So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17, KJV
There's something you get from listening to the Scriptures you can't receive in any other way. Audio Bibles are a great way to listen and absorb God's Truths!
The Word of Promise audio Bible from Thomas Nelson features the New King James version. Basically? The King James you know without all the "thee, thy, thou" business. Majestic but accessible for today's reader and listener.
This CD set isn't cheesy as several other renditions of the Gospel. You know the kind. Maybe you gave away those tapes about ten years ago because you never wanted to hear them again. This version uses real actors and the background music "goes" but does not detract from the reading or overpower it. The books where there is really just one speaker (such as Romans and so forth) had music in the background, or ocean waves, or very light music playing. They just barely made it seem less like the disc was recorded in the studio over several takes. Who-ever "mixed" the sound recordings did a very good job.
I think my favourite "character" in this series is Herod. He doesn't sound at all as though he's just reading a line, which is pretty tough to do in a Bible story. The guy sounds almost like a Mafia character, totally pretending to keep his cool but ya know better than to cross him.
The only downside would have to be the packaging. They crammed bunches of discs in a holder that really doesn't hold the first four discs in well. I've popped them all in another holder which actually makes listening in order much easier.
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