Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament

NKJV Audio Bible
Narrated by: Johnny Cash
Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
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"I wear the black for those who've never read or listened to the words that Jesus said." - Johnny Cash

Listen to the New Testament (NKJV) 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." Enjoy listening to one of the most distinctive voices of our time in this wonderful audio edition of the Word of God.

©1990 John R. Cash, New King James Version used by permission of Thomas Nelson Inc. (P)2007 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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The Best Audio NT Out There!

I've listened to just about every audio bible out there: Scourby, Johnston, Zorsky, Peck, McLean, and several others I can't even recall. Some were unlistenable from start. Others would start off fine and then, after a while, you realized that it was EATING YOUR BRAIN! I was about to give up on listening to audio bibles altogether when I stumbled on this one, where the Man in Black reads the NT. From the first moment I started listening, I knew I had finally found The One.

Cash reads the NT in a manner that engages you and draws you in. He sounds like he's talking *with* you, not *at* you; like he's talking to a close friend and not up on stage talking to strangers. I've only had this audio bible for a few weeks but I've already listed to it for dozens of hours (I hike a lot and listen to it while hiking).

The translation used is the NKJV, which is a good, faithful translation but lacks the "clang and flavour" of the KJV. Reading the NKJV is like drinking decaffeinated coffee-- same basic brew but lacks the punch and kick of the fully-caffeinated KJV. Nevertheless, this audio bible is an outstanding production.

This product is the NT only. For Psalms, Alex Jennings' rendition of the KJV Book of Psalms is incomparable.

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Amazing

Marty Stewart once said, if God had a voice it would probably sound like Johnny Cash. I listen to my ipod practically every night as I go to sleep. The New Testament being read by a true legend. WOW! I can't think of a better way to end a day :-) Thanks Johnny! Thanks Jesus!

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Very Good

This is my favorite version of the New Testament that I've heard so far. I really like Johnny's voice. It comes across in such a warm and calm way, which results for a very enjoyable listen.

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Johnny Cash's Voice works well with the Bible

One of the greatest voices matched up with the greatest book ever written. Only one regret... he didn't read the old testament.

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If You Like J Cash

I have several copies of the New Testament in audio format. Unfortunately, many of these have music accompanyment. Why is that necessary? We don't hear music with other books except as introduction and ending - perhaps.

Over all this is a good alternative for individuals who wish to listen to the New Testament. I personally enjoy Johnny Cash and enjoy this addition to Audible. I would prefer some of the others if they were available without the music which I find a distraction. If you want music accompanyment - this version is not for you.

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And God saw that it was good

Amazing reading of the New Testament. If only Johnny had read scripture in my church...

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A must for Christians and fans alike

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes: My Christian ones. You know the Word is never read out. Still different versions create different verses stand out. This verson must be directed by God himself. Too fantastic for regular words. If you are a Christian this is a true must. Use your credit knowing this is credit proof forever.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is The New Testament. Every single person is needed to make it into what it is.

What about Johnny Cash’s performance did you like?

Every word; every second so amazingly perfect

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

"Atonement: The greatest gift of time"

Any additional comments?

Get this today. A Christian will NEVER regret buying this!

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It's the word and our instructions from God

If you could sum up Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament in three words, what would they be?

Old times sensation

What other book might you compare Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament to and why?

No other book to compare. It is the word and wisdom of God to help us strive to perfection. Wether it is read from a child or from Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash gives it a sensation of a father reading to his family from times long past.

Have you listened to any of Johnny Cash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Beginning to end

Any additional comments?

Excellent listen

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Awesome Listen

Very much enjoyed listening to Johnny Cash read the New Testament of the Bible. I can't say he was any better than other narrators (incl. Alexander Scourby) I've listened to reading the Bible. However, he was very good. Too bad he didn't do the entire Bible. I recommend this audio bible highly.

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Reverent, but needs index

I love this performance, but really wish there was a way to go to a particular chapter or book or verse. Has anyone out there done the work to index this?

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  • Mr. D. M. Houlder
  • 07-10-14

My favourite audio bible

What made the experience of listening to Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament the most enjoyable?

I love Johnny Cash and Johnny reading the bible is a match...well made in Heaven!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament?

His calm, southern accent...makes listening a pleasure

Have you listened to any of Johnny Cash’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Nope - except of course to his music!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Man in back is back telling us of a greater man who comes back...for you

Any additional comments?

Loved it - and am slowly savoring...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-19

The Voice Of God's American Prophet

Johnny Cash narrating this New Testament is pure holiness. This is God's Word in it's latest installment. Unmissable Words of truth and gospel wisdom revealed to the Apostles and Church by Holy Spirit. This sounds like Johnny Cash speaking in Heaven towards mankind. Johnny Cash shares the revelation of God's Last Prophet Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace. God bless your soul Johnny Cash.
This e.book of the New Testament is God's message to a sorrowing humanity in search of truth , meaning and divine direction. Approach this Holy book with care , respect , reverence and deep love! The Author is the Lord God Yahweh the Father of creation. Thank you Johnny Cash. Amen brother.