2 April 2013 | jamescarretev
Great to spark interest in The Bible itself.
Please disregard all my arrogant Christian brothers. They somehow feel that the Bible itself is a screenplay and thus should be treated as one. As a bible student for 23 years and possessing All Bible films ever made from silent films until today I can clearly say what is good and what is bad. This mniseries is fantastic to spark interest in the good Book. While the miniseries takes many dramatic license, the emotion and heart of it is clearly felt. It makes no claim to authenticity yet many scenes actually feel more authentic and not forced to look holier than thou but instead makes you think how hard those times were and thus these people did not know they would be in the bible one day. Many may mention omissions of many stories which it does skip,however it spends a great deal in Christ. Acting us excellent as well as the score. For my all my Christians brothers who criticize this series I say to you then what would you produce. Those word for word Visual Bible Videos "Matthew, Acts, John?" That although literal word for word and nothing more and honest, nevertheless are completely dull boring and without emotion whatsoever. Even I who know the bible and enjoy it have had a hard time getting through those videos and if i knew not the material with those productions i would turn it off. Sad but true. Those videos are for Christians and Christians alone. You say you want to reach people well with those videos Christianity would have never gotten of the ground per say. In 2004 every Christian complained about "The Passion of the Christ" including scenes not in the gospels or out of order yet it was so power full no one could not say they weren't moved and it reached to millions. This miniseries is great if you are curious about the Bible and and recommend it as a great start up tool. As I mentioned I have seen every film and have every film so I can say what is blasphemous or not. Please forgive my Christian arrogant brothers who act more like Pharisees all righteous and knowing. Times like this I love saying I am an Anti Christian,,,Christian. God bless and enjoy the series.