As I have shared multiple times before, I consider reading the Bible to be one of the most important decisions I ever made in my life. I encourage all people to do the same, even though I recognize that reading that much may be a significant challenge. For some, listening to the New Testament is a more realistic option. Today I am contributing toward this latter goal by releasing my first series of audio recordings.
As I begin this new resource for JamesLHutton.com, I am starting in a very modest fashion. The first four chapters I’ve completed are from the four shortest books in the New Testament,
- 2 John
- 3 John
These come out to 10 minutes and 34 seconds of audio. That may not sound like much, but what excites me about it is that their collective texts give us a number of important teachings despite their short lengths. The time commitment to listen to them is also very little. To those who have never read the books before, their durations are not very imposing. Although, some of their messages are rather direct (just like the rest of the Bible).
If you would like to listen to one of the books without having to download all of them, I’ve uploaded a sample from Jude. It is the complete book, but at a much lower bit rate. All of my standard recordings are at 96 kbps and in mono. They are also designed for easy use with phones, with cover art and metadata. The latter helps sort chapters in order of their appearance in the New Testament when listening to the files as an album. If that doesn’t work for you, your audio player may be able to sort them by file name.
Please see the included license notes with the zip file for further details. Just so you know, the original file name for this upload was ntreadbyjlh01.zip, but WordPress.com changed it after my repeated uploads. Because of that, the file name ends with “01-3.zip.”
The next audio recordings will be of 2 Thessalonians, Titus, and 2 Peter.
Audio Recordings in Brief
Books Included: Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude
File Name: ntreadbyjlh01-3.zip
File Size: 7.5 MBs
Sample Available: Jude
Duration of Recordings: 10 minutes and 34 seconds
Books Recorded: 4 of 27
Chapters Recorded: 4 of 260
Microphone on a Stand by Pexels from Pixabay.