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Publisher's Summary

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.
Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.
This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.


Part 1: Genesis - Exodus
Part 2: Leviticus - Numbers
Part 3: Deuteronomy - Joshua
Part 4: Judges - 2 Samuel
Part 5: 1 Kings - 1 Chronicles
Part 6: 2 Chronicles - Esther
Part 7: Job
Part 8: Psalms 1-75
Part 9: Psalm 76 - 150
Part 10: Proverbs - Song of Solomon
Part 11: Isaiah
Part 12: Jeremiah - Lamentations
Part 13: Ezekiel - Daniel
Part 14: Hosea - Malachi
Part 15: Matthew - Luke
Part 16: John - 2 Corinthians
Part 17: Galatians - Revelation
©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Lee on 08-29-16

Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one

Would you listen to The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV again? Why?

This is a wonderful recording. I like the performances and the variety of voices. For example, while there is one main narrator for each book there are diff voices for dialogue and the actors for those people are consistent. The voices are well cast and performed. The music in the background rarely bothered me, but is too loud or exciting in a few spots. I find listening to the word to be a good way to 'hear' it in a new way and is a valuable experience. I also love to play it for my children:) The one main problem is the lack of a guide to the 'sections'. I found a guide to 'parts' but my players show sections. This make it impossible to select which book to listen to! I made a guide, figuring out there there is one section for each chapter starting with 2. So if you need a particular chapter, simply add that number to the book's start.
The Old Testament
Genesis 2
Exodus 52
Leviticus 92
Numbers 119
Deuteronomy 155
Joshua 189
Judges 213
Ruth 234
1 Samuel 238
2 Samuel 269
1 Kings 293
2 Kings 315
1 Chronicles 340
2 Chronicles 369
Ezra 405
Nehemiah 415
Esther 428
Job 438
Psalms 480
Proverbs 630
Ecclesiastes 661
Song of Sol 673
Isaiah 681
Jeremiah 747
Lamentations 799
Ezekiel 804
Daniel 852
Hosea 864
Joel 878
Amos 881
Obadiah 890
Jonah 891
Micah 895
Nahum 902
Habakkuk 905
Zephaniah 908
Haggai 911
Zechariah 913
Malachi 927
The New Testament
Matthew 931
Mark 959
Luke 975
John 999
Acts 1020
Romans 1047
1 Corinthians 1064
2 Corinthians 1080
Galatians 1093
Ephesians 1099
Philippians 1105
Colossians 1109
1 Thessalonians 1113
2 Thessalonians 1118
1 Timothy 1121
2 Timothy 1127
Titus 1131
Philemon 1134
Hebrews 1135
James 1148
1 Peter 1153
2 Peter 1158
1 John 1161
2 John 1166
3 John 1167
Jude 1168
Revelation 1169

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 04-19-11

A bargain for one credit

First, the good: This is a terrific bargain for a single credit. For readability, I have most recently relied either upon the NIV or New Living Translations, but I was pleased with the NKJV translation. It is accurate and easily understandable; this translation was suited perfectly for an Audio book. The readers were outstanding, and there was just enough dramatization, music and background effects to keep the stories moving without being annoying or overly-distracting. The sound quality was flawless.

Now, the bad: As other reviewers have detailed, dividing the Bible into 17 tracks is puzzling. Finding any particular passage is laborious and frustrating.

If you are seeking an Audio presentation of the Bible to listen to and experience a cover-to-cover read, you will find this production very much to your liking. If, on the other hand, you are looking for an Audio Bible to add to your library to listen to various individual scriptures, this format is not well suited for such an endeavor; other audio renditions may be more navigable for such a purpose.

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5 out of 5 stars
By mollypolly on 10-21-10

incredible value

i have put this on my kindle and it's amazing! well done audible.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lance on 02-05-11

Excellent Buy

I loved the download version so much I went out and bought the CD's just to make sure I have hard copies as well as the MP3.

The dramatised versions brings the Bible alive and makes its very exciting.

I am very satisified with Audible so far and look forward to purchasing more material

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5 out of 5 stars
By Trish on 09-02-16

A real revelation

It's really hard to write a review about the bible, because...well...it's the bible!

But what I can say is that I can't recommend The Word of Promise highly enough. The sound effects used throughout the readings really helped to add to the entertainment aspect of the books. But what I was most impressed with, and surprised by, was the way the actors expressed their characters. They brought things to life to the extent that I actually understood things better than I ever have before. I think it's because the bible doesn't say things like: "Jesus was furious and said", and because of that I often find my own reading of the bible to be flat and have to really concentrate really hard to figure things out sometimes. But the performance of the actors revealed things to me that blew my mind.

There was one part, I can't remember which book (which is my only problem with the audio version, was that it was virtually impossible to navigate because it's so huge!!) where God was really, really furious with the Israelites and honestly, I was a bit afraid, especially because I'm a believer. I mean, when I'd read that part in the bible myself, I knew God was mad, but I didn't realise 'how' mad He was until listening to this. It was a far different experience to listening to a fiction novel being read, it's really hard to explain.

But anyway, despite my moment of knee shaking fear, I enjoyed every moment of it and will probably start again at the beginning, but more slowly so I can see what else is made clear to me. I just really enjoyed hearing God's word being spoken so clearly, and being brought to life so well that I couldn't stop listening

And look, to be truthful, in my opinion there will never be another actor who can play Jesus as well as Jim Calviezel. I mean, I see Jim Calviezel and I feel like I'm looking at Jesus, so to hear him speaking, this time in English and not Aramaic (although I loved hearing Aramaic in the Passion).... Well, it was just amazing. I think I even started crying.

Last but not least was the sheer value of the book! 17 audio books for 1 credit. I think it took me three months to listen to it all. So yeah, if you are a believer (and if you aren't I still hope you get this book and become one!) get this book with your next credit. You won't regret it. Every actor was amazing and the Psalms! Oh and the actor who played God! OH my, yeah, just get it! You won't regret it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yvonne Vujcich on 03-11-17

it is finished!

Easy way of reading the whole Bible - just listen while you are getting up doing dishes and in the car travelling. 😊

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