‘The Bible’ heads to History Channel

By LEILA PITCHFORD-ENGLISH

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Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have created a television miniseries and realted books about the Bible. This is novel based on the series.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have created a television miniseries and realted books about the Bible. This is novel based on the series.

The History Channel will debut on Sunday a 10-hour, five-part miniseries called “The Bible.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. and will run on Sundays for five weeks, ending on Easter. Each episode will have two or three stories from Scripture.

Created and produced by husband and wife Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, “The Bible” will cover Genesis to Revelation and feature some of the best-known Bible stories, including Noah and the ark, the Exodus, Daniel and the lion’s den, as well as Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Downey, best known as the angel Monica on “Touched by an Angel,” plays Mary, the mother of Jesus in the docudrama.

Burnett is known for many reality shows including “The Voice,” “Survivor” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

In April, the series will be available on DVD, but this week, three books based on the show were released. All three are available in hardcover and eBooks.

A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US: A NOVEL BASED
ON THE EPIC TV MINISERIES

By Roma Downey
and Mark Burnett.

FaithWords. $24.99 hardcover. $11.99 eBook.

337 pages.

Ten chapters focus on selected stories of the Bible, starting with Abraham and including David, Jesus and the Apostles after the Resurrection.

A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS: 100 DAILY
INSPIRATIONS

By Roma Downey
and Mark Burnett.

FaithWords. $16.99 hardcover. $9.99 eBook.

224 pages.

Richly illustrated, this book offers a daily verse, short thought and prayer.

A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US YOUNG READERS EDITION

By Roma Downey
and Mark Burnett.

For ages 8-12. Little, Brown Young Readers. $16.99 hardcover. $9.99 eBook.

204 pages.

Using the same stories as the novel, this offers a shortened simplified retelling for young readers.

Sources: press release,
http://www.imdb.com/,
http://www.bibleseries.tv/

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