Christian author and evangelist Max Lucado has traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma last week to film a new inspirational television series titled "Unshakeable Hope," which is based on his upcoming book with the same name.
Lucado, whose books have sold more than 100 million copies, has partnered with Impact Productions to film the 14-episode program that will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) early next year.
The bestselling author said that the series will dwell on the idea that "God has made some unbreakable promises, and because of these promises, we have what I call an unshakable hope."
"If we build our lives on circumstances or fears or difficulties, life is rough. But if we can learn to stand on these promises, and trust them and believe them and really filter life through them, then we discover a strength that is unshakable," Lucado said, as reported by Tulsa World.
"There are over 7,000 promises in the Bible, and I picked 30 of them and created messages to go along with them. Every episode will cover two topics," the evangelist added.
Tom Newman, who founded Impact Productions in 1982, noted that Lucado is well-received by TBN's viewers. He pointed out that TBN's most viewed program last year was its Easter special, which was recorded in Israel with Lucado.
Newman, who also serves as the program director for TBN, has produced several music videos, documentaries and full-length feature films, including "Christmas Candle," from a book written by Lucado, and "End of the Spear," the story of missionaries to Ecuador who were killed by natives.
Lucado said he decided to come to Tulsa for the taping because it was easier for him to go there than for the entire Impact crew to travel to San Antonio, where he lives.
The bestselling author said he loves to write, but he said that his first calling is to Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he serves as the senior pastor. He revealed that he still preaches 40 to 42 weekends each year and writes one book a year.
Lucado's television series, which is being produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, will be utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the state film and music office, according to NewsOK. Oklahoma Film + Music Office Director Tava Maloy Sofsky noted that it will be the fifth television show to use the rebate program in the past year.