This Sunday night, the History Channel will begin a 10-part series called "The Bible." It was produced and paid for by two friends of mine, the actress Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Both of them spoke and showed clips at our annual media dinner last month.
The film is the best depiction I have seen of events written in God's word. They have tried to be faithful to Scripture and consulted many theologians in the process. Yes, some artistic license was taken, but none I have seen that opposes biblical truth.
After seeing some clips, one guy wrote me, "I saw one error on it." Could we please rejoice that the subject is being aired on a mainstream cable channel? It is a work of love by Mark and Roma. They told me their goal is to get people reading the Bible.
Please pray for this series and those who watch it. The final episode is on Easter Sunday with the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Watch or record it all. You will be thrilled and I hope blessed. History Channel, Sunday night.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: March 1, 2013