The Visual Bible, also Visual Bible Project is the name used by two distinct projects to film, verbatim, books of the New Testament.
The first Visual Bible project produced The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993) and The Visual Bible: Acts (1994) starring Italian-American actor Bruce Marchiano as Jesus. Both films followed the New International Version word for word in the English version, and vernacular Bibles in versions dubbed into Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin.
The second Visual Bible project produced The Gospel of John (film) narrated by Christopher Plummer and starring Scottish-Peruvian actor Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. This film followed the text of the Good News Bible.
- The Bible on the big screen: a guide from silent films to today's ... J. Stephen Lang - 2007 "The Gospel of John The Word, Verbatim Released September 2003 Visual Bible, International 181 minutes Filmed in Spain Director: Philip Saville Screenplay: John Goldsmith Producers: Garth H. Drabinsky, Chris Chrisafis
- Charisma and Christian life Volume 28, Issue 5 2003 "Beginning with The Gospel of John, a $15 million, word-for-word adaptation taken from the Good News Bible that released in select markets Sept. 26, the films are squarely biblical and should be welcomed by churchgoers, though most are being produced by non-Christians. Among the forthcoming releases are Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ; an April TV movie titled The God Man; ... .... Filmed mostly in Spain and produced by Toronto-based Visual Bible International, maker of smaller-budget word-for-word adaptations of Acts and Matthew was made"
- Church & synagogue libraries Volumes 36-37 Church and Synagogue Library Association - 2003 "Taken from the American Bible Society's Good News Bible translation, The Gospel of John is a production of Visual Bible International, Inc. a publicly traded faith-based media company. The company has secured exclusive, worldwide rights ..."