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The Bible Epic Mini Series Giveaway (ends 4/7/13)

 

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Did you have the opportunity to catch the epic mini series, The Bible, yet? It airs on the History Channel Sunday nights at 8:00 PM. Unfortunately it airs the same time as one of my favorite shows. I’ve only been able to catch bits and pieces of it. From what I have seen thus far the series is amazing. No wonder so many people are raving about it. It brings to live the Bible in a way we’ve never seen it before.

From Executive Producers Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) comes The Bible — an epic 10-hour miniseries, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD April 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation.

This isn’t the first time the Bible, or stories from it, have come to live on the big screen. In fact there are several films, most of which are considered classics, that bring the Bible to life. Over the years, hundreds of feature films and TV movies have been inspired by the Bible.

From Ben Hur to Passion of the Christ, here is a count down some of the most memorable biblical tales to blow us away on screen.

Ben Hur

This epic film follows Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a rich Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by his Roman friend Messala (Stephen Boyd). The prince somehow survives and returns to Jerusalem in the hopes of finding his family and exacting revenge on his one-time friend. This biblical tale won 11 Academy Awards in 1960 including Best Picture.

Passion of the Christ

Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ depicts the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life, including the betrayal and crucifixion. The film begins in the Garden of Gethsemane and follows Jesus as he is arrested, tried and sentenced to death on the cross. The film holds nothing back and includes a graphic and disturbing depiction of Jesus being tortured and whipped. This intense depiction of Jesus’ final hours was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Original Score.

The Prince of Egypt

This 1998 DreamWorks animation tells the story of Moses, a Hebrew who becomes an Egyptian prince, only to flee Egypt and return to free the Hebrew people. This film about power and plagues had an all-star cast including Val Kilmer, Ralph Feinnes and Danny Glover, and won an Academy Award for Best Song for Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s song ‘When You Believe’.

Evan Almighty

Evan Almighty follows Evan Baxter (Steve Carrell) as his life is turned upside-down. Evan thinks his life is going well until he is visited by God (Morgan Freeman), who asks him to build an ark. Although initially resistant, Evan eventually agrees, and despite the ridicule and criticism of his friends and peers Evan follows God’s commands with hilarious consequences. Evan Almighty is the sequel to Bruce Almighty and provides a healthy dose of laughter to the famous Bible story.

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

This classic comedy film from Monty Python is based on the Gospels and the life of Jesus. In this version of the well-known Biblical stories, a normal man named Brian is mistaken for the Messiah, with hysterical consequences. This comical take on the life of Christ became an instant cult-hit, despite being banned in countries such as Norway and Ireland.

The Seventh Sign

This tense drama references the book of Revelation. The film begins as signs of the apocalypse seem to follow in the wake of a mysterious wanderer (Jürgen Prochnow). Father Lucci (Peter Friedman), the Vatican Emissary assigned to investigate, dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn (Demi Moore), a young American woman, has reason to fear they’re real and that the unfolding events may spell disaster for her unborn children.

These are just a few films. Others that come to mind include The Last Temptation of Christ, The Ten Commandments and even Wholley Moses (that’s my husband’s idea of a bibically inspired film :-)).

The complete series, The Bible, will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD on April 2, 2013. You can find the film where most films are sold.

To learn more about the series visit www.History.com/Show/The-Bible.

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Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment I have a Blu-ray copy of the series, The Bible, to give away to a lucky reader. Thank you Fox!

This giveaway is open to both US & Canadian residents and will end on April 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite verse and/or story is from the Bible – or – why you would like to win a copy of this epic mini-series on Blu-ray?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) however you must complete the intitial entry requirements or the additional entries won’t qualify. Extra entries are optional.

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*I was not compensated in any way for this post. I am posting this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. Fox will be providing the prize package.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Nathan C says:

    Matthew 6 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

  2. I’d Love to win a copy to use along with our Bible class in homeschooling. We’ve watched each episode & will watch all the way through.

  3. I’m interested in seeing how accurate this series is. I would love an accurate movie that really brings the Bible to life, and I’m hoping this is it

  4. Charlene Underhill says:

    Thank you

  5. Adrienne Gordon says:

    i like Noahs ark, be great for the kids to watch

  6. I have been reading a lot lately about Christ and his atonement for us. It is so amazing to read and think about.

  7. I like Jeremiah 29:11.

  8. Lori Walker says:

    i’d like to win a copy to watch with my nephew.

  9. I watch the nativity Story on christmas eve with my family, 10 commandments is watched day before easter. I would love to add this to watch ALL day on Palm Sunday!!!—

  10. John 3:16

  11. My favorite is the Sermon on the Mount

  12. April Brenay says:

    I love the story about Jonah and the Whale

  13. Jason Stonehouse says:

    Matthew 6:33 seek first the kingdom of god and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you as well.
    I found this verse to keep me focused on what really matters.

    Why I want this?
    I don’t have cable and really want to see it, show my kids and watch it over and over.

  14. My favorite verse is Hebrews 13:6. The Lord is my helper and I shall not fear what man will do unto me.
    Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Anastasia says:

    I’d like to win because I didn’t get a chance to see this when it aired! 🙂

  16. Melissa P. says:

    I really love the book of Ruth. However, the book of Daniel and Ephesians are two of my faves as well.

  17. A truly wonderful giveaway to win!

  18. John 3:16 is my favorite verse.

  19. Vicki Wurgler says:

    favorite verse is Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  20. My favorite is the story of Moses. I havent seen this on tv (no dvr) and would love to see it.
    Thanks!

  21. april yedinak says:

    I would love to win this for my nephew. He loves biblical movies.

  22. I want to win this for my husband, he is a pastor.

  23. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE BIBLE. I WOULD LIKE TO WIN SO THAT I COULD SHARE IT WITH MY FAMILY.

  24. Christine W says:

    I have not been able to watch this series on television but would love to watch it. I have heard nothing but raves about it. My favorite story would be the Cruxifiction.

  25. steve weber says:

    Romans 3:23 is my favorite verse.

  26. John 3:16

  27. Susan Broughton says:

    My favorite is the 23rd Psalms. My grandmother taught it to me verbatum when I was 5 in the 60’s. I remembered it through out my life.

  28. My favorie Bible story is Noah and the Ark.

  29. I like the story of Elijah and the Prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel

  30. Dixie Neitzel says:

    I have seen all of this so far but would love to win this so I can rewatch this!! It is wonderfully done!!!

  31. I would like to win a copy because I haven’t been able to watch this since we don’t get cable. Thank you!

  32. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I heard good things and blu-ray is the way to see things

  33. Dwayne Berry says:

    I love the story of Jericho

  34. I would like to win this for my sister.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Ron Pratt says:

    Mark 9.24
    And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.

  36. kelly nicholson says:

    Please leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite verse and/or story is from the Bible

    i like revelation,and i really want to see this

  37. Tiffany Mosley says:

    Missed it on TV. I want to see it.

  38. Michelle N says:

    I Corinthians 13 is my favorite verse and something I have to remind myself of when I feel I’m losing my patience.

  39. Kristi Renout says:

    My grandmother was just telling me how much she would like to see this! I would love to be able to give it to her.

  40. Jessica Rose says:

    I dont have a favorite story, but I’d love to win this for my dad!

  41. nicole krutz says:

    i’d like to win to learn more about the bible because i really don’t know very much

  42. Ronald O. says:

    My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16

  43. I would like to win this because I do not have cable and would like to see it.

  44. I would love to own the dvd so I can watch it with my family

  45. Stephanie Larison says:

    The birth of Jesus

  46. Austin Baroudi says:

    I want to win this because I’ve really wanted to check out the series but we don’t have cable so I haven’t been able to so winning this would just be great!!!

  47. My favorite verse is Philippians 4:13

  48. SueSueper says:

    I would like to win because I think this would be a great series to sit down and watch with the family.

  49. My favorite verse has always been the 23rd Psalm and I like the story of Samson and Deliah.

  50. Barbara S says:

    I didn’t get to see it on t.v. I love the old easter movies & this looked very good. Hope to see it.

  51. Priscilla says:

    My favorite story has always been Noah’s ark. Thank you for the giveaway!

  52. I have a lot of favorite verses and stories. The story of Esther is amazing. My favorite verse is Philippians 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Thank you for the chance

  53. cyndi br says:

    like to see the story line

  54. rod jackson says:

    My fave is King Solomon
    Rod Jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  55. Diana C says:

    I love epic bible movies like the Ten Commandments, Ben Hur and Jesus of Nazareth.

    Thanks,
    Diana C

  56. My favorite story would be Paul’s stories and his miracles!

  57. I would love to watch

  58. 2 Cor 10:13

  59. Luciene Penny says:

    I appreciate this site leading me to a link where I can possibly win a copy of this show since I was not to see it since I do not have cable.
    My favorite bible story is when the Savior restores Lazarus to life

  60. Allison Downes says:

    I like the story of Moses

    thank you for the great giveaway!

  61. I would like to win it because I couldn’t watch it on TV because we don’t have the History Channel.

  62. Constance smith says:

    My favorite is Isaiah 40:31

  63. Suzie Williams says:

    I want to win because I haven’t had a chance to see the series on TV!

  64. I would like to be able to watch this series and learn about the bible, which I do not really know much about. I learned a little and got pushed away from a church, and never was interested and was scared to be interested. Thank you!

  65. Ashley Hatten says:

    my favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

  66. I would love a copy of the bibile series..

  67. Douglas Houston says:

    My sister’s family doesn’t have Cable TV and I know they would enjoy watching this series

  68. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love the Bible series, I think it’s great they have it on the History channel. My favorite story is when Jesus was crucified for our sins because without him doing so we couldn’t go to Heaven.

  69. Eugenia Hall says:

    This would be so great to use at the VBS my Mother runs at her church.

  70. I read the book, I’d like to see the movie

  71. My favorite story is when Jesus made a blind man see. I want to win this because it is a very powerful and important work.

  72. Holly Kennedy says:

    I want to win this for my mom because it’s all she talked about on Easter. She would LOVE IT!!! tHANK YOU for this giveaway!

  73. Shelley P says:

    My favorite has always been Noah and the Ark.

  74. Jeccica Simpson says:

    I watched it from start to finish, and it is definatley a owner, a great series

  75. John Hutchens says:

    it was an excellent movie that I really enjoyed so I would like to win a copy for my collection of movies

  76. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    I am most interested in the New Testament stories.

  77. Desiree Dunbar says:

    My favorite verse is Corinthians 13:13

  78. Barb Myers says:

    love to win

  79. Rebecca Peters says:

    I want to win this because I dont have cable and I couldn’t watch it!

  80. Maria Iemma says:

    I would love to see Moses parting of the Red Sea – I did not get to see the series on TV

  81. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I love the story of elijah being fed by the birds
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  82. Shaunda E. says:

    I would like to win so my kids and I can watch whenever we want.

  83. Thomas Cotnoir says:

    This was a great mini series and my wife didn’t get a chance to see it.

  84. I loved watched the series on History channel

  85. Denise S says:

    My favorite is the book of Ecclesiastes.

  86. kathy pease says:

    id love to win this to watch with the family

  87. E Nemmers says:

    I like the Story of Job!

  88. Daniel M says:

    was always fascinated with genesis

  89. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I love the story of Moses

  90. Shirley Zolenski says:

    My favorite story in the Bible is the whole book of revelations

  91. Tara Woods says:

    My favorite story is Daniel in the Den of Lions.

  92. shanta spradlin says:

    I have not seen it on tv and I would love to own it.

  93. John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

  94. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like Noah’s ark story.

  95. Deborah Mireles says:

    I would like to watch this with my husband and kids who are all grown but we would make a family night of it.

  96. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love to win because I didn’t get a chance to see it when it aired on TV.

  97. Tim Stephens says:

    Ezekiel 25:17 it helps me stay on the right path

  98. Brittney House says:

    My kids would love to hear the story about noah’s arc

  99. My favorite is Samson and Delilah.

  100. Jenny N says:

    I would like to learn about the stories.

  101. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to win this because we didn’t see it when it was on tv. i love the story of david and goliath

  102. Angela W says:

    My favorite is Jeremiah 29:11.

  103. Erica C. says:

    Noah’s Ark is my favorite.

  104. I missed this, and would love to watch the entire series.

  105. Karen Gonyea says:

    John 3:16 is one of my favs 🙂

  106. Vicki D. says:

    I’d like to win this to teach my boys the stories of the Bible.

  107. SharonAnne says:

    Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Unfortunately, I missed this series, as The Walking Dead was also on…I hope they re-broadcast it. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  108. mary gardner says:

    my favorite story is david and goliath

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  109. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I would love to win to give it to my mother in law for mothers day

  110. Vikki Billings says:

    I would love to win this for my fiance’s aunt, she would really love this! She is an awesome lady! My favorite bible story is David and Goliath

  111. Breanne says:

    I want to win this for my grandma

  112. Tim Moss says:

    I’d like to win it because I missed the entire thing when it was on TV.

  113. I want to win this because my boyfriend really wants to see it.

  114. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I like God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Psalms: 46:1

  115. rachel travis says:

    I would love to win it – my favorite story is of Esther!

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  116. Buddy Garrett says:

    I love the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and parting the Red Sea.

  117. i like genius

  118. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I would love to win this for my grandmother.She has not been able to see it on tv but wants to see it badly.

  119. Beverly Metcalf says:

    My favorite story is Jesus Feeds 5000.
    A group of people had followed Jesus into the wilderness to hear Him teach. After they had been together all day the disciples knew that the people would be hungry and needed to eat. Jesus asked them where they could possibly get that much food. One of the disciples answered and said that there was no store near them, but even if there were, they did not have enough money to buy bread for everyone.
    Another disciple brought a little boy to Jesus and said that the boy had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. While that was good food, it certainly wasn’t enough for all the people.
    Jesus told them to make everyone sit down. Jesus took the bread and fish and blessed it and divided it with the disciples. They gave everyone as much food as they wanted to eat. When they gathered the excess bread back together it filled 12 baskets. There was plenty for the people to eat with much more left over.
    We are taught to trust God with the little you have. He can do miraculous things with your talents, time and life that you may not be able to comprehend.

    Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/my-five-favorite-bible-stories/#ixzz2PpeV47hg

  120. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I would love to win this so I could watch it with my daughter! My favorite bible story is Noah’s Ark.

  121. jennafish says:

    Oh I loke so much form the bible from the funny and unbeleiveable stories (elisha calling out bears to get some kids who were making fun of him to the talking donkey) to the Jesus’ miracles and how he hung out with those considered unsavory. My favorite/life verse is Eph 3:17-19. May we all be rooted and established in love

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