Sunday, November 15, 2009

Next Generation Audio Bible - review

My kids inhale audio books. They have always loved listening to stories. They are more apt to have a story playing in the room, or on their MP3 players, at any given time, rather than music.

I was very excited to have the opportunity to review The Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament Audio Bible from Thomas Nelson. It is already in MP3 format, so no having to "rip" the CDs to put them on the players. Also, it presents the Word of God in a format that is appealing to young people. The voices are done by popular teen actors that your kids may already be familiar with. (My kids knew a few of them, though they don't watch much TV.)

Here's more information from the publisher:
Today’s youth ingest media at a faster rate than any previous generation. And they can’t get enough! The Word of Promise: Next Generation - New Testament is the perfect way for young multi-taskers to absorb Scripture. This ambitious recording makes the Word accessible to more kids than ever before.

Starring a Hollywood-level cast of young talent including Cody Linley (Hanna Montana, Dancing with the Stars) as Jesus, AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Mary Magdalene, Jordin Sparks (American Idol Winner) as Elizabeth, Cobin Bleu (High School Musical) as Peter, Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen) as Martha, and narrated by Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings). The project includes informative book introductions by author Max Lucado and his daughter, Jenna Lucado, who is a speaker on the Revolve® Tour.

The Word of Promise: Next Generation is much more than just a word-for-word reading: it’s an all-star cast performing audio drama with a rich original score and Hollywood special effects. When Jesus walks on the water, kids will feel like they’re in the boat. When Peter waits in the courtyard during the Lord’s trial, the fire will crackle. The ambient sounds of the Holy land, the breath-taking musical score, the world-class young actors and the timeless Word of Promise all combine to deliver an unparalleled achievement.

Set includes 24 hours of audio drama on 3 mp3 CDs and a bonus 75 minute Behind-the-Scenes DVD featuring interviews with the actors.

1 comment:

lesli said...

Karla, LOVED the post! I appreciate you sharing information with us. Which leads me to feeling like I must share with you THE VOICE. Which like the Word of Promise has really blessed my life. THE VOICE is a fresh expression of the timeless narrative known as the Bible. Stories of God’s goodness that were told to each generation by their grandparents and leaders were recorded and assembled to form the Christian Scriptures. Too often, the passion, grit, humor, & beauty have been lost in the translation process. THE VOICE seeks to recapture what was lost. To learn more and download a free copy of the Gospel of John click here! You will not be disappointed and it is definitely worth taking the time to check out! Thanks again Karla! I look forward to your future postings!