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"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

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.

51 of 53 people found this review helpful

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Captivating!

Would you listen to The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People again? Why?

This is an audiobook that I will return to year after year. The Bible came alive in ways I have never experienced before through this audiobook. I am certain I will learn something new each time I listen to it.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the way the book was produced. The different voices for the characters helped me feel like I was watching the Story unfold.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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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.

36 of 38 people found this review helpful

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  • Lz
  • 09-23-13

DIRECT QUOTES & EXPECT EVANGELIZING EVERY CHAPTER

Would you try another book from Zondervan Bibles (editor) and/or Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett ?

> No..<br/>> I was so DISAPPOINTED with the way Michael Blain-Rozgay and Allison Moffett<br/>> kept INTERJECTING their comments and EVANGELIZING you EVERY CHAPTER and sometimes in the middle of one.<br/>> 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<br/>> I love the Story but became VERY FRUSTRATED with the continuous interruptions<br/>> of the trying to be evangelized and could not finish listening the book<br/>> 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

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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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

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 03-18-13

Good Way to Listen to the Word

I got The Story so I could listen to the Bible on the way to and from work. I was able to finish the whole Bible before too long. I liked the flow and continuity. Having said that, it does not take the place of being in God's word daily. For that, I prefer the One Year Bible and reading it on my Kindle.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • Edenvale, South Africa
  • 01-05-13

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.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Jackie
  • El Mirage, AZ, United States
  • 09-24-12

Fantastic story, fantastic deliverence

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Deborah
  • OMAHA, NE, United States
  • 09-17-12

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.<br/>Even though I grew up with the bible it makes a nice introduction and easy for<br/>adults and children to follow.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful