Item description for Ben Hur (Radio Theatre) by Focus on the Family, Lew Wallace & Paul McCusker...
Overview An unforgettable account of betrayal, revenge, redemption, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's production of Ben-Hur tells the tale of a nobleman who fell from Roman favor and was sentenced to live as a slave--all at the hands of his childhood friend, Messala. Once nearly brothers, any hope of reconciliation is dashed after Messala is seriously injured during a vicious chariot race won by the vindictive Ben-Hur. But what makes this adaptation of Lew Wallace's best-selling story unforgettable is the changed man Ben-Hur becomes after seeing Christ on the cross. Recorded in London with film-style sound, this action-packed production shares that compassion is the true path to redemption.
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Producers: Philip Glassborow
Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Focus on the Family
Running Time: 125.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 4.75" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
ISBN 1589973968 ISBN13 9781589973961
Availability 0 units.
More About Focus on the Family, Lew Wallace & Paul McCusker
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY is the acknowledged leader in Christian marriage and family resources. In response to Dr. James Dobson's increasing concerns for the American family, Focus on the Family began in 1977. Dr. Dobson's method attempts to "turn hearts toward home" through reasonable, biblical and empirical insights so people will be able to discover the founder of homes and the Creator of families: Jesus Christ.
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. The ministry provides help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
Focus on the Family's products help come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.
No matter who you are, what you’re going through or what challenges your family may be facing, Focus On The Family is here to help.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Ben Hur (Radio Theatre)?
Absolutely fantastic Sep 30, 2008
My kids and I have been listening to this in the car on the way to theater practice and for that short amount of time, we are transported into the days of Ancient Rome. It is absolutely wonderful. The sound affects are realistic and the actors are very convincing. Once again, Focus Radio theater has done a good job.
More like the book Apr 29, 2008
I have read another review of this item, and I can understand where that customer is coming from. If you are used to the movie, you might be disappointed. If you know something about the actual book, however, this radio drama will appeal to you. I actually liked this better than the movie, though both were great. You will probably miss seeing Heston win an excited chariot race, but you will meet characters not brought out in the movie such as Iras, Balthazar's daughter and you will see the evil Messalla get a more fitting punishment. Great buy for those who have read or would like to read the book!
Ben-Hur - Not Altogether Bad Jan 15, 2008
I have preconceived notions of how the Ben-Hur story should go...because Charleston Heston told me so and when Heston plays a role, he makes it his own. Truly unforgettable and always unsurpassable forever. Even so, you can't watch Heston's movies in the car (at least I can't) or while cooking, cleaning, or tending to the children. Movies don't help me overcome insomnia either. However, radio drama works all around, has a calming affect on me, and is akin to someone reading me a bedtime story (depending upon the contents of the story of course. That said, Family Radio Theatre was always on in my house or car and audio books are the next best thing.
I grew up listening to radio shows like Amos & Andy, Shock Theatre and Mystery Theater (oops...have I dated myself?) so I taught my children to appreciate these and other radio shows as well. Focus on the Family Radio Theatre was a biggy in our house when the kids were little. It was a great reward for the kids to listen and an awful punishment when they could not. I say this so the reader understands that my review of this product is based on my lack of using the medium. I had never heard Radio Theatre's version of Ben-Hur. Now that I have, I can only say that it was different. The story line was okay and the plot was memorable but I just can't think of anyone else playing Heston's role. After all, he is a very hard acto to follow.