The year the Internet was born, our founder, James Fitzgerald, envisioned a brand new way to present the Bible: it would be the first ever videobook. You could watch, read, and hear it all at once with scenes, text, narration, music, and SFX. When he shared his vision with other TV producers, they shook their heads, saying it would be impossible to produce the Bible word for word on video. The technology couldn’t do it, no one would watch it if he could, and he’d never raise the money for such a huge undertaking.
Despite the discouragments, Fitzgerald pressed ahead anyway, commissioning pilots that surprised everyone who saw them. Then, licensing the new CEV® translation from the American Bible Society, he left his job to found WatchWORD Productions to devote fulltime to producing THE WATCHWORD BIBLE® NEW TESTAMENT.
A decade later, the New Testament was finished—the first and only word-for-word professional production of all 27 books ever made. More than forty people had worked on the project. Released via a national infomercial in 2004, THE WATCHWORD BIBLE® NEW TESTAMENT has since sold more than 750,000 DVDs and VHS in countries all over the world. The Book of Revelation also won two first place awards in its release at a major secular film festival at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Today, in partnership with Watchword Worldwide, our 501 (c) (3) non-profit, THE WATCHWORD BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT has been produced in six major languages to help spread the Gospel around the world. May God bless the reading of His word!