Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book Review: The Word of Promise New Testament

I've always had a distrust for audio books, and even more so when it comes to an audio version of the Bible. I'm always afraid that the readers will either under or over dramatize the story, leave out key parts or scenes, and generally make a hash of something that has touched my heart so much in print. Therefore, what a pleasant surprise it was to experience The Word of Promise New Testament from Thomas Nelson.

The Word comes alive in this reading of the New King James Version, primarily due to the talents of some of the top voice actors in the business. The letters of Paul (read by Stacy Keach), for example, come across as personal and yet universally authoritative as they were meant to be. The addition of background music and sounds was initially a worry for me, but by keeping the volume low and using these elements sparingly, their inclusion enhances rather than distracts from the spoken word.

I have listened to other audio versions of the Bible, but I have to say that, so far, this is my favorite one of the lot. Perfect for commuting to work or relaxing in front of the fire at home, this set is highly recommended.

Note: This audio Bible was received as a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of providing an unbiased review. This note is posted to meet new Federal Trade Commission regulations regarding product endorsements.


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