Kathie Lee Gifford Launches Online Bible Study Based in Israel
By Movieguide® Staff
Media mogul Kathie Lee Gifford launched on online Bible study for her book The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi.
“If we want to understand what Jesus’ life was about, we’re well served to know about the places where he lived and taught and died and rose again,” Gifford says. “This study will bring those places alive in ways that will illuminate the message of the Gospels, the message of Jesus. You’ll also discover the very Jewish background of the Gospels in ways that shed fresh light on the Scriptures. If you think you already know what happened in Bethlehem or Jerusalem, get ready to be amazed!”
The study launched on July 12 and will continue through August 27.
The study is filmed in Israel and explores some of the locations discussed in the Bible.
“In all my trips to the Holy Land, I discovered that I wasn’t studying [the Bible] the way I needed to be studying it,” Gifford says. “The way that you’re going to transform your life is if you come and study here in the rabbinical way, which means understanding that the Bible was written by Middle Easterners for Middle Easterners thousands of years ago. We try to understand that Bible with our western mindset, and we approach it that way, and it doesn’t work. It’s like hummus and hot dogs. It doesn’t work, so the way to establish an understanding is to study the Bible in its earliest and purest form. The Old Testament was written in ancient Hebrew. New Testament was written in ancient Greek. We have to understand what the Word of God actually says in order to understand how to apply it to our life today in this modern world.”
Gifford is very open about her personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how it influences her life and career.
“I’m a student of the Bible, I have been my whole life. Not the terrible translations that exist in the world today, but the authentic Word of God as in the original Greek and Hebrew in the Old Testament and New Testament. When I read the Scripture, nobody ever retired, they just died. They died and went on to an even greater journey with their Creator,” Gifford told The Christian Post.
Movieguide® honored Gifford with the Visionary Award at the 2020 Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
“In Him I live, move, and have my being every nanosecond of my life. I don’t split it up,” Gifford said during her acceptance speech. “…That’s not the way God wants us to live our lives. I’ll never believe it, ever. There’s no joy in that. My joy is not negotiable.”