My renewed commitment to blogging is a good way to share treasures I have found while exploring cyberspace. I can hardly believe it was only in March that a young friend directed me to one of the richest resources on the internet. For the past three months, I’ve been obsessively recommending The Bible Project to friends and family, and so it only reasonable that I extend that recommendation to all of you as well.
I have the same deep and abiding level of appreciation for Tim Mackie and Jon Collins that I have for Johannes Gutenberg. And as a dyed-in-the wool bibliophile, that is not something I would say lightly. I am not using hyperbole when I say that I believe that The Bible Project does more to make the Bible accessible to all people than anything since the printing press. The brilliant combination of biblical knowledge and imaginative art has created a 21st century gateway into an ancient book for anyone and everyone who is even slightly interested in the Bible for any reason whatsoever.
I have heard Bible stories all of my life. I remember turning the pages in My First Book About Jesus as I learned to recognize the printed words . I have been seriously studying my Bible for over forty years, and yet brighter light shines on the familiar and beloved stories and poems whenever I watch the short, fast-paced videos created by Tim, Jon, and their dedicated team.
However, the most remarkable thing about The Bible Project is certainly not that I learn new things. I constantly find teachers who can add to my understanding through books and lecture series. The most remarkable thing about The Bible Project is that the videos bring an Ancient Middle Eastern text instantly to life even for a novice. It seems almost supernatural to me that every video has something for the child and for the scholar and for everyone in between.
But don’t take my word for it! Follow the link to the website and check it out for yourself. Judge for yourself whether or not they are accomplishing their mission “to show that the Bible is one unified story that leads to Jesus.”