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A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible" Hardcover – February 26, 2013
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Thank God for this book! Finally, all the stories from the Bible have been gathered into a single text! Now I can go right to the source to get the news straight from the horse's (or donkey's) mouth, as it were. If you want to relive the fall of humanity alongside Adam and Eve, the story is here. If you want to be captivated time and time again as Moses turns water into blood, look no further. If you are looking for THE comprehensive account of just what God has been up to these last 5,000+ years, you must buy this book.
And that's not all! Recently, a small group of friends and I have been getting together to study the stories here. What a blessing it's been! We're even thinking about gathering a larger group once each week and having a few gifted leaders teach us important truths based on this wonderful book. Who would have thought that a single text could be so life-encompassing and applicable.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't a perfect resource. I do have a few complaints/suggestions:
- Is there a leather-bound version available? I hope there will be soon.
- I'd like to have even more detail, if possible. Why not add more stories, along with genealogies, poetry and maybe even a few letters?
- What would really be cool is if there was some sort of reference system to allow readers to connect parts of the book to other parts, when appropriate.
Certainly not damning criticism by any means, just some thoughts I had...Read more ›
I mean, it should be said that The Bible miniseries nearly pushed me over the precipice of self-actualization; but, putting that in the form of a book, where I can allow my imagination to take the characters and the stories to the next level really helped me discover myself in a way that I never thought possible. That being said, I only gave it four stars because I feel the authors wrote it almost as though I should have some preconceived comprehension of these characters and stories. There were certainly a few gaps. I was confused about the backgrounds of some of the characters. Particularly the Jesus character. I would have liked to know more about his background, i.e., what he was doing with his life before he became a martyr. Basically, I just wish there were more detail. The book probably could have been a lot longer.
Either way, I really hope, no, I NEED the authors to keep going with this. I want a series, like Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings. I want to know what happens to ghost-Jesus. Does he keep walking the Earth like a slightly less powerful Bruce Banner? Will he travel the ages using his powers for good? Maybe they could do a re-imagining of some of history's most notorious events and Jesus could use his healing powers and his way with people to prevent them. I mean, imagine if Jesus prevented The Plague or World War II. Maybe they could also do a crossover series where Jesus joins the cast of The Walking Dead...like a good zombie, or something.
Anyways, I strongly suggest reading this book. It will absolutely change your life!
I felt truly blessed (yes, this mini series finally helped me understand what it feels like to be blessed!) when I learned that Mark Burnett, brains behind Survivor, not only gave us this wonderful program but was smart enough to put it in book form. Sadly, people don't take television as seriously as they should, so to make sure His (Burnett's) message is clear, he has re-imagined it as a book so it's available for easy reference and quoting. I like to keep this book on the coffee table and open it up on a random page to see what part of God's story it will take me to. I also have the Kindle version so I can read it aloud on public buses and also while waiting for buses. I also read to people at supermarket check stands. Once people get over the initial "What on earth are you reading? That's not the Bible!" they are drawn in and receive His (Burnett's) message of our beautiful and storied past and can see how this recently penned message is still relevant many months after it was first written.
I think the creators of the "original" Bible might have jumped the gun getting it out when they did. It clearly needed more thought and revision and a little thing called readability before it was ready for a wide audience.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has been the most amazing book I've ever read to where as soon as I finished it I wanted to Reread it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Watered down and inaccurate biblical accounts. I would not recommend this book, especially for those seeking an introduction to Christianity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by justjoyce
I wish that I could have given this book five stars, but it lacked the strength of the authors. It fell into a narration and summary of events. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tonysonora
Book was new as advertised. Not that impressed with contents. Not sellers fault tho.Published 6 months ago by Shirley Bjella
great story and great story teller.
would recommend these series to anyone I know to gain a better insight about many characters in the Bible.
One of my favorite books, other than the BIBLE! Very, very wonderful read, if you are into the BIBLE.Published 9 months ago by Stephanie Ross