Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The World's Greatest Stories - Review

My children love listening to audio books. I like that I can enrich their minds with good books, even while we're busy doing other things like driving in the van, coloring at the table, or playing in the living room. When I had the opportunity to review The World's Greatest Stories, I jumped at the chance.

The World's Greatest Stories is exactly what it claims to be. It literally is the world's greatest stories since they're taken word for word from the Bible. When the website says "They are told using the art of a dramatic storyteller, incorporating carefully chosen music and sound effects. The result is a very exciting story that comes straight from the words of Scripture," they're not kidding!

The stories are preformed by actor George W. Sarris, who does a phenomenal job! I was amazed the first time I put the CD in and hit play. The story sounds like a full production. You can visualize being in those places with the characters. Mr. Sarris does a fantastic job with the different voices for each character. So much so, that my kids (6 yr & 3 yr) won't listen to the stories in the van when it's dark because the "bad guys are too scary!"

We received Volume 1 - The Prophets (KJV) which contains the following stories:
  • The Blazing Furnace, Daniel 3
  • The Handwriting on the Wall, Daniel 5
  • Daniel in the Lion's Den, Daniel 6
  • Elijah & the Prophets of Baal, 1 Kings 17-18 (My all-time favorite Bible story!)
  • The Prophecy of Jonah, The Book of Jonah 

 Mr. Sarris has also recorded 5 other volumes including stories of the life of Christ, Joseph, and defeating giants, amongst others. All CDs are offered in both KJV and NIV formats and cost $7.95 each. He also has a few other recordings about various topics like  The Two Most Important Things a Father Can Do and Waiting on the Lord for a Life Partner ($4.95 each.)

I highly recommend The World's Greatest Stories! In fact, we've already purchased volumes 2 and 3 to give our kids for Christmas. (Shh, don't tell!) The CDs are great for any age. I think I may have enjoyed listening more than my little ones. I love that we're listening to and absorbing God's Word. There is no literature, no story that is better.

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* I was given a recording of The World's Greatest Stories in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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