Christianity Today shows little enthusiasm for this production, but does say this:
To the extent that the script is at all an exegesis, producer Mark Burnett has repeatedly said he wanted The Bible miniseries to be first and foremost a proclamation of God’s love and Jesus’s deity. It is hard to criticize a Jesus film that gets those two messages right, regardless of what media is used to deliver them.
Those are surely two important points to make.
The review makes clear that the movie was stitched together from film originally made for TV – a series that was widely viewed last year (The History Channel’s miniseries The Bible).
Movies based on the Bible are often a disappointment to believers, but their existence is better than their non-existence, even if you yourself never see them.
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