Monday, September 29, 2008

Military "Biblestick"

The Military Ministry part of the Faith Comes By Hearing organization has a "Military Biblestick" program. The item is small and looks like a USB flash drive (a.k.a. jump stick). Military Chaplains can request the device to give out to their flock.

About the size of a pack of gum, the Military Biblestick is a portable digital audio player that FCBH pre-loads with the New Testament. A small set of ear plugs completes the package.

Since it's designed for members of the military, the Biblestick has a non-reflective matte black finish and uses only red light for operation.

Donations provide funding for these special Bible audio players for our military. For more details, see the Faith Comes By Hearing site.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Audio Bibles online

BibleGateway, part of the Gospel Communications family of sites, keeps expanding its Bible Study tools and Resources. It now offers audio versions of the Bible. Current English language versions are the CEV, ESV, KJV, NASB, NIV, and TNIV. Currently the CEV is only available for New Testament readings.

For most Bibles, you can choose between a Flash Player or the Real Audio Player. I prefer the Flash Player, as it's a bit faster to start.

You may want to try listening to the Contemporary English Version (CEV) for New Testament passages. The CEV was specifically translated with a focus on being easy to understand in modern English when hearing it read. It's not a literal translation and it is more thought-for-thought than the NIV or NRSV, but it's a translation, not a paraphrase.

A Spanish Bible and Spanish audio are also available.