The Bible Unplugged

What is "The Bible Unplugged"? To make a long story short... it's a long story short! "The Bible Unplugged" is a short musical summary of the Bible. It's under an hour (or about an hour if you listen to the "Debugged" version which I highly recommend - look a little further down on the page). You can use it as a one-hour crash course on the Bible, or just enjoy it as an album of songs that happen to tell the story. The album is for churches and atheists alike and simply tells the story without preaching. Give me an hour, and I'll give you the whole story!

The Bible Unplugged

Joe Tunon

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A combination of my life’s work as a Bible teacher and as a musician, "The Bible Unplugged" summarizes the whole Bible in 12 songs.

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The Bible Unplugged ... and Debugged

Joe Tunon

The whole story in 12 songs, but with narrative introductions to make the story easier to understand.

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Lyrics and notes in PDF: 

To book a live performance of "The Bible Unplugged", click here now!

About "The Bible Unplugged"

So why the Bible? And why Unplugged? 

For 30 years I taught the Bible to adults at churches in Miami. I would normally teach it as a 40 part series, starting with a summary of the whole story first, so that the individual stories would make more sense in context of the larger story. That summary took on a life of its own and became its own presentation.

Switching hats, for 40 years (and counting) I've been a musician, performing mostly classic rock, starting in rock bands back in the eighties and nineties and then going solo with the acoustic guitar.

In 2015, a back injury forced me to stop performing for 2 years. This gave me time to write set my Bible summary to music. As a kid I loved "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar". I always wanted to do something like that, but for the whole Bible, not just the gospels. Using the Bible summary as the basis for the lyrics, the 12 songs practically wrote themselves! After I recovered from my injury, I started presenting it at different churches, and the reception was honestly overwhelming.

In 2020 I finally retired from my day job to pursue the music full time. Yep, January of 2020. One month into my new career and we got hit with the pandemic that put the world in quarantine and pulled the rug out from under my gigging feet! But, eternal optimist that I can be, I took advantage of the down time (again!) and recorded the songs the way I presented them, with the acoustic guitar (hence "unplugged"). I finished it 62 days later, the day they started reopening Miami for business and I started getting calls for gigs again. It was meant to be!

Unplugged... and Debugged

To get the most out of "The Bible Unplugged" (at least the first time) listen to this version that includes short (2 to 3 minute) introductions to each song, narrating the story. Follow along for each song, making sure you understand the story. If you can stay with me for all 12 stories (which should only take about an hour), congratulations! You will have gotten the whole story, start to finish!

After doing it a couple of times you won't need the introductions any more, and you can refresh the story any time with just the songs. (If you forget what something means, just listen to the intro again). I hope you enjoy learning or refreshing it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

A quick side note: In order condense the story like this I had to leave out a considerable amount of the details so that the overall story would come through. This is a very subjective thing. You can spend a lifetime studying the Bible and barely scratch the surface, let alone try to summarize it in under an hour. But I think you'll find it to be an effective (and fun) way to get the whole story in one shot!

To book a live performance of "The Bible Unplugged", click here now!