Based on The Acts of the Apostles--the series is the brainchild of Catholic actress and producer Roma Downey (the kindly angel, Monica, in Touched by an Angel) and her husband Mark Burnett--A.D. The Bible Continues picks up at the point of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and moves through the Acts of the Apostles to portray the exciting story of the first Christian community and the establishment of the Church. The power of Pentecost is demonstrated as the Holy Spirit transforms the pitiful, frightened disciples into powerful, courageous men of the Holy Spirit.
Consider the Blessed Virgin Mary: Portrayed at the foot of the Cross as the Mother of Sorrows and present at the center of the apostolic Church at the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Downey believes that faith and hope such as Mary's is desperately needed in a world that's torn apart by violence and sickened by despair.
In an interview, Downey noted:
We can see millions of Christians sitting down on Easter Sunday evening
as a family to watch this exciting and inspiring television series…there is
great emotion in this story and it is as we touch people’s hearts that their
minds open and they begin to understand the reality and relevance of the
gospel story today.”
That story is the heart of the gospel and the foundation of the Church. As individuals meet the risen Christ and experience his work alive in the world today, they can experience the true power and glory of the Catholic faith.
Don't miss A.D. The Bible Continues beginning this Easter Sunday...