Thursday, December 15, 2011

The World's Greatest Stories/ TOS Review


The World's Greatest Stories is a series of CD's where George W. Sarris tells Bible stories in a dramatic way.

He does not tell Bible stories per say, as he actually speaks from the Bible word for word. He brings the Bible to life.

You can listen to samples here.

The CD that we reviewed is Volume 1- The Prophets.

Volume 1 - The Prophets

The Blazing Furnace

The Handwriting on the Wall

Daniel in the Lion's Den

Elijah & the Prophets of Baal

The Prophecy of Jonah

We listened to this in the car, and we had a mix of opinions. At first I really liked it. I felt like I was understanding the Scriptures better than just reading them.

My kids thought it was a little weird, but they started to like it too. As we got further in to the CD however, they kept asking if I would turn it off. They said it was too creepy. I have to say that there were parts of the stories that the voices were kind of creepy and made us a little uncomfortable.

However, I still feel like it is a good way to get the Scriptures into yourself and your children.

I do wish that a woman would speak alongside of George for the women's parts. It would definitely make it better and not as odd.

Over all, I would recommend this CD, but I would say that there are a few parts that are a little creepy sounding. I don't mean that to come of badly either, I just don't know how else to describe it.

And all my kids kept saying in the car was, "This is creepy mom, turn it off." So I want to be honest with out opinions. But, please, listen to the samples yourself to see if you would like it.

Also be sure to check out what my fellow Crew Mates thought of The world's Greatest Stories.

You can order these CD's here for $7.95 and you can choose between KJV or NIV.


*I have received a copy of The World's Greatest Stories CD, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion.
No other compensation has been given to me.*

1 comment:

Laura Lee said...

It must be the word of the nation right now: my kids too thought it was "creepy" at first. Although they're used to reading directly from the Bible, they felt the CD was a little too dramatic ... and it creeped them out. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the stories. :)

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