From Chicago to Hollywood to New York and beyond... over 70 actors, 20 audio engineers in 10 studios over 3 continents contributed to the creation of this unique audio New Testament. More than 100 media development experts and 10,000 production hours were needed to complete this ambitious project.
The TRUTH & LIFE DRAMATIZED AUDIO BIBLE ™ NEW TESTAMENT elegantly blends voices, sound effects and an original music score to create an environment that will totally immerse you in the Scriptures. The RSV-CE New Testament is 'performed' for you in radio drama-style by more than 70 actors including many international stars. This collection is audio only, no video.
Listen to sample tracks:
Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 3 - The Baptism of Jesus
Gospel of Mark, Chapter 5 - Jesus Heals the Woman with a Hemorrhage
Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1 - The Annunciation and Visitation
Gospel of John, Chapter 8 - Jesus Teaches in the Temple
Gospel of John, Chapter 19 - The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
The Book of Revelation, Chapter 22 - The River and Tree of Life
Cast includes: Neal McDonough (Jesus), Blair Underwood (Mark), Kristen Bell (Mary Magdalene), Stacy Keach (John), Michael York (Luke), Sean Astin (Matthew), Malcolm McDowell (Caiaphas), Julia Ormond (Mary, Mother of God), Hill Harper (Gabriel), Brian Cox (The Voice of God) and John Rhys-Davies (The Narrator).
This masterpiece has been granted an Imprimatur by The Vatican and includes a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI.
The three piece set includes 22 hours of recordings on 18 audio CDs. The series was produced by New York Times bestselling author, broadcast journalist and producer Raymond Arroyo and legendary award-winning radio show producer Carl Amari. Brenda Noel directed.
"The "Truth and Life Dramatized Audio Bible" is entirely faithful to the text of the Holy Scriptures. The manner in which the text of the Holy Scriptures is performed very much assists the listener in understanding more fully the meaning of the divinely inspired words within their context. The audio background of music and sound effects, which has been added to the performance, helps the listener to imagine the setting of each particular text of the Holy Bible. I am happy to give my wholehearted endorsement for "The Truth and Life Dramatized Audio Bible."
The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signitura.
|By:||Brother Bill (Martinsville , VA, March 6, 2011)|
|Review:||It really is like a movie that has no picture. so it is not dry or boring. There are a few times when the actor for Jesus sounds sad or over acted. but it is very good! Best Uses: Listen at bedtime, Listen for group study, Listen while driving, To listen at work; Cons: no index; Pros: Engaging|
|By:||Prayer Warrior (Ave Maria, FL, February 5, 2011)|
|Review:||This Dramatized Audio Bible is extremely well done and I'd highly recommend purchasing it. Very reasonably priced for an awesome product!|
|By:||Larry (Warwick, NY, February 3, 2011)|
|Review:||While the CD plays, I follow along reading the Bible. I feel this helps be to stay tuned in to the meaning of the readings, and it also helps me retain what I have read.|
|By:||Val (Alberta, Canada, February 3, 2011)|
|Review:||While listening the the Scripture on CD, it made me feel as if I was right there with the people listening to the conversations. It feels real. Best Uses: While travelling; Pros: Brings the people to life, Makes the stories real|
|By:||Sarah (Ozark, MO, February 3, 2011)|
|Review:||This is a great way to learn the bible. While reading printed words can get tiresome, this keeps your interest and focus. Great background music and sound effects really makes it come to life. Many different actors lend their voices to this production. I love it and hope there will be an Old Testament done in the same way soon!|
|By:||Mary the quilter (Fayetteville, NC, January 4, 2011)|
|Review:||We enjoy this audio Bible because it is so easy to understand. It flows with living, breathing interpretations that become in context with daily joys and struggles. We liked it so much we ordered Truth & Life as gifts this year. It is difficult to find particular passages quickly. It would be great to have a printed index that might show where chapters start on the CD. Best Uses: Worship Prayer; Cons: Needs reference marks; Pros: Compelling|
|By:||Sherry the Cradle Catholic (Crestview, FL, April 7, 2012)|
|Review:||I have to drive an hour to work each day. This is a great chance for me to get the Bible when I don't have a lot of time to "read" it otherwise. Best Uses: Commute to and from work, No time to read Bible; Pros: Great way to spend time, Truth and Life Dramatized, While commuting to work|