Hollywood couple creates ‘The Bible’ to share God’s love and truth
Combining Hollywood and the Holy Book, “The Bible” is a ten-part miniseries airing on the History Channel beginning on March 3rd and culminating on Easter Sunday.
Created by the producer of such mainstream shows as “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “The Voice” and “Shark Tank,” Mark Burnett recruited his wife, Roma Downey – star of “Touched by an Angel” – to portray Jesus’ mother, Mary, in the series. Together, Burnett and Downey took a leap of faith and created “The Bible” to target both Evangelical Christians and the general consumer audience and help “set the record straight.
Beginning in the Book of Genesis and ending in Revelation, “The Bible” takes viewers through various biblical stories in ways meant to both educate and entertain. In an interview with Simon Carswell of The Irish Times, the couple noted that there are 60 billion copies of the Bible in circulation but most Christians know very little about its contents.
Burnett and Downey see the Bible as an epic love story and expect the series to have an enormous impact. To ensure accuracy and biblical orthodoxy, they recruited more than 40 theologians and academics to advise them on all aspects of the series.
As Faith Driven Consumers, we can positively and proactively choose entertainment – like “The Bible” – that aligns with our values and respects the Christian faith held by the vast majority of Americans.
With each faith-compatible show that is produced, we see an entertainment marketplace that is positively responding to the newly emerging segment of Faith Driven Consumers – who spend $1.75 trillion annually and comprise 46 million Americans.
And just as Burnett and Downey chose to use their God-given talents and treasure to share their faith help declare the precious and timeless truths of the Scriptures, how can you as a Faith Driven Consumer steward your faith in ways that glorify God in your daily activities and spheres of influence?
Starting this Sunday night, March 3rd, tune in to “The Bible” on the History Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern and 7 p.m. Central. And be sure to tell your family and friends about it as well.
“The Bible” will run for five Sundays throughout March and will conclude Easter Sunday, March 31.