Word of Promise Audio Bible

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Steven Leavitt | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 30 2021 8:35 PM

I was just wondering, to those that have this resource, if it has been broken up into chapters? I found this resource from an online music store but apparently it is difficult to scroll to whatever chapter you wish to begin.

Also, there seems to be 35 resources at $3.99 each. Total price will be about $140 USD. I don't know how long this resource has been available. Has anyone noticed if there has been a discount in the past? I'm a little surprise that there isn't a complete "Word of Promise Audio Bible" resource for a discounted price. If a Faithlife employee is reading this, Is this coming? Should I wait?

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 31 2021 4:41 AM

Interesting... I can't help you with your questions, but I bought the Word of Promise CDs years ago (from Costco!), digitized them and have been listening to this EXCELLENT Audio Bible every day as part of my Bible study (I'm just starting my 11th year of "reading my Bible in a year" plan because of it - life changing!) Two reasons I can recommend this to everyone:

  1. This is a word-for word audio bible of the NKJV, nothing added, nothing taken away.
  2. The theatrical sound design, music and voice talents are EXQUISITE: you can pretty much hear Moses (Richard Dreyfuss) dying of old age as we go through Deuteronomy for example, and Esau (David Blatt) begging his father for a blessing like a man who really has realized what a horrible mistake he made in giving up his birthright, and who has now been tricked a second time.
  3. In fact, there are times I HIGHLY recommend that you actually listen to it with earphones on so you can really hear what what they did: during the creation account, and for the Book of Revelation. Wow.
  4. Finally, at the end of Revelation don't forget to make sure you listen to Michael W. Smith's (he also had a small role - Cleopas - in the series) magnificent closing song about Messiah and His people (hopefully it's included with the product sold by Faithlife).

'Nuff said. I love this thing! Big Smile Just this morning I was listening to Michael York, the series' narrator, describe the creation of articles for the Israelites' tabernacle as they travelled in the wilderness. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 31 2021 8:19 AM

Personally, I don’t see any value in audiobooks in Logos. The only exception would be if someone wanted a “read along” version, but that doesn’t do anything for me. Audible would be a much better choice for this resource. If FL wants to sell audiobooks to me, they’d need to make a compelling reason. 

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 12:17 PM

Steven Leavitt:

I was just wondering, to those that have this resource, if it has been broken up into chapters? I found this resource from an online music store but apparently it is difficult to scroll to whatever chapter you wish to begin.

Also, there seems to be 35 resources at $3.99 each. Total price will be about $140 USD. I don't know how long this resource has been available. Has anyone noticed if there has been a discount in the past? I'm a little surprise that there isn't a complete "Word of Promise Audio Bible" resource for a discounted price. If a Faithlife employee is reading this, Is this coming? Should I wait?

It's currently on sale as a complete Bible (https://www.logos.com/product/195321/the-word-of-promise-audio-bible-new-king-james-version-nkjv-complete-bible-nkjv-audio-bible). I purchased four individual books for $2.99 each (would be closer to $200 for the whole Bible, that way). After scrolling through every single item in the search, I did finally find the complete Old Testament and the complete New Testament. Last of all, after I had already bought all that, they advertised the complete Bible for sale. I returned all the others, and got the complete Bible.

The desktop version has an index, where you can select the book and chapter you want. The mobile version, so far as I can tell, has no index system, whatsoever. You literally have to scroll through every single chapter of the Bible to get where you want. Hope I'm wrong about that. If anyone knows of any way to pick the chapter you want, without scrolling through the entire Bible, please let me know. --Can't believe it would be like that.

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 12:27 PM

JT (alabama24):

Personally, I don’t see any value in audiobooks in Logos. The only exception would be if someone wanted a “read along” version, but that doesn’t do anything for me. Audible would be a much better choice for this resource. If FL wants to sell audiobooks to me, they’d need to make a compelling reason. 

Audio Bibles would be a lot more useful to my family, if they were integrated with the Logos Bible reading plans, and if you could sync them to your Logos, text Bibles. That way, you could just tap an arrow every day to begin your daily Bible reading. Also, they need some kind of verse picker for the mobile version. As it is, you literally have to scroll through every single chapter in the Bible to find the one you want. You can't type the reference in either. If I'm wrong about that, I hope someone tells me how you can navigate the mobile audio Bibles.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 12:32 PM

Does this sync with the same Bible as it reads, like the esv audio Bible?

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 12:34 PM

Mattillo:

Does this sync with the same Bible as it reads, like the esv audio Bible?

Not that I'm aware. When I pull up the New King James version, there's no option to select an audio Bible in the menu.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 1:06 PM

Mattillo:
Does this sync with the same Bible as it reads, like the esv audio Bible?

The only two English bibles that do this, as far as I am aware, is the ESV and LEB. In both cases the "read aloud" is the official audiobook for the translation. 

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 1:11 PM

Word of Promise Audio Bible is now available in an app for Android phones and probably for IOS as well. It is also in the Kindle store. You can choose your book and chapter in the app.  I have this resource and use it when I am in the car and listen to my Bible while driving. The only complaint I have, and it isn't much of one, is that the dramatization makes it take too long to get through the section I want to listen to. I have Bibles on audible but cannot pick and choose the chapter, so I prefer listening to one of the audio Bibles in Logos or the Word of Promise rather than audible.

Carla

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 2:15 PM

cshover8669:

Word of Promise Audio Bible is now available in an app for Android phones and probably for IOS as well. It is also in the Kindle store. You can choose your book and chapter in the app.  I have this resource and use it when I am in the car and listen to my Bible while driving. The only complaint I have, and it isn't much of one, is that the dramatization makes it take too long to get through the section I want to listen to. I have Bibles on audible but cannot pick and choose the chapter, so I prefer listening to one of the audio Bibles in Logos or the Word of Promise rather than audible.

Carla

Where, in the Logos mobile version, are you finding the option to pick the book? On mine (Android app), it's just every single chapter in the entire Bible, lumped into one, long list. It shows the name of the book by the chapter number, but it doesn't have a collapsed list of books to choose from. You just have to keep scrolling and scrolling till you get where you want.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 2:30 PM

Randy:
Where, in the Logos mobile version, are you finding the option to pick the book?

Carla said that it was available in an app, which I assume meant "in another app by the publisher" 

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 4:20 PM

Anyone plans on integrating this with the NKJV Bible?  I would like other audio bibles to follow along with the translation that they are using like what was done with the Lexham English Bible. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 5:00 PM

John Brumett:
Anyone plans on integrating this with the NKJV Bible?

I dont think so. The ESV and LEB have "official" audiobooks. This is not the "official" audiobook for the translation (if there even is one). 

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cshover8669 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 7:33 PM

Sorry, I meant in the Word of Promise App on my phone. I can choose the Book, chapter, and verse I want to go to without having to scroll through all the Bible Chapters. What you are showing here is what I see when I use the HCSB audio Bible in Logos. I did not even know, before you posted here, that Word of Promise was available in Logos. Since I have already purchased it through the publisher's app, I do not see purchasing it and using it in Logos. Sorry for the misunderstanding. 

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 7:49 PM

This is a very good dramatized version, and it's a great price at US$9.99 for the whole Bible. Thanks for the recommendation!

Randy:
Where, in the Logos mobile version, are you finding the option to pick the book? On mine (Android app), it's just every single chapter in the entire Bible, lumped into one, long list. It shows the name of the book by the chapter number, but it doesn't have a collapsed list of books to choose from. You just have to keep scrolling and scrolling till you get where you want.

Randy, I was able to use the Table of Content feature to jump to the specific book and chapter of the Bible.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 3:47 AM

Logos edition: The ToC has two mislabeled chapters. John 6 and Acts 2. At least on mobile

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 3:49 AM

Example of 1

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 4:01 AM

PL:

This is a very good dramatized version, and it's a great price at US$9.99 for the whole Bible. Thanks for the recommendation!

Randy:
Where, in the Logos mobile version, are you finding the option to pick the book? On mine (Android app), it's just every single chapter in the entire Bible, lumped into one, long list. It shows the name of the book by the chapter number, but it doesn't have a collapsed list of books to choose from. You just have to keep scrolling and scrolling till you get where you want.

Randy, I was able to use the Table of Content feature to jump to the specific book and chapter of the Bible.

Can you please show me a screenshot that shows this? I can't find any table of contents on the mobile version.

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 4:03 AM

Mattillo:

Example of 1

Haha. Mine too. Where's the best place to report issues like this?

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Randy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 2 2021 4:09 AM

cshover8669:

Sorry, I meant in the Word of Promise App on my phone. I can choose the Book, chapter, and verse I want to go to without having to scroll through all the Bible Chapters. What you are showing here is what I see when I use the HCSB audio Bible in Logos. I did not even know, before you posted here, that Word of Promise was available in Logos. Since I have already purchased it through the publisher's app, I do not see purchasing it and using it in Logos. Sorry for the misunderstanding. 

Yeah, I bought the WOP app also. The mobile audio quality is better on the Logos version. --Also bought it on another mobile app, where it has HQ audio, plus a chapter and verse picker, automatic text scrolling, and a car-mode with easy navigation. --Would really like to have that in Logos.

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