China Christian Council produces first Jesus Film

( [email protected] ) Nov 27, 2007 08:03 AM EST

The China Christian Council (CCC) has teamed up with Campus Crusade for Christ Asia (CCCA) and the United Bible Societies (UBS) to produce its first ever “Jesus Film” DVD.

The DVD comes with the Luke Gospel booklet and is available in eight languages.

UBS has helped the CCC distribute 290,000 sets of the Video CD with a Luke gospel portion in the last few years, according to UBS’s China Partnership Coordinator Kua Wee Seng.

The Luke Gospel booklet is in the Revised Chinese Union Version (RCUV). This is the first time the RCUV has been published and distributed on the Chinese Mainland.

The move to revise the Chinese Union Version has been led and completed by the Hong Kong Bible Society, reports APD Switzerland.

The executive director of the Jesus Film project, Jim Green, said, "Storytelling is the fundamental way that people communicate around the world. Through the 'Jesus Film', we can tell the incredible story of God’s love in a simple way that people can relate to—and we can do it in their heart language."

Campus Crusade for Christ International showed its original Jesus Film in US theatres in 1979. Over five billion people the world over have seen the Jesus Film and in 2007 the film was shown in its 1,000th translation.

Plans have been made by the Jesus Film Project, which is part of Campus Crusade for Christ International, to translate the film into 500 other languages.