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The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People | [Zondervan Bibles (editor)]

The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People

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.
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Publisher's Summary

"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:

  • The story of the Bible... in its own words
  • Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible arranged chronologically
  • Today's New International Version text

Public Domain (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Ryan Springfield, MO, United States 05-22-12
    Ryan Springfield, MO, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "An easy to understand Bible translation."
    Where does The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was far more enjoyable than other audio versions of the Bible I have listened to.


    What other book might you compare The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People to and why?

    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.


    Did Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. God in particular has an easily recognizable voice.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Josh FRESNO, CA, United States 01-16-12
    Josh FRESNO, CA, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Quality, but missing stuff"

    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
    Epilogue
    Discussion Questions
    Characters
    Chart of Reference

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Ft. Collins, CO, United States 09-23-13
    Elizabeth Ft. Collins, CO, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "DIRECT QUOTES & EXPECT EVANGELIZING EVERY CHAPTER"
    Would you try another book from Zondervan Bibles (editor) and/or Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett ?

    > No..
    > 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.


    Has The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People turned you off from other books in this genre?

    > 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!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator has a wonderful easy to listen to strong & clear voice.


    Could you see The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    A Movie will be ok but as for myself I still would prefer to listen to the book


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    EvesDaughter Mountain Home, AR, United States 06-18-13
    EvesDaughter Mountain Home, AR, United States 06-18-13
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    "Music too LOUD!"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Edenvale, South Africa 01-05-13
    Michelle Edenvale, South Africa 01-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I didn't realise I was a puritan..."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA, United States 01-03-13
    Joanne PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "BIBLE STORY"
    What made the experience of listening to The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People the most enjoyable?

    BEING ABLE TO CLOSE MY EYES AND LISTEN WITH FULL CONCENTRATION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People?

    STILL READING


    Have you listened to any of Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I FELT VERY CLOSE TO GOD.


    Any additional comments?

    GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Marion, IN, United States 10-04-12
    Teresa Marion, IN, United States 10-04-12
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    "Glad I listened to The Story!"
    What did you love best about The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People?

    I loved how easy this book was to listen too...learned several things...will listen to it again.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is your story...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie El Mirage, AZ, United States 09-24-12
    Jackie El Mirage, AZ, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic story, fantastic deliverence"

    This was fun to listen to. The story of Joseph is esp moving. I Love the book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah OMAHA, NE, United States 09-17-12
    Deborah OMAHA, NE, United States 09-17-12
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    "Easy to understand"
    Would you listen to The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People again? Why?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Photo and Music Guy Colorado USA 12-10-12
    Photo and Music Guy Colorado USA 12-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great stories, don't love the commentary."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Zondervan Bibles (editor)? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's the bible, hard to pick a favorite :) Obviously the death and resurrection of Jesus is one of the most significant.


    Was The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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