|Written by: God (original text) / Zondervan (translator/publisher)|
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Pastor Marvin Winans...and many more!
Review: This is different than usual for me, but, the Bible is in a different league than any other book ever published! The audio stylings of this recorded Bible are actually great...for the most part. Some parts could have been slightly more dramatic; I didn't think they should have a woman read a passage where the Word itself says it is "A Psalm of David"; the long musical interlude at the end of every book was a little annoying, though easily to skip; the acappella/jazz stylings in Revelation seemed out of place...and that's about it. However, this audio Bible excels elsewhere. The voice actors do well; the sound effects are great; and it makes for a very effective study tool.
Content Concerns: N/A
As I said in a previous audio Bible review, "The Bible is God's Word, and is not subject to the same analyses that I would give a Disney Channel movie or a Saturday morning cartoon." I will say that some may have a problem with the non-gender-specific language used in the TNIV; read it for yourself and see what you think before you spend your money on an audio version of it.