Music and Bible

February 7th, 2007

Listeners to PodBible may be interested in another audio Bible project the Manna Bible is providing readings of Scripture with a musical backing track specially written to dramatise the text. So far they seem to have just a few chapters done – it is a massive project. They needed copyright free translations so are providing KJV and WEB. If I find out more I will blog about Manna Bible again…

Congratulations, Cheyenne Bible

January 31st, 2007

Congratulations to Wayne Leman (the founder of the interesting and active multi-author Better Bibles Blog) on the publication of both print and audio versions of the Cheyenne translation he has been working on (if I remember right for years, since I first got to “know” him through comments on the early drafts of Amos). A major translation project like this involves so much work, skill, compromise and commitment from so many people that the dedication day must have been a real celebration! (There was even TV and Press coverage.)

So, please pray that this translation will be well used! (And, Wayne, will someone be making the audio available online?)

Reporting problems

January 31st, 2007

I’ve just discovered that when we did 2 Corinthians as part of the Bible in a year last year somehow we repeated chapter 12 THREE times! And we missed out chapter 13. Please if you spot a problem like that do let us know, either in a “comment” on this blog (It doesn’t matter what the post is about, I’ll get the comment and act on it!) or in an email to pod at podbible.com

That would be a real help. Thanks!

Not about PodBible, but a somewhat kindred spirited project, LibriVox describes itself like this:

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

One LibriVox project I’ve worked on has now been released back into the wild: Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar. This is a nineteenth century comedy melodrama, Sherlock Holmes makes a bungling appearance in one of my chapters! Do have a listen, and let me know what you think…


Sorry (again) ::

January 13th, 2007

Once again I have to say I am sorry! It is the summer holidays here downunder, and I managed to go away without checking that I had enough Bible in a Year chunks uploaded before I went. And, perhaps because it is holiday time, no one with my cell phone number phoned to tell me! The first good news is I am fixing it, the second is that I will have additional help this year as Chris (who I will introduce properly later) will be helping me and with a new and (once again) bigger team we should make less mistakes!

So, please accept my apologies, and please continue to use this great way to hear the Bible in a year, with the audio read by “real people”.

Thanks, Wayne, for mentioning that one of the options here is to hear the whole audio CEV Bible in a year. Basically if your new year’s resolution was to read the Bible in 2007 but you prefer to listen than read remember you just need either to log on daily to PodBible and download the day’s chunk, or set your blog or podcast software to do it for you!

Christmas is coming…

December 18th, 2006

Dear all, hope you have been finding either the chapter a day or the Bible in a year versions of PodBible useful during the year. Now it is time to wish you all a very happy Christmas!

The next few days the chapter a day version of the podcast will have a special “Christmas Medley” which will return to working through a book after Christmas.

If you have any comments or suggestions you can add them as comments here.

We have quite a few things we hope to achieve during 2007 (besides clearing up our mistakes 😉 among them an online discussion forum. I’ll keep you posted of our progress here.

December 13th, 2006

Sorry, we made a mistake!

Somehow, somewhere, during the year we slipped up and lost some days! So, those of you who are following the Bible in a Year programme will find that you end the calendar year with a few “Minor Prophets” left to hear. I am very sorry, but you will have got the Bible in a year and a week, if you started on 1 Jan 2006. Hopefully, during next year we’ll fix it and everything will be great in 2008… maybe!

Just remember, even if it is not in the Bible “to err is human, to forgive divine”!

November 13th, 2006

Podcasts from your phone ::

A service called Podlinez allows you to get Podcasts from your mobile phone. The numbers you call are US ones, so if any listener in the USA has spare minutes on their phone and wants to try it… We’d be glad to hear how it goes.

HT to Craig for noticing the possibility. And maybe we will explore it further in future, perhaps when the service becomes possible in other countries too?

GodCast top 100

October 24th, 2006

Currently PodBible is in the GodCast top 100 Christian podcasts http://www.godcast100.com/ when I looked no 23 ! So why not go and vote for us and see if we can make the top 10…

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