This year, we have integrated more audio stories into our home.
We have discontinued cable…very rarely turn on any movies from outside sources and spend a lot of time reading, singing with the radio and listening to audio stories.
We have recently been blessed to receive
The PROPHETS: NIV Version!
What a great way to spend some time together as a family!
While it is recommended for children 4-12….I think anyone and everyone will enjoy this audio retell of:
The Blazing Furnace (Daniel 3), The Handwriting on the Wall (Daniel 5), Daniel and The Lion’s Den (Daniel 6), Elijah and The Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 17-18) and The Prophecy of Jonah (The Book of Jonah)
We read the Bible every morning and evening. Our morning scripture consists of the Proverb that correlates with that day of the month (example: Nov 19=Prov 19) and we also read a chapter or two of the current book in the Bible we are reading. We end our day with another chapter (or two) from our current book in the Bible.
In between those readings…during the day…the children have now started asking to listen to one of these stories.
They are not long…generally 5-8 minutes and are well read.
George W. Sarris does an amazing job of bringing these stories to life! They are not dull or hum drum…but exciting and transport you back to the actual event. It is wonderful to close your eyes, listen to him tell the story…and just enjoy it.
As a Homeschool Mom, I read…a LOT. I read to each child…I read outloud to the whole family…and then, there’s my own personal reading I do throughout the day.
So, it’s wonderful to have this great resource…that allows me to sit with my children…close my eyes and listen to George W. Sarris transport us back to Biblical times…and share in the experience with my children!
This is also a GREAT resource for the car!
We love listening to the radio and singing along in the car…
but, there are days…when we are running late and do not read our scripture in the morning….This fills the spot! Just grab it (or keep it in the car) and listen to it in the car! I promise, that long car ride, will be much shorter…and each time you listen to it, more of the truth will seep into the hearts of those listening!
Now, this is not the only Audio available. There are six!
The Prophets, The Life of Christ, Beginnings, Joshua and Esther, Joseph and His Brothers, and Defeating Giants
Each one is available for $7.95 via CD or Tape in the NIV or KJ Versions (oh, and you receive free shipping when you order 6 or more!)
Now…There is one more resource. I am very anxious to possibly purchase this in the future:
The Real Story of Easter: ($9.95)
Employing the art of a storyteller, actor George W. Sarris uses simply his voice, his actions, and your imagination to take you back in time to view the tragic betrayal and arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, the intense struggle between Pilate and the Chief Priests as they argue over His fate, the agony of His scourging, the sorrow of His death, and the triumph of His ressurection.
This is a definite MUST have!
But, don’t take my word for it! Check out the other reviews…by my Crew Mates on the Old School House Crew!
**Disclaimer: I received a free CD of The World’s Greatest Stories (NIV) as part of the Homeschool Crew, in exchange for my honest opinion. NO other compensation was received