'Who Is Jesus' First Totally Interactive Christian eBook in Marketplace Bible Scholars, Filmmakers Develop Unique Interactive Experience for Broad New Audience
MILWAUKEE, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been 16 months in the making and now Who Is Jesus (http://whoisjesusbook.com), the first totally interactive Christian eBook, is available exclusively for the iPad®. Who Is Jesus was created by a team of top Bible scholars including Pastor Jared Oldenburg of Eternal Rock Church in Castle Rock, CO, Emmy-winning filmmakers Boettcher/Trinklein, Inc. and McDill Design.
This multi-media eBook answers key questions like: Who is Jesus? What is his place in history? What is your connection to Him? Jesus' story comes alive through Bible passages that reveal his purpose -- and a comprehensive glossary of key people, places, concepts and artifacts.
"This is an interactive book that not only talks about history and who Jesus is but what that actually means for a person as an individual," said Pastor Oldenburg. "I think that's the real benefit of it. I couldn't imagine missing this opportunity to do something so exciting. We write books, sermons and things like that but this is a great tool that can reach a much broader audience than we were hitting with a regular book."
Who is Jesus? answers the questions that readers have always wondered about in a clear, engaging format that takes full advantage of the iPad's capability for rich media experiences. In this interactive book, Jesus' story comes alive through Bible passages taken from the New International Version Bible. Unfamiliar words are supported by definitions and a glossary. Timelines are simplified to show when and how Jesus fits into history. The eBook is also richly illustrated with clear, concisely drawn maps and more than 30 minutes of HD film segments from the award-winning Road to Emmaus to highlight key moments in Jesus' life.
"The message of the Bible never changes but each generation has adapted to how we communicate the message in a way that's clear and makes sense," said Pastor Oldenburg. "The popular TV series The Bible on the History Channel has proven that there is a great demand and interest in the Bible. However, that doesn't always translate into 'What does this mean to me as an individual?' That's why I'm excited to be able to piggyback on the success of such TV shows and go into greater depth on what the life of Jesus means to all of us as individuals."
"Our great challenge was to design an eBook that is not only captivating, highly informative and memorable but is also very user friendly and easy to navigate," said Erin Brandt, VP Client Services, McDill Design. "We are confident that we've accomplished our goals and are very excited to be part of this project."
Editor's note: Pastor Oldenburg is available for interviews. To make arrangements, please contact Tom Andrews as noted below.
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SOURCE Pastor Jared Oldenburg; Boettcher/Trinklein, Inc.; McDill Design