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tv character, Actress and producer Kathy Lee Gifford She presents the Bible in a creative way in her new film “The Way” – and it allows Christian singers to tell stories.
Despite being part of at least two successful talk shows and starring in film and television for years, Gifford said it was her current gig — which she managed to the gospel for Various audiences – “Her dream job”.
“I loved doing the show with Regis,” Gifford told Fox News Digital, referring to star Regis Philbin.
She also said, “I loved doing the show with Hoda,” referring to Hoda Kotb. “But these were never my dream jobs. My dream job is what I’m doing now. Writing music, writing movies, writing and directing in beautiful places.”
Four years ago, Gifford met singer Nicole C. Mullen and the pair thought they would “write a little song,” she explains.
“It ended up becoming an 11-and-a-half minute lecture called The God Who Sees,” Gifford said.
The song was a huge hit on YouTube, garnering millions of views. Its success convinced Gifford to pursue a larger project.
“I realized this is what the rest of my life should be like,” she said. “I had to take more stories because It’s epic and wonderful stories from the Bible …no one has ever seen the Bible this way. “
The film, showing in cinemas for one night only on Thursday, September 1, highlights the most important biblical stories in a modern way.
Gifford explained that “The Way” from Fathom Events is a 75-minute symphonic account of the Bible, beginning at the dawn of creation and continuing into the New Testament.
Highlights The movie is showing in theaters for one night only on Thursday 1st September Key Bible Stories in a modern way by providing them with contemporary orchestral arrangements.
The production features an all-star cast of artists including Mullen, Danny Jockey, Jimmy Allen, Larry Gatlin, BB Wennan and more.
Gifford acts as a percussionist (and may sing himself a bit).
Gifford said she never did anything in the book. And this was true when it came to the casting process.
While she said she would “definitely love having these big stars” a part of the project, God put it in her heart to ask the lesser known Matt Baugher and Julie Roberts to play Abraham and Sarah, in part because the couple had so much in common with their characters.
“Because they understand the pain of being barren,” Gifford said of the couple. “They were struggling and struggling, Struggling with…fertility. And I said, “Well, Lord, I just obeyed.”
She recalled how, a few months after filming wrapped, the couple called to tell her they were expecting.
Baugher shared on his Instagram page: “I play/sing for the part of Abraham and Julie is Sarah.”
“And we filmed it before getting pregnant with Jackson. How cool was that for the roles we played? Friends, this project is amazing. Don’t miss it!”
“God threw that thing,” Gifford told Fox News Digital.
Musa didn’t exactly follow a routine testing process, either. Gifford explained that she discovered it at her home.
“God’s way is much more interesting and exciting than doing things by heart.”
Billy Gaines, whom Gifford said she hired to help hang ceiling fans and mirrors in her home, remembers watching her piano.
And I said, ‘Do you play? ‘ And he said, ‘Yes ma’am. As it turns out, he was a professional gospel singer.’
Years later, Gaines found himself at Gifford’s house and his musical talents earned him a spot in her new film.
“He sat there and started singing something and I said, ‘I got it. You’re Moses. The guy who treats me!'” she recalled.
“You know, that’s how amazing God is. I don’t do anything under the rule book. I’ve never done that. God’s way is so much more interesting and exciting than doing things by heart, [than] Doing things the way they have always been done.”
Everyone in the film, she said, “has a story like that”.
She added that everyone agreed to do it for free.
But after some thought, Gifford said God encouraged her to open her own pocket and pay the actors herself.
“I just wrote a check for $10,000 for everyone inside and said, ‘The Lord will give you money because you deserve to be paid for it. You donated from your heart and you are willing to do it for free. But I want to bless you during the time of COVID and [help you] Earn some money.”
“You can never outsmart or outsmart God.”
Gifford added, “You can never outrun or outsmart God. He will always appear and surprise you like crazy.”
Gifford recently hosted a Fox Nation series titled “Jesus I know”in which I spoke with many celebrities about their spiritual journey. These are celebrities whose fans may not have known they were spiritual.
She said there is a lot in Hollywood where they come from.
“I definitely know enough I can [do] Six more series, and I love it,” Gifford shared.
The Road is paired with Gifford’s new book, co-authored by Rabbi Jason Sobel, The God of the Road: A Journey into the Stories, People, and Faith That Changed the World Forever.