Did you watch The Bible TV miniseries? I watched most of it. But after watching an interview with producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett I must admit I’d like to watch it again.
During the interview they stated more than 100 million people watched.
100 million people!!!
I watched the series but found myself a bit distracted by missing stories and trying to decide whether I thought they had done the bible justice. Lord forgive me. My heart so wanted them to get it right. But how could they. How can you attempt to cram the Bible into 10 hours?
It reminds me of those Cliff Notes books. I tried it once (or maybe twice…youth). My friend and I waited to the last minute to read Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I still haven’t read that book. Anyway, we decided to go and buy the little yellow and black book to save our lazy behinds. LOL!
Needless to say, we read it but reading the summary is never as good as the book. The synopsis tells what the publisher deems “good” and it does not always align with what you believe is “good”.
After nearly failing the test I vowed…”never again”. I’m sure that was not totally true. I’d like to say “I learned my lesson”. But… 😉
In that light, I now realize there is no way they could have met the expectations of every viewer. However, when we look at this as an opportunity for the gospel to be shared it takes on a new light. Its not just entertainment.
The Gallup Poll said 77% of Americans identify themselves as Christians. (See it here.) I believe that number seem pretty high. I’ll use it for the sake of an illustration. Using that number this means there was a potential of 23 million unbelievers watching in the US.
But the Book is Better
Movie aside can you image what would happen if that 77% read the bible and shared the gospel? If we, as believers, read the Word of God, believed the Word of God, and lived according to the Word of God?
What would our lives be like? How would our world change?
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Here’s Your Chance
Today we are starting Part 2 of our bible reading journey. We are going to read the bible over the next 39 weeks. I’d love for you to join us.
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Did you watch The Bible TV miniseries? What did you enjoy the most?
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