Even though there are plenty of shows about the life of Christ, it seems like more are being produced each year. “Jesus: His Life” on the History Channel is a new one to add to your viewing schedule.
This series began earlier in Lent and ends on the cusp of Easter. This Sunday we are reminded of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem where he will soon be put to death.
This post is part of a campaign to spread the word about “Jesus: His Life” for the History Channel through Grace Hill Media. All opinions are my own.
About “Jesus: His Life” on 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.
Each figure takes a turn guiding 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 series finale airs this Monday, April 15 on The History Channel at 8 pm ET/PT.
“Jesus: His Life” Featurette
Quick Thoughts on “Jesus: His Life”
In preparation for this post, I was provided with access to the episode: “Joseph: The Nativity.” This episode focused on the events from The Annunciation to the arrival of the Holy Family in Egypt.
I enjoyed the combination of actors portraying the events along with the brief interviews with experts. The experts are across different Christian denominations. Yet, all have their eye on Christ’s life as portrayed through the Gospels. They occasionally will present what historians have said and whether history and the Bible agrees. Much is familiar, but some things were different than what I had heard. Or, in some cases the perspective is different.
A request for this post was to share a favorite Scripture.
I do not have ONE favorite, but rather many that call to me depending upon where I am in life. Right now, I am loving the reminder of Christ as The Good Shepherd. He not only knows me but has laid down his life for me.
Do you enjoy watching shows like “Jesus: His Life?”