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March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the beginning there was The Bible. Then there was The Bible, the hit cable-TV series. And now there is a new book based on the TV series with the somewhat longer title: A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries “The Bible.” In a statement, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who produced the miniseries and wrote the book, said, “Working with this sacred text is a once-in-a-lifetime honor. Our hope is that the books will continue to inspire and encourage. First the series becomes a #1 in television, now the book is on the New York Times bestseller list. God is moving.” Said the news release: “Readers will revel in this epic saga of warriors, rebels, poets and kings, all called upon by God to reveal his enduring love for mankind.” The publisher, Hachette Nashville, said that it is also publishing a “young readers edition” of the book, “which contains abridged action-packed versions of the Bible’s most fascinating stories.”