I am using this series for a bible study in the workplace. The DVD is very important for this study because it brings the scripture to life. I highly recommend this for any small group study. The narration and production are top notch!
Our Sunday School class LOVED this series. It is very well done and the commentary really makes the meaning of what happened then revelant to today. The characters were cast very well. As far as graphic, yes to a certain extent. However I think we need to see and "feel" that somewhat in order to really understand the depth of God's love for us. Most of it was insinuated and not actually shown, such as the beating of Jesus before crucifixion.
Overall, this is an excellent series and I highly recommend it. Remember to bring a box of tissues!
Very graphic scenes in the DVD. Christ's painful death was not elaborated in such a way and to sensationalize it for the drama effect was disappointing. and disturbing. I could not bring that to a Bible Study class.
This DVD and study was shared with a Men's Bible Study group just prior to Easter and during a Christian Retreat Weekend just after Easter with a mixed group of men, women and youth. Both times it was well received and the message was very powerful, touching and meaningful. The discussion continued long after the study was completed.