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Some of Today's Leading Black Voices—Including 3 Oscar® Winners, 23 Grammy® Winners, 8 Emmy® Winners, and 5 Golden Globe® Winners—Performing Today’s New International Version (TNIV)

This ambitious and critically-acclaimed presentation of the Bible is set to an original musical underscore performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and a Hollywood-style sound design created by Technicolor Studios. Listen as the voices of Denzel and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Bassett (Esther), Tyler Perry, LL Cool J (Samson), Tyrese Gibson, Terry Crews, Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Common, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Vanessa Williams, Keke Palmer, and Forest Whitaker (Moses)  bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life. 

Honored with a nomination for an NAACP Image Award, this complete dramatized audio Bible has been grateful to also be awarded the 2007 Audies Audiobook of the Year (highest honor of the Audio Publisher’s Association) and an AudioFile Earphones Award.

 

Features:

  • Complete dramatized audio Old Testament
  • Over 400 world-class talents, including Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Common, LL Cool J, Alfre Woodard, LeVar Burton, Idris Elba, and Terry Crews, among others
  • Original music by the Prague Symphony Orchestra

 

Cast of full Bible includes…

Yolanda Adams, Paul Adefarasin, Erika Alexander, Tichina Arnold, James Avery, Obba Babatunde, Ogie Banks III, Angela Bassett, Ivory Belk, Eric Benét, Ahmed Best, John Bentley, Bishop Charles Blake, KD Bowe, Yvette Lee Bowser, James “JB” Brown, Wren T. Brown, LeVar Burton, Marcus Byrd, Ron Canada, Willie Carpenter, TC Carson, CCH Pounder, Alvin Chea, Common, Jill Conners, Terry Crews, De Mann, Cedric Dent, Alex Désert, Loretta Devine, Gary Dourdan, Karim Dulé Hill,Donna DuPlantier, Charles S. Dutton, Idris Elba, Faith Evans, Dustin Felder, Aurora Ferlin, Kirk Franklin, Matt Gibson, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Cuba Gooding Jr., April Grace, Khamani Griffin, Eva Gutierrez, Regina Hall, Anthony Hamilton, Leonard Harmon, Hill Harper, Heavy D, Taraji P. Henson, Russell Hornsby, Israel Houghton, Alexis Fields Jackson, Kevin C. Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Juanita Jennings, Rhomeyn Johnson, Bishop Noel Jones, Joseph Jay Jones, Priscilla Jones, Star Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Eartha Kitt, Boris Kodjoe, Nikki Kodjoe, Eriq La Salle, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Lazarre-White, Harry J. Lennix, Leon, Dawnn Lewis, Felicia Lister, , LL Cool J, Shana Lloyd, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Nia Long, Victor Love, Antonio David Lyons, Tisha Campbell Martin, Donnie McClurkin, R.L. McCray, Gwen McGee, Claude McKnight, Mo’Nique, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, Debbie Morgan, Tommy Morgan, Garrett Morris, Phil Morris, Keke Palmer, Evan Parke, Danita Patterson, Tyler Perry, Sandra Prosper, Darryl Alan Reed, Doran Reed, Robi Reed, Tim Reid, Corey Reynolds, LaTanya Richardson, Bumper Robinson, Shaun Robinson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Rodney Saulsberry, Kelvin Shepard, David Smallwood, Nancy Sprow, Mark E. Swinton, David Thomas, Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Blair Underwood, Blake Underwood, Brielle Underwood, Kamden Underwood, Khloe Underwood, Paris Underwood, Iyanla Vanzant, Denzel Washington, Pauletta Washington, Tico Wells, Forest Whitaker, Deniece Williams, Ellis Williams, Vanessa Williams, Mirron Willis, Pastor Marvin Winans, Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Wright, Marvin Wright-Bey, and more.  

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of Audiobook of the Year, 2007

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About the Author

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

About the Narrators

Louis Gossett, Jr., is one of the most respected African American actors in film, television, stage, and voice-over history with a distinct voice that carries quiet authority. A triple-threat talent with an Emmy for Roots, an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe for The Josephine Baker Story, Gossett is in the upper echelons of elite actors. As an impassioned activist, he firmly believes in giving back to the community and has donated his performance royalties from the Twelve Years a Slave audiobook to his nonprofit organization, the Erascism Foundation, which focuses on planting the seeds of social tolerance with children and eliminating the stigma of racism.

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Cicely Tyson (1924–2021) was an actress, lecturer, activist, and one of the most respected talents in American theater and film history. From her starring role on Broadway in The Blacks (1961), to the Emmy-nominated 1999 HBO film A Lesson before Dying, her work garnered critical and commercial applause for more than sixty years. Her two Emmys for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman made her the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress. In 2013, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful. A capstone achievement came in 2018, when she became the first Black woman to receive an honorary Oscar. The Board of Governors voted unanimously to honor her with the award, which came forty-five years after her Academy Award nominated performance in Sounder.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

James Brown is a sports commentator and former athlete recognized by millions. He is best known as the host of CBS’s The NFL Today and Showtime’s Inside the NFL. Brown earned a scholarship to Harvard, where he got a degree in American government, and had a chance at a professional sports career before moving on to broadcast journalism. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Dorothy.

Kim Fields had her first job at age seven on the Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial. Behind the camera, she directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET’s Let’s Stay Together. Between gigs her life has included theater, spoken word, music, and speaking engagements. She is a dedicated wife and proud mom of two boys.

LeVar Burton is an Emmy Award–winning actor, presenter, director, author, and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He is best known for his roles as the host of the long-running PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots. He has also directed a number of television episodes for various iterations of Star Trek, among other programs. He was named 2017’s Best Male Literary Citizen by Literary Hub and is a 2020 recipient of the Ember Award for unsung contributions to literature.

Ruby Dee (1922–2014) was a multi-award-winning actress, playwright, screenwriter, and activist. During her seven-decade career, she won a Grammy, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk award and was nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the recipient of a National Medal of Arts, a Kennedy Center Honor, and Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of Ruth Younger in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun, but she also had roles in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever. She was also known for her civic work with husband Ossie Davis. She also wrote plays, fiction, and a column in New York’s Amsterdam News. Born in Cleveland, she worked initially with the American Negro Theater in Harlem, where she grew up.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Tyler Perry is a playwright, producer, director, composer, and actor. He is the creative force behind ten theatrical productions that have toured nationally. He is also the writer, producer, and star of the recent number-one hit movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is his first book.

Vanessa Williams is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. She has appeared in both television and film, and currently stars in the supernatural drama series 666 Park Avenue. Williams released her personal memoir in 2012 in collaboration with her mother, Helen Williams.  

Mo’Nique is an award-winning comedienne, actress, and author. A self-proclaimed voice for full-figured women, she wrote the bestselling books Skinny Women Are Evil and Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted in which she shares her experiences and philosophies. She hosted the first televised beauty competition and boot camp for plus-sized women, Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance, giving Oxygen the highest-rated show in the history of the network. 

Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series, The Shield. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Nick Cannon is a successful, multifaceted entertainer: film star, comedian, musician, writer, and executive producer of his very own hit television shows. Cited by People magazine as one of the top ten most successful young people in Hollywood, Cannon is the host of America’s Got Talent. He has also hosted hit shows on MTV and Nickelodeon and oversees film and television projects currently in development through his own multimedia company, NCredible Entertainment.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series, The Shield. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Tyrese Gibson is a dynamic figure in entertainment today who has had huge success as a multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor, bestselling author, and television producer. His 2011 music endeavor, Open Invitation, debuted at number one and included the hit single “Stay,” which remained number one for eleven consecutive weeks.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Tyrese Gibson is a dynamic figure in entertainment today who has had huge success as a multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor, bestselling author, and television producer. His 2011 music endeavor, Open Invitation, debuted at number one and included the hit single “Stay,” which remained number one for eleven consecutive weeks.

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Tyler Perry is a playwright, producer, director, composer, and actor. He is the creative force behind ten theatrical productions that have toured nationally. He is also the writer, producer, and star of the recent number-one hit movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is his first book.

Tyrese Gibson is a dynamic figure in entertainment today who has had huge success as a multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor, bestselling author, and television producer. His 2011 music endeavor, Open Invitation, debuted at number one and included the hit single “Stay,” which remained number one for eleven consecutive weeks.

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Tyrese Gibson is a dynamic figure in entertainment today who has had huge success as a multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor, bestselling author, and television producer. His 2011 music endeavor, Open Invitation, debuted at number one and included the hit single “Stay,” which remained number one for eleven consecutive weeks.

Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series, The Shield. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

LeVar Burton is an Emmy Award–winning actor, presenter, director, author, and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He is best known for his roles as the host of the long-running PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots. He has also directed a number of television episodes for various iterations of Star Trek, among other programs. He was named 2017’s Best Male Literary Citizen by Literary Hub and is a 2020 recipient of the Ember Award for unsung contributions to literature.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series, The Shield. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Forest Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series, The Shield. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley have been in the public eye for over twenty years, beginning with their hit ABC/WB show Sister, Sister. They have starred in Disney Channel’s original movies Twitches and Twitches Too, as well as the Style Network’s #1 reality series, Tia & Tamera. Tia was the lead of The CW/BET’s show The Game and can be seen starring in and producing the Nickelodeon series Instant Mom and on Cooking Channel’s show Tia Mowry at Home. Tamera is a host and producer of the hit daytime talk show The Real, which airs on Fox, and starred in the Lifetime series Strong Medicine.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.

Michael Curran-Dorsano is a voice talent and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.