Gospel of Jesus
- Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
- Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-02-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Keillor narrates the biography of this amazing man, Jesus, from the slum of Nazareth in the province of Galilee, who confounded dignitaries, healed the sick, and taught those who would listen. He claimed to be God, and that through his death God would graciously forgive the offenses of all who accept this. His story is the foundation from which Christianity has developed, stumbled, and evolved.
Centuries ago, early Christians listened as the Bible was read to them. This new recording continues that tradition with a conversational translation performed by America's favorite storyteller.
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By Douglas on 31-10-14
A Simple Reading
What other book might you compare Gospel of Jesus to and why?
Jesus never wrote down his teachings--no that we know of. There's no account of it, if he did. His teachings and the stories told about him, scholars agree, almost certainly had an oral history before being put down in writing. So, it's good to experience vocal Gospels.But what you don't want--at least I don't--is a dramatic reading. When the Gospels are read in a high church (Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, sometimes Lutheran), readers are instructed to read the simply, plainly. The idea is that you trust the word to do it's work and you don't manifest trust if you are trying to prop up the verses with some sort of performance. There is spiritual wisdom in this instruction. Thankfully, that is just how Garrison Keillor does it.
Have you listened to any of Garrison Keillor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Mr. Keillor has a beautiful deep voice, a ponderous vibrancy that touches the marrow of those who listen. There's no need for eruption, speed changes, dramatic pauses. He just reads it allows the words, the lines, the teachings and the stories to do their own work.I have more than a few audible Bibles, none of them approach the spirituality I experience in this simple reading.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Kindle Customer on 02-01-16
Simple Reading of the Greatest Story Ever Told
The audio book is exactly what I was looking for - the gospels blended into a single story and in a conversational translation that still follows more literal translations as closely as possible. This book is easy to listen to. Garrison Keillor's simple reading is not distracting and allows the words to stand on their own. I find the reading excellent in allowing for contemplation and reflection on the words of Jesus, which is exactly what I was looking for, as opposed to a more dramatic reading. Listen to the sample: What you hear is what you get.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful