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Audio Bible Team Makes History—Again

The World’s Largest Audio Bible Production Becomes First to Partner with the Most Downloaded NIV Bible Translation

NIV Live Brings Together Oscar®, Emmy® and Grammy® Nominees and Winners, and Some of America’s Most Respected Pastors Listed on Outreach Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing and Largest Churches in America

New York, NY Nov 12, 2013The creative team behind the No.1 selling audio Bible in history, Inspired By…The Bible Experience, has done it again. They’ve created the largest audio-Bible production to date using the world’s No. 1 English-language translation, the New International Version (NIV), to create NIV Live: A Bible Experience. This project features Oscar®, Emmy® and Grammy Award® nominees and winners, as well as some of today’s most respected and dynamic pastors listed on Outreach Magazine’s October Top 100 list of America’s Fastest Growing and Largest Churches in America.

NIV Live: A Bible Experience, a truly spiritually heart-pounding audio Bible, offers listeners an authentic audio experience of Scripture like never before. Additionally, it packs a sound design that rivals most Hollywood blockbuster films. Its multi sensory, cinematic 3D enhanced sound and musical score by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra makes hearing the Word a truly unforgettable and emotional listening journey.

With audio performances by such stars as Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Antonio Sabàto Jr. (General Hospital), CCH Pounder (The Shield) and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) they’ve joined respected pastors such as Craig Groeschel (YouVersion and LifeChurch.TV), Erwin McManus (Mosaic Church), Jonathan Falwell (Thomas Road Baptist Church), Miles McPherson (The Rock Church in San Diego) and Robert Jeffress (First Baptist Church in Dallas) to lend their voices to this all-star ensemble cast. 

“Part of the beauty of NIV Live is that it doesn’t belong to any one segment of the Christian community,” said Chip Hurd, director of both productions. “The cast transcends denomination and demographics to unite the whole Christian family around God’s Word.”

Distributed by Zondervan, NIV Live has been available everywhere Bibles are sold since October 1st.

“We are pleased to partner with the stellar creative team behind NIV Live: A Bible Experience to bring this Hollywood-quality, cinematic audio production into the most popular NIV Bible Translation,” said Chip Brown, senior vice president and group publisher for Zondervan.

From Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments to the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the Bible has long been a source of inspiration for Hollywood. NIV Live has a rare combination of Hollywood A-listers and leading pastors giving God’s Word a fresh, unique voice.


NIV Live is available in three formats:

§  A 79-disc CD set with a bonus DVD featuring the making of NIV Live

§  A downloadable digital version with multi platform access

§  A mobile app for iOS, Android, Nook, etc.


NOTE: For the entire month of November, NIV Live and YouVersion will be hosting a  FREE 30-Day Challenge located in the Devotional section of the YouVersion Bible App entitled, “NIV Live: 30 Day Audio Bible Challenge.” Go to: www.NIVLive.com for full details.


About Inspired Properties, LLC

Inspired Properties, LLC, with offices in Sherman Oaks, CA, is an entertainment company producing faith-based, culturally relevant entertainment with the highest production values. Led by a team with a combined 40-years in the entertainment industry, Inspired Properties brings excellence in production to timeless truth. Inspired Properties’ latest production, NIV Live: A Bible Experience, is available at www.NIVLive.com.


About Zondervan

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI.  For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


For more information about the product, please visit: www.nivlive.com, www.mardel.com, www.FamilyChristian.com or www.Amazon.com 

To speak with the executives, for reviews or to set up participant interviews, please feel free to call Rhonda Ridley at 718-432-6412 or email: Rhonda@affinity-pr.com

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