The BIble On Screen

You may have heard that the History channel will be airing a five-part miniseries called The Bible beginning March 3rd.

I am always a bit skeptical about these kinds of shows because they inevitably portray God and the Bible in a way that is disrespectful, to say the least. However, I have to say I’m intrigued about this one.

I saw this article on Guideposts.org from producer, Mark Burnett, and now I am even more intriqued. Click here to read: The Bible Brought to Life and tell me what you think.
 

Here’s a quote from the article:

The biggest question was, would a channel actually green-light this? Today’s kids probably know more about Batman and Robin than about David and Goliath, and more about the Matrix than about Daniel’s prophecies. They get their stories from the screen.

I’m not much on recommending things I haven’t seen myself yet but, in this case, maybe it’s worth the risk. Because Mr. Burnett is right. We live in a culture where kids (and most adults) are connected to the screen. And as he goes on to say, “Doing this “on the screen” would allow millions of people to discover the Bible.” 

My hope is that The Bible will inspire us all to see the sacred pages in a new light. And that we would all understand that it is more than a book. It is a revelation of God himself to mankind.

Something worth watching AND reading!

I’m linking this post to Katherine’s blog for her Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

6 thoughts on “The BIble On Screen

  1. I hope it does come across respectful and accurate. Thank you for sharing.

    I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things, and I am your newest follower. 🙂

  2. I am like you and very skeptical of anything the History Channel does regarding the faith. I hope the article is accurate and they actually do a good job of this. It could be wonderful.

    Too often, they have a bunch of “Bible Scholars” in such matters who seem much more interested in making God and His word smaller than in anything else.

    I’ll mooch off you for a review before I watch. Will you give one?

  3. I’m excited to see this show on the history channel! I usually have to hesitate before I watch because shows usually don’t bring justices to the bible. But this looks good.

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