The History Channel’s Jesus: His Life is an eight-part-event set to premiere on Monday, March 25th which depicts the life of Jesus and His ministry from the perspective of those around Him—including His family members, friends and loyal followers.
According to The History Channel, “Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in His life who were closest to Him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.”
Christian Headlines reports that “the series will be a mix of dramatization and interviews with prominent Biblical scholars, preachers and historians.” With The Christian Post reporting “that among the near 30 experts interviewed for the series are Television Pastor at Lakewood Church Joel Osteen, Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry and New Testament professor at the Ashbury Theological seminary Ben Witherington III.”
Similar to our very Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s record-breaking project The Bible which drew over 11.7 million viewers in 2013, Jesus: His Life aims to make the most important story ever told come to life in a fresh way.
Jesus: His Life takes “viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through His birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world’s most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus–the man and the Messiah,” The History Channel writes.
“The series reveals [Jesus’] journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change. Jesus: His Life brings viewers into this dramatic world to reveal the greatest story ever told. The series premieres two episodes back-to-back weekly beginning on Monday, March 25 at 8 pm ET/PT, with the finale airing just before Easter.”