Zondervan and Inspired by Media group have released Inspired by…the Bible Experience a dramatized audio recording of the Bible. Using a cinematic score, unparalleled sound design and the highest production value, Inspired by…The Bible Experience will bring listeners closer to the Word of God. Notables lending their voice talent to this production include Blair Underwood (Jesus), Samuel L. Jackson (God), Angela Bassett (Esther), and cuba Gooding Jr. (Judas), along with a cast of more than 200 other noteworthy personalities. “Listeners will be engaged by this new audio Bible because it takes the passion and spirit of the New Testament and gives it the production and quality of a major motion picture,” notes Paul Caminiti, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “Inspired by media group’s award-winning producers blended their talents to create an audio experience using the best technology, background and sound effects, lending personalities, and original musical composition to bring the Bible to life.” Inspired By…The Bible Experience releases this month with the New Testament with the entire Bible scheduled for release next fall. Retailing for $49.99 the release also includes a bonus DVD that features a behind-the-scenes “making of” video. Part of the experience of this audio New Testament is its accessibility, featuring Zondervan’s Today’s New International Version (TNIV) Bible translation, a Bible translation written in today’s language and representing the best combination of accuracy and readability. “Inspired by…The Bible Experience is a perfect blend of the ancient and modern,” continues Caminiti. “It begins with the ancient writings of the Bible and presents it orally, the same way most people have interacted with the Bible through the centuries. But the production is thoroughly modern, combining Hollywood’s finest talent with the latest sound design. We anticipate scores of people connecting with the Bible in a fresh compelling way.” For more info. on the audio Bible visit www.zondervan.com/bibleexperience.