"Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of the King James Bible" is a new television historical film series you don't want to miss. It tells the story of how the most influential book of the Western world came to be (the Bible in the English language) . . . a surprisingly unfamiliar story, and how odd it was that most countries in Europe had a version of the Bible in thier own language, but England did not.
"New York Times" Art Beats author, Neil Genzlinger, writes about it here. He says the series "mixes historical re-creations with well-chosen commentary by academics and religious scholars representing many faiths." It took three years to make this series, and you can read about the huge undertaking to create this project here.
This year marks the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. It's wonderful that BYUtv created such an important, and well-done series to cooincide with the event.
It's occasionally rebroadcast on Dish, DirecTV and some cable systems. The series is also viewable online at the network’s Web site.