Meryl Streep’s performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed portrait of Mary is hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an ideal audiobook,” presenting the three-time Academy Award-winner in “yet another great role.” Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary presents Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone, in a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.
"from a non believer..."
The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.
"A critical but inspiring 'walk thru the' Bible"
Hear the Bible come alive! This arresting world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before. The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible is a 20-hour, star-studded audio Bible production.
Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.
"Best Grisham Ever"
Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.
"Excellent Historical Critical Perspective"
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.
"Poor Organization of Sections"
Here is the complete, unabridged New Testament from the New International Version Bible, digitally produced to bring the Bible's stories to life. A vivid recording of the NIV in a single voice that will help you hear the Bible again... for the first time.
"The Holy Bible in 260 Generic Chapter Titles"
Like never before, you can experience the beauty and life-changing power of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible productions, The Bible Experience is a captivating performance of the Bible presented by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers. This historic production also features a cinematic musical score, unparalleled sound design, and the highest production value.The Bible Experience is truly theater of the mind and spirit.
The parables and lessons of the New Testament resonate through much of our religious, literary, and cultural history. Written by the disciples and contemporaries of Jesus Christ, this work is a source of wisdom and solace for millions around the world. It includes the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which record the life and teachings of Christ, as well as the Book of Acts, Revelation, and other fundamental biblical writings.
"Well Worth The Purchase"
In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characterizations. Hailed as the greatest spoken-word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to enthuse and inspire.
Like never before, you can experience the beauty and life-changing power of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible productions, The Bible Experience is a captivating performance of the Bible presented by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers. This historic production also features a cinematic musical score, unparalleled sound design, and the highest production values.
Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multi-talented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the Creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, the life of every human being who has ever lived, and the successful transitioning of American Idol into the post-Simon Cowell era. Now, as the earth he has godded so magnificently draws to a Mayan-induced close, God breaks his 1,400-year literary silence with his final masterpiece, The Last Testament.
"I Am Smitten"
The New English Standard Version translation is founded on the belief that the words of the Bible are the very words of God. Setting itself apart from other translations by sacrificing neither accuracy nor readability, the ESV is an "essentially literal" translation that seeks to duplicate the original texts while taking into account the differences between modern English and the original languages.
"The Holy Bible: New Testament"
Listen to the New Testament (New King James Version) read in its entirety by music legend Johnny Cash. After 20 years of encouragement from his mother to record the Bible, he approached the recording of the New Testament with "fear, respect, awe, and reverence for the subject matter". Cash added, "I also did it with a great deal of joy, because I love the Word." Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament is 19 hours of the Word of God from one of the most distinctive voices of our time.
"The Best Audio NT Out There!"
Rich, evocative, and dignified, the King James Version of the Bible remains the favorite of millions for both its inspirational and poetic qualities. This awe-inspiring production contains the Old Testament in its entirety, read by a versatile group of distinguished performers. Whether it's your first introduction to the ancient text or if you can recite each word from memory, you will enjoy the literary and spiritual value this monumental audiobook has to offer.
"Good Stuff, Terrible Audio Layout"
This highly acclaimed complete New American Standard Old Testament is the 1995 updated edition, recorded in clear digital audio in a convenient listening format. No distracting sound effects or background music. Ideal audio study Bible for any Christian, both for serious study and for casual listening. Ideal for listening to while you travel, work out, eat, or sleep. Take the Word with you wherever you go, and make it part of every day!
Improve your biblical literacy with these 24 insightful lectures about the cast of vivid characters in the New Testament. From the well-known figures of Jesus, John the Baptist, and the disciples to important but lesser known figures, such as the Syro-Phoenician woman who must turn Jesus's own words back on him to gain the healing of her daughter, Professor Levine paints vivid portraits of Christianity's founding generation.You'll learn about such figures as. the elderly couple Elizabeth and Zechariah and their son, John the Baptist;. Jesus's friends, the contemplative Mary and the vocal Martha, as well as their brother, Lazarus;. the apostles Peter and Thomas, James and John, and Judas Iscariot;. Mary Magdalene, who becomes known as the apostle to the apostles;. Paul the apostle, as presented in Acts of the Apostles and what can be determined about him from his letters;. a number of strong and interesting women, including the unnamed Samaritan and a repentant sinner who anoints Jesus; and. Jesus's interlocutors, including the centurion with a paralyzed son and the desperate Canaanite mother with a demon-possessed daughter.Rather than promoting any particular religious worldview, this course seeks to read the ancient texts anew to discover what they really say and how they were interpreted by both the secular culture and the faithful church.
"Deceptively Modest Theme Chock Full of Knowledge"
This recording of the King James Bible features the entire Old and New Testaments. Internationally acclaimed narrator Eric Martin is a recipient of the Gold Medal Award for narration and the National Communicator Award of Excellence. His command of the English language brings out the timeless poetry and spiritual wealth of the King James Bible.
"Very Clear Diction"
The Holman Christian Standard Bible is one of the most accurate translations of the scriptures. In the New Testament gospels you will discover the virgin birth, ministry, crucifixion, and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ written from four different yet perfectly harmonized vantage points. Historical and life-altering biblical truths are proclaimed from the birth of the early church to the spread of the Gospel through Paul, Peter, John, and others in the epistles.
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need to be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
"Real Life Bible"