I think it is a great idea. After all The Bible TV series exceeded all expectations. People who never read the Bible, or found the translation from the middle ages dry and boring found them selves caught up in the well done movie version. Caught up for the first time in the Bible and hungry for more. And why not, its a story filled with action, high drama, war, love, sacrifice, betrayal, angels, and demons, giants, and kings, wonders, miracles, despair, and hope - all the stuff that would make a J. R. R. Tolkien book fly off the shelf. If the intention is to feed this hungry for more crowd, with the story of the Bible - The Jesus Story, then I hope his book series exceeds his expectations.