08 June 2013

Audiobook Review: "The Bible Experience" by Inspired By Media Group

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!
Synopsis: Do you think the Bible is just a stuffy, unexciting old book? The Bible Experience will prove you wrong.  Presenting God's Word as never before, this complete, word-for-word audio version of the Today's New International Version translation features several Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning actors/actresses, and over twenty different Grammy-winning musicians.  Complete with a bonus "making of" DVD, this eighty-disc set is likely to enhance your Bible study and feed your soul!

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.

Score: 4.25/5

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