Tuesday, March 16, 2004

And speaking of The Passion...

Jim Caveizel meets JPII

TPOTC and Vote 2004
Mort Kondrake, a political columnist in Washington DC, writes an article about the possible effect of TPOTC on the upcoming presidential election. But he also cites this item of interest:

A Gallup poll on Tuesday showed that an astounding 11 percent of American adults had seen the film already — about 24 million people — and that an additional 65 percent planned to see it in a theater or on video. Seventy-seven percent had a favorable opinion of it based on what they'd seen or heard; 78 percent of those who've seen it said it had strengthened their religious faith; and 87 percent thought the violence appropriate for the message.

Conversion Stories Sought
Executive Producer Jody Eldred is producing an hour-long TV special to air this Easter featuring the many lives changed through the powerful film, The Passion of The Christ. The special titled Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion will tell the incredible stories of lives changed by Jesus as a result of having seen The Passion of The Christ. The special will air on Easter, so there is very little time left. If you or someone you know has a conversion story that was made possible through this film, please contact Jody Eldred at once with the following information:

1. A sentence or two on what has happened — what's the story?
2. Contact information on the individual — (name, city, email, phone number).

If the story meets the need of the special, the individual will travel on location to film a segment on their testimony. The shooting has to be FINISHED by Friday, March 26.

The Dolorous Passion
And finally, the BBC reports that adjusted figures show that Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has broken the US five-day box office record held by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. But elsewhere in the article, it also says this about The Dolorous Passion of the Christ, by Anne Emmerich:

...a book Gibson used for the movie - The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - has seen sales jump from 3,000 in 2002 to 17,000 this February alone.

You can also read this book online. Just be ready...it has 66 chapters and 330 pages.


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