Have you heard about these:
My pastor talked about making reading the bible a priority in 2009. He gave away a GoBible in every service. I was really excited about these and immediately went to their website: Gobible.com. They are actually pretty cool. Here are the features:
- You can choose from the KJV, NIV, or NKJV.
- It is searchable by book, by chapter, and, for the first time in an audio Bible, by over 31,000 individual verses!
- It makes God’s Word accessible to everyone by including a Story Index of over 200 popular Bible stories, a Topic Index, and a “Bible in a Year” study plan.
That is pretty cool, huh? What is the hang up you ask?
The price is $99.95. My husband bought me an ipod nano in 2005. I have a first generation and have taken great care of it. I have no intention of buying a new mp3 player considering how much they are priced right now. I am blessed to have one at all! GoBible is just not in my budget right now at all. So, here is my solution:
I googled free+bible+mp3+niv and came up with this site:
I downloaded the entire bible in the New International Version to my computer and then popped it into itunes and synced with my ipod!!!
Yesterday on the way home from work I listened to 27 minutes of Matthew. It was awesome!!! This morning on the way into work I listened to over 30 more minutes of Matthew. I am so happy having God's word in my ear!!! This, of course, is not going to replace God's word in any way. But getting a daily dose of God's word in my ear is great! I will still keep my other 5am goal in the future. I just needed this, now!
If you want other versions, here they are in mp3 format:
- KJV: AudioTreasure
- NKJV: Free MP3 Audio Bibles Download (I am currently testing this one to see if it works properly.)