This is an audiobook that I will return to year after year. The Bible came alive in ways I have never experienced before through this audiobook. I am certain I will learn something new each time I listen to it.
I loved the way the book was produced. The different voices for the characters helped me feel like I was watching the Story unfold.
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.
If you have never taken the time to read the Bible, this is the easiest way to do it, learn about creation, history and our future.
This is a great way for someone to read the Bible if they struggle reading through and understanding it in it's regular format... read this first then go back and read the whole thing and it will make much more sense!
It is in story form. Loved the music and sound effects as well. Peaceful and calming, historical and entertaining. Life giving and life affirming.
The different narrations bring the story to life.
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The Greatest life giving, audio book ever produced.
I saw a few comments about The Story leaving out parts of the Bible..absolutely, it is not a translation or even a paraphrase. The purpose of this book was to allow all members of a family to study the same time in Bible history at church and then give them common themes and events to talk about. It does leave out lots of what I consider "important" things, but since we were doing it in "adult" church and my grandsons were doing the kids version we all were studying the same part of God's upper story together. Without taking part in the study that happens along with this book it may be difficult to understand the purpose of this format.
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.
I am listening to the Adible version while reading and highlighting in the book. The audio makes the printed word come alive. Listening keeps me on tract and I will finish this book in a few settings rather than my usual start and stop approach.
The interchange in readings between Michael Blain-Rozgay reading the Biblical text and Allison reading the history between the texts adds to the flow of the material. Both are excellent!
Great for any student of the WORD!
The audio edition of this book is better for me because I can listen without keeping my husband awake at night. With the background sounds and the voices of those narrating, I can close my eyes and visualize "The Story."
I have not finished the book yet.