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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2008
There are so many audio narrations of bible now available, when I stumbled across this one I wondered if this has anything better to offer. I have tried Alexander Scourby's, The Bible Experience, Max Mclean's, & Stephen Johnston's. I found this one the best among all. As stated above this is a dramatised narrative. Some actors may let you down, but generally I found most good. The background music is unintrusive and if anything soothing and excellent quality. The pace of audio rendition is without haste, better than all the above narratives. I would have personally loved it rendered even more slowly to allow the word of God to be assimilated.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2008
the new testament stunningly brougth to life,with actors of the highest quality and music to make you weep.never has the bible been so alive, just close your eyes and let the soothing voice of jesus (JIM CAVIEZEL)wash over you,listen with your heart to the words of the gospels and let your spirit rise in praise to the lord.you cannt fail to be moved by the sincerity of the actors in their roles and the quality of the production
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2011
This audio Bible is great. There's a variety of different actors voices,that speak well. The background music is never obtrusive, works well, and the sound effects really do bring the Bible to life. The spoken word is also word for word from the Bible, apart from the words "he said, then he said" etc. The voice of Jesus even stands out among the other actors voices. A great, quality work, well done!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2010
The Word of Promise New Testament is a dramatised audio version of the NKJV translation of the New Testament, with full orchestral soundtrack, sound effects, and the voices of almost 150 actors (including some Academy Award winners). It's recorded over 20 CDs with an extra DVD which has a Behind The Scenes documentary, and a new song by Michael W. Smith written especially for this recording.

To start, I absolutely love the concept. Listening to the Bible with a full soundtrack and effects, and with different actors speaking the different parts with emotion etc. is a good idea! I think anything that gets people into Scripture is a winner, and this is just different enough to attract a whole new audience. The choice of translation is a good one, and it's presented in a good way - each chapter is a separate track, and where possible books have been presented on one CD.

Something that the dramatisation and additional sound adds is real emotion. It's great because it presents enough information to inspire our emotions without dictating exactly what we should think. Highlights for me included being moved to tears by the stoning of Stephen, and some pretty exciting action in the book of Revelation. If you like audio Bibles, this is a real treat.

That all being said, this recording has some serious flaws. The sound effects are often dropped in almost as an afterthought and sometimes feel out of place. The orchestral soundtrack is beautiful but at times gets a bit too much, and tends to repeat itself.

The worst part of it, however, is that it's just a bit cringeworthy. Some of the voice actors, and in particular Jim Caviezel who provides the voice of Jesus (he acted as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ), just seem a bit melodramatic. I would have liked Jesus' voice to be full of joy and authority, but it's this sombre, gentle voice of someone sounding sorry for themselves, which unfortunately takes any joy out of hearing the gospels, which should be the highlight of the New Testament!

So in conclusion I really want to give a positive review for this because it's such a good idea and I'd love for these to continue to be made, but there are too many flaws for me I'm afraid.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2010
i am very pleased i bought that audio bible & i want to recommend this toevery one to have one because people who had difficulty to read or they have no time to read they can lesson the words any time they want .
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on 1 June 2013
Wanting to study but not having the time to sit down and read all the time. I find I can listen whilst getting on with the chores etc. Very easy to listen to. Would definitely recommend.
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