Monday, May 13, 2013
A Story of God and All of Us by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
The married team of Downey and Burnett have starred in and produced some of modern television's most memorable shows, most recently the miniseries "The Bible." Working from the screenplay, they created A Story of God and All of Us, a novelization that captures the drama of the series. The reader feels like he is listening to a master storyteller relaying the narratives of the culture's great heroes. There are ten parts to the book, which correlate with the ten episodes of the series. Although both proclaim that they are telling the story of the Bible, they overlook significant portions of it, especially Ruth and Jonah, and they focus more on the Old Testament than on the New Testament. They also offer new interpretations of many stories (such as the Ninja angels of Sodom) that allow the reader to look at them in new ways. Nevertheless, the final product flows well and is riveting reading that will inspire Christians and introduce the Bible to many others.
If you enjoy this book, you will enjoy The Jesus Chronicles by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye