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Holy Bible: New King James: New Testament

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Introductions to each book of the Bible

This newly dramatized edition blends Stephen Johnston's narration with the voices of dozens of award winning actors along with sound effects and background music to achieve a powerful production that brings the Bible to life for today's listeners. This new edition also adds helpful and informativ

Hardcover, New King James
Published December 1st 1979 by Thomas Nelson
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Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love reading about what Jesus did while he was on the earth; his insights, wisdom and ability to not let the Pharisees & Saducees 'push his buttons' in inspiring, to say the least...
Joel Curtiss
Sep 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find that this edition helps many better understand the New Testament truths from the Majority Text Greek to more modern English.
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the best deal on Audible. I'm not a believer whatsoever, but I always appreciate opening up my world to different viewpoints.

I read a lot of books on atheism (and theology) and they really don't put the whole of the New Testament in proper context when they criticize Christianity because they often look at the pieces that make up the whole instead of the whole being explained by the pieces (before you can understand a sentence you first must understand the words and to understand
Stephen Escalera
Dec 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems that lately there are more and more audio Bibles available. When I was growing up, perhaps the best or at least the best-known version was the one read by Alexander Scourby. His deep voice and precise pronunciation in reading the King James Version still resonates in my head.

In The Word of Promise: New Testament (NKJV) , Thomas Nelson's addition to the audio Bible offerings is unique and well done. Instead of relying on a sole narrator, the Bible is read by a cast of members, giving the
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Have the adventure of hearing the entire New Testament as a radio theater experience. As nice as books on disc or tape are, those usually have one reader who uses different voice intonations for the various characters. Sound effects usually don't amount to much, if they exist at all. The Word of Promise takes things a giant leap forward. Think of a really good radio drama, complete with separate well-kno
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Bible comes alive with the voices of many star-studded actors/actresses. The music and sound effects are definitely theater-quality. It is powerful and dramatic.

I usually shy away from audio Bibles, but since receiving a copy of this one, I have compared it to several others and find this one, in my opinion, is the best. I think this is superbly done. It will appeal to the person who is a non-reader but would enjoy hearing God’s Word also for those who live a busy life-style and find it har
Mar 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm currently listening to the New King James Version of the New Testament, narated by...Johnny Cash! And frankly, I really really like it! He has the most pleasant and earnest reading voice. Reading the whole New Testament has been a goal of mine for a long time, so it is quite pleasant to find this narration of same by a man I admire who I am wishing had narrated more while he was still with us.

Update -- I got sidetracked with a bunch of library books and summer, and Johnny's rendition of the
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful 20-CD collection of the NKJV of the Holy Bible. As I listened to the books of the Bible brought together by over one hundred actors, I could literally hear the amount of work that went into this project. I believe that the Bible is brought to life by the Holy Spirit and not man...with this being said, I believe that the Holy Spirit has definitely blessed this undertaking and those involved.

I've listened to a few audio Bibles and this rank within the best of them. The words spoke
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many people either read the Bible in a monotone voice, or have heard it read that way. I never have liked that; I've always felt that, whether it's stories, prophecies, poems, or letters, there was emotion behind what was said and written in the Good Book. Not only does "The Word of Promise" do a great job of dramatizing the New King James Version of the Bible, but it is also a very helpful Bible study tool. To hear each and every word said clearly makes you notice things that you probably would ...more
Jun 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts on this one are going to be pretty straightforward and unsurprising. As a Christian, it's no secret that I hold the Bible close to my heart.

This particular rendition of the New Testament is just wonderful. Sometimes it's hard to find time to sit down and read the Bible. There are always other things to do--run the kids to sports games or dance class, laundry, house cleaning, driving to and from work, getting in some exercise. But the beauty of this audio Bible is that you can listen
Aug 05, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although this is the most important single book in the history of the world, you cannot ignore the obvious historical problems associated with it. For example, in Mark and John, Jesus is executed on 2 different days entirely. Or in the OT, how some guy tried to protect a traveling stranger from being raped by offering his own daughter who he choppped up and sent to the vaious lands of Israel. How is it not obvious hese are all just tales from a ancient Israel that were put in book form, and they ...more
Deanna Stevens
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read
If you are looking for an audio book of the New Testament ~ This is wonderful! There are 20 CD's in a sturdy plastic case. This reading of the New Testament is by numerous well known actors as the readers. Jim Caviezel, Lou Gossett, Jr., and Richard Dreyfuss are just a few. I loved the wonderful background effects. I found it very clear and the readers did a wonderful job of reading the New Testament. I have had other readings but this is my favorite. . .
* I received this set free from the pub
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith, small-group
Absolutely awesome audio Bible. Very professional product. Sound effects and music are well done and complement the spoken Word, not overpower it. It really gives you the feeling of "being there". I found a few of the actor's voices to be perfect for the part they were playing, especially Stacy Keach as the Apostle Paul and of course Jim Caviezel as Jesus. If you have any interest in an audio Bible, this is absolutely the one to get.
Outstanding audio production. I'm trying to get through the entire bible (for literature/culture/history reasons) and this radio production carries me through it (finished the new testament, trying to get through the old--still very good!).

There are really detailed sound effects: birds, rain, doors opening, the sound of flesh being pounded by stones during stonings, heads dropping after beheadings, and also excellent music.

What better way to endure a long commute than filling your heart and mind with God's word! Production value is above par - better than most radio plays. It really puts you in the moment as if you were there. If only you could drive with your eyes closed (do not attempt this- drive was on closed test road) so as to let your mind totally visualize it more!
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have now read the NT in a week and am now re-reading it. Powerful way to read the Bible. The book of Revelation totally blew me away.

I have now added this audio/CD version into my daily schedule and it has become my 'daily reading'.

I highly recommend it.

Now off to buy the OT to go with it!
Nancy Graham
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would give this audio theater version 4 1/2 stars. At points: brilliant performances with solid audio sweetening. On occasion: stilted performances that sound-too-much-like-affected-reading with disruptive orchestration. On the whole, the best audio version I've heard. I especially like Lou Diamond Philips's performance of Mark.
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the music that worked really well with this edition. The one thing I didn't like was a little too much dead air between sections. It was nice to read the Word of God right after a questioning book such as "Zealot".
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Any time you can experience the Scriptures in a fresh way is a good thing. The sound effects really draw you into the story and the book of Revelation was made for a surround sound system. There were moments where I was overcome with emotion. I'm looking forward to getting the OT release.
Sydney Young
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok. It's the New Testament and Johnny Cash is reading it. So of course it's wonderful. But I struggled with this edition (New King James) through the gospels. I didn't think it made much difference otherwise. Glad I picked it back up. Great way to re-encounter scripture.
Beth Kirby
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-again
What a wonderful resource for learning about the life of the Savior and the works of his apostles!

The Book of Revelation needs to be read carefully and probably more than once to understand all of the imagery, but it is worth the effort.
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actually I'm listening to the NKJV Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible
It seems to be a stunning audio play of the bible and it's really gripping. PS
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oct 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i cannot read greek
otherwise i m certain i would give it 5 stars
Charles Johnson
This is an excellent Interlinear, I have used for some time and really like it.
Andy Mitchell
Best NKJV audio performance of all time.
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