Audio: More Genres Than You’d Think

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Audio Genres

With the release of our new audio feature, we also released a good amount of audio Bibles and audio books—over 1,300 new products. That can be overwhelming to look through! So, here is a breakdown of different types of audio Bibles and audio books we’ve released, with links to some of our favorites. Enjoy!

AUDIO BOOKS

Audio books are just what you would expect audio books to be… with a few extra-special features. First, you can either download or stream these from your device. You can add bookmarks to your favorite spots you want to return to. And lastly, you can do other things in the app while you listen or even leave the app entirely — the audio will keep playing.

POPULAR BOOKS

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

“Two things are for sure. One is: you have a soul. The other is: if you don’t look after this one you won’t be issued a replacement.

Bestselling author John Ortberg writes another classic that will help readers discover their soul and take their relationship with God to the next level.”

Grace Revealed by Jerry Sittser

“Twenty years ago, Jerry Sittser lost his daughter, wife, and mother in a car accident. He chronicled that tragic experience in A Grace Disguised, a book that has become a classic on the topic of grief and loss.

Now he asks: How do we live meaningfully, even fruitfully, in this world and at the same time long for heaven? How do we respond to the paradox of being a new creature in Christ even though we don’t always feel or act like one? How can we trust God is involved in our story when our circumstances seem to say he isn’t?”

Unashamed by Christine Caine

“In Unashamed, Christine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.”

[and the audio study, a recording of Christine talking through applying key points of the book]

DEVOTIONALS

What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?: A 30 Day Devotional by Laura Story

“What if the trials of this life are mercies in disguise? 30 devotions by Laura Story, whose Grammy Award-winning song “Blessings” has inspired millions. Empowering messages about heartache, healing, and grace.”

God in the Dark: 31 Devotions to Let the Light Back In by Sarah Van Diest

“These letters were originally written as encouragement to a friend when the darkness began to overtake his path. Each day for 22 days, a letter arrived with one of the eight-verse sections from Psalm 119 along with a small thought to bring light and hope and to be a reminder that we do not fight our battles alone. When these devotions were augmented by nine on the subject of experiencing God in the dark, a 31-day devotional was created.”

Jesus Always by Sarah Young

“Enjoy these joy-filled reminders daily with this beautifully recorded audio devotional. Featuring multi-voice narration and musical scoring, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus. Also includes full scripture readings for each day in addition to guided reflection and prayer thoughts.”

LECTURES

Survey of the New Testament: Audio Lectures by Robert Gundry

“These audio lectures are a unique learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook’s direct narration of a book’s text, A Survey of the New Testament: Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.”

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures by Craig L. Blomberg

“Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures, provides a full seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics. Biblical scholars William Klein, Craig Blomberg, and Robert Hubbard cover:

  • the history of biblical interpretation,
  • current discussions about finding meaning in written texts,
  • the formation of the biblical canon and the task of translating Scripture,
  • guidelines for reading biblical poetry and prose,
  • identification of the various genres of the Old and New Testaments,
  • and insights for understanding and applying Scripture today.”

Historical Theology: Audio Lectures by Gregg Allison

“In Historical Theology: Audio Lectures, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology by a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history one doctrine at a time. This approach allows students to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period.”

EDUCATIONAL

Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

“Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?”

Book on Leadership by John MacArthur

“Author John MacArthur writes on more than 60 traits every leader needs. These elements of character form the framework from which MacArthur details the qualifications and responsibilities of effective leaders, no matter if they are full-time staff members or Christians seeking to serve God at church, home, work, and with friends.”

The Meaning of Marriage Audio Study by Timothy Keller

“According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In this audio study, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.”

AUDIO BIBLES

What makes audio Bibles so fantastic in the app? You can start at any verse you want. If you’ve tried out other audio platforms, you know that they usually start at the chapter, or even the book! With us, you have the control to start exactly where you want to.

You can also read along, with the text appearing with the audio. If you want to do any studying or take notes while listening, just go back into the main part of the app. The audio will keep playing as you do all your normal Bible study tasks.

DRAMATIZED

NKJV Word of Promise Audio Bible

“This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 600 actors.”

Inspired By… The Bible Experience (TNIV)

“The most ambitious, critically-acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced, Inspired By … The Bible Experience features a star-studded cast of almost 200 performers. Highlighting the cast is 2007 Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker as the voice of Moses, along with Angela Bassett (Esther), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jonah), Denzel and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), LL Cool J (Samson), Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Bishop T.D. Jakes (Abraham), and Bishop Eddie L. Long (Joel) among others.”

KJV Complete Audio Bible Dramatized

“For those who value the timeless KJV translation, this new audio recording offers a rich listening experience. Featuring top voice talent enhanced by original music and sound effects, the KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio brings the King James Version to life. World-class narration, a fully orchestrated background, and colorful character renderings engage the ears, the imagination, and the heart.”

VOICE ONLY

ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible

“The ESV “sounds like” the Bible – with the kind of beauty, clarity, and dignity that we love to hear and read. It also retains the Bible’s rich imagery and theological words – words like grace and justification and salvation – that are essential to our faith. This audio bible is read by David Heath.”

NASB Audio Bible, Read by Stephen Johnston

“Let the power of the Scriptures refresh your soul and encourage you in daily life when you listen to the precise New American Standard Bible. This recording, which is carefully read word-for-word by masterful narrator Stephen Johnston, features the NASB without background music.”

NRSV Audio Bible – Voice Only

“Let the power of the Scriptures refresh your soul. Cutting-edge recording delivers the complete text of the NRSV–over 80 hours— in a convenient audio format. Carefully read word-for-word by masterful narrator Stephen Johnston.”

POPULAR VOICES

Johnny Cash Reads the New Testament Audio Bible: NKJV

“The Spiritual Legacy of an American Legend:

‘To turn the written Word into the spoken Word has long been my dream. As I read the words of the Lord I prayed to feel and show only His love with a clear deliverance of His messages, constantly aware that He is speaking to me, and that when I am reading His words, I am not Him.'”

Complete NIV Audio Bible Read by David Suchet

“Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet’s dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor.”

NIV Listener’s Audio Bible Read By Max McLean

“Verses you have read many times will impact you in a new way when you hear them through the NIV Listener’s Audio Bible. Read in a single voice with subtle background music, Max McLean’s skillful, engaging, but never over-dramatized style will bring God’s Word to life during your personal and family devotion times, group Bible study, or during your weekday commute.”

SEE MORE

Wondering what else we have? Visit our website to see all the new audio books and Bibles we have to offer.

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