Monday, September 7, 2009

Next Gerneration New Testament

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.
I got this set from Thomas Nelson Publisher for a blog review I was so excited when the cd's came in the mail and was eager to share it with my teenage son. I love the fact that this is an audio version of the Bible that is produced to reach out to a younger generation. My son who is 13, sat down and listened to the cds. The translation is a little dumbed down but still worth listening to. I also don't like the fact that he couldn't play the cds on his cd player but instead had to play them on computer. Other than that I really think this is a wonderful product. I love that different actors dramatically read different people in the bible. This made it more interesting for my son. He also was able to indentfy the actors which made the experience more relevant to him.

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