People have been talking about the Bible for thousands of years. And now there are even more conversations flowing around the water cooler regarding The Greatest Story Ever Told. Just this month, “The Bible” miniseries, created and produced by married Hollywood couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, made its debut on The History Channel. Downey is best known for her role as Monica on the ’90s hit series “Touched by an Angel.” Burnett is the Emmy Award-winning producer of some of the biggest reality shows on television today: “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “The Voice” and “Shark Tank.”
According to an article published on The Huffington Post blog, this profoundly creative pair came up with the idea for “The Bible” miniseries in 2009, over a casual cup of breakfast tea. It took four years, but the result is an exciting, five-day, 10-hour miniseries highlighting major Bible stories, from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible comes to life through the lives of its well-known characters like Abraham, Moses, Noah, Daniel, Samson and Delilah, David, and, of course, Jesus. The television series comes to a finale on Easter Sunday.
"THE STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS is a book to treasure. Keep it on your coffee table or nightstand to pick up again and again. The heartfelt truths and thought-provoking meditations will stir your soul. The spectacular photographs will awe and delight."
In addition to the television production, Downey and Burnett have written a novel based on the series, as well as a 30-day guidebook, a young reader’s edition, and the book to be reviewed here. A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS is comprised of 100 Daily Inspirations based on “The Bible.”