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Inspired By … The Bible Experience Audio Bible - Today's New International Version, TNIV: New Testament

New Testament
Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Why we think it's Essential: The Bible's stories were meant to be heard. They are powerful accounts of passion and drama. This recording, with an all-star cast, glorious music, and full sound effects, weaves the stories into a rich and compelling theatrical presentation. Whether you know the Bible well or haven't read it in quite some time, you will be captivated by this edition. — Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

Enjoy the New Testament from the most ambitious, critically acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced, Inspired By...The Bible Experience features a star-studded cast of almost 200 performers.

Highlighting the cast is 2007 Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker as the voice of Moses, along with Angela Bassett (Esther), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jonah), Denzel and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), LL Cool J (Samson), Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Bishop T. D. Jakes (Abraham), and Bishop Eddie L. Long (Joel) among others.

The Bible Experience uses Today’s New International Version (TNIV), and includes dramatic performances set to an original musical underscore by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood-style sound design created at Technicolor Studios.

The Bible Experience has become not just the best-selling audio Bible, but also one of the all-time fastest-selling new Bibles. In addition to record-breaking sales, Inspired By...The Bible Experience has received unprecedented consumer satisfaction and national recognition including numerous five-star reviews on Amazon.com, an Audies Audiobook of the Year (the highest honor of the Audio Publisher’s Association), an AudioFile Earphones Award, and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award.

©2006 Inspired By Media Group (P)2006 Zondervan

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  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year
  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Inspirational/Spiritual

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  • THOMAS
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 20-05-2015

Such an amazing experience, thank you!

It kept me interested and was easy to listen to. I'm sure I'll listen to this audiobook many more times.

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awesome way to get fully emersed in the bible

fantastic representation of the new testament
loved every minute as I followed this while commuting on the train

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Awesome.....divine....well worth the time & money

Awesome.....divine....well worth the time & money. Isaiah and songs of songs had some of my favourite performances. But i still enjoyed the whole audiobook..This helped me to stay on track with my bible reading goals.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-2017

Books by Chapter

What did you love best about Inspired By...The Bible Experience?

1 Matthew
30 Mark
46 Luke
70 John
91 Acts
119 Romans
135 Corin~1
151 Corin~2
167 Gala
176 Ephe
183 Phili
188 Colo
193 Thessa~1
200 Thessa~2
205 Tim~1
212 Tim~2
220 Titus
223 Philemon
224 Hebrew
237 James
244 Peter~1
251 Peter~2
255 John~1
261 John~2
262 John~3
263 Jude
264 Rev

Enjoy!!!

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Lamptree
  • 25-10-2008

Very Satisfied

This is the third Bible that I've downloaded from Audible.com and this is by far the best.

It is easy to understand and is interesting and captivating, particularly the Old testament.It has good sound-effects and different character speakers.The speakers speak at a normal pace so that the listener has time to understand what is being said, which is good for me because I don't like it when people talk too fast.

I am waiting to get a better listening device so I can listen to it in sound quality of 4. Right now my present device only will accept a sound quality of 3. But never the less, it is still good enough.

It is my favorite and is great when I have insomnia and want something to listen to or just during the day when I am relaxing.

I would rate it as 6 stars but since there are only 5 stars, thus I rate it a 5.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard H.
  • 13-03-2008

Good Content but lacking quality.

After listening to the sample, I was excited to download The Bible Experience and start listening to it. I was disappointed that the audio quality did not sound as good as the sample. I really wish audible.com used a high quality encoding process instead of their current 32kbps 22khz setting. Most of the time the lower bitrate is fine for spoken word audio but since this book contains spoken word mixed along with music and sound effects, the lower quality bitrate sounds like listening to it on a AM Radio. May be best to purchase the physical MP3 CD version since it is encoded at a much higher quality.

52 of 54 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary-Anne
  • 31-08-2008

Awesome

I can't believe that you can purchase the entire New Testament for only 1 credit. This audio book is an astounding re-creation of the NT. I enjoyed the background affects, it makes you feel as if you were there observing. It stirred my soul and I could better understand what the different passages were trying to say because of the quality of the narrators acting.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Clay
  • 04-05-2011

Worth It!!!

For those who would rather have the names of the books instead of the generic part 1,2,3... labels, here is the info you so you can relabel it in itunes.

Part 1: Matthew-Luke
Part 2: John-2 Corinthians
Part 3: Galations-Revelations

Also enter the numbers accordingly for each part in the disc number criteria so the books will be sorted in the proper order on your ipod/iphone.

55 of 58 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny
  • 20-09-2007

Brought the Bible to Life

This was well done! My husband and I listened to the new testament on our road trip this summer. We found that the time flew because we were so involved in the stories of the Bible. It made it real to me. The emotions conveyed by the voice actors were well done, rarely corny (although there were a few times). The only negative thing was that the background music and noises sometimes detracted from the story rather than adding to it. All in all, well done!

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Gretchen Ricker
  • 13-10-2010

Lacks ability to find books and chapters

The dramatization is great. However, if you want to listen to a particular book you are out of luck. It is not, that I can see, search-able so if you want to just listen to Romans then it's hugely time consuming to find. Wish I had known that before I purchased it. I am somewhat disappointed.

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  • Tina
  • 26-04-2013

THE BOOKS AND CHAPTER WHERE IT BEGINS ON iTunes

Where does Inspired By...The Bible Experience rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Inspired By...The Bible Experience: New Testament
• Part 1:
• MATTHEWS 1
• MARK 30
• LUKE 46
• JOHN 70

• Part 2:
• ACTS 1
• ROMANS 29
• CORINTHIANS 45 61
• GALATIANS 74
• EPHESIANS 81
• PHILIPPIANS 87

• Part 3:
• COLOSSIANS 1
• THESSALONIANS 5 11
• I II TIMOTHY 15 21
• TITUS 27
• PHILEMON 30
• HEBREWS 31
• JAMES 44
• I II PETER 49 54
• I II III JOHN 57 62 63
• JUDE 64
• REVELATION 65

50 of 53 people found this review helpful

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  • Greg
  • 26-09-2007

Best audio Bible ever

I have purchased a few audio Bibles in the past, this blows everything else away. This is Hollywood movie quality. The background noises and the recognizable voices they use make the experience very enjoyable. I listen to the Bible every day when I get ready in the mornings now, best thing I've purchased through audible.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Tony
  • 09-01-2008

Opens up the Bible like never before

This is a semi-dramatised version featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It brings the Scriptures to life and is unlike any other audiobook of the Bible you'll have heard to date. I enjoyed the energy in this and found that it carried you along with enthusiasm and actually got me 'feeling' the book rather than reading it (if that makes any sense). Highly recommended for those who are finding their path and attempting to read the Bible for the first time, young people, and anyone who want's a new breath of life from the book.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Chandresh
  • 19-11-2011

Good but also disappointed

I loved the narration but wish the whole book was divided into books of the bible instead of chapters, i.e chapter 1, chapter 2 etc. This makes it difficult to find the book of the bible you want to hear!

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  • Wendy
  • 29-12-2009

Inspired by...The Bible Experience: New Testament

WOW! When I heard the New Testament I couldn't wait to also heard the Old. It's amazing! I can listen to it on long bus trips, the school runs and on the treadmill. If you have trouble comprehending the Bible or just want a fresh way to learn God's Word, I strongly suggest this.Hands-Down the Finest Audio Bible You Can Own.Good for teenage children.This product is very well done with music added to the recording for effect. Excellent a must have.

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  • Elizabeth Davies
  • 03-10-2009

Excellent

I love this ... wonderful presentation.

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  • Marcus
  • 06-08-2011

An Excellent Audio Version of the NIV Bible

I really like this audio bible, from the very start is pleasure to listen to and follow.

The Narrators are very well know famous people which adds to this Audio Books popularity I guess and they do deliver the readings very well as expected.

The Music throughout is not intrusive since it does not continuallu play on on some readings of scripture and never it seems when it's not appropriate.

The music and sound effects are great and give the whole experience of listening a certain comfort and enjoyment.

The Music and Sound Effects also help with concerntration as without music and somebody just rambling on for hours on end, it can be easy to switch off or hear what's being said but not listen to it.

All this said this is by far one of the very best Audio Versions of the NIV Bible around there are even various well known Christian Online Stores that are promoting and selling it.

A Very big thank you and congratulations to all those who created it,may the lord be with you all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • duopastorale
  • 19-05-2011

Fabulous!

I love this! I just don't want to turn it off. It is especially good for dramatic books like the gospels and Acts, but it's even bringing books like Romans to life for me. I'm sure this is going to be part of my daily routine for years to come.

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  • Catherine
  • 11-04-2010

A real blessing!!

This was recommended to me by a friend and I am so pleased with it. It is excellent and I would highly recommend it to anybody who is interested! Such a lot of work has clearly gone in to recording 'The Bible Experience' and I believe it will be a blessing to those who enjoy listening to/reading God's word.

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  • Aerail
  • 26-09-2017

new testament

i love the entire experience of New Testament. they got dramatized reading n gospel performances.

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  • Will
  • 14-04-2013

Good listen

A really great reading of the New Testament. The only bug being that it seems to be in a random order. It would be good if it followed the order of the New Testament so it would be easier to find particular books.

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  • Sarah
  • 21-02-2013

confusing...

I would really, really like the chapter 'headings' to give more information than chapter 1, 2 etc. It would be great to be able to find a particular book for example.