I love that I can listen to the Bible in such an interactive way. I listen little bits at a time in my car to and from work. I have ADD and have found it horribly frustrating to read the bible. What a joy listening to it. This is the first time I have read the New Testament from beginning to end. I know some do not like that the verses are not introduced, but the books are, and it is more like a story this way. The music is great too!
I have listened to various audio bibles throughout the night for over 20 years. Now in my late 50's I tend to wake up several times in the night to hear the scriptures being narrated, it is truly an amazing privilege not open to previous generations.
My only wish with this production is that it gave the chapter numbers so that I could easily look something up which particularly grabbed my attention whilst reading it, as I use the King James Version as my default translation and I don't have the search capability for this version.
I don't know why they thought it was a good idea to insert music and hymns into the reading of the Bible, but it was NOT! Somewhere mid-way the book, there are songs played after the reading of a few chapters. This really got on my nerves as I was interested in hearing the Word not listening to gospel music, I have iTunes for that. The Old Testament was good, I looked forward to listening to the New Testament until I heard it.
I have listened to this Bible reading over and over because it is so easy to understand and lively! Some of the other audible Bibles seem to have a robot or drone reading them. I truly enjoy this Bible Experience!
This version of the bible has me looking for more. I love the way the bible is read and the drama puts me sometime back in time.
I simply love it.
Accredited by the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Joshua J Masters is a Christian author, speaker and performer.
Dramatic, Well Produced, Difficult Navigation
Although it makes it difficult to navigate or pick up your Bible to follow along, I'm very pleased with the lack of Chapter markers in the performance itself. The books of the Bible were written as continuous accounts or letters and were not intended to have chapter breaks. Hearing the authors' words without these interruptions is helpful in grasping the "big picture" of Scripture. It is detrimental, however, to not have the chapters labeled in the app menu. It makes it impossible to navigate to any particular book of the Bible (although I believe you will run into this problem with any Audible book). The performances are strong and the production value was clearly a focus for the producers. It does, however, sometimes feel like the production overshadows the text and can be distracting. The sound effects feel random at times, and the addition of fully produced worship songs between chapter readings in books like 2 Corinthians (which are more southern gospel than anything you would hear in biblical times) pulls you out of the period. With those exceptions, however, This dramatized version of the Bible is very impressive.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
The bible has never been more clear to me. What a wonderful instrument to teach the word of God. A fantastic read by the best actors.