I first learned about George W. Sarris and The World's Greatest Stories from the blog In a Shoe. I think this was about a year ago. Since then we've purchased and listened to all of his Bible stories. The World's Greatest Stories is not just another Bible story CD, though. Several things set these CDs apart from and above other Bible story CDs.
First of all, they're not just stories, but word for word Bible. That's right, they are completely unchanged in any way. Pure Bible. You can read along, if you like. Both KJV or NIV are available. We listen to the NIV. As a Christian parent, I want to get as much Bible into my children's minds and hearts as possible. This is a great way to supplement the Bible reading and memory you do as a family.
Secondly, The World's Greatest Stories is a dramatic reading of God's Word. It's full of sound effects and mood-setting music. And you wouldn't believe it's only one person reading the Bible. George Sarris sounds like an entire cast of voices bringing the Bible to life in each story! You really do have to listen to believe it.
Six volumes are available for purchase at only $7.95 each. They are as follows:
Volume 1: The Prophets- The Blazing Furnace, The Handwriting on the Wall, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, and The Prophecy of Jonah.
Volume 2: Life of Christ- The Real Story of Christmas, The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus, The Healing of the Blind Man, Some of the Things Jesus Said and Did, and The Real Story of Easter.
Volume 3: Beginnings- In the Beginning, A Lame Man in Lystra, A Jailer in Philippi, The Story of Ruth, and The Raising of Lazarus.
Volume 4: Joshua and Esther- Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, and the Book of Esther.
Volume 5: Joseph and his Brothers
Volume 6: Defeating Giants- David and Goliath, Naaman the Leper, Micaiah and Jehoshaphat, The Sacrifice of Isaac, and Gideon and His 300 Men.
To make a purchase or to see which Scripture passages are covered in each volume, see The World's Greatest Stories product page.
Our family has enjoyed The World's Greatest Stories so much that I want to give away several of our favorite volumes.
I have one copy each of volumes 1, 2, and 6 that I want to give away. Each of the following qualifies as one entry: Comment below, follow my blog or tell me if you already do in a comment, announce the giveaway on your blog and comment with a link, post about the giveaway on facebook or twitter and comment with a link. Winners will be announced Thursday December 22nd.
The World's Greatest Stories is fun for the whole family. You don't want to miss out on these Bible readings!
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Disclaimer: I received one volume free along with a sample CD in exchange for an honest review. I've purchased at least a dozen other volumes for our home library and to give to friends.