Hear the Bible Come Alive in Dramatic Audio Theater™!
This multi-voiced, scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) features a star-studded cast of actors, an original music score, and incredible feature film quality sound effects. This world-class production creates a dramatic audio theater experience that makes you feel like you’re really there with Jesus and His disciples. Listen in your car, on your MP3 player, or with your family or small group to gain a new perspective of the Bible.
The Word of Promise® New Testament Audio Bible is a 20-CD set and includes a bonus “Behind-the-Scenes” DVD.
- Jim Caviezel (The Passion of The Christ, Déjà vu) - Jesus
- Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland's Opus, The Goodbye Girl) - Quotes from Moses
- Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, What Women Want) - Mary Magdalene
- Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (Prison Break, Hemingway) - Paul
- Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots) - John
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim, Father of the Bride) - Mary, Mother of Jesus
- And many others
|Publish Date||Nov 3, 2015|
|Bible Translation||New King James Version|
- Review by Heather
Thanksgiving week also brought a terrible accident and shooting in our community and involved a boy who had been in our youth group. The boy had said he was afraid of dying. My husband was able to pray with him and remind him of the truths he knew. We had gathered up the scents of Chirstmas in essential oils, being paralyzed there were not many other options for his enjoying the season, and a cd player. The day we planned to pay another visit and bring these things, we received the news that he passed away. Although we were not able to play the readings for him, I still think they would be very useful for someone who can't hold a book on their own. For myself, I fall asleep with an audio file on a timer. I think I just need some one to read me to sleep. :) These set a positive, obviously, tone and bring rest for my self. (Posted on 3/3/2016)
- Review by Sally
I usually shy away from audio Bibles, but since receiving a copy of this one, I have compared it to several others and find this one, in my opinion, is the best. I think this is superbly done. It will appeal to the person who is a non-reader but would enjoy hearing God’s Word also for those who live a busy life-style and find it hard to fit in time to read the Bible, and I could see this being a tremendous blessing to the visually impaired or those in a nursing home. This is easy to carry with you since it comes in its own carrying case. It is easy to pop into the CD player in your car and listen while you drive. Maybe if enough people were listening to this while driving there would be less road rage…at least we could hope! The different voices and background music is sure to keep you interested. The first time I listened to it, I listened to the whole book of Matthew before I realized it was finished! Although I am a KJV fan, I would not hesitate to recommend this audio New Testament.
Thank you Thomas Nelson, for allowing me the pleasure of listening and reviewing this audio Bible. Hopefully there is an Old Testament version in the works??
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this audio Bible by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through BookLook Bloggers, blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 1/8/2016)
- Review by Debra
The "And many others" from the above list impressed me too, because honestly, I only recognize half of the folks named as having parts. Other people listed on the case include:
Michael York - Narrator
Terrence Stamp - Voice of God
Lou Diamond Phillips - Mark
John Heard - Matthew
Ernie Hudson - Peter
Luke Perry - Judas and Stephen
John Schneider - James
Chris McDonald - Luke
Michael W Smith - Cleopas
The production quality is fantastic. Music and sound effects enhance the production without overwhelming it, and that is a big deal for me. It is easy to pay attention, as it isn't a monotonous reading of the passages, but the drama comes through. I have listened to (or tried to) audio Bibles in the past, read by some fantastic people, but struggled to listen for more than a few minutes. This keeps me engaged.
This is in the NKJV, and appears to follow the text, minus some "he said" types of things. For instance, John 7:6 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] reads: "Then Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready." On the CD, it skips the "Then Jesus said to them," part and starts with Caviezel (Jesus) saying "My time has not yet come..."
It doesn't remove all of the attributions. It seems that it mostly the "Jesus said" ones, where you most certainly recognize the voice and clearly know who is speaking. The bit parts are usually prefaced with the words like, "his brothers said" so you don't have to guess at context.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” (Posted on 12/13/2015)