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Audio Contemporary English Bibles


The Message:
The Message is an innovative translation of the Bible in free, natural language that is often surprising and which grabs the reader’s attention. It is a highly colloquial and interpretive translation/paraphrase of the New Testament and the Old Testament books of Psalms and Proverbs by Eugene H. Peterson. The goal is not to render a word-for-word conversion of Greek into English, but rather to convert the tone, the rhythm, the events, the ideas, into the way we actually think and speak. There is an introduction to each book. Verses are not numbered, except at the top of the page where the range for that page is given.

Reading Level: Grade 9

Example:
John 3:16
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

New Century Version (NCV):
The New Century Version is a modern language translation that emphasizes clear communication. The translation team was composed of the World Bible Translation Center and fifty additional, highly qualified and experienced Bible scholars and translators. Concepts were put into natural terms, obscure terms were clarified, and modern measurements and geographical locations were used.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Example:
John 3:16
God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.

Contemporary English Version (CEV):
The Contemporary English Version gives the meaning of the text in plain modern speech that is biblically accurate, reader friendly, and understandable, even for first-time Bible readers. It smoothes out rough places and eliminates repetition, making it a good choice for casual reading and devotional use. It was translated by an international, interdenominational group of over 100, including translators, English language experts, and biblical authorities and final approval was given by the American Bible Society's Board of Trustees.

Reading Level: Grade 6

Example:
John 3:16
God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.

English Standard Version (ESV):
The English Standard Version is a revision of the Revised Standard Version (RSV). It is essentially literal and noted for its accuracy and traditional style, while using clear modern language. It is an "essentially literal" translation that seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original.

Reading Level: Grade 8

Example:
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


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  • Holy Bible: English Standard Version

    Format: MP3 CDs
    Narrator: Stephen Johnston
    ISBN: 0899577113
    Publisher: AMG Publishers

    The English Standard Version (ESV) is a “word-for-word,” essentially literal translation because every word of the Bible is inspired by God. Based on this principle, more than sixty of the world’s leading Bible scholars pored over every word and phrase to achieve the unique accuracy, excellence, and beauty of the ESV Bible. Enjoy hearing the complete Bible while in the car, at home, or on the go, or in a personal or group Bible study. The limited lifetime warranty ensures years of listening pleasure.

    Other Audio Editions:
    Audio CD
    New Testament, Audio CD



    Contemporary English Version Audiobible New Testament

    Format: 13 CDs
    Narrator: Stephen Johnston
    ISBN: 0899579590
    Publisher: AMG Publishers

    The contemporary language of the CEV makes the New Testament readily understandable as it is being listened to. Enjoy hearing the complete New Testament while in the car, at home, or on the go, or in a personal or group Bible study. The limited lifetime warranty ensures years of listening pleasure. The Contemporary English Version edition of this New Testament (CEV) has been translated into everyday English, making God's Word remarkably understandable and relevant to 21st century listeners.




    The Message Bible: Complete

    Format: MP3 CDs
    Narrator: Kelly Ryan Dolan and Carol Nix
    ISBN: 1589266560
    Publisher: Oasis Audio

    THE MESSAGE is a presentation of the Word of God crafted for a modern age. Eugene Peterson, translator and editor, learned from his years of teaching and pastoring that most people, through familiarity or frustration with the Bible, were missing the whole message of Scripture: 'the Word that God uses to create and save us, heal and bless us, judge and rule over us.' So he set out to give us that word in language we use every day - a reading Bible that would enable the Word to penetrate our hearts and minds, transforming us day by day into the person God desires us to become. Those familiar with any part of the Bible will recognize John 3:16, but find a mind-altering difference. The words are fresh, new, and sound like the 21st century. That's because it is from The Message, a presentation of the Word of God crafted for a modern age. Unlike other audio Bibles, The Message was fashioned by Eugene Peterson to be read aloud, not as a study Bible.

    Other Audio Editions:
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    Audio Cassette
    Audio CD With Carrying Case
    New Testament, Audio CD
    New Testament, Audio Cassette



    The Message//REMIX

    Format: MP3 CDs
    Narrator: various CCM artists
    ISBN: 1598591541
    Publisher: Oasis Audio

    THE MESSAGE is a presentation of the Word of God crafted for a modern age. Eugene Peterson, translator and editor, set out to give us that word in language we use every day - a reading Bible that would enable the Word to penetrate our hearts and minds, transforming us day by day into the person God desires us to become. REMIX is produced by Charlie Peacock, and includes an original song by him called 'The Message'. Read by today's leading CCM artists, including Rebecca St. James, Steven Curtis Chapman, tobyMac, Mac Powell (of Third Day), Mark Stuart (of Audio Adrenaline), Bart Millard (of MercyMe), Janna Long of Avalon, Dan Haseltine (of Jars of Clay), Melissa Brock (of Superchick), and Danielle Young (of Caedmon's Call).

    Other Audio Editions:
    Audio CD
    New Testament, MP3 CD
    New Testament, Audio CD
    Psalms & Proverbs, Audio CD



    NCV MP3 Audio Bible

    Format: MP3 CDs
    Narrator: Rev. Ronnie Meek
    ISBN: 0718018087
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson

    Hear God's written Word spoken! Thomas Nelson introduces the NCV Audio Bible now in MP3 format. Perfect for today's busy lifestyle. Narrated by Rev. Ronnie Meek, a 17-year veteran pastor with 30 years of theater experience, you can hear the most wonderful book ever written through the voice of a master storyteller. Be inspired by an all-original music score as a background for this amazing story.

      Features:
    • Audio version of the Easy to-understand translation
    • Fresh, engaging presentation
    • Original, contemporary music

    Other Audio Editions:
    Audio CD
    New Testament, Audio CD


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