Burnett & Downey Resurrect “The Bible” in a 5 week Television Mini-Series

The Bible Series Premiere 3.3.13
Mark Burnett may be a name you recognize from the credits at the end of one of his many reality TV shows. Currently he produces shows including The Voice,Survivor,The Celebrity Apprentice,Shark Tank and the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Burnett ventures into new waters with the upcoming epic 5 week,10 hour mini-series “The Bible” which is produced along side his wife Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey and will air on March 3 on The History Chanel. For two hours each Sunday night millions of viewers will see the Bible from Genesis to Revelation come to life in a way never before seen. The final episode of the series will air on Easter Sunday and will feature the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The project was conceived after watching Cecil B. Demilles Ten Commandments. A movie that I have watched almost every year just before Easter since I was a child. I truly only new of about the Bible stories of Moses and the parting of the red sea and the burning bush because of this film. Guided by a team of 40 scholars and theologians to make sure the series was Biblically accurate. The team included mega church leaders Pastor Joel Osteen, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor Charles Jenkins, Tony Robbins, Maya Angelou and reps from organizations such as the National Assn. of Evangelicals, the World Evangelical Assn, Focus on the Family, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and National Religious Broadcasters. Burnett and Downey selected stories that had more of an emotional connection with the audience as well as engaging. The mini-series will bridge the Old Testament with the New Testament,or better yet Genesis to Revelation.”The Bible” offers depictions of well-known and beloved Biblical characters. Such as Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, Abraham and the birth,death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ are among a few of the stories covered in the mini-series.

Musicians Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green from The Voice have contributed songs to the mini-series. Shelton with New Kid in town and CeeLo with Mary did you know,and “Awesome” performed by Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago.

The Cast:

Roma Downey as Mother Mary, Diogo Morgado as Jesus

Gary Oliver as Abraham, William Houston as Moses

Sean Teal as Young Ramesses, David Rintoul as Noah

Amber Rose Revah as Mary Magdalene, Peter Guinness as Nebuchadnezzar

Greg Hicks as Pontius Pilate, Simon Kunz as Jeremiah

Kiersten Wareing as Delilah, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Samson’s Mother

Nonso Anozie as Samson, Lonyo Engele as The Guardian Angel

Sean Knopp as Joshua, Paul Knops as Adam

Darwin Shaw as Peter, Paul Brightwell as Malchus

Sebastian Knapp as John, Adrian Schiller as Caiaphas

Andrew Brooke as Antonius, Louise Delamere as Claudia

Matthew Gravelle as Thomas, Simon Kunz as Nicodemus

Gerald Kyd as Cyrus, Joe Wredden as Judas

Andrew Scarborough as Joshua, Jake Canuso as Daniel

Frasser Ayres as Barabbas, Paul Mark Davis as Simon

Paul Freeman as Samuel, Francis Magee as Saul

Sam Douglas as Herod, Melia Kreiling as Bathsheba

Dhaffer L’ Abidine as Uriah, Langley Kirkwood as David

Soraya Radford as Hagar, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan

Stephanie Leonidas as Rahab, Eddie Elks as the angel Gabriel

THE BIBLE: Music Inspired By The Epic Miniseries CD

This 12-song musical companion features top Christian artists performing songs that highlight various themes from the series, including “Crave” by For KING & COUNTRY. Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/XDgbSb

1. In Your Eyes – Francesca Battistelli

2. Live Like That – Sidewalk Prophets

3. This Side Of Heaven – Chris August

4. Starting Line – Jason Castro

5. Love Come To Life – Big Daddy Weave

6. Crave – for KING & COUNTRY

7. Fearless – Group 1 Crew

8. What Love Means – Everfound

9. Home – Dara Maclean

10. Wash Me Away – Point Of Grace

11. Not For A Moment (After All) – Meredith Andrews

12. Mary, Did You Know – Wynonna and Kenny Rogers

The Bible mini series will be covering the following stories:

  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Noah and the Ark
  • Abraham
  • The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
  • The sacrifice of Isaac
  • Moses and the burning bush
  • The parting of the Red Sea
  • The 10 Commandments
  • Joshua and the walls of Jericho
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Samuel anointing Saul as King of Israel
  • David defeating Goliath
  • David as King of Israel
  • The prophet Jeremiah
  • Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians conquering Jerusalem
  • Daniel in the Lion’s Den
  • King Cyrus freeing the Israelites
  • The Angel Gabriel visits the Virgin Mary
  • The Nativity
  • John the Baptist
  • Jesus tempted in the desert by Satan
  • Jesus meets Peter
  • The miracles and mission of Jesus
  • The feeding of the 5,000
  • Jesus confronts the money lenders
  • The Last Supper
  • Judas’ Betrayal of Jesus
  • The Crucifixion
  • The Resurrection
  • Pentecost
  • The blinding of Paul

Follow The Bible Series on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube

The Bible App by YouVersion is the official companion app to the Bible series from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, hope the app will encourage viewers of the miniseries to read the Word.

The Bible App is a free Bible for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Featuring more than 400 Bible versions in over 200 languages, YouVersion puts thousands of years of wisdom at your fingertips.

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