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Hurlbut's Story of the Bible Audiobook

Hurlbut's Story of the Bible

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Publisher's Summary

Hurlbut's Story of the Bible has its roots in the old custom of parents telling their children stories from scripture. One of those parents who kept this custom particularly alive and meaningful was Dr. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. Like many great works of literature, the stories that make up this book were told and retold innumerable times before being set down on paper.

(P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Beautiful in every way; should be in every Christian home where there are children." (Daniel A. Poling)

"There is no better book of its kind." (S. Parkes Cadman)

What Members Say

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    Victoria 11-12-03
    Victoria 11-12-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Good Rendition"

    A very good rendition of classical biblical text. We have a long drive to church every sunday, and this audio (which I have burned onto discs) has been a great way to keep the kids entertained and learning bible stories at the same time. It hasn't been 'dumbed-down', but is very accurate story telling (even in some of those harsh old-testament stories. yikes!). The whole family enjoys this audio.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Mansfield, TX, USA 07-24-04
    Lisa Mansfield, TX, USA 07-24-04
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    "Excellent investment"

    I burned this book onto something like 18 CD's, which my kids (7 and 9) listen to at bed time and in the car. I had bought a couple of other CD and tape collections for the same purpose, but none compared to this. Every single story you can think of is in this(and a bunch of stories you've probably never heard.) The stories are accurate and yet simple enough for elementary aged children on up. I enjoy listening to them and have learned a great deal. This is the best purchase I've made through Audible.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Veronica Ogden, Utah 12-18-04
    Veronica Ogden, Utah 12-18-04 Listener Since 2004

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    "Still The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    This is a 5+,Hurlbut's Story of the Bible takes you back in time. From the begining to the end there's never a boring moment. I've read the Bible several times but I have never understood it as I do now. This is must read material for everyone,Christian or not. The events come alive and take you on a journey threw history. I found myself eagerly waiting for my next listen. Every home should have this book. Fantastic!!!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jefferey Vancouver, WA, USA 12-09-05
    Jefferey Vancouver, WA, USA 12-09-05
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    "Captivating!"

    Our 5 year old son will request "a Bible story" and I have found none better than these written by Rev Hulrbut. Often we listen together and talk about them when over; I rarely give a 5-star rating to anything but these stories lifted from the pages of Scripture and put into easily understandable form are more than deserving! I've even had some things clarified for me through these wonderful Truths! :~)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Sutton, MA, USA 12-15-07
    Michelle Sutton, MA, USA 12-15-07
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    "My children enjpy listening"

    Very nice introduction to the Bible for children and adults alike.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John south bend, IN, USA 02-22-16
    John south bend, IN, USA 02-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellant overview of the Bible"
    What made the experience of listening to Hurlbut's Story of the Bible the most enjoyable?

    I have been a student of the Bible for years and yet I found this naritive so east to understand but factual as well


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    Any additional comments?

    He added alot of facts from history to the text witch added alot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Grosse Ile, MI, United States 03-02-15
    Shannon Grosse Ile, MI, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Engaging Narrator - True to the Bible Accounts"
    Would you listen to Hurlbut's Story of the Bible again? Why?

    Yes, it's does an excellent job of telling the Bible stories without deviating from the true Bible accounts. It takes out the more graphic parts of some stories so it's kid friendly.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    His voice is very nice to listen to and he tells the stories in an engaging way.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a long book comprised of over a 100 Bible stories so it's a nice one to listen to over time.


    Any additional comments?

    Great investment... I bought this with Whispersync and the cost was low to get the ebook and audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fahel Houston, Texas 09-09-13
    Fahel Houston, Texas 09-09-13
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    "Very easy and pleasing to listen to"
    Where does Hurlbut's Story of the Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    remind yourself of some Bible stories you've forgotten. Imagine the movie running in your mind as you listen to the stories.


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    "Very informative"
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    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book so I could teach my daughter. It is'nt really for small children. I would suggest older teenagers. I found interesting for myself even as it Tells the bible from the old testament very clearly from the beginning and I got a better overview. It would be very good for someone wishing to learn about the bible from the beginning or someone who had'nt read it at all. A good introduction easily understood which would help someone understand the whole bibical story. Though earlier stories ok, but it gets more difficult as you go on, therefore I would only recommend to older children or teenagers. Even adults who want something not heavy to absorb. Like me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matti
    HelsinkiFinland
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    "Excellent Bible stories!"

    These stories are faitful for the original stories in the Bible. Even the difficult ones have been included but explained in the way that children can understand them correctly (e.g. why some people in old testament times had to lose their life after doing wrong). This is a great tool for refreshing Bible knowledge even for adults. Pleasanty read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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