Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Bible Experience - Another Reminder

While I have not checked out The Bible Experience, Wayne has and he liked what he heard. I do like audio Bibles. I like memorizing whole chapters and audio Bibles are fantastic for that. This is especially true if you have a 45-minute or longer ride to work as I do.

Before attempting to memorize, I read the passage along with the audio to note any differences. Just as scribes have made scribal errors, so readers make errors on audio Bibles. Once I note any differences, I proceed with memorizing with the audio version.

I plan on picking up the MP3 version. CBD offers it for $49.99 plus shipping. Not a bad price in my mind. Scheduled date for release at CBD is October 17th. I'm looking forward to it.

Whatever translation you use, I cannot recommend an audio version too much. Taking the Bible in by another sense, and hearing it read by another person other than yourself, can often bring things to your attention that you may not have noticed before.

3 comments:

Wayne Leman said...

Taking the Bible in by another sense, and hearing it read by another person other than yourself, can often bring things to your attention that you may not have noticed before.

That is so true, Joe. Thanks for reminding us of it.

There are other things we can do, too, such as writing out the passages by hand. That gets the brain-muscle connection involved which also helps us break out of a rut we might be in when we only take in the Bible by reading it silently to ourselves. Oh, reading it aloud is another good exercise. Anything to help us slow down and think more consciously about what we are hearing or reading.

Joe Myzia said...

I agree with you, Wayne. Writing it out is good. When I read, I always do it aloud or at least mouth the words with my lips. Just mouthing the words engages my mind so much more than reading silently.

tom.betts said...

I have also found The Bible Experience more encouraging than I expected. I have the New Testament and will get the full Bible when it comes out next month. I even put the widget for it on my site--see zondervan.com/tbe for all the scoop.