Category Archives: Lumene review

What is The Chosen and is it biblical?

What is The Chosen and is it biblical?

The Chosen is a multi-season TV series about the life of Christ created and directed by Dallas Jenkins, the son of author Jerry Jenkins of Left Behind fame. The story of how The Chosen project began is an interesting one. Dallas lost his job as a director in Hollywood after a film he’d directed, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, performed poorly at the box office. While reeling from this loss, he made a short Christmas special called “The Shepherd,” filmed on a friend’s farm in Illinois, for his church. After seeing the positive impact and huge reception of that short film, Dallas got the idea to make an episodic TV show about Jesus’ ministry.

Using numerous episodes over multiple seasons allows the story, relationships, and character development to play out more fully than a typical two- to three-hour film about the life of Jesus

neve campbell dating

In partnership with VidAngel, with “The Shepherd” as a pilot episode, The Chosen was created using crowd funding. It is currently the highest crowd-funded media project in history, with nineteen thousand supporters who have together given over ten million dollars. With full funding for season one, Dallas Jenkins and his cowriters set to work writing the script. The episodes were filmed in Weatherford, TX at Capernaum Village. Season one released to great success and, as of early 2021, has been viewed over fifty million times in 180 countries. Season two has been filmed in Texas as well as in Goshen, UT at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ replica of Jerusalem. Continue reading