Not since Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” has a production concerning religious content received such a positive reception from the curious public. The host History Channel reported that 14.8 million viewers tuned in Sunday, March 3rd which made it the most viewed show on television.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/March/History-Channels-The-Bible-a-Ratings-Hit/
“The Bible”, produced by Roma Downey of “Touched by an Angel”, and husband Mark Burnett who has been responsible for shows as “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race”, spent four years on this huge project that will be showcased by the History Channel for the next four Sundays.
The final episode of this 5-part two hour series will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st and promises to be a tremendous conclusion. According to Downey and Burnett, the last segment will deal with the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.
Although unplanned, Downey will be playing the role of Jesus’ mother, Mary which promises to be an intense conclusion to supplement the story of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
There is much territory to go over and “The Bible” will be taking more of the high points from the story of the Bible to present it to an inquisitive public. The stories deliver pretty close to what is disclosed in the scriptures with some minor adjustments for television.
Sarah being present to receive her son Isaac when they descended from the mountain of sacrifice or the small lamb instead of a ram being caught in a bush where Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac were minor deviations. The story was still effectively presented.
Starting from Genesis of the Old Testament and completing the journey in the gospels of the Bible is not an easy task. It will be fascinating to see what stories are chosen which culminate in the story concerning Christ.
A total of 27 million Americans at some time turned into “The Bible” according to disclosure from Burnett in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) which shows great interest to a book that is by far the all-time best seller in human history. The encouraging news to Burnett and Downey were the subjects as God and the Bible are hot topics on Twitter and other search vehicles of the Internet. There is a stirring of conversations on the topics concerning the Bible that has not taken place in years.
With the surge of popularity of family oriented shows you can bet the secular producers of entertainment are taking notice of the success demonstrated so far by the positive feedback from “The Bible”. Interest is anticipated to peak as the mini-series runs through its March showings on each Sunday. The final presentation of the Bible being done on March 31st, Easter Sunday is brilliant timing.
Gather the family and plan to view the remaining segments which will deliver informative and wholesome entertainment.