Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|KJV Complete Bible On DVD Deluxe Box Set|
Actor: Steven Johnston
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 09/26/2006
Great package, includes mp3 of the New Testament
W. Tamayo | Manila, Philippines | 12/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great package. It may be priced higher than the previous 2-disc version (which I do not have - so basing my review on the specs posted) but well worth the price differential.
It includes a third disc which includes photo slideshow of pictures from the Holy Land accompanied with either narration by Mr. Johnston, traditional, or contemporary hymns.
It also includes a 'Heroes of the Bible' section which preselect eight bible heroes (Abraham, Joseph - son of Jacob, Moses, David, Ruth, Esther, and Daniel) then tells their stories accompanied by static images and text.
But best of all, it includes a gigabyte of audio files in high quality mp3 (128kbps) of the New Testament. That alone is worth the price difference. So you can listen to the KJV-New Testament on your ipod or any other mp3 player while on the go.
On the first and second DVDs, you get the an on-screen Bible with clear text as Stephen Johnston read them aloud. There are also other voices as this is a 'dramatized' version so you get different voices for the different characters. They are all clear and perfectly intoned... Mr. Johnston himself 'plays' the Jesus part, I would have like another voice to distinguish the narration from Jesus' word, but I guess the Mr. Johnston would like to play the main character himself. He did it justice anyway, so and it doesn't affect my rating of this product."
Not really what I expected
Blood Bath | Texas | 02/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm giving this a three star solely because it's the word of God and I don't want him to strike me dead. Here is why:
1) I was following along in my KJV and twice I noticed the speaker misread the bible, i.e. he missed a word. It was plain to see because I could hear the scripture and read the scripture on the screen.
2) It would have been better for the voice of Jesus to have had a different, distinct voice actor in order to separate Jesus' words from the rest.
3) In honesty, especially in Revelations I expected sound effects, dramatic music, and maybe even some feeling in the voice's, but it wasn't there. I used to own the KJV on tape cassette and I don't remember the company's name but it had all the above I was speaking of.
4) Call me a fundamentalist or just call me crazy but there was a random picture of Mary (Jesus' mother) being crowned "Queen of Heaven." I'm not Catholic and I don't believe in that kind of thing so why would they put something that protestants have opposed for so long?"
Great for occupying my idle time.
Felipe J. Pena | Ossining, NY United States | 01/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent set and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys multimedia presentations. The size of the print is large enough to read comfortably on my 21 inch TV. I can only imagine that it would look even better on larger plasma, LCD or even projector screens. I like going through this DVD during my idle time. I even listen to it using my wireless headphones while doing chores all around the house. I especially like the vocal characterizations and proper name pronunciations. It helps me to properly pronounce the names as I read the bible on my own."
Larry Campbell | 12/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes the narration is too fast and the effectiveness is lost. It also does not work on all dvd players. It is useful but I am not using it as much as I anticipated."