Since the Bible was first printed in its entirety nearly five hundred years ago, it is estimated that six billion copies of the world’s bestselling book—The Holy Bible—have been sold. All or parts of the Bible have been translated into nearly 2,500 languages around the globe. Some of the Bible’s most fascinating and hotly debated stories are examined in a 12-episode DVD set released by Grizzly Adams® Productions.
David W. Balsiger, Grizzly Adams senior producer of the twelve one-hour television specials known as The Bible Collectors Series, notes,
“One of the intriguing aspects for me is that the Bible, its stories, its lessons, and its prophecies are still relevant today, three thousand five hundred years after the earliest parts of it were authored.”
Viewers will find Balsiger’s answers to questions like: The Bible is the most widely read and revered book in the history of the world, but who really wrote it? Is the story of Adam and Eve fact… or fiction? What are archaeologists, palaeontologists, biologists and theologians saying today? Is the recent increase in earthquake activity, disastrous flooding, escalating global tension and the ever-present threat of war a fulfillment of prophecy, or an amazing series of coincidences? Balsiger adds,
“We didn’t make this series to take the place of reading the Bible, we created each documentary to help viewers better understand portions of the Bible that they may particularly find intriguing or challenging.”
Although the Bible has been the principal religious document for a third of the world’s population for hundreds of years, critics and skeptics question many of the historical and scientific claims made in the collection of books. Darwin, for example, proposed a popular alternate theory to explain the origin of the first humans. An ark housing two of every animal and floodwaters covering the earth has been attacked as a fable. God speaking to Moses and leading him through the desert for 40 years to the “Promised Land” has been doubted. Each of these questions is addressed by separate episodes of The Biblical Collector Series.
Charles E. Sellier, president of Grizzly Adams Productions, observes,
“With every generation it seems Bible stories and teachings are disputed by philosophers, scientists, and scholars. Yet, year after year, the Bible outsells every other book ever published by six times. The Bible has to be extraordinary to withstand a continual onslaught for centuries while retaining its popularity.”
Each volume examines key questions about topics like the authenticity of the Bible, its historical accuracy, the fulfilment of its prophecies, and much more. The series analyzes major biblical topics, from Adam and Eve and Old Testament mysteries, to catastrophic natural disasters and their ties to Bible prophecies.
The Biblical Collectors Series, which retails for $12.95 for each of the 12 DVDs, is presented in contemporary TV docu-drama style. The titles in the series include: Biblical Adam & Eve; Biblical Armageddon; Biblical Authors; Biblical End Times; Biblical Old Testament Mysteries; Biblical Prophecies; Biblical Rapture; Biblical Women; Biblical Early Years of Jesus; Lost Biblical Treasures; Moses – Man of God;and Noah’s Ark and the Biblical Flood.
Grizzly Adams’ Balsiger reports,
“At the retail level, it is by far our most successful product both in sales and exposure to the public. …The Biblical Collectors Series is now being sold at many of the largest retail outlets in the United States including Costco, Barnes and Noble, and Fry’s Electronics, as well as Kroger and other large grocery chains. It is also available in many Christian retail outlets such as, Christian Family Stores, and in national catalog offerings including Publishers Clearing House.”
“For the 2008 Christmas season the Sam’s Club, subsidiary retail giant, Wal-Mart will offer Set #3 of the series in approximately 400 stores. Sam’s Club has shown a lot of confidence in the series. The proof of that is in the fact that they have given it shelf space in the fourth quarter, traditionally the most competitive time of year for DVD products.”
Grizzly Adams Productions, named after its long-running NBC Network TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, produces network “Sweeps” TV specials and series for the iNetwork (formerly the PAX-TV Network) and major cable channels.
The DVDs are packaged individually or in three-episode sets. Each of the programs is approximately 50 minutes in length. They are all digitally mastered with digital Surround Sound 5.1 Audio. There are a total of twelve episodes in The Biblical Collector Series. Each program is sold individually or in packages of three episodes.