Catholic Review of: Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible - New Testament
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
By Dorian Speed (TX) - See all my reviews
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Great gift, super resource, excellent production values.
I was so excited to receive the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible in the mail that I started listening to it right out of the package. An audio recording of the New Testament, voiced by a cast of professional actors, this 18-CD compilation is an engaging, professional audio version of the Bible perfect for listeners of any age.
I've enjoyed listening to the CD's while going about my day - it's uplifting to hear the Word of God during the mundane duties of everyday life, and it also allows me to experience the Gospels "as the action unfolds." Hearing the recording on its own or while reading along is a terrific way to reflect upon the readings for the day or to study a book of the New Testament as a whole.
As a catechist, I cannot wait to use these recordings with my students. I plan to play snippets for them each week as we work our way through the New Testament, and I know this will be more effective than my reading aloud from the Bible to them. The packaging says that an Old Testament version is in the works, and I can assure you that I will be first in line to purchase it as well.
I can't recommend this collection highly enough. This would be a terrific gift for a Bible enthusiast or for a friend who is just beginning to learn about the life of Jesus. It's a treat to hear the voices of some of my favorite actors - John Rhys-Davies, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Kristen Bell, and many more, and the quality of the recordings is top-notch. It's a great value for the price, and it's an addition to my library that I know I will rely on for personal and catechetical use for years to come.
You can purchase this Bible here.