Bible CD

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  1. Meatros

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    This might sound a tad odd and I figured this might be the best place to put it. I'm looking for the bible on Audio CD. At my job I don't really need to stress my brain very hard in order to get the work done, because of this I like to listen to books on tape.

    So, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to which 'bible on tape' (CD actually) might be the best.
     
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    G'day Meatros [​IMG]

    The options are almost endless. Think about it a bit and work out what version you want, wether you want a dramatized production or a straight Bible reading, back-ground music or not..etc etc.

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    I've found that the Bible audios that have 'music' in the background eventually get on my nerves! I've got the New Jerusalem Bible on audio tape, and listen to it. I do recall tapes read by Alexander Scourby (sp?)and believe he did a wonderful job reading the Scriptures.
     
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    Music in the back ground? Dramatizations? Wow, that's a lot more then I thought. I was just expecting an impacting read through.

    Althought those options are good, I think for right now I want a complete basic read through. The problem I keep finding is that the bible cds I'm looking at tend to be abridged, which is not what I desire.

    Alexander Scourby was good eh? Was his work unabridged?
     
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    I just bought the Bible on CD yesterday, and am
    enjoying it tremendously. My set is dramatized
    and does have music in the background, but my
    husband is a substitute Sunday school teacher,
    and I bought this particular set in case he might
    want to use it for his class.

    I bought mine in order to have it read aloud while I
    read my Bible each day. Being a bit dyslexic as
    well as having ADD, it helps keep me on track. It
    also helps me with another problem: I have never
    read the Bible straight through, because I get too
    interested in things and end up studying them
    instead of just reading. This helps me stay on
    track.

    (I already had Matthew and Acts on video, read
    straight from the Bible, as well as the Apostolic
    Writings, dramatized but read straight from the
    Bible, so I knew this was a good investment.)

    The only problem I have is with the choices of
    translations that are available in audio: they are
    very limited. KJV, NIV, and Living Bible are easily
    accessible, but the NASB, for example, costs
    twice as much. I also don't think the KJV would
    come in dramatized, if you are looking for that,
    but I don't know. I ended up with the NIV.

    I really enjoyed Scourby's KJV years ago. His
    was not abridged.

    Please tell me if this is legal:
    What if I taped one chapter of my dramatized NIV
    and sent it to you in order to help you make your
    choice? (I would be willing to e-mail the company
    for permission, though; I have done that before
    and have never been told no.)

    Our house was burglarizedyears ago, and I lost
    most of my Sscourby tapes, but I may still have a
    few. If I do, I would mail one to you to keep, to see
    if you like it.

    [ May 13, 2003, 08:07 AM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
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    Mine is the NIV Audio Bible by Zondervan. From
    the packaging:

    "THE COMPLETE BIBLE--64-CD set includes
    both Old and New Testaments. . . .

    "MULTIPLE-VOICE DRAMATIZATION brings the
    Bible to life with world-class narration and
    colorful, true-to-life character renderings.

    "FULLY ORCHESTRATED BACKGROUND with
    sound efects provides maximum enhancement
    of the text reading. . . .

    "BRIEF BOOK INTRODUCTIONS give youu a
    quick, preparatory overvew of each book of the
    Bible."

    Each chapter is on its own track, of course, so it
    is easy to find each one.
     
  7. Pete

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    The dramatized ones I have heard do tend to get a bit...Cheesy (for lack of a better word) :(

    I have the full KJV on cassette by Stephen Johnston with background music, and NIV New Testament on CD by Steven B Stevens.

    There are small .wav samples of Alexander Scourby, Steven B. Stevens, Eric Martin HERE

    Pete
     
  8. I Am Blessed 24

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    I have The Bible (complete Old & New Testaments) by Alexander Scourby. They are on 48 lifetime cassettes though, not CDs. They are dramatized and unabridged. KJV. I like to listen to them while doing housework.
     

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