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.
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.
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.
It gives a short easy to read version of the Bible. It gives the main stories to better under stand Gods Word. The audio edition is good for me because at the age of 72, reading tires me out very fast. It takes me 2 or 3 sittings to get through one chapter.
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.
No I have not
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.
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.