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Publisher's Summary

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.

This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.

  • Part 1: Genesis - Exodus
  • Part 2: Leviticus - Numbers
  • Part 3: Deuteronomy - Joshua
  • Part 4: Judges - 2 Samuel
  • Part 5: 1 Kings - 1 Chronicles
  • Part 6: 2 Chronicles - Esther
  • Part 7: Job
  • Part 8: Psalms 1-75
  • Part 9: Psalm 76 - 150
  • Part 10: Proverbs - Song of Solomon
  • Part 11: Isaiah
  • Part 12: Jeremiah - Lamentations
  • Part 13: Ezekiel - Daniel
  • Part 14: Hosea - Malachi
  • Part 15: Matthew - Luke
  • Part 16: John - 2 Corinthians
  • Part 17: Galatians - Revelation
  • ©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    A real revelation

    It's really hard to write a review about the bible, because...well...it's the bible!

    But what I can say is that I can't recommend The Word of Promise highly enough. The sound effects used throughout the readings really helped to add to the entertainment aspect of the books. But what I was most impressed with, and surprised by, was the way the actors expressed their characters. They brought things to life to the extent that I actually understood things better than I ever have before. I think it's because the bible doesn't say things like: "Jesus was furious and said", and because of that I often find my own reading of the bible to be flat and have to really concentrate really hard to figure things out sometimes. But the performance of the actors revealed things to me that blew my mind.

    There was one part, I can't remember which book (which is my only problem with the audio version, was that it was virtually impossible to navigate because it's so huge!!) where God was really, really furious with the Israelites and honestly, I was a bit afraid, especially because I'm a believer. I mean, when I'd read that part in the bible myself, I knew God was mad, but I didn't realise 'how' mad He was until listening to this. It was a far different experience to listening to a fiction novel being read, it's really hard to explain.

    But anyway, despite my moment of knee shaking fear, I enjoyed every moment of it and will probably start again at the beginning, but more slowly so I can see what else is made clear to me. I just really enjoyed hearing God's word being spoken so clearly, and being brought to life so well that I couldn't stop listening

    And look, to be truthful, in my opinion there will never be another actor who can play Jesus as well as Jim Calviezel. I mean, I see Jim Calviezel and I feel like I'm looking at Jesus, so to hear him speaking, this time in English and not Aramaic (although I loved hearing Aramaic in the Passion).... Well, it was just amazing. I think I even started crying.

    Last but not least was the sheer value of the book! 17 audio books for 1 credit. I think it took me three months to listen to it all. So yeah, if you are a believer (and if you aren't I still hope you get this book and become one!) get this book with your next credit. You won't regret it. Every actor was amazing and the Psalms! Oh and the actor who played God! OH my, yeah, just get it! You won't regret it.

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    Better indexing needed

    Would you consider the audio edition of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because it is easy to listen to the chapters you might other wise find hard to read and comprehend due to context it is written in.

    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The background music and songs bring ambience to the reading

    Any additional comments?

    It is really hard to look up a specific chapter or book to listen to, because of the fact that many chapters and books are contained within one part of the the audio. Some proper scriptural index or order might make it more valuable.

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    it is finished!

    Easy way of reading the whole Bible - just listen while you are getting up doing dishes and in the car travelling. 😊

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    get to know a Glorious God for yourself . Each book of the bible shows how awesome, Holy, Sovereign Righteous the creator of heaven and earth is. He is my great reward the hope I look forward too more and more eevery time I listen to the Word of God over and over

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    Annoying over acting

    The over acting and ridiculous voices put on by these actors made it very difficult to listen to. It seemed like a good idea however was not of any use to me. Just annoying. I will try another version.

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    Reshing and grest

    Great to listen to while going to sleep.
    It resheshes and helps you understand i will
    start again to listen to it.