THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour mini-series that brings to life the dramatic tales of faith and courage in the most widely-read book of all time. From Genesis to Revelation, THE BIBLE series is a five-part programme that dramatises some of the most famous stories ever written and some of the most iconic characters: from Noah’s Ark, the Exodus and Daniel in the lion’s den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Originally aired in the US on The History Channel, it attracted over 13 million viewers compared to entertainment show ‘American Idol’, which was watched by 12.8 million. The drama was produced by three-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett, who is responsible for ‘The Voice’ and ‘Survivor’. British-born Burnett said he was partly inspired to create the show because of a growing “Biblical illiteracy” among young people. He went on to say that attracting a “new generation” of viewers to the Bible was his “greatest hope” when creating the series.
You can watch it on Channel 5 from 30 November and follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Resources for the series produced by the Damaris Trust, including copies of series on DVD and Blu-ray, will be available – to find out more visit www.thebibleuk.org
The series also presents a great opportunity to distribute Bibles to your local community and create a national conversation about the Bible. Find out more about the Souvenir Bible which is available at a low cost ministry price.