Listening to the word of God read aloud can be a valuable way to gain a new perspective on scripture, not just for the blind and partially-sighted – audio books and bibles can be a great way to feed on God’s word during long journeys!
Faith Comes by Hearing (www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/) provides audio bibles, free of charge, in more than 600 languages, with new languages added each month. Free downloads are available through www.bible.is – choose your language and translation, register for free at www.bible.is/audiodownloader and start downloading! You can also purchase audio bibles in English and Spanish on audio CD. Other formats available are MP3 disc, bible stick and the Proclaimer (a dedicated, digital player powered by the sun), perfect for sharing the bible with the world’s oral communities.
Christian audio books
Kingsway Shop (www.kingswayshop.com) has a wide range of audio books for adults and children, including authors from Charles Spurgeon to Bill Johnson. Eden Shop (www.eden.co.uk) also has a great catalogue of Christian audio books for sale.
Don’t forget to check with your local Christian bookshop for more great audio resources!
Resources for those who are blind and partially-sighted
The Torch Trust (www.torchtrust.org) is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. Among their resources they offer a comprehensive set of links to Bibles in accessible media, and run a free postal library of Christian books in accessible formats. The Torch Trust also offers an audio thought for the week often written by blind or partially-sighted contributors – see the Torch Trust home page at www.torchtrust.org to listen. Read more on Kingdom Vision at www.kingdomvision.co.uk/archives/12701.