Getting into the Bible [TV Miniseries and Blog Series]

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Have you heard about the new epic 10-part miniseries based on the Bible? It is set to debut Sunday night, March 3, from 8 to 10 p.m (7 to 9 p.m., central) on the History Channel and will run for five Sundays, ending on Easter Sunday.

The series is aptly named The Bible. 



I’m cautiously excited about this movie. I love the idea of telling the stories of the Bible in an engaging, dramatic way. But based on several previews I’ve seen, I’m harboring a few reservations about how closely the show will align to the Word (although the producers have recruited advice from many biblical scholars in its making).  

From the trailer and many clips I’ve watched, The Bible is set to be nearly as gripping and intense as The Passion of the Christ. It promises to be a memorable series. 

Despite my hesitation to wholeheartedly promote this miniseries until after I view it in its entirety, I think, as Christians, we should watch it—and encourage others to as well. But do so with a discerning eye.

This show offers a great opportunity for us to dig into our Bible. My husband and I are planning to have our children watch the series with us, and then spend a few hours the following week looking up some passages to check its accuracy.

Directing people to their Bible is something the producers have stated as a hopeful result of the series.

I also want to encourage you to join me on the next nine Mondays for a blog series on the Fruit of the Spirit.

In this series, I’ll explore one fruit each Monday. We’ll look at what that fruit really is, get to know a biblical figure who embodies the fruit, and discuss what that particular fruit might look like in our lives. 

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Although I’ve often failed to produce these fruits, they’ve long intrigued me as a goal to aspire to. They are that, but the fruit of the spirit are so much more.

I’m excited to dig deeper with you. (Consider subscribing to my blog [see below] so as not to miss a single installment in the series.)

What Fruit of the Spirit do you embody more than the others? 

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).

By His Grace,



  1. Linda on March 2, 2013 at 7:41 am

    What an exciting time. I am anxious to read you Monday blog, fruits of the Spirit. Also, thank you for reminding me of the Bilble series on TV. We have talk about watching, I will mark my calendar so I can remember. Thank you Julie, for your inspiration.

    • Julie Sunne on March 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Thankful you are willing to come alongside and encourage me, Linda!

  2. Brent Peterson on March 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

    My wife Eve and I are planning to watch. I look forward to reading your perspective Julie.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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