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For Roma Downey, casting just the right actor to play the Son of God in the The Bible tested even her usually strong faith. "We actually were only six weeks away from beginning principal photography and we still had not cast the role of Jesus," Downey tells People of producing the hit History channel miniseries. "To say that we were anxious is an understatement." In desperation, Downey sent out an email to friends with the subject line "Looking for Jesus." "The prayer circle went out and the prayer was answered," the former Touched by an Angel star says of a »


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