Monday, August 31, 2009

Faith Comes By Hearing and Team up to Offer Audio Bibles

/PRNewswire/ -- Two Bible technology powerhouses, and Faith Comes By Hearing, have teamed up to offer free Audio Bible streaming at

Visitors to can read the Bible in different versions and languages, add comments or insights, bookmark favorite verses, and even create an online Bible journal. The addition of Faith Comes By Hearing's streaming Audio Bible now allows visitors to listen to the Word of God.

"We're thrilled about partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing to offer Audio Bibles in more than 380 languages on," said Bobby Gruenewald, Pastor, Innovation Leader.

"Now, anyone around the globe with access to a computer and an Internet connection will be able to listen to God's Word," said Gruenewald. "By making these Audio Bibles available for free, we hope to remove many of the economic and cultural obstacles that can stand in the way of people experiencing Scripture."

"Faith Comes By Hearing's Audio Bibles are dramatized word-for-word Scripture recordings complete with sound effects and music," said Troy Carl, Faith Comes By Hearing's national director. "People can listen to the Word of God while reading along or discussing with others through the free online Bible at"

YouVersion is a free online Bible with an emphasis on community, collaboration and personalized content. It is also available as the Bible App for iPhone, BlackBerry and web-enabled mobile phones. More than 1.8 million people from over 200 countries are using YouVersion, and have spent more than half a billion minutes (over 1,100 years) engaging in Scripture with this Web site and its mobile versions.

"We immediately received positive feedback about this streaming Audio Bible integration into," said Carl.

Gruenewald agreed by saying, "Users have responded very enthusiastically to the addition of Audio Bibles on and have let us know they are spending more time in God's Word with this new feature."

Faith Comes By Hearing is the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry, developing and deploying innovative audio tools, including the Proclaimer, the BibleStick and the Audio Bible Ambassador, to disciple every nation, tribe, language and people.

The mission of Faith Comes By Hearing is to record the New Testament in 2,000 languages and to implement 2 million Bible listening groups by 2016.

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