Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament

  • by Thomas Nelson Publishing
  • Narrated by Johnny Cash
  • 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I wear the black for those who've never read or listened to the words that Jesus said."
Johnny CashListen to the New Testament (New King James Version) read in its entirety by music legend Johnny Cash. After 20 years of encouragement from his mother to record the Bible, he approached the recording of the New Testament with "fear, respect, awe, and reverence for the subject matter". Cash added, "I also did it with a great deal of joy, because I love the Word." Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament is 19 hours of the Word of God from one of the most distinctive voices of our time.


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The Best Audio NT Out There!

I've listened to just about every audio bible out there: Scourby, Johnston, Zorsky, Peck, McLean, and several others I can't even recall. Some were unlistenable from start. Others would start off fine and then, after a while, you realized that it was EATING YOUR BRAIN! I was about to give up on listening to audio bibles altogether when I stumbled on this one, where the Man in Black reads the NT. From the first moment I started listening, I knew I had finally found The One.

Cash reads the NT in a manner that engages you and draws you in. He sounds like he's talking *with* you, not *at* you; like he's talking to a close friend and not up on stage talking to strangers. I've only had this audio bible for a few weeks but I've already listed to it for dozens of hours (I hike a lot and listen to it while hiking).

The translation used is the NKJV, which is a good, faithful translation but lacks the "clang and flavour" of the KJV. Reading the NKJV is like drinking decaffeinated coffee-- same basic brew but lacks the punch and kick of the fully-caffeinated KJV. Nevertheless, this audio bible is an outstanding production.

This product is the NT only. For Psalms, Alex Jennings' rendition of the KJV Book of Psalms is incomparable.
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- Scott

Very Good

This is my favorite version of the New Testament that I've heard so far. I really like Johnny's voice. It comes across in such a warm and calm way, which results for a very enjoyable listen.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2006
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers