From the Back Cover
In the beginning
before there was a written language, the stories in the Bible were told, to people sitting around a campfire in the dark, listening to the tales of what had happened and what was yet to come. Now, Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur
) recaptures all the passion, the power, the drama, and the sheer beauty those first storytellers passed on to us with his own dazzling new exploration of the greatest stories ever told.
In Part One, Genesis
, Mr. Heston recounts the origins of man and the universe from the stark beauty of a recently discovered Roman amphitheater at Beit She'an, Israel. Here is all the wonder of the Creation
the forming of Adam and Eve
the choice of the Tree of Knowledge and the loss of Eden. Here, too, is the dramatic story of Cain and Abel
the awesome power of God's wrath with Noah and the Flood
an the testament of faith in the account of Abraham and Isaac.
Shot on location in the Holy Land, this incredible production is more than great literature come to life. It is a walk through history itself.