Sparked by passion, the JESUS Film Project moves to meet curiousity.

By February 11, 2004

USA (MNN)–It’s the kind of evangelistic buzz previously generated by the Billy Graham Crusades, now, it’s a movement pushed by a controversial film.

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” lays out the story in the final 12 days in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Because of the nature of the movie, many questions among the controversy arise.

The JESUS Film Project’s Clyde Taber says they had envisioned an evangelistic tool almost a year prior to the movie. While they didn’t set their deadlines intentionally, Taber says, “It just so happened that the release of this product is timed with the release of Mel Gibson’s film, “The Passion of the Christ”, so we think it’s a very unique opportunity to provide a tool for those people who will view that film.”

Taber hopes the movie will spark a tremendous curiosity about Christ in millions of Americans. Those questions are addressed in The JESUS Film’s newest release. “The “JESUS: Fact or Fiction?” is an interactive DVD that responds to questions about God, Jesus and the Bible. It consists of scientists, theologians, historians and philosophers responding to these different questions.”

The JESUS Film marks its 25th anniversary this year with 831 languages in the film’s translation. Another 560 languages are planned between now and 2008.

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