Use these cool web-based audio resources to help you in your Bible reading.
There’s a massive range of audio Bibles available. Bible Society stocks many including dramatised ones (voice with sound effects and music) and ones with just voice.
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PodBible is a free New Zealand audio Bible available on the Internet. You can listen on the site, subscribe to RSS feeds or download chapters from the site or as podcasts on itunes. Future plans include making PodBible available for mobile phones.
Pray as You Go
Pray as You Go is a meditative style devotion. It's free and it's really different. Each MP3 download is about 11 minutes long and includes reflective style music, scripture and some challenging questions that prompt you to think about how to apply what you've heard to your life. You can subscribe to their podcast from the website or download a full-week's devotions.
WordLive is an innovative free web resource. It provides a daily reading and commentary along with heaps of other resources to help you get into the daily reading. You can subscribe to free audio podcasts for MP3 players or mobile phones and even listen to audio of the passage on the website.
Genesis Foundation Audio Bibles
This is a unique audio Bible from the Genesis Foundation, a New Zealand charitable Trust. Kiwi Father David Guthrie reads the New Testament in a way that makes it sound like the author is speaking directly to you, as if Paul for example is writing his letter to you. You can buy the New Testament in various volumes on CDs.
Heaps of podcasts are available through iTunes. If you haven't got iTunes, download it from the Apple site. Some of the podcasts include: The Bible Podcast, Today in the Word, The Bible Experience and One Year Daily Audio Bible.
If you’ve installed iGoogle you can access several widgets related to Bible searching and daily readings. The Bible Search widget has an audio component allowing you to listen to the day's reading right from your iGoogle home page. Try it out! Go to Google.co.nz and follow the links to learn how to install iGoogle.
Know a good one?
"I've been a believer since 1996, but I could never read the Bible because of my poor eyesight. Having this large print New Testament means so much to me. I pray that I will be able to continue reading it every day for the rest of my life."