The Bible Experience – NT

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I stumbled on The 2disc Mp3 version at Glad Sounds Jaya SS14. I’ve always wanted to “listen” to the Bible … and this version really raises the bar and sets the standard in terms of the quality of audio Bible reading.

I’ve just finished listening to the whole Gospel of Luke (started last night), continued in the afternoon, and heard the last chapter 15minutes ago.

Here’s an interesting piece from International Herald tribune:

“… The 21-hour production, which lists for $49.99 (39), features the voice talents of more than 250 singers, clergy and actors, including Denzel Washington, Cuba Gooding Jr., Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard. Blair Underwood portrays Jesus, and Samuel L. Jackson, who played a Scripture-spouting hit man in “Pulp Fiction,” is the voice of God.

… The producers decided early on to cast only black actors and other personalities, hoping to attract a black audience, as well as fans of some of the world’s biggest box-office draws. They also wanted to shatter the Hollywood mold of white Bible productions.

“I was particularly interested in developing a product that might resonate with the African-American community,” Bowser said. “I’ve long felt that Christian product tends to ignore our perspective.”

He called it “a gift from our community to the world to be shared and appreciated by all.””

It’s not a cheap gift but it’s worth the price. After listening the Gospel of Luke, I’m ready for more!

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