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The Gospel of Mark on DVD TODAY {+ a Giveaway} #TheGospelOfMark #RWM #ad

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for The Lumo Project. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

When I'm reading, my imagination is always at work. I start to picture the characters in my head... how do they look, how do they sound, what does the scene look like? Oftentimes, I've found that it's like watching a movie play out in my own head. It truly is one of those things that I absolutely love about reading a good book.

But if I were to be honest, when I read my Bible I don't necessarily have that visual. We are so removed from these days of the past, that I find it hard to picture what these places and these people might have looked like. And when I struggle to visualize, I also struggle to remember what I've read. Those images I've created help me to fully understand and recall the stories at hand.

So, when I heard about the upcoming film- The Gospel of Mark- I was intrigued:

Following last year’s The Gospel of John comes the second installment in the renowned Gospel film series, The Gospel of Mark, arriving on DVD at Walmart, Digital HD and On Demand March 14 from Lionsgate. Just in time for Easter, the second book of The New Testament comes to life for the first time with a truly unique, word-for-word adaptation that uses the Gospel narrative as its script. Shot on location in Morocco with consultation from expert theologians and biblical scholars and produced by the Lumo Project, the film was given the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for 12+. The Gospel of Mark DVD is packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

According to The Gospel of Mark, Jesus is a heroic man of action, an exorcist, healer, and miracle worker — the Son of God who keeps his identity secret. This critically acclaimed, epic production — five years in the making — is based on the latest theological, historical, and archaeological research, and offers an unforgettable, highly authentic telling of the Jesus story — ending with the empty tomb, a promise to meet again in Galilee, and Jesus’s instructions to spread the good news of the resurrection.

To be entirely honest, I'd completely missed last year's The Gospel of John. I hadn't watched it, or even heard of it. But if you haven't seen it, you won't be lost. Much like the books in the Bible, they each stand on their own... though if you're like me, you might feel inspired to check it out too.

But let's get to the movie. Generally speaking, I'm not a big fan of 'Bible movies'. Honestly, they can be a little cheesy... not to mention boring. It's not the content, that's just how I feel about many historical movies in general. But I actually found this one really intriguing. Unlike other Bible retelling films, this one doesn't have dialogue directly from the characters but instead we hear a narrator telling the Gospel of Mark straight from the Bible. We see it acted out in the background of course, but the words are straight from the source. I love knowing that nothing is getting lost in the interpretation, because I can find these same words on the pages. Not to say that this is or should be a replacement for Bible reading, but it is a great companion to help us bring the pages to life, perhaps even inspire someone to pick up their Bible for the first time.

I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it, my 10 year old was excited about it too, and I loved that it was okay for him to watch! Those movies that we can watch together are few and far between.

The Gospel of Mark is available on DVD at Walmart, Digital HD and On Demand TODAY, March 14. You can find out more and connect at the links below:

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  1. Sometimes I think Mark doesn't get his due.

  2. Ooh sounds like a great one to see!! I will have to check out John as well!!

  3. This would be something my whole family would enjoy!


  4. I didn't know there was a Gospel film series. I'd love to have the entire series to watch with my family.

  5. I cant wait to see this movie it just sounds super amazing....

  6. Looks like a wonderful family movie!

  7. This looks like great movie to enjoy with my family.

  8. I didn't know there was a Gospel film series like this. I'll have to see if I can find the The Gospel of John as well. I'd love to share the whole series with my family :)


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