I have often stated that teaching my children God's Word is the most important subject in our homeschool. It is always the first subject assigned in their planners, and every curriculum choice I make revolves around the Bible. So having the opportunity to review The World's Greatest Stories on CD (as told by George W. Sarris) was a perfect fit for my family.
I received Volume 1, The Prophets in the New International Version (free of charge for review purposes) along with a sample CD of Mr. Sarris' other dramatic readings from the Bible. Readings included in this volume are: The Blazing Furnace (Daniel 3), The Handwriting on the Wall (Daniel 5), Daniel in the Lions' Den (Daniel 6), Elijah and the Prophets of Balls (I Kings 17-18), & The Prophecy of Jonah (Jonah 1-4).
George Sarris, a Northwestern graduate who also holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, does an excellent job of narrating the Biblical text on this CD. And the best thing about his work is that he reads straight from the Bible, word for word. He doesn't add to or detract from the actual Biblical text. I LOVE that!!
Each volume is about one hour in length, and Volume 1 has five stories on the CD. It was very easy for me to plan this as a part of my daughter's daily homeschool. It would also be easy to listen to these CD's when traveling in the car. My 6th grade daughter enjoyed listening to the narrative (so did I!) and she thought younger children would really enjoy these CDs. They open the world of the Bible to young listeners in a way that is engaging and interesting, but without any added fluff. It's just God's Word, and let's be honest - when studying the Bible, nothing more is needed :)
Each CD sells for $7.95 (cassette tapes are also available at the same price) and shipping is free if an entire set is purchased. That is quite an exceptional value!
Other volumes include:
Volume 2 - The Life of Christ
Volume 3 - Beginnings
Volume 4 - Joshua and Esther
Volume 5 - Joseph and His Brothers
Volume 6 - Defeating Giants
Each volume is available in either NIV or KJV.
To learn more, visit the website at www.WorldsGreatestStories.com or call 1-888-STORIES.
To see what my fellow TOS Crew mates had to say about The World's Greatest Stories, click HERE.
If you are looking for a "new" way to learn about the greatest Book ever written, then The World's Greatest Stories is something you should seriously consider. It's an excellent product that sells for a very reasonable price.
Lord bless you as you homeschool for God's glory!
Day 141 done :)
Jan L. Burt