The Gospel of John now on DVD

Whenwriters adapt a book for the big screen, it's inherently impossible for the screen version not to become a new work altogether. The three-hour Canadian film production The Gospel of John, newly released on DVD, is no exception.

This word-for-word depiction of the events described by Jesus' disciple John (according to the translation in the American Bible Society's Good News Bible) plays out in an epic panorama. The story opens with John the Baptist, wild-eyed and prophesying about the Messiah. And right from these opening scenes, the story gallops ahead, with

April 19, 2004
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