©2006 Eugene H. Peterson; (P)2006 Oasis Audio LLC
"It actually does the trick"
I'm afraid I've got to disagree with the other reviewer. I can see that this won't work if you're trying to only listen to specific sections or to skip ahead to catch up with your reading group if you've fallen behind. But if you intend to listen it through from start to finish - as you do with an audiobook - it's simply excellent. The narration is passionate without sounding over-dramatized and Peterson's translation really lends itself to a narration. I couldn't come to grips with the Message translation as a written book, but listening to it really opens up the Bible for me. If one considers that, for millennia, the Word of God has been primarily passed on verbally with Rabbis, Priests and Pastors relating the stories to their faithful (and illiterate) flock, one wonders whether this could perhaps be a return to something we've lost. This isn't a study Bible, it's a Bible reading tool designed to read through the whole Bible and get the big picture, connecting the dots like never before. If you, like me, have never made it through the whole thing, I suggest you join me and let Peterson and Dolan tell you the old-old stories like you haven't heard them since you were a kid.
Do not buy! The files you are given are huge in time which means you cannot search for the day number that you require without using up lots of valuable time. Also it comes in .aa format which is a total pain. When will these people realise that the customer wants a format that will play on anything? Do yourself a favour just buy the book which is a Godsend. I have wasted my money on this.
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