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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The World's Greatest Stories Review


We are a family who LOVES audio books and dramatic stories.  My children fall asleep each night listening to something.  When we travel any distance in the car, we listen to stories.  So you have to know I jumped at the chance to review The World's Greatest Stories!

The World's Greatest Stories are CDs or tapes that feature the storytelling talents of actor George W. Sarris.  Using only his voice and some dramatic background sounds and music, Mr. Sarris brings the Word of God to life.  The World's Greatest Stories aren't retellings of Bible stories. Rather, the stories' texts are taken word for word from the Bible (you have your choice as to translations-KJV or NIV).  Each volume is roughly an hour long, and contains multiple stories.  We received Volume 1: The Prophets (NIV) which contains Daniel 3-The Blazing Furnace, Daniel 5 The Handwriting on the Wall, Daniel 6- Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1 Kings 17-18-Eiljah and the Prophets of Baal, and the book of Jonah- the Prophecy of Jonah.

The pros:  These stories are amazing to listen to!  Mr. Sarris has a gift, that is certain.  His use of different voices and dialects makes the stories come to life.  He memorizes each story and knows it so well that all the subtle nuances come through.  You actually feel like you are in the story.  And yet he adds nothing to God's word that isn't already there.  I especially appreciate that this is a ministry to Mr. Sarris and his family, and the cost is kept at an affordable $7.95 for each CD or tape.

The cons:  None.  This product is exactly what it says it is.

The bottom line:  If you want to experience scripture that literally comes alive, you need to check out The World's Greatest Stories.  If you go to this link HERE, you can see all the different volumes and the stories they contain.  You can also listen to samples from each one.  To see what other members of the TOS Crew had to say, go HERE.

Legal Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received one copy of the Volume 1 CD for the purpose of giving my honest review.  This CD is the only compensation I received.
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