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You may remember The Bible mini-series that Roma and Mark brought us last year.
This is a companion book, perfect for Easter reading with your family!
From the Last Supper in the upper room to the celebration of finding an empty tomb, this beautiful full color book chronicles the journey of Christ’s death and resurrection in a way the Easter story has never before been “told.” Containing extraordinary images from the Emmy-nominated TV series watched by over 100 million people, The Bible, A STORY OF EASTER AND ALL OF US is a book that will take a deserved place among the finest celebrations of Easter.
It is important to remember that this book is a companion book to the MINI SERIES, not the actual bible. Yes, it is very close, but the mini-series and the book are told from a narrative/story point of view. It is easier to get into the story because of this, and having the pictures from the mini-series, more realistic to kids. It is one thing for them to see an illustrated book, but seeing pictures of real people portraying the characters from the Easter story, makes it more modern and applicable to them.In fact, you may need to prepare younger children for the pictures of Christ's suffering before and on the cross, as it may seem too realistic for them. This would be a great book to read together as a family the week before Easter, as it urges discussion at each of the important points along the way of the story. It also would make a lovely hostess present!
About the Authors:
Roma Downey - A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, Roma starred for almost a decade as the angel "Monica" in the hit CBS television series,Touched By An Angel. She is also producer of the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion Little Angels Storybook Bible.
Mark Burnett- Multiple Emmy Award winning producer of some of the biggest prime time network television shows in history including Survivor, The Apprentice, Shark Tank and The Voice. Has produced over 2,000 hours of American prime time programming airing in over 70 countries.This husband and wife duo recently collaborated for their most ambitious project to date: producing together a ten hour global television mini-series titled The Bible.