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Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament Audiobook

Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament

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Publisher's Summary

"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 (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.

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

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  • Scott
    New London, NH, USA
    "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.

    42 of 42 people found this review helpful
  • Roy
    Beaumont, TX, United States
    "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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Collegedale, TN, USA
    "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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Lexington, KY, USA

    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!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Red Bluff, CA, United States
    "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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ernest
    Cranston, RI, USA
    "And God saw that it was good"

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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mia
    Oslo, Norway
    "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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • George
    Henrico, VA, United States
    "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?


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

    Beginning to end

    Any additional comments?

    Excellent listen

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    United States
    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • yukonjack
    "How can it NOT be good?"

    Some people like those big audio Bible productions with multiple actors and music and sound effects, but not me. This one is the best. Cash is one of the great American voices but also a man to whom the Bible means a great deal, and that comes through in this recording.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. D. M. Houlder
    Manchester, UK
    "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...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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