During this time of year, we try to focus on more of a Christian view of Christmas, and I often buy several Christian resources to put in Aikman’s stocking. We use this as a family reminder that our celebration of gift-giving should not be focused entirely on receiving gifts. When World’s Greatest Stories asked TOS reviewers to view one of their products, I was quite elated! This would fit perfectly for our Christian-focused Christmas gifts.
World’s Greatest Stories is an award-winning series of Bible stories on Cd that combine the excitement of a story, the accuracy of a Bible narration, and the highest quality production values.
This series is dividing into 6 CDs: The Prophets, The Life of Jesus, Beginnings, Joshua and Esther, Joseph and His Brothers, and Defeating Giants. These stories are the word-for-word exact text from the Bible, in either NIV or KJV versions. Each CD is approximately one hour in length, and are read by George Sarris, an accomplished actor and narrator. He has been sharing versions of these Bible stories in live settings since 1985.
We received a copy of Vol 1: The Prophets. This CD contains the stories for:
- The Blazing Furnace – Daniel 3
- The Handwriting on the Wall – Daniel 5
- Daniel in the Lion’s Den – Daniel 6
- Elijah and the Prophets of Baal – I Kings 17-18
- The Prophecy of Jonah – the complete book of Jonah
So, what did we think?
I loved the fact that the exact text from the Bible was being read. Aikman enjoyed that the story was read by a storyteller, with background music and sound effects added in appropriate locations within the story. The combination of the sound effects with the professionalism of an experienced narrator sparked interest in the story.
We have listened to this CD multiple times, both during our morning Bible story time as well as while traveling in the car. I can understand how Mr. Sarris states that the children learn to memorize these stories via listening to them on CD, as his narration makes them very intriguing.
We have enjoyed this CD so much that I am looking at purchasing Volume 2: The Life of Jesus and Volume 6: Defeating Giants for our family.
Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of The World’s Greatest Stories Vol. 1: The Prophets in exchange for an honest review, whether positive or negative.. I did not receive any additional compensation.