I enjoyed every part of "The Story". The narration was excellent and I loved the background music. It really gave a feeling of being there. I did miss some familiar parts of the Bible that were not included, but overall it was very, very well done. Take the time to listen, you will be glad that you did.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
I got The Story so I could listen to the Bible on the way to and from work. I was able to finish the whole Bible before too long. I liked the flow and continuity. Having said that, it does not take the place of being in God's word daily. For that, I prefer the One Year Bible and reading it on my Kindle.
I'm having a hard time listening to this book. The music is distracting. There is way too much background noise going on. I think reading the book would be better for me.
annabelle at night
Enjoyable, clear, true
It compares closest to the chronological Bbible because it is the story of the Bible in the order in which it occurred- but not every word. It starts at the beginning, uses the Bible to tell the story, then for the passage of time to next Biblical event the historical record of what was occurring in the world during that time is told. Nothing is added to any biblical teaching but it flows from beginning to the probably soon-to-come end times in a way that the picture of God's plan is clear.
It's the Bible. There are no characters. These were real people going through real events.
The crucifixion of Jesus. It should never cease to move me or anyone else the supreme sacrifice paid so none have to eternally perish.
Highly recommend it for those already believers and for those who don't fully understand the Gospel but would like a slightly detailed overview. God's word never returns void so the end result of many reading would most likely be many saved.
Yes, I would have put way less commentary in there, and had it be less "parental". The commentary feels like a Sunday school teacher. I was surprised by this. I wanted just stories, and would have gladly taken some of the missing stories instead of commentary.
It's the bible, hard to pick a favorite :) Obviously the death and resurrection of Jesus is one of the most significant.
It's weird to mark the Bible as a 3 star story, the 3-stars really is because of the commentary. Of course I believe the bible is the greatest story ever told.
I use KJV and ESV normally, but I love the fresh way this is approached!! I read so much more of the Bible when it is only 1/4th the size!! I've read through it each month for the last several months!!! Great stuff!!!
I've not read the print version, but I purchased 6 copies for Christmas gifts.
Understanding how much God loved his people in the Old Testament. I only remembered the wrath of God from scripture before listening to The Story.
Moses, he became more personable and understandable to me through the audiobook.
Within 3 listening sessions I had finished the audiobook.
If you have a hard time retaining the Old Testament. This may be helpful as it was to me, giving me a chance to understand the time, setting, and story. I enjoyed the audiobook tremendously.