The TRUTH & LIFE DRAMATIZED AUDIO BIBLE ™ NEW TESTAMENT elegantly blends voices, sound effects and an original music score to create an aural environment that will totally immerse you in the Scriptures.
The literal English RSV-CE New Testament is 'performed' for you in radio drama style by more than 70 actors including international stars: Neal McDonough as "Jesus," Julia Ormond as "Mary, Mother of God," Blair Underwood as "Mark," Stacy Keach as "John," Michael York as "Luke," Brian Cox as "The Voice of God," Sean Astin as "Matthew," Kristen Bell as "Mary Magdalene, " Malcolm McDowell as "Caiaphas," and John Rhys-Davies as the Narrator.
Listen to a sample:
Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 3
Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 14
The Truth & Life Dramatized audio Bible™ New Testament
This new audio Bible (New Testament) is endorsed with an Imprimatur from the Vatican and includes a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI. Voiced by internationally renowned actors including: Neal McDonough, Kristen Bell, Sean Astin, Michael York, Blair Underwood, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Brian Cox, Julia Ormond, John Rhys-Davies, and many more.
The Truth & Life audio New Testament is a first-of-its-kind dramatized audio Bible from the RSV-Catholic Edition translation.
The complete audio New Testament is twenty-two hours shipped on eighteen CDs.
From Chicago to Hollywood to New York and beyond . . . over seventy actors, twenty audio engineers in ten studios over three continents contributed to the creation of this unique dramatized audio Bible™ New Testament.
More than 100 media development experts and 10,000 production hours were needed to complete this ambitious project.
Read an interview with co-producers Raymond Arroyo and Carl Amari here.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Great gift, super resource, excellent production values.
Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible is something special
Audio Bibles are nothing new, but the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible is something special. Truth & Life includes a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI and bears the imprimatur of the Archbishop of New York. This 18-CD set is 22 hours long and features over 70 actors. Celebrity voices include Sean Astin, Neil McDonough, Julia Ormand, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, and John Rhy-Davies to name a few.
The well-chosen cast in this performance of the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition are not simply reading, they are acting. Raymond Arroyo, bestselling author and journalist, and one of four producers of Truth & Life, sums it up perfectly:
It’s the delivery . . . Reading or listening to Scripture being read is often a confusing, dull expe Full Review...
Immerse Yourself in the Truth and Life of Our Blessed Lord
Doesn't Live Up to the Hype
I was really looking forward to this, primarily because I wanted to hear John Rhys Davies reading scripture. Sadly, Davies does very little – though he can read out the titles of the Pauline letters like no one else. Unfortunately, I found that this was pretty heavily oversold. Numerous blurbs all over the box rave about the number of hours spent, and the number of people involved; reviewers gush about how this is the definitive audio production of Scripture, how the listener is really transported back to the ancient world and the Scriptures come alive. I don’t know, maybe other people are able to suspend their disbelief a lot more effectively than I can, but I found that this was fairly mediocre given the hype.
One of the primary problems is overacting on the part of several of the principle characters: most notably Jesus sounds like He’s Full Review...
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