Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stones of Remembrance

Joshua 4:1-9 Has a Message for Our Time

THYME's covers recently have featured great art, great hymns and nature, all of which point to the great works of G-d.

Earlier in the year I wrote about Joshua's Stones of Remembrance [click to read]. The need to remember G-d's mighty works has been important in every generation. Sadly,our modern attempt to create a pluralistic culture has resulted in the great stories being relegated to a place somewhere in the background. Many people today are simply not familiar with them.

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, husband and wife filmmakers, have collaborated to create a new miniseries that will reacquaint viewers with the Holy texts by recounting the great stories they contain. Burnett says:  

"The Bible is the most-read book of all time. It has touched the lives of billions of people across the planet and has significantly shaped history, culture, literature, art, politics and human behavior — and it continues to shape the world we live in today. You don’t have to believe the Bible to be affected by it.

Also consider how influential the Bible has been on popular culture. Ever heard the phrases: “the blind leading the blind”; “Eat, drink and be merry”; “The handwriting’s on the wall”; “You’re the apple of his eye”; “How the mighty have fallen”; or “Out of the mouths of babes”? All of them, every last one, is from the Bible."

Downey says: "Our faith is very important to us, and we both love the Bible. We love its stories of love and redemption and God’s heart and hope for his people. So Mark and I started talking over breakfast one morning about how someone really needed to bring this love story to the screen, to tell the overarching story of the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation. We were excited to be able to bring our combined talents and strengths, creativity and experience to the series, and we were both involved in all areas of making it. This was our first professional collaboration as husband and wife. We worked closely on this for three years, and we’re still speaking to each other!"

The Series Begins this Sunday [click to read] on The History Channel and continues until Easter.

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