This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.
Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.
This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.
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Yes - it's wonderful to just sit and listen to the performances and enjoy the enhancements that come with them. For me it makes the text come alive. I have memory problems and so it also makes it easier to concentrate on the text and make my way through it.
I'd compare it to the NKJV Audio Bible. It's good for study, and this one is great for just enjoying.
Stacey Keach as Paul - and I think he also did Job.
The Bible in entirety, but coming alive with great performances!
It's helpful to have the section divisions in the blurb about the recording, but I have to say that navigating through them is very difficult. The chapter divisions are fine, but in some books, the chapters aren't announced so I had a really hard time figuring out where I was going, unless I had a Bible right in front of me so I could search out where it was. I really wish that could be
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Despite using the NKJV of the Bible, this is probably the best audio version of the Bible on the market. It's not only a full cast of voices bringing the characters and people in the Bible to life, the sound effects are not so irritating as with other audio Bibles.
It is a long listen, however! If you're not a devoted Christian, maybe it would be better to download buy the specific individual books of the Bible.
I can heartily recommend this excellent production to anyone who is prepared to make the time to listen to it.
Thomas Nelson, Jim Caviezel and all the actors associated with this work have brought the Bible to life in a new way. The sounds and words become visible. Excellent job!
It would be very helpful to label the chapters. 17 parts with up to 90 odd chapters in each. None are labeled so finding a passage is virtually impossible. Similarly starting at a point, or trying to listen to a particular gospel is virtually impossible. It is possible for Nelson Inc. to label and would suggest that this be done.
A wonderful reading; dramatic yet respectful.
This is a great audio rendition of The Bible (NKJV). I have no complaints there.
My one complaint is:
As a student, I am assigned different chapters and different books. Because each chapter covers about 1-4 books, it is so difficult to find a book without pressing every chapter and scanning the description. (I use the Android, iTunes, and iPad versions).
If only each chapter were labeled, sectioned, and titled, I would be a happy rater with five stars. But because of this one fault, I have decided to rate the overall with a mere three stars.
The rest of the book is great and the music is beautiful. It sounds like something out of Stargate (the TV series).
I've always considered dramatized versions of Scripture cheesy and unworthy of The Word despite the good intentions. But this production throws that all out the window.
Genesis 1-4 held me, my wife, and 9 year old son spell bound. My son wanted to go all night.
This is one fantastic production. The sound effects, Michael York's narration, the music...all of it combined make a fantastic impact on the movie in your mind. This is a must have.
I did notice that not every word was narrated, but any time that happened it was pretty irrelevant. It was stuff like "and the Lord said to..."; it wasn't needed because you know God was speaking to Eve. It's a nitpick that really doesn't take away from the production, but is worth noting if your looking to hear every single solitary NKJV word.
Have a listen to the sample. If it peaks your interest and you think you may enjoy listening to it, go with that instinct. You WILL NO be disappointed.
I really enjoyed experiencing the bible this way! It brought me a better picture and perspective on many of the stories that can be harder to get though. I wish it was broken up a bit better but other than that one of the best purchases I have ever made! Thank you for providing this! Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, so this works for me in more way than just one!
Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.
WOW! I finally finished my journey through the Bible. It has been fascinating as I have been able to put many things into perspective. I loved listening to this semi-dramatized, modernized language version of the scriptures. It gave me a new understanding. I am sure I will listen to it over and over again as I work at learning all that is there for me. Except for "Leviticus." It is the worst book EVER. Truthfully, there are some really slooooooooww parts throughout the book! But so much of it is so great, especially the New Testament.
It took me a long time to complete this 98-hour project, as I did not listen to it every day. It was very much worth it, though, and I highly recommend this experience!
I wasn't sure if I would like this semi-dramatized version at first. but I am now a believer. It makes this rather tough old book come alive. All but Leviticus. It would take a miracle for it to come alive!!!!! Still, some of the narrators were not well suited to their rolls. I know they are all famous actors, but some of them just didn't seem to fit right. "God" and the narrator (and many others) were great! Some of them, not so much.
In the Old Testament, there is so much genealogy, recitation of the many, many laws, warfare (out and out brutality) and repetition. I believe it is those aspects that make it so difficult to read. But the good stuff is really good.
I loved listening to the poetic quality of parts of Ezekial, Daniel, and of many of the smaller books. Some of the best scriptures ever written make their appearances near the end of the OT in these "lesser prophets." But the real treasure of the bible is the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ in the NT. I cherish the new perspective I gained on His life. It sounds rather odd, but this recording made Him seem so human. Well, real then. I would have liked to know Him then. All in all, I loved this recording.
There is absolutely no way to pick up where one left off in iTunes or on my iPod. If I stop to go home from work, or if I turn it off to go to sleep, I have to start all over from the beginning, or write the timestamp down and hope I keep the paper somewhere where I can get to it in the next place and time I wish to listen again.
If I have all the time in the world to listen to it in its entirety. There's not markers or bookmarks.
For the money, and for the benefit, nothing can beat this superb rendition. Brits nervous of the sound of American voices are soothed by Michael York's melifluous tones as the Narrator, and Malcolm McDowell as God the Father - reassuring once again that God is an Englishman ;-). It is also a joy to hear familiar American stars with their rich and varied timbres.
Readers jaded or defeated by the printed page have the words of life reinvigorated. Long-held goals to read end-to-end can now be achieved and a full perspective on the span and comprehensiveness of scripture is gained.
I agree that the addition of a referenced search facility would be wonderful, but the characterisations and humanity of the voices more than compensate for this. God's Word was mediated by human vessels and this feature of the Bible - its particular authenticity - is drawn out for those who have ears to hear.
i have put this on my kindle and it's amazing! well done audible.
"NKJV Word of Promise:"
Superb rendition. Great balance of dramatic interpretation without compromising the purity of the text.
I loved the download version so much I went out and bought the CD's just to make sure I have hard copies as well as the MP3.
The dramatised versions brings the Bible alive and makes its very exciting.
I am very satisified with Audible so far and look forward to purchasing more material
"An Amazing Achievement"
An Amazing Achievement in the audio portrayal of the Bible. This presentation features fantastic voice acting by the various actors in this masterpiece. The music and the background audio in the audio book are also excellent in my opinion. The Audio Book manages to create an atmosphere which contributes to the overall wonderful feeling of listening to this work of art. This is in my opinion one of the best Audio Bibles ever made.
"Film quality entertainment"
The bible turned into a captivating drama production complete with everything as if sitting in a great movie. Great sound effects naturally stimulate your equally greater imagination projecting movie quality pictures onto the screen of your mind as when listening to a great radio production. In all, inspiring, entertaining, greatly recommended and a wholesome uplifting experience bringing the whole bible alive and listened to anywhere as when otherwise impossible to read if driving, walking, working etc.
"Enjoyed every minute of it."
Close your eyes,relax and listen to the deep wisdom of this book in superb audio quality.
"Esther's review of Word of Promise"
I bought “The Word of Promise” as I thought it would be good to listen to in the car as I drive back and forth to work. Sadly I have found it a little difficult to move around to different parts \ books of the Bible. I felt it missed out big chunks … like when Moses was born and put into the Nile …. There is no mention of this. I wanted to hear that as we are doing a study on it and it would have been good to have heard it a few times before the study, but it just did not seem to be included. It did mean that I tried to go back and see if I missed it, which is why I say its not easy to move around like you could with a Bible in your hands. I liked the sound effects and want to listen to more of it.
Great narative and effects. if it was all in one download instead of in sections and more user friendly it would be perfect,
"Well, it's the bible...!"
I've always been interested in the Bible but, despite having had many, never read it before.
It's excellent value - 98 hours of audio for 1 credit!
I know it's sacrilegious to say it, but it really could be condensed quite a bit. Yes, I know it is unabridged...
It's good to hear all the familiar stories!
You're kidding, right? 98 hours in one sitting? It's taken a couple of months at 2 hours per working day.
I would never have read the paper version, this worked for me.
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