Some Insights into "The Chosen"
The creator of this new series about the life of Christ explains the need for more "Jesus stuff."
Director Dallas Jenkins is the man at the helm of The Chosen, which is to be the first ever multi-season series about Jesus and will be available later this year on the VidAngel streaming platform. Jenkins has also put together a 40-day devotional study guide related to the series.
Having been a believer since childhood, he claims to have "seen every Jesus movie and miniseries ever made." So why make another? Jenkins took to the editorial page of The Christian Post to explain, saying he often finds the existing shows hard to relate to.
"Problem is, many Jesus projects just take you from Bible story to Bible story, not spending as much time on the humanity and backstories of all these characters."
Jenkins adds that he feels it is easier to connect to the life of Christ through the eyes of the imperfect people around Him than it is through a perfect savior directly. He hopes that his series, and devotional, will make that possible and ultimately prove a vehicle for bringing viewers closer to the Lord through the study of Scripture.
"We should be students who write stuff down, who pray over what we read and, in turn, continually celebrate the fact that we were chosen to be ambassadors for the One who created the world."