This week Crossway is offering free podcasts to subscribers of their through-the-Bible RSS feeds (The One Year® Bible, One Year Bible Reading Plan, and Through the Bible in a Year). Max McLean reads the Bible text.
Later this week Crossway will start selling three-year podcast subscriptions for $19.95. We’ll blog about it when they make the subscriptions available. For now, feel free just to enjoy hearing as well as reading the Bible.
You can also buy the MP3s from Crossway for $39.95.
Crossway is using M3U files as the enclosure element. They’d appreciate any feedback you have about it (email@example.com or anonymously), particularly if you’re using iTunes.
With a new year comes the opportunity (or desire) to read your Bible more. Here’s an overview of the ESV RSS feeds that Crossway offers. Use a feed reader like Bloglines to subscribe to these feeds and any others you want.
Bible Reading Plans
Daily Light on the Daily Path. Consists entirely of Scripture. Or bookmark a webpage and return to it daily.
Crossway has announced the next typesetting of the ESV that they’re producing: an Outreach edition. They wanted a Bible inexpensive enough to give away, which means they needed one with fewer than 1,000 pages: the Outreach edition has 928 pages and retails for $5.99. Crossway expects it to be available in January 2006.
The typesetting uses a different typeface from other ESV editions. It has two columns per page and includes section headings and the ESV textual footnotes. We’ll post PDFs on the blog in January 2006 so you can see the layout for yourself.
Here’s Crossway’s description:
This paperback edition of the full ESV Bible is a handy and affordable Bible for personal use and for bulk distribution. Its handy size makes it suitable for regular Bible readers, and its extra features and content will help newcomers discover the Bible for themselves and understand it better.
- 8.2-point type
- Introduction to each book
- 928 pages
- Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
- Special features: What the Bible is All About; How to Read the Bible; Where to Find Help When You Are…; What the Bible Says About…; Getting Started: A Forty-Day Bible-Reading Plan; God’s Plan to Save You; One-Year Bible-Reading Plan
Buy it from Crossway or elsewhere.
We’ve released twelve new spots in the “Bible for Life” radio campaign. Each one-minute spot has someone reading a passage from the ESV and meditating on it.
This month features Bebo Norman, Bryan Duncan, Kent Bottenfield, and others.
Listen to all the spots at www.esv.org/radio/bfl.
In July we talked about creating a Google Map with biblical place names marked.
Catman66 has now created a Google Earth overlay of Paul’s first missionary journey. (You’ll need the free Google Earth program to see the map.)