What is the reason behind this "hip" audio bible?
"Our co-producer Lou 'Buster' Brown says we're taking God's word and we're gel capping it: surrounding it with elements that make it more palatable for mass consumption in today's marketplace," says Kyle Bowser, one of the quartet of Emmy- and Grammy-winning co-producers from Inspired By Media Group. The group instigated the multimillion-dollar project with financing and text provided by Zondervan, the nation's largest Bible publisher.
The Bible needs to be made "more palatable for mass consumption in today's marketplace?" Sheesh!
Regardless, with a cast that includes Blair Underwood as Jesus, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Judas, Kirk Franklin as Paul the apostle, and Denzel Washington and his wife handling the Song of Songs, along with Zondervan's advertising zeal, I am sure we will be hearing a lot more about The Bible Experience.