The Young Messiah is worth watching, it is an artistically imagined story that is entertaining and as said is a gripping, powerful and wonderful portrayal of Jesus as a child. The film will get you thinking and even prompt people to ask questions and to find out more about who Jesus is if they don’t already know. Click here to read our review of The Young Messiah
The film is based on Anne Rice’s book Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and as there isn’t any detailed Biblical account of Jesus growing up, this is an imaginative piece that tries as director and film co-writer Cyrus Nowrasteh has said to present a realistic portrait of Jesus as a child both grounded in faith and consistent with the adult Jesus revealed in the Bible.
When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
The film is directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, who also co-wrote the film with Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh based on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Cyrus Nowrasteh has said that the film seeks to present a realistic portrait of Jesus as a child both grounded in faith and consistent with the adult Jesus revealed in the Bible.