of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
BereanTexasAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Awesome but need OT tooFebruary 23, 2018BereanTexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Great dramatized NT. But, it leaves you wanting OT and they only have NT.
CharlieOmaha, Ne.Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Breathe audio bibleOctober 27, 2017CharlieOmaha, Ne.Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I love it, it brings me peace in a cruel world.
It is a story I've read and heard before and love to hear again.
Amazing and a must buy for everyone.
I hope someday they will do the OT.
toomanyfurkidsGalesburg, IllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good ProductJune 28, 2017toomanyfurkidsGalesburg, IllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have enjoyed the NLT Breathe audio Bible and hope to see the OT version available soon. I would buy this again. It isn't perfect but what is in this fallen world. Its very soothing and captures my attention. The voices are pleasant and not monotone like some audio Bibles I've listened to. I haven't found anything wrong with this yet.
theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Nice quality NLT New Testament Dramatized Audio Bible plus bonus appJune 8, 2017theChristianReviewerAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This is really a good product, but I did have a couple items that I felt could have been just a little better. I did like the packaging for the most part - it could have been a little higher quality with the binder, but still, not bad and it really does look nice. The printed part of the package looked very nice, but it is very clear they want to promote all of the very well-known actors that they cast for this large project. The audio quality is actually pretty good. It is dramatized and some of the actors didn't do quite as well as some of the others in my opinion which was probably my main mixed feeling topic. For me personally, I would rather have a physical Bible in my hands personally, but for those that can't see as well or maybe in the vehicle driving quite a bit, I totally understand the desire to have an audio Bible. In fact I was driving for work on a 7 hour drive and I listened to the CDs the entire trip there and back. I'm curious if they will do the Old Testament project at some point in the near future. If they do, I'm sincerely hoping they keep John Rhys-Davies and Kevin Sorbo lined up for that project! They were my favorite voices on this production in my opinion. If you enjoy the NLT translation of the Bible and want to get an audio Bible, then you will enjoy this dramatized audio Bible of the New Testament.I received a copy of this Dramatized Audio Bible in exchange for this review from Tyndale House Publishers and all opinions are my own.
InkBlotsbyTRD3 Stars Out Of 5Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLTJune 5, 2017InkBlotsbyTRDQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 3The Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLT comes packaged in a heavy chipboard box with a slipcover. Inside the chipboard box is where you will find the "binder" (for lack of a better word) of 18 CDs. The binder has a sturdy chipboard cover with plastic CD storage sleeves inside. (CD storage sleeves are directly attached to the cover. There are no rings or other mechanisms.)
Inside the binder cover are some references to popular portions of Scripture with notation of where you can find them. (Ex: "The Beatitudes", Matthew 5:3-11, Disc 1, Track 5) This is a handy quick reference, but other than looking on the cover of the CDs themselves, this is the only reference of what Scriptures are on which discs...and it is incomplete. I would have appreciated the full reference list to also be placed on the product packaging itself, rather than multiple references to the actors who are involved in the project.
There are a total of 18 audio CDs in the Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLT collection. Each CD has around 75 minutes of content, with the total New Testament dramatization coming in at 21 hours. This contains only the New Testament - this is not the full NLT Bible in audio form.
Each voice/character in the text is read by a different actor/artist. Some of the actors do seem a bit lackluster compared to other dramatizations I have heard, but I wouldn't consider this version to be boring. In the background, there is music along with some mild sound effects. Although this may not be as "exciting" as some of the other dramatized versions, it is a definite plus that it is mild enough that you can clearly hear the words being spoken. There is no audio mark of where you are in the text (Ex: the narrator will not say "Matthew 5"); there are, however, track breaks between each chapter.
As for the text, it is read almost word-for-word from the NLT (New Living Translation). I say "almost" word-for-word, because there are instances where a person is quoted in the NLT with something like "he said" or "the man said" stated in the text, but those are not included. Also, portions of the text such as "Then Jesus said to him" (in Matthew 8:4) are often omitted completely, even when the narrator was already talking. Even little clues in the text, such as the word "shouting" are excluded from the phrase "The disciples went and woke him up, shouting..." (in Matthew 8:25).
Here's an example from Matthew 8:
NLT text of Matthew 8: 1-4a -
1 Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.
2 Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. Lord, the man said, if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.
3 Jesus reached out and touched him. I am willing, he said. Be healed! And instantly the leprosy disappeared.
4 Then Jesus said to him, Dont tell anyone about this."...
Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLT dramatization of Matthew 8:1-4a -
1 Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.
2 Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. Lord, if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.
3 Jesus reached out and touched him. I am willing, be healed! And instantly the leprosy disappeared.
4 Dont tell anyone about this."...
Sure, things like this make it more movie-like, but since you are not able to see the actors, it can be difficult to tell who is talking. It can also make it harder to follow along if you are trying to read along with the NLT text.
Although this may seem like a small change, it really has a bigger impact than I think the creators of this project realized. Imagine only being able to listen to a story without having clues as to who is talking. Without reading along in the NLT (which will skip around a bit because the text is not identical to what is being read), you may have no idea who is doing the talking.
If the full word-for-word text had been included in the Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLT dramatization, I would have rated this higher. The packaging, the background music and sound effects, the music to voice ratio...all of these were great...but I just felt that the content was changed enough by these "minor" changes to the text that it makes a difference in how I will recommend this product.
If you do choose to buy the Breathe Bible Audio New Testament, NLT, I would definitely recommend that you sit down with an NLT version of the Bible to follow along while you listen.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this product through their book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.