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It's not enough to translate the Bible; it's not enough to distribute the Bible. Our desire is to see real Scripture Engagement: people encountering God's Word in life-changing ways. On this site you'll find news, events and resources for those encouraging Scripture use and Bible engagement around the world.
Reading big chunks of Scripture, out loud, together
Author: Carl Laferton
Published by: The Briefing, 3 November 2011
"What we are trying to do is say we want our people to know the Scripture — and how will they know the Scriptures other than by reading it? And what’s the best way to read it? I’m convinced that it’s designed to be read in big chunks, out loud, with people getting together."
Cornerstone Church in Kingston, UK, have embarked on 'The Big Read'. The idea is to read one book of the Bible each month, together in small groups.
On the first Sunday of the month, the pastor preaches an overview of the book. Then at the midweek prayer meeting, they read the first few chapters together, leaving the rest for the small groups during the other weeks of the month. They've put together a series of 10 questions to help them reflect on what they're reading.
admin | Thu 22 Dec 2011, 15:09
The solar-powered Proclaimer was launched several years ago by Faith Comes By Hearing for audio Bible listening groups around the world. Since then, we have seen a number of developments in the technology in response to field experience, resulting in new models of the Proclaimer - both large and small.
Here's what the new M2 version of the Proclaimer will look like for groups receiving them in 2012:
The most obvious difference compared to previous models is the new circular layout of the navigation buttons and the lack of an LCD screen. New Testaments are embedded within the player. The M2 dimensions and weight are essentially the same as the previous version.
Most of the other solar-powered audio players have done without an LCD screen (Saber, MegaVoice Ambassador, Renew Papyrus, Audibible, mini-Proclaimer). The key is to have the name of the book and the chapter announced at the start of each track, so users can find the right place by listening. [more...]
admin | Thu 22 Dec 2011, 14:15
The Audacity digital recording software is a popular choice for recording audio Scripture engagement products: Scripture recordings, songs, radio programmes, etc.
A new version, 1.3.14, was released on 11 December 2011 and is available for download here.
Viability, reproducibility, and long term results
Author: Gregory Fisher
"We wanted the research to address fairly both the positive impact and the challenges facing the FCBH program... This research took a brutally honest look at our own program, and found factual evidence to support our contention that audio scriptures are a valuable tool for use in making disciples in oral cultures."
Greg Fisher is the Regional Manager for Africa for Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing. In this 43-page ebook, he describes the methodology and results of a recent research project looking into the FCBH listening group programmes in Africa.
He asks: "What use had the end user made of the FCBH program? We knew what had been introduced into the field through our trainers, but, how had the program actually been used? In what interesting ways was it contextualized in different areas of Africa? What long term impacts would the end users of the program report to our researchers? We knew the long term impacts we hoped to see; however, we wanted to know the impacts the end user reported to help us to measure impacts hoped for against actual impacts seen."
The ebook is available as a download from Smashwords. [more...]