So I just finished watching the premiere of The Bible. And not long after the opening scene depicting Noah and the great flood, the critics surfaced on the world wide web and a deluge of bad reviews began to appear.
No surprise. We live in a time when everyone is a critic. And I’ve decided, that’s exactly what I don’t want to be.
Of course, I would speak up if I found there to be some glaring error or attempt to undermine the eternal truths of God’s holy word. Thankfully, that is not what I saw.
But I had decided, in advance, there is nothing to be gained by attempting to pick apart every little detail. Yes, there were some things that didn’t make it in that some will say should have been included. However, let’s be real. It’s just not possible to fit the whole of the Bible into the confines of a television series.
The point is, the Greatest Story Ever Told is being re-told and I think it’s worth supporting. Have you seen all the stuff on the tube that passes for entertainment these days? Right.
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!
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