The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible by Thomas Nelson

My review of:
The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible (NKJV)
Thomas Nelson Publishers

This audio Bible contains 20 CDs of New Testament and a Behind the Scenes DVD. Major motion picture actors provide the voice talent, add are a musical score and sound effects. The CDs & DVD come in a good quality soft-back CD holder. The words are nearly verbatim to the written NKJV, with the only exceptions I found being the words said, or says--those aren't used since we hear the dialogue. Overall, this was a high quality production and my son (as well as my husband & I) enjoy listening to the audio Bible in the car.

The things that kept me from giving this a five star rating...Jim Caviezel reading the parts of Jesus. I was very excited to find out he was involved. I'd heard so many wonderful things about his acting, but unfortunately, it didn't translate to audio very well. His voice sounds strained, as though he's reading for a part in a play rather than bringing Jesus' voice alive. A few of the other actors did the same, read the part--sounds like they're merely reading their lines for the first time. This does not happen with everyone, but enough that it brought the rating down a star, in my opinion.

That being said, I would very much recommend The Word Of Promise New Testament to anyone. It's been great listening to the Bible on CD and I do think others will enjoy it as well.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Tina, The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible (NKJV) sounds like a wonderful collaboration. I’m wondering if the only difference between this presentation and one that I own, The Bible Experience (NIV) are the translations.

The version I own also has notable actors reading the Word. To name a few: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Samuel L. Jackson.

I have a friend who prefers the King James translation, so I intend to let her know about this release.

Thank you your review.