- 19 + hours of all 27 books of the New Testament, read by James Earl Jones
- 260 MP3 audio files for your computer, car or portable audio player
- Instructions for using the digital audio files
- Printable PDF containing the text of the New Testament
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The New Testament as Read Word-For-Word by James Earl Jones
Whether you want to study the Bible or if the goal of reading the Bible is on your radar this year, James Earl Jones Reads the Bible: The New Testament Audio Download is an enjoyable way to listen to the New Testament exactly as it appears in the King James Version (KJV) Bible. In fact, James Earl Jones Reads the Bible has been hailed as the greatest spoken-word version ever recorded – and you can download it right now!
|JAMES EARL JONES is best known as the voice of CNN, Darth Vader & “The Lion King.”|
James Earl Jones Reads the Bible features more than 19 soothing hours of inspirational listening with crystal-clear audio of the New Testament read by one of the world’s most gifted voice actors of all time, James Earl Jones.
- All 27 books of the New Testament (unabridged) of the KJV Bible
- 19+ hours of inspirational listening
- Word-for-word readings by James Earl Jones
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Educators call reading along with recorded materials “supported reading.” Although little research has been done on supported reading as a way to boost comprehension of text, there is some evidence that supported reading using audio books can help people learn a language more quickly. The King James Version (KJV) Bible was translated from the Greek Textus Receptus and first published by the Church of England in 1611. A 400-year-old language can be difficult to understand, but listening to the audio Bible verses of the New Testament may help you comprehend the meaning more easily.
We lead busy lives, and unfortunately we don’t always have time to sit down and read the Bible. James Earl Jones Reads the Bible is the perfect way to celebrate God’s Word any time during your day. Listen in the car, as you work, while you wait, in the kitchen, during exercise – you can virtually listen to the Bible anywhere while doing anything! And because you don’t need lights to hear the audio Bible verses, you can even listen in bed!
Whether we are reading the newspaper, your favorite fiction, information online, e-mail, text messages…our eyes are busy all day long. Relax, close your tired eyes and listen to the New Testament word-for-word.
The King James Version (KJV) Bible was translated more than 400 years ago. King James I ordered the translation of the Bible in 1604 in order to help unite religious factions and his “Authorized Version” of the King James Bible was completed inside the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey seven years later. It took seven years for more than 50 scholars to discuss and decide on the best translation of the Bible. Finally, in 1611, the Church of England published the King James Version Bible, which is also sometimes called the “Authorized Version” as it had to be authorized by King James I, according to BibleStudyTools.com.
The New Testament in the King James Version Bible is said to have been translated from the Greek Textus Receptus translation with the exception of a majority of the book of Revelation, which is thought to be from Latin’s 4th-century translation, Vulgate.
The 400-year anniversary of the King James Version Bible was celebrated by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales in a special service at the Westminster Abbey on November 16, 2011, according to this article by the BBC.
The New Testament is made up of 27 different books by eight different authors. Six of the authors were among Jesus’s apostles (Matthew, John, Paul, James, Peter and Jude), plus two of their disciples (Mark and Luke). The New Testament was not written all at once, as Catholic Online points out. Each book actually appeared across 50 years – in the second half of the first century. The books in the New Testament relate to the life and personal teachings of Jesus.
Award-winning actor James Earl Jones has one of the most recognizable voices in the world. In the James Earl Jones Reads the Bible, his rich vocals deliver a distinctive reading of the complete, unabridged New Testament.
James Earl Jones has lent his distinctive bass voice to some of film’s most memorable characters with, surely, the most famous of those being Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. In costume, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader was actually David Prowse, but it was James Earl Jones’s voice that helped Star Wars’ Vader, the trilogy’s most infamous character, come to life. An article in Time explains how one of James Earl Jones’s lines – “Luke, I am your father” -- in the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, has “become one of the most mimicked lines in movie history.” The article, however, points out it is usually misquoted. The line, which James Earl Jones’s Vader says to Luke Skywalker, is: “No. I am your father.”
In 1994, Disney released The Lion King with James Earl Jones as the voice of Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands. The Lion King is Walt Disney Animation Studios highest-grossing film and it is the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. This film introduced new generations to James Earl Jones’s powerful voice.
James Earl Jones has also done voice-over work for advertisements, computer games, The Simpsons, and TV networks with the most iconic being the CNN tagline, “This is CNN.”
James Earl Jones has also had a successful acting career, starring in some of Hollywood’s most popular films, including The Great White Hope (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award), Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October and Coming to America. But James Earl Jones first appeared on Broadway in 1957, and was still on stage in London at the age of 80 performing in London’s Wyndham Theater production of Driving Miss Daisy, according to the Huffington Post.
After 50 years in the film industry, James Earl Jones — nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his leading role in 1970’s The Great White Hope — received an honorary OSCAR on November 12, 2011, according to an Associated Press article on MSN.