Brenda Smotherman, Publicist
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(Nashville, Tenn.) Thomas Nelson’s celebrity-voiced The Word of Promise® Audio Bible has won three Audie Awards from The Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) 2010 Audies competition. The audio Bible project took home more Audies than any other title when it was crowned the winner for the “Audio Drama,” “Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction,” and “Package Design” categories. The Audie Awards is the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment.

“The cast members were well-chosen. The sheer number of actors and the direction and the quality were effective, impressive, well-packaged, well-organized, and well-done. WOW! This is an audiobook people will hear about for a long time,” noted the Audie Award judges.  

The Word of Promise® Audio Bible is a scripted dramatization of the trusted New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible presented in a compelling, dramatic audio theater format. The project features the talents of Hollywood actors including Michael York (narrator), Richard Dreyfuss (Moses), Gary Sinise  (David), Jesse McCartney (young David and Daniel), Stacy Keach (Paul and Job), Ernie Hudson (Peter), Sean Astin (Elihu), Malcolm McDowell (Solomon), Joan Allen (Deborah), Lou Diamond Phillips (Mark), Luke Perry (Judas), Harry Hamlin (Nehemiah), Jim Caviezel (Jesus), and Martin Jarvis (voice of God). Complete with production by AFTRA Award winner Carl Amari (The Twilight Zone™ Radio Dramas), an original music score by prolific Italian composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater & The Shooter), and movie-quality sound effects produced, engineered, and mixed at Cerny American Creative in Chicago—an award-winning facility ranked in the Top 3 in the nation for sound design headed by director JoBe Cerny. The 90+ hour project released through Thomas Nelson, Inc., in October in a special 79-CD box set collection and an 11-MP3 CD offering, both with a bonus features DVD. Stand-alone New Testament and Old Testament sets are also available.  

The Word of Promise® Audio Bible was a labor of love and I feel truly blessed for it to be honored with three Audie Award awards,” says producer Carl Amari. “Over three years of work and thousands of man hours went into both the creation and promotion of this project and to have The Audio Publishers Association recognize it in this way is a great honor.”  

In addition to the three Audie Award category wins, The Word of Promise® Audio Bible also held the honor of being one of the three finalists for the APA’s “Audiobook of the Year” award. The project has also been awarded a Platinum Marcom Creative Award in recognition of excellence in creativity.  

Audio samples, a free iPhone/iPod application, and additional information about The Word of Promise® Audio Bible are available by visiting Updates are also available by following The Word of Promise® on Facebook and Twitter, @WordofPromise.  

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The Word of Promise® Audio Bible CD box set – 978-0-7180-2413-0, $129.99

The Word of Promise® Audio Bible MP3 edition – 978-1-4185-4192-7, $69.99

Available Now Through Thomas Nelson, Inc.


Interviews and Review Copies Available Upon Request

Contact: Brenda Smotherman at or 615-902-2231.  

High Resolution Images of Bible and Cast Also Available.