The only dramatization using the actual scriptures...word for word from the NIV.
Join with 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 believes across that ages.
Acts Chapters 1:0-8:4
Walk with the risen Lord. Bear witness as He is taken up into heaven.
Experience the transforming power of Pentecost. Catch fire, as the passionate eloquence of Peter (James Brolin) and John (André Jacobs) sends the flame of faith racing through Jerusalem!
As Luke's powerful narrative brings the New International Version of Acts to vivid life, gain new insight into the compassionate love that unites the fellowship of believers. Touch the wellspring of faith that gives them the courage to withstand the rage of the Sanhedrin. When the martyrdom of gentle Stephen (Francesco Quinn) marks the beginning of a great persecution, flee with the disciples as the infant church scatters from Jerusalem ... to embrace the world!
Acts Chapters 8:4 - 13:52
Sail with the physician Luke (Dean Jones), as his powerful story unfolds. Share the adventure, as the seeds of the new church are scattered throughout the land. Miraculous healings, mysterious escapes from prison and angelic encounters. Experience them all with Peter (James Brolin), Philip (David Clatworthy), John (André Jacobs) and the others. Watch as the infant church struggles and grows. Then, on the road to Damascus with the Pharisee Saul, witness the unfolding of a greater purpose that will change the world forever. Share the shattering encounter with Jesus that transforms the young faith's greatest enemy into its boldest voice ... as the reborn Paul (Henry O. Arnold) discovers his destiny as "a light for the Gentiles.
Acts Chapters 14 - 20
As angry waters toss and tumble our stubborn little ship, the physician Luke (Dean Jones) draws us ever deeper into his astonishing story. And we plunge into the tempestuous years of conflict, danger and turmoil, as the young Christian church opens its arms to the Gentile world. Journey with Paul (Henry O. Arnold), Barnabas (Wilson Dunster), Silas (Chris Truter) and Timothy (Thomas Hall) as they teach and baptize, establish churches and plant the seeds of faith throughout Greece and Macedonia.
Witness the conversion of the influential Lydia of Philippi (Jennifer O'Neill), that throws open the door for the young church to step boldly into Europe.
Acts Chapters 24:1 - 28:20
As our battered little ship seeks port, Luke spins out the triumphant conclusion of Acts. And we return with Paul to Jerusalem, as he ignores repeated warnings of personal danger, to follow the call of the Holy Spirit. Walk with Paul through the streets of his beloved city. Stand with him in the Temple as he is brought before the Sanhedrin, where his vigorous denunciation of their hypocrisy triggers a riot. Then, as he is rescued by imperial soldiers and imprisoned, witness the pivotal events that will carry the flame of faith from dusty Judea to the heart of the Roman empire. Living quietly amid the splendour of imperial Rome, Paul continues to teach and baptize, strive for harmony between Jewish tradition and Christian belief and plant the seeds of change at the heart of the civilized world.