Thursday, February 26, 2009

Faith Comes by Hearing: Free Audio Bible

I recently downloaded a few audio versions of the New Testament. Since I spend a few hours a week commuting to work, this has come quite in handy when I decide to take a break from music, lectures, or silence.

Faith Comes by Hearing is offering free downloads of some New Testament audio. Note: I much prefer the "non-drama" versions. I tried a "drama" version that includes music and some sound effects and found these elements overpowered the Word (at least for me).

"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17).


Foggy Blogger said...

Thanks for sharing this link! I find that listening to the bible in different forms helps keep it "fresh" for me. And sometimes the Spirit calls new things to my attention through different bibles and readings.

jcm said...

Thanks for your article, "Brave new gadgetry: technological discernment and the family," Christian Research Journal 32(01), 2009. Here is an idea for parents. We've been using a Motorola Motofone for about 6 months and are very happy with it. This phone was created for sales in developing countries. Thus, it is ruggedized and very inexpensive. It has only two functions: telephone and alarm; i.e., no camera. It does support texting. It's very light and compact -- easy to slip into a pocket. The Motorola link is:

We paid $35 for an unlocked phone from Then we went to a cell phone store and purchased a GSM SIM for it. Our phone came from Brazil, so the default language was Portuguese. One simply presses "2" during initial set-up to switch it to English.

Rugged. Cheap. No camera. Seems like an ideal phone for parents to buy for their kids if they want their kids to have a cell phone for security purposes.

Robert Velarde said...

Thanks for the comment, jcm. Yes, a bare bones cell phone as you describe is an option for children (and adults!). From a philosophy of technology perspective, a problem I see is that most current cell phones do too much, overwhelming our senses. Giving this level of technological power to a child seems irresponsible.