Listen through the Bible in 2010

Did you have a Bible reading plan last year?  Did you stick to it?  I am just now finishing up my second time through the Bible in 2009.  I have to admit that I read a little less this year than usual.  My normal routine is to read through every book three times.  I think becoming a new father took away a little of my free time, but that is okay. 🙂

If you are looking for a Bible reading plan for 2010, check out Bible Gateway’s plans.  They have several different options to choose from.  The “Chronological Plan” looks especially interesting at first glance.

Personally, I am going to try something a little different this year.  Instead of reading through in the traditional way, I am going to listen through the Bible.  My wife received the ESV Listener’s Bible for her birthday earlier this year, so I am going to check it out.  My plan is to follow along in my ESV Bible as Max McLean narrates the text.  I hope this will bring out some things I may not have noticed before as I listen to different inflections and emphases that McLean gives.

Have any of you tried listening through the Bible before?  How did it go?  Are there any free audio Bibles available for those who may be interested?

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7 Responses to Listen through the Bible in 2010

  1. Rachel says:

    I like that idea. Perhaps I will join you.

    Or I could just read it to you. 🙂

  2. Kelsey says:

    When I was in grade school a teacher loaned me her copy of the New Testament on tape. I accidentally hit the wrong button on my tape player and recorded over a verse in Matthew. Sorry, Mrs. Carter.

  3. Robynne says:

    I used the audio on esv.org (http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/browse/) when reading the Pentateuch for Torrey. I would often read an entire book in a day, and it helped me read without skimming and without getting too bogged down. You can listen to each chapter on the corresponding web page. The listen link used to lead to a QuickTime page, so it was possible to right click and save the target in order to put it in iTunes or whatever, but they seem to have changed that now. I guess I’ll have to find a new place to download an audio Bible. I have Genesis through Deuteronomy.

  4. Ranita Ashbrook says:

    I’m a reader, but listening to a book, and especially the Bible, gives a whole new dimension. As I had an auditory son, as well as several visuals, we found that listening was a shared event that drew us together. Bible Gateway is one of my favorite sites because it makes “looking” up a verse so easy! I listen to the chapter that corresponds to the verse of the day, close my eyes, and just listen…. wow!

  5. Amanda says:

    free: http://firefighters.org/

    They have KJV, NLT, and NKJV mr3s 😀 for free! 🙂

  6. JTS says:

    Well, I just finished listening to the entire Bible. I used Zondervan’s The Bible Experience (dramatic reading). It included 60 CDs for the O.T. and 19 for the N.T. Very enjoyable and insightful.

  7. JTS says:

    To JTS: Great job! (Since no one else congratulated me I guess I’ll do it myself!);-)

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