Acts (Visual Bible)

Theatrical Release: October 1, 1994
DVD Release: August 1, 2004
Acts (Visual Bible)


Journey withe the physician Luke (Dean Jones) as he tells the enthralling story of danger, struggles, and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian church. Share the times of mystery and wonder that follow the resurrection of Jesus. Walk with the risen Lord. Watch as He is taken up into heaven. Experience the transforming power of Pentecost and catch the fire as God uses the passion of Peter (James Brolin) and John (Andre Jacobs) to send the flame of faith racing throughout Jerusalem and around the world. Luke’s powerful narrative brings to vivid life the compassionate love that unites believers across the ages.

Dove Review

This amazing film brings the book of Luke to life through terrific acting, splendid cinematography and great special effects. The Holy Spirit falling on the disciples in the Upper Room, and the ascension of Christ are very realistic. The narrative is word-for-word from the Bible and is extremely well done. Dean Jones does an outstanding job as Luke as does James Brolin as Simon Peter. Bruce Marchiano brings to life a Jesus that is approachable and loving, unlike many other depictions that show the Savior as a quiet, reserved, almost untouchable man. There is some violence in the film including brief shots of a stoning and a few people beaten and bloodied, although not graphic. We recommend this one-of-a-kind depiction of the Gospel of Luke to those age twelve and older.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A girl has bloody wound on leg; a character is bloody from being beaten; James is beheaded though not graphically shown; Paul is forcibly taken by soldiers and is a bit bloody; gurads get rought with Paul; Paul is again forcibly taken; a shipwrec, a stoning..
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Persecution of Christ's followers.


Company: Visual Bible Society
Director: Reghardt van den Bergh
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 193 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter