I’ve really been enjoying the opportunities I’ve been given to review new books coming out. My family has been laughing at the stacks of books that is accumulating on my book shelf and they tease me that I’ll never get them all done.
But when this package came in the mail, my oldest Princess said she’d be MORE then happy to help me put the review together for this.
She has been listening to it each day and has really enjoyed hearing the New Testament read by some of the actors and actresses she watches on TV.
I’m not usually a big fan of “Hollywood” doing things like this. I have enjoyed listening along side of her though and can see how this may attract someone who may not normally listen or read the bible to check this out.
It’s nothing earth shattering or deeply spiritual, but if it can plant a seed, I say try it out.
The format is VERY well done and you can tell that it was professionally mastered.
Here is some more information for you:
Now the entire New Testament is ready for the Wired Generation.
Today’s youth ingest media at a faster rate than any previous generation. And they can’t get enough! The Word of Promise: Next Generation – New Testament is the perfect way for young multi-taskers to absorb Scripture. This ambitious recording makes the Word accessible to more kids than ever before.
Starring a Hollywood-level cast of young talent including Cody Linley (Hanna Montana, Dancing with the Stars) as Jesus, AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Mary Magdalene, Jordin Sparks (American Idol Winner) as Elizabeth, Cobin Bleu (High School Musical) as Peter, Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen) as Martha, and narrated by Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings). The project includes informative book introductions by author Max Lucado and his daughter, Jenna Lucado, who is a speaker on the Revolve® Tour.
The Word of Promise: Next Generation is much more than just a word-for-word reading: it’s an all-star cast performing audio drama with a rich original score and Hollywood special effects. When Jesus walks on the water, kids will feel like they’re in the boat. When Peter waits in the courtyard during the Lord’s trial, the fire will crackle. The ambient sounds of the Holy land, the breath-taking musical score, the world-class young actors and the timeless Word of Promise all combine to deliver an unparalleled achievement.
Set includes 24 hours of audio drama on 3 mp3 CDs and a bonus 75 minute Behind-the-Scenes DVD featuring interviews with the actors.