Thomas Nelson has put out the one-of-a-kind Word of Promise Audio Bible.
Featuring a star-studded cast of over 600 actors, original music score, and incredible feature film quality sound effects. Experience the Scriptures like you’ve never experienced them before – brought to life and dramatized in a way that will fully immerse you in the experience and leave you wanting more. Feel like you’re really there with Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Listen in your car, on your MP3 player, or with your family to gain a new perspective of the Bible.
It is available in both CD and MP3 formats. There’s even an app for that. The star-studded cast includes:
Jon Voight as Abraham
Richard Dreyfuss as Moses
Gary Sinese as David
Jim Caviezel as Jesus
Marcia Gay Harden as Esther
Malcolm McDowell as Solomon
John Rhys-Davies as Saul (Old Testament)
Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene
Luke Perry as Judas & Stephen
Sean Astin as Elihu
…and many, many more.
The entire Bible is on 79 CD’s that contain 98 hours of audio, from Genesis to Revelation – complete with professional sound effects such as animal sacrifices, earthquakes and a plague of frogs. It is in the New King James Version which, though a bit old, reads beautifully. Here is a 4-minute promotional video:
The New Testament module apparently came out last year, but I missed the news. The web site has audio samples and cast information.
Special Offer: Check here for a promotion that offers the complete audio Bible set plus some extras for a total of $79. This is a large discount off the normal $125 price. It includes a two-payment option, and free shipping is available if more than one audio Bible is purchased. Perhaps this will be useful for gift-giving. I don’t know how soon this may expire.
Update: Note that this audio Bible is not the Old King James version, but the New King James. A phone representative stated to me that it was the original King James, but the video above affirms otherwise. Plus, the audio samples are clearly not from the original KJV!