(Visual Bible, 2003)
An outline of the movie's 33 chapters --noting which ones we think are particularly good for showing in Sunday School, and some teaching suggestions.
Note: Rotation.org's Bible Video Resource forum has an outline of "the other" Gospel of John DVD, this one produced by the LUMO project. It too is word-for-word, but Jesus speaks in Aramaic underneath an NIV narration.
Visual Bible's Gospel of John movie has been available for a number of years. It contains one of the more thoughtful and classic portrayals of Jesus in recent times. Nearly word-for-word from the accessible Good News translation, the visuals help John's sometimes slow and even impenetrable texts. The acting is "classic" being that most of the actors came from Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soulpepper Theatre Company, as well as Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre.
The guide *asterisks* those chapters we think are particularly suitable for teaching with children. Unlike the other Gospels, John's tends toward long speeches and explanations, and that makes some of the content challenging to teach with. The visuals and Good News translation help.
Your comments and teaching suggestions are welcome. Please reply below.
There are a variety of compressed preview clips from the movie available on YouTube. Here's one:
The film was produced by Visual Bible International, known for their previous and interestingly different "Matthew" film.