The producer behind the hit TV series "The Bible" Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are promoting a book that serves as a tie-in companion to the History's Channel's 10-hour miniseries, called The Story of God and All of Us.
"Beginning with the creation of man and ending with the revelation of a new world, readers will revel in this epic saga of warriors, rebels, poets, and kings, all called upon by God to reveal His enduring love for mankind. Ultimately, God's plan is fulfilled in the story of Jesus the Messiah, whose life, death and resurrection brings salvation to one and all," a synopsis for the book reads.
Burnett and Downey on Monday stopped in Dallas, Texas, for a book signing, a day after the airing of the second episode of "The Bible," which focused heavily on the stories of Samson, Saul and David. Dallas News reported that over 500 guests came to the book signing, which included a number of famous figures. more >>
In the wake of record-breaking ratings, the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries is being incorporated into a digital game thanks to Lightside Games, and will be available on Facebook, iPhone, and iPad.
The game, titled "Light the Way: The Bible," is described in a recent press release emailed to The Christian Post as a "hidden object" game which uses screen shots and music from "The Bible" miniseries to find hidden objects and solve puzzles.
Players use the game to follow the storyline of the miniseries while also sharing their progression with their friends using Facebook. more >>
The History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries once again raked in the ratings this past weekend, drawing in 10.8 million total viewers for its second episode, thus making it the most popular program in all of television on Sunday night.
Although the historical miniseries was down 18 percent in total viewership from its premiere on March 3, it still managed to attract 3.2 million adults, ages 18-49, and 3.8 million adults, ages 25-54, according to Deadline.
These high numbers made the new miniseries the most watched television program on Sunday from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. more >>
As millions tuned in to the second part of the miniseries "The Bible" on The History Channel on Sunday night, some were intrigued by the casting choice for one of the characters.
Samson, the Ancient Near East judge known for superhuman strength and long hair, was portrayed by a black actor, leading many online to ponder aloud what Samson must have looked like. On the discussion board for Internet Movie Database entry for "The Bible," someone posted the question and got five pages worth of responses for and against the idea.
On Yahoo Answers, at least three people posted questions pertaining to Samson's race in response to the episode, with a combined amount of over 20 responses. more >>
Well-known atheist Richard Dawkins made an appearance as the devil on the long-running U.S. animated show "The Simpsons."
Dawkins shows up in Ned Flanders' nightmare in the form of a giant horned devil, stirring a cauldron of people in a fiery underworld. "I'm making Catholic Saint stew!" Dawkins says in the nightmare.
Flanders is Homer Simpson's devoutly religious neighbor. In the latest segment, Flanders has a nightmare about going to hell after he loses his patience with Homer and punches him. He encounters several "warning" signs on his way to hell, such as "Brief Nudity" and "Non-Jesus-y Beards," before reaching a large cavern nicknamed "Hell's Kitchen" where the devil – Dawkins – resides. more >>
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey joined a national conference call with religious leaders including Jim Daly and Rick Warren celebrating the "Bible" series on Thursday.
The conversation recognized the incredible success of the "Bible" series, which became the most-watched television premiere of the year last Sunday as it debuted on The History Channel.
Encouraging the husband-and-wife team, pastor of Saddleback Church Warren opened the conference call with a prayer before thanking Burnett and Downey for creating the 10-part epic television series. more >>