By Phil Boatwright
“The Bible,” a 10-episode special, was the dream child of Downey (star of “Touched by an Angel”) and her husband, Mark Burnett (producer of “Survivor”). At a press interview in New York last November, I found the husband-and-wife producing team enthusiastic, nearly giddy as they neared the completion of the production.
“It’s hard to imagine, I know,” began Downey in a recent phone interview, “but there are those who have never heard the accounts of Noah, or Abraham, or Moses — or, even Jesus. What we hope will happen from viewing the series is that people, believers and those who are not yet, will gain a renewed interest in God’s Word.
“Sadly, there’s a real Bible illiteracy in today’s world. There are people who simply don’t know stories we take for granted. You think everyone knows the account of Adam and Eve or Samson and Delilah or the significance of the temptation of Christ by Satan,” the…Continue Reading