The Word of Promise New Testament, NKJV

The Word of Promise New Testament: Audio NKJV Bible

is an excellent dramatization of the NKJV on 20 audio CD’s in a nice zippered CD case. It includes over 21 hours of well-acted audio by over 120 actors, contains an original soundtrack and high quality sound effects, and includes a “Behind the Scenes” DVD. The cast includes Jim Caviezel, Michael York, Marisa Tomei, Stacy Keach, Louis Gossett, Jr., Ernie Hudson, and many others.

This Bible is the highest quality dramatized Bible I have ever heard. It has a superstar cast and orchestrated music that sets the mood and tone perfectly. Although the music does tend to repeat, after all this audio Bible is over 21 hours long, it never gets old because there is enough variety in the music and it always fits the situation. The New King James version sounds great when narrated and acted out.

What I was impressed with most was Thomas Nelson’s attention to detail. For example, in every red-letter Bible that I’ve read, none of them have Revelation 21:5-8 in red letters because the one speaking is sitting on the throne. In verse 6 of this passage, the one on the throne is the Alpha and Omega, which we see from Revelation 1:8 and 22:13 that this is Jesus. The Word of Promise New Testament has James Caviezel reading Revelation 21:5-8 as Jesus. This is the only Bible I have found anywhere where the publishers recognize this truth.

I highly recommend the Word of Promise New Testament. It is by far my favorite Bible on CD. It is so immersing that you feel like you’re there. 5 out of 5 stars!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I’d like to thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing me this audio-book free as part of their  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Excellent review!

  2. I too have noticed the discrepancy in Rev. 21:5-8.  Why, though, do publishers not have these particular words of Christ in red, especially as it is without a doubt He that is speaking?  Have you done any research into that?  Why is that?
    Thank you so much for this post!

  3. I never realized what you pointed out here… “For example, in every red-letter Bible that I’ve read, none of them have Revelation 21:5-8 in red letters because the one speaking is sitting on the throne.” What is interesting is that I have it marked out this way in E-Sword it is KJV though. The ESV on E-Sword does not have it marked out this way. What is interesting is I have a Thomas Nelson NKJV and the text is NOT in red. It makes me wonder if Jim Caveziel actually asked to include that part!

    Great review.

  4. I think Rev 21:5-8 are the words Of the Father, and not the Son, reason why they are not highlighted in red.

  5. @ Erick Interesting point I had never thought of that either. Lots to learn here

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