Lifetime Orders ‘Women of the Bible’ Special from Roma Downey, Mark Burnett

Lifetime Orders 'Women of the Bible'

Lifetime is looking for divine intervention to bring a large aud to its Dec. 7 miniseries “The Red Tent.” The cabler has set a two-hour “The Women of the Bible” special produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett to air as the lead-in to the mini set in Biblical times.

The special will tell the stories of prominent women in the Bible, blended with interviews of contemporary femme faith leaders. Downey will narrate the special, to be produced by Downey’s LightWorkers Media, a unit of Burnett and Downey’s United Artists Media Group banner.

Burnett and Downey previously produced the boffo “The Bible” mini drew huge auds for History last year, and also aired in reruns on Lifetime. The two-hour special is likely to feed a big crowd into the first half of “Red Tent,” based on the novel revolving around the lives of four women in Old Testament times. The second half of the mini airs Dec. 8.

“Women of the Bible” will examine the stories of Eve, Sara, Rehab, Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary and feature interviews with Christine Caine and Priscilla Shirer, co-founders of Going Beyond Ministries; Victoria Osteen, co-Pastor of Lakewood Church; Eva Rodriguez of the Latino Evangelical Women’s Assn; Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church; and Bible teacher Joyce Meyer.

“Women of the Bible” is the latest in a stream of projects coming from Burnett and Downey since the two set the United Artists Media Group partnership with MGM and Hearst Corp. Downey is set to host a series for TLC next year revolving around stories from people who believe they witnessed real-life miracles.

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  1. Is this available on dvd or download? I only got the second part and would like to view the whole series. Please let me know. Thank you.

  2. glynis says:

    Would love to see this movie Women of the Bible annually or perhaps Purchase the movie….

  3. Cornelia Elmore says:

    The Red Tent will be just as remarkable as Son of God – OR is that possible? Love, love, love AD The Bible Series; Son of God is my most favorite EVER!!!! God has placed a very special anointing upon Roma and Mark to produce the most ‘excellent’ real to scripture stories. The fishing hook He gave you is massive and amazing, at the same time. Keep being led by His Spirit and the best is yet to come!

  4. Telitha Courmier says:

    I hate that I missed this series, I had to cut cable out and bought women of the bible DVD series. It was the wrong one I thought it was your series but it’s the history channel. Very bummed right now. Please tell me it will be on DVD soon!

  5. Cynthia says:

    I recorded the show and just got a chance to watch while I was at home with the flu. This is one of the best I have seen. Well done..

  6. Karen Barnaby says:

    I will be waiting for these two wonderful programs to be out on DVD’s. They are too good to be only seen once. I hope my wait isn’t too long

  7. ann naill says:

    I loved this movie and the presentation LT Gave to us tonight. It was very well done and presented by many known vocal religious women who did a great job of these presentations. I enjoyed the knowledge behind all the stories.

  8. ann naill says:

    I really fell In luv with this show tonight, women of the Bible. it was done very nicely and with some great female God followers doing the narrating. Well worth watching, espec for us ladies.

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