Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Holy Bible - Complete King James Version - Old New Testament- DVD|
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Experience all of the historical drama and view a complete library filled with beautiful images of the Holy Land with KJV Bibles on DVD, narrated by Emmy winner Stephen Johnston. * Dramatized Narration of The Old and New T... more »
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Excellent narration highly recommended
G. Balmes | westport, washington United States | 03/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As previously mentioned, the series comes on two disc; old and new testament. As the disc begins, you will see the holy bible in book form laying on an alter in a stain glassed church. The book opens and you pick which book from the bible you wish to read; next the page turns and you get to pick which chapter you wish to read or review. then that book you wish to read from opens and you follow along whith the narrator.In the "options" section in the book you may choose 1.play one book at a time 2. play in entire old testament. or 3. review the photos. (about 200)
Stephen Johnston is an excellent narrator but dont think this a a boring monolog. Additional voices are used when a charactor is mention; such as Moses or Abraham etc, plus sound effects such the sound of rain during the story of the great flood in Genesis, and troops marching around the walled city of Jerico. futher inhance the nuance of this series. I'm still in the old testement but had to express my pleasure with this reading of the bible.
this would make an excellent and thoughtful gift for someone who has difficulty reading or may be vision impaired."
Good narration but not perfect !!!
Deepak K. Singh | Delhi, India | 07/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's for the first time that the entire scriptures have been made available on DVDs making it a whole new experience for everyone to listen to the scriptures. The DVD set has two DVDs - One for the Old Testament and other for New Testament. Stephen Johnston, with his clear, expressive baritone voice, is one of the foremost narrators of the Bible and he delievers excellent word-for-word rendition of the popular New King James Version Bible over a soft instrumental background. However, there are some shortcomings too. The pace with which the scriptures are narrated is not consistent throughout. Though most chapters of the Bible have been read quite nicely, some have been narrated in quite a hurry. Chapters like Revelation 13 and 17 have been read at such a lightening pace as if the DVD storage space was running short. The Gospels however, have been read beautifully by Stephen Johnston. In the Old Testament DVD also, some chapters have been read speedily. It may be due to the fact that some chapters like those in Revelation are not read much by the christians and hence the narrator took the liberty of reading them hurriedly.
Another improvement in the DVD could be the enlargement of the text of the scriptures being displayed on the screen so that one can read it also quite comfortably even from a distance. Presently, the verses are shown on both pages of the Bible in a open book layout and are not easily discernible. One option could be that only one page containing scriptures is displayed on the screen. The page may look like a scroll used in the older times.
The images stored in the DVD though beautiful, are not enough as they do not show many of the important places in the Holy Land mentioned in the Bible. To experience the Holy Land of Israel, I strongly recommend the beautiful book "Images of the Holy Land" by Israeli Photographer Hanan Isachar as well as the DVD "The Holy Land Revealed", both available on Amazon. Despite above shortcomings, the Holy Bible DVD set is definitely worth buying for the bliss it provides while listening to the scriptures. Be refreshed and encouraged by God's Word at any time of the day when you listen to the beloved and time-trusted King James Version of the Bible. I hope the points raised above shall be considered by the narrator and the studio before producing its next improved release."
It's okay--but don't let it replace your bible book
moviefanatic | 10/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The entire bible is narrated over two discs--one disc for the Old Testament, and another for the New Testament.The only feature besides the reading and showing of biblical passages are several pictures that one might read about in the scriptures; the pictures are the same on both discs.The reading is fine. However, LEVITICUS 18 sounds like it was read by a different narrator--the reading was a little faster.If you're planning to buy the DVD, don't throw away your bibles to replace them with this DVD. The best way to learn is to read each verse and let it absorb in your head before continuing on to another verse; the DVD won't stop for you after the reading of each verse--thus, no time to reflect and absorb the verse."
Has great potential
William Mangus | West Union, OH USA | 12/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This item would make a great gift if it were not for the mistakes in the narration versus text. Genesis 24:18 replaces the word "she" with "he" and Genesis 29:15 leaves out "And Labon said unto Jacob". Other errors in Genesis are in verses 36:15, 37:27, 42:5, 43:18, 43:23, and 49:30. I also found 4 errors in the narration of Exodus, 2:2, 17:7, 25:19 and 29:15.
I would loved to have handed out many of these DVDs last Christmas but glad I only gave a few out before finding the errors. The content is too important to allow me to give the rest of the DVDs out that I purchased.