This long overdue review of the Truth and Life Audio Bible is one of the most difficult reviews I have yet to complete simply because I find it difficult to articulate the experience of immersing oneself in Scripture in this fashion.
The immersive feeling is a testament (no pun intended) to the level of production put forth into this resource. Not only does the all-star cast perform to the level one would expect but the subtleties of the score and sound effects is what completes the picture for the mind’s eye.
When we read we often paint a picture in our minds of the places, persons and events described within the pages. Obviously, this is no different with the Bible. Yet we carry some prejudices into pages of Scripture when we read whether images on holy cards or visual performances but also theological precepts and solid Catholic teaching.
The Truth and Life Dramatized Audio Bible allows one to dig deeper granting an experience of oral teaching that is usually experienced at Mass with the aid of an able lector. Listening to the narration and dialogue drew me in and my Catholic formation began to pick out the Truth behind the Church’s teachings.
Yet, listening to an audio Bible, even of this caliber, does not replace the reading of Sacred Scripture. Letting the splendor of the acting and familiar voices walk you through the events of the New Testament in a manner that can only add to the mystery that is the written Word of God: multi-layered, multi-faceted, multi-generational.
Again, this review is difficult to articulate because the Word, the sounds, the score and the actors all meld together under superb direction and editing to give all faithful Christians – not just Catholics – audio food for the soul. This is a recording that needs to be experienced rather than read about.
Make sure you add this audio bible to your collection today. It makes a great Confirmation and/or Ordination gift.
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