"The Greatest Story Ever Told" is more than just a cliche.
God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about - the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accurate, and easy-to-understand text of the NIV, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. Features:
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This book was far more enjoyable than other audio versions of the Bible I have listened to.
The Bible. The Story is basically an abridged version of the Bible. What they have done is combined stories that were told in multiple places in the Bible into one place. They have attempted to put the stories into chronological order by event. Some stories were completely omitted. However, in these instances the Zondervan people seemed to be careful not to change the meaning of the surrounding passages by these omissions.
Yes. God in particular has an easily recognizable voice.
I think this would be a great listen for someone who has never attempted to read the Bible. It is ideal for new christians and non-christians who know very little about what the Bible actually says. It hits all the "high points" giving the listener a good understanding of the Christian faith. It is abridged in a way that will help keep the listener from loosing interest in the early books of law. It is not a good book for someone wanting an in depth study of the Bible. While nothing is taken "out of context" much of what an in depth study would require is left out. If you have constantly tried to read through the Bible, but never make it, this is a great place to start.
The book was an excellent performance of the story, but it was missing critical parts if you are planning to use this for a small group. I hope Audible realizes this and gets a hold of the missing parts from the Author in pdf or epub form.
Missing the following:
Timeline of The Story
Chart of Reference
> I was so DISAPPOINTED with the way Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett
> kept INTERJECTING their comments and EVANGELIZING you EVERY CHAPTER and sometimes in the middle of one.
> I've purchased from Zondervan Bibles before and have been pleased with their books.
> No I would hope another Continuing Story will be made
> I love the Story but became VERY FRUSTRATED with the continuous interruptions
> of the trying to be evangelized and could not finish listening the book
> It is not what I purchased the book for!
The narrator has a wonderful easy to listen to strong & clear voice.
A Movie will be ok but as for myself I still would prefer to listen to the book
Book is of course a great story, reader is good as far as I can ascertain, the music is simply too loud to be able to hear The Story. I'm finding this to be a frequent problem with the Audible Books.
I bought this book as I haven't yet read the bible cover to cover. I'd heard that The Story was great for getting an overview. It certainly is... but in listening to it I easily pick up parts that are "smoothed over" or omitted completely in order to facilitate The Story(line). It seems I'm a stickler for little details :-)
If you want this purely to get an overview.. in 16 hours - you'll probably enjoy it. I'll plan follow this up with the 90+ hours full (dramatized) Bible version.
BEING ABLE TO CLOSE MY EYES AND LISTEN WITH FULL CONCENTRATION.
I FELT VERY CLOSE TO GOD.
GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS.
I loved how easy this book was to listen too...learned several things...will listen to it again.
This is your story...
This was fun to listen to. The story of Joseph is esp moving. I Love the book!
I got the audio book to compliment the actual book. We are using it in church and bible study.
Even though I grew up with the bible it makes a nice introduction and easy for
adults and children to follow.
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.
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