'Experience' the Bible By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY
Blair Underwood stands in a Los Angeles recording studio, his arms outstretched, tears on his cheeks, as he groans Jesus' suffering words, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta, coo the love poetry of Solomon's Song of Songs. Urban gospel artist Kirk Franklin gives voice to Paul the apostle. (Related clip: Hear a sample of The Bible Experience)
They're among more than 80 black celebrities reading, singing and composing music for The Bible Experience, a new 70-hour Genesis-through-Revelation dramatic audio performance of the Scriptures.
The New Testament in CD and MP3 formats will be in retail outlets — secular and Christian, storefront and online — by September. The Old Testament follows in 2007. See Article: 'Experience' the Bible