The New Testament - Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The greatest story ever told – as you’ve never heard it before!

Brought to you by Bible Society and dramatised by Riding Lights Theatre Company, this audio recording brings the whole New Testament to life in a dynamic and vibrant way.

  • Let the power of audio storytelling take you back to first century Palestine
  • Listen to the extraordinary life and teaching of Jesus
  • Hear the compelling dramas of the early church

Discover more than you thought possible – enter into this audio experience and encounter the New Testament afresh. The stunning recording is an unabridged reading of the CEV New Testament – featuring Russell Boulter, Israel Oyelumade and 31 other actors.

You can purchase the entire New Testament as an MP3 download for £15. Click here to purchase.

Or you can buy the 20 CD box set here

We also recommend the excellent New Testament Study Guide to read alongside the recording.

Running time: approximately 20 hours. Previously used as part of Bible Society’s You’ve Got the Time programme.

Listen to a sample of the recording



The multi-voice recording of the New Testament was created by Riding Lights Theatre Company in May 2010 at the Digital Audio Studios in Skipton. Engineered and edited by Dave Aston. The text was adapted for voices by Paul Burbridge, with assistance from Yvonne Morley.

Director Paul Burbridge
Assistant Director Yvonne Morley

Performed by
Kolade Agboke, Nadia Albina, Nicholas Bensberg, Susan Beresford, Russell Boulter, Paul Burbridge, Tim Charrington, Ruben Crow, Fred Denno, Emma Flett, Nigel Forde, Bud Gemmell, Rob Gooch, Pethrow Gooden, Abby Guinness, Vicki Hackett, Andrew Harrison, Julie Higginson, Zannah Hodson, Chris Jack, Gail Kemp, Rebecca Kennedy, Israel Oyelumade, Chris Pearse, Patrick Pearson-Miles, Tom Peters, Jonathan Race, Frances Simon, Luke Waldock, Mal Whiteley, Rachel Wilcock

The greatest story ever told – as you've never heard it before!

Purchase the New Testament

Click here
to purchase the mp3 download

Click here to purchase the 20 CD box set

Click here to find out more about the New Testament Study Guide