The Untold Story of the New Testament

  • by Frank Viola
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern Church renewal, Frank Viola casts his gaze back at the birth pangs of first-century Christianity in The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. Using a "you-are-there" approach, this epic volume gives listeners a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ's testimony impacted the world. In the era right after the Day of Pentecost, the power of the Holy Spirit prompted a massive harvest of souls, yet a great persecution surged against those preaching Good News to the lost. Now, get up-close with apostles Paul, Peter and John and learn of their personal struggles to fight for the faith amidst a backdrop of in-house strife and foreign tyranny.

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NOT what it claims to be

I have seldom encountered such a glaring discrepancy between what a book claims to be, and what it is

This books simply narrates, in a "Coles Notes" fashion, the bare bone facts ( without spirituality, without inspiration) that Jesus went here, did that, then Paul went here, did that. The narration is flat, monotone

I was particularly baffled by the phrase " The Untold Story". The story was told 2000 years ago, and since then, in the Gospels and then ( 85% of this book) Acts of the Apostles, which, if you read for free, tells precisely the same story as " The Untold Story"

The only listener who would get the slightest value from this book would be someone who has never had any exposure to Christianity, which,let me sumise, wouldn't be the type to order this book in the first place

5 hours felt like 10.

Big thumbs down

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- David P. McGivern "retired litigation lawyer; I read history; historical fiction; literary fiction. Narrator ++ important. Story equally so"

Like listening to someone tell you a story

What did you love best about The Untold Story of the New Testament?

Most of the time when I listen to audio book, I feel like someone is reading a book to me. But listening to this was like listening to someone tell me a story. The story was a chronological history of the Christian Church during the first century of it's existance. Of course Acts was like a backbone, but events and discussion for the other NT books fleshed out the story.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Untold Story of the New Testament?

There were no big suprises for me.


What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

He was a good story teller.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not particularly, but I did listen to this while driving on an eight hour trip.


Any additional comments?

I will share this with others.

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- Robert K. Green Jr.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2010
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com