I have to say that I was a little skeptical as to how historically accurate this series would be, especially when I heard it was going to be on the History Channel. I was excited and hopeful that it would be good, but after watching that first episode, I was very pleased. A lot of research that involved working with Biblical scholars to make sure it WAS historically correct was put into its creation. There were parts (as I watched this first episode) that I had forgotten actually happened, such as the part when Lot and Moses parted ways. I had forgotten about the part where Moses actually rescued Lot from captivity before Lot (and his family and servants) ever made it to Sodom. It made me feel how Abraham must have felt losing Lot, since Abraham had no children at that time.
And I figure if a viewer feels like something just doesn’t seem historically accurate to him or her, it will make them just get their Bible out and dig in there and see for themselves. And that’s the way it should be. Never take anyone else’s word for it anyway…….read it for yourself!
I was contacted about hosting a giveaway on my blog and because I was skeptical at first, I had to watch the first episode for myself before I recommended it. As a matter of fact, I had to walk next door to watch it at my mom and dad's house because we don't have cable or TV reception in our home. Netflix and DVDs are about it for us. But now, I’ve watched it....... and I definitely recommend it! Don’t miss it!
For those of you that don’t know, The Bible mini-series was created and produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (Roma’s husband) over a 4 year period. Remember Roma Downey from Touched by an Angel? I always loved her on that show! The desire and dream to create such a mini-series came from Roma and was brought to life by both her and her husband. This was a BIG project but one that God has already blessed in many ways. They chose their actors carefully, especially the one of Jesus. I also read an article about how God showed up in supernatural ways during the filming of The Bible. It will give you goose bumps!
I believe God will use this mini-series. I hope and pray that all Christians will tune in and also encourage others (Christians and non-Christians) to watch too. I hope it reaches unbelievers and makes a lasting impression and that it draws them to Christ!
There are so many shows on TV that just aren’t worthy of our time, that when one like this comes along, it is such a breath of fresh air and SO encouraging! It gives me hope! I applaud Roma and Mark for putting so much work into this! And I applaud the History Channel for airing it.
So here’s the purpose of this blog post. First of all, I hope you’ll tune in next Sunday at 7 p.m. (Central time) and every Sunday evening thereafter throughout the month of March (culminating on Easter Sunday evening) to watch The Bible (the 5 part mini-series)!
Second of all, I’m hosting a giveaway! The winner will receive one of the following official The Bible companion books chosen randomly and sent to the winner by PartnersHub (my sponsor):
A Story of God and All of Us (Hardcover)
A Story of God and All of Us (Reflections)
A Story of God and All of Us (Young Readers)
Entering is easy! Just leave me a comment and tell me you’d like to be entered and let me know the most anticipated Bible moments YOU are most excited to see come to life. That’s it!
I will draw a winner on the evening of Thursday, March 14th and announce it on my Faithful Friday post on Friday, March 15th.
Oh, and make sure I have a way to contact you for your address if you are the lucky winner. If you don’t have a blog, PLEASE leave an email address. If I don’t have a way to contact you, I will have to draw another name.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for entering!
♥ Tammy ♥