The Word Of Promise
New Testament Audio Bible, NKJV
Audio CD: 20 CDs
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
This multi-voiced, scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) features a star-studded cast of actors, an original music score, and incredible feature film quality sound effects. This world-class production creates a dramatic audio theater experience that makes you feel like you're really there with Jesus and His disciples.
Cast Includes: Jim Caviezel ("The Passion of The Christ, Deja vu") - Jesus Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss ("Mr. Holland's Opus, The Goodbye Girl") - Quotes from Moses Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei ("My Cousin Vinny, What Women Want") - Mary Magdalene Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach ("Prison Break, Hemingway") - Paul Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Louis Gossett, Jr. ("An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots") - John Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("According to Jim, Father of the Bride") - Mary, Mother of Jesus And many others
The Word Of Promise: New Testament is a 20 CD set, dramatized, NKJV audio Bible covering the New Testament. Each audio CD was longer than an hour, but I'm not certain how long the complete set was. I love listening to audio Bibles and listen to them daily, so I was excited to add a new one to my library.
Overall, the voice cast did an excellent job of reading the verses in a dynamic way that helped me to stay focused on their words. My only problem was with the "Jesus voice." Most of the time his voice quavered like Jesus was on the verge of breaking into tears. The rest of the time it was a gentle, monotone voice. I had a hard time staying focused on Jesus' words if he spoke for longer than a few minutes.
The track editing was well done as it flowed well and sounded like one long take. The background soundtrack sounded similar to a movie soundtrack. The voices were supported with quiet music and added sound effects (like a door opening and closing). Occasionally the music would crescendo dramatically to emphasize a dramatic moment.
This set was in a large plastic case. There were two CDs per "spindle," and the top set of CDs overlapped a bottom set. Basically, you have to remove three CDs to get to the fourth. I had trouble removing the CDs, too, so this was not a convenient arrangement for me. I've already moved them to a better case. Overall, if you like the NKJV of the Bible, this is a good choice of audio Bible.
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