark in a one-man show, and does so with loads of energy and talent. He acts out scenes, changes his voice, uses humor, and yet always remains reverent. Max won a Jeff Award for Best Solo Performance in the professional theater industry for this performance in this film.

Max takes the audience through the Gospel of St. Mark, the teachings of Jesus, the parables, the casting out of demons (including Legion), Jesus’s interaction with his disciples, and the miracles, including the feeding of the multitude. Max also acts out the Transfiguration, the opening of blind Bartimaeus’ eyes, Judas’s betrayal at the Last Supper, Jesus’s prayer in Gethsemene and his suffering and crucifixion. Finally, he acts out the resurrection and ascension and receives a standing ovation, during which time he points upward to give God the glory for the performance.

We are extremely pleased to award our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages and five Doves, our best rating, to this outstanding performance.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Jesus turns over the money changers' tables, but with good reason; Jesus is mocked, spit on and flogged; Max acts out the crucifixion, but it's not visible.
Drugs: Wine at the Last Supper is part of the meal.
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between characters, especially the religious leaders who were jealous of Jesus; the mention of Jesus casting out demon spirits that speak.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Producer: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Max McLean
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter