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We live in such a wonderful time for listening to books. And, there are so very many good ways to listen to the Bible and/or stories about the Bible, biblical characters, studies about Jesus and God. I enjoy these books, but even if they are not your "cup of tea" this book should please. For those not familiar with the Bible, it has sex, violence, blood, guts, intrigue, betrayal, love triangles, murder and much, much more.
I don't have television, so I cannot compare this to the mini-series that is currently running. I had read several things about the upcoming mini-series produced by Roma Downey (Touched by An Angel) and her husband Mark Burnett (reality series producer), with such talent and love of God it had to be a winner. So when I heard there would be a book, I signed up and waited. I will say I love Ms Downey's voice, so I was at first disappointed that she wasn't doing the narration, but, I believe they made the right choice.
You'll note in the description it lists three persons for narration, and indeed Ms Downey and Mr Burnett do narrate, but only at the beginning, when they explain about the book/series, the book itself is narrated by Keith David. He is good and does the book justice.
For anyone who has not read about the mini-series, it touches on stories from Genesis to Revelation, but only a few in depth. According to the producers, the reason for this was simply time and money. It would not be realistic to try to do the whole bible in a spectacular way, so they concentrated on doing just some of the stories in depth. From the book I can say that some of the stories will be familiar to most people, even those who've never read the Bible or stepped foot in a synagogue/church/etc. Some stories are not as well known, but all are done in a way that I believe even school aged boys would find exciting.
No doubt the mini-series with it's special effects will amaze the watchers just as Cecil B. DeMille's the Ten Commandments did in it's time.
In summary, I have truly enjoyed the book and feel it has something to offer for all.
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What made the experience of listening to A Story of God and All of Us the most enjoyable?
This story makes many stories that may be hard to understand if just read from the bible much more interesting and dramatic and I could not put it down
What other book might you compare A Story of God and All of Us to and why?
The bible I would think but that might be to specific but I think that might be my only comparison due to the fact that these stories are straight out of scripture and made to be more understandable to the average reader.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
His was my first by Keith David but I thought his performance was very good never had difficulty with clarity and it was a recognizable Hollywood voice
Who was the most memorable character of A Story of God and All of Us and why?
Well I would say Jesus because he has always been my inspiration and to read histories like they were portrayed in this book was a complete joy and absolutely moving
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