James Earl Jones Audio Bible

arapahoepark

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Thought I'd share this Darth Vader (aka James Earl Jones) reads the Bible:
 

Wretched Man

Puritan Board Freshman
Thought I'd share this Darth Vader (aka James Earl Jones) reads the Bible:
I once bought this for my sister, hoping Darth Vader’s voice might entice her enough to listen to the Bible... I don’t think it worked.
 

C. M. Sheffield

Puritan Board Senior
I used to have it on a multi-CD set. I never listened to it and ended up giving it to an elderly woman in my church who is blind and can't read her Bible any more.
 

greenbaggins

Administrator
Staff member
Although James Earl Jones has one of the most beautiful speaking voices I have ever heard, his reading of the Bible is atrociously bad. He reads with very little understanding of what is there.
 

C. M. Sheffield

Puritan Board Senior
Although James Earl Jones has one of the most beautiful speaking voices I have ever heard, his reading of the Bible is atrociously bad. He reads with very little understanding of what is there.
I completely agree. He reads a frightening passage like the first chapter of Nahum as though it were the 23rd Psalm.
 
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PointyHaired Calvinist

Puritan Board Sophomore
Sad but true on James Earl Jones. It should have worked.

I also prefer Johnny Cash.

Only a Scotsman can read the Scriptures aloud properly.

John Rhys-Davies is Welsh and has done wonderfully with portions.
 

arapahoepark

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Sad but true on James Earl Jones. It should have worked.

I also prefer Johnny Cash.

Only a Scotsman can read the Scriptures aloud properly.

John Rhys-Davies is Welsh and has done wonderfully with portions.
You mean General Pushkin did an audio Bible too?
 

Andrew35

Puritan Board Freshman
Although James Earl Jones has one of the most beautiful speaking voices I have ever heard, his reading of the Bible is atrociously bad. He reads with very little understanding of what is there.
Yah...

English teacher here. If you don't understand what you're reading, it doesn't work. Just try Shakespeare with an actor who doesn't "get it": nobody will get it.
 

C. M. Sheffield

Puritan Board Senior
One of my favorite narrator is Simon Vance. I'd be very happy if he undertook a narration of the Bible. He has done a number of Christian and Puritan books like Baxter's The Reformed Pastor that are excellent.
 
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