posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 02:23 PM
Drew Levin: Taking the Faithful on a trek
'Walking the Bible' Takes Viewers on Trek
Drew Levin and company TMC Entertainment bring the bible home.
A Chicago Tribune article reports that when former weatherman Roger Triemstra and South Holland, IL, Mayor Don De Graff began enlisting investors for
a new TV documentary, they approached Christian comrades whom they knew had compassion and a desire to bring the Bible to life. Soon, 40 friends had
pledged $3 million toward the creation of three shows based on the best-selling book Walking the Bible. The three-hour miniseries will take viewers on
a 10,000-mile trek across three continents, five countries and four war zones to biblical settings including the Garden of Eden, Abraham's birthplace
and Jerusalem's Temple Mount. "We believe the Bible is a living, breathing, vibrant book," said De Graff. "It's historical, cultural,
archeologically proven. This kind of quality television production would make the Bible come alive. I believe the Bible is the Word of God. I believe
it's telling the truth. I think it's important that everyone has the opportunity to read it and see it, if it can indeed be seen. To a certain
extent, it's an act of faith. If it's an opportunity to make money, so be it." The miniseries premiered Wednesday night on PBS; the second and
third parts will be shown Jan. 11 and 18.