This is a companion to the TV miniseries "The Bible",which I have not seen at this point, so won't be comparing. The book is beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and each page is graphically designed to have the text either superimposed or blocked off the images. A storybook for adults that is also certainly meant to be read aloud to children or as a family. As a Catholic I found the text to be totally ecumenical and friendly to all denominations, also making it accessible to those of other or no religions who want to read the Easter story from the Biblical point of view. Some things have been added, such as motive, but that is author's licence and makes for a readable, entertaining storybook that stays almost true to Scripture. One could pick on the things missing but this isn't the vehicle for such analysis. The front page has a very nice presentation form and this would make a lovely gift book.