Free Mp3 Bible

A seven year old boy grabbed the Bible one day from the library table in his home and asked, “Is this God’s Book, Mother?” “Certainly It is,” was her reply. “Well,” continued the boy, “don’t you think we might as well send It back to God?  We don’t use It here, do we?”


Hopefully that’s not the case in your home but if it is, it’s never too late to begin reading and listening to God’s Word.   Why? Because it’s like fresh bread for your soul.  John 6:35 says,  “Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst”.  If you’re feeling a little empty, try feasting on His Word.

Here’s 3 good reasons why you should get in the habit of consistently reading the Bible:

1. Read, John 8:31-32  “Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

2. Read Joshua 1:8  “Don’t stop reading this book of the Law, but day and night think of what it says, so you can be careful to do everything written in it; then you will prosper and succeed”.

3. Read Acts 20:32  “And now I entrust you to God and his care and to his wonderful words that are able to build your faith and give you all the inheritance of those who are set apart for himself.

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Thanks to modern technology you can now download the entire Bible to your favorite mp3 player, (ipod, iphone, palm, blackberry, pocket pc, etc.) and enjoy it wherever you go, absolutely free.

In the past, I wrote about two other audio Bibles.  One was for pocket PC’s which lets you stream the Bible to your phone. The other was a super cool audio cd called, The Bible Experience.

I’m happy to let you know that I finally found an audio Bible program for my phone that I like.  It is in mp3 format (which means all music players can play them; pda’s, iphone’s, etc.).  The sound is also acceptable.  (There were several other free audio  Bibles I’ve tried but what I didn’t like was the computerized voice which read the scriptures).  But most of all, I like this one because it’s free!

Here it is, my favorite free audio Bible program in mp3 format: AudioTreasure.com.  Just click on the Bible version you prefer.  I listen to the World English Bible.   They carry several different languages as well as other resources too.

You can download the entire Bible or just certain books of the Bible.  What I do is Instead of downloading the entire Bible to my phone I download individual Bible books one at a time to my phone (I use a Palm Treo 755p).  When I’m ready for another book, I just download it to my phone.

When I’m stuck in traffic, waiting in long lines or just need some fresh manna for the day, I just click on the Bible book I want to listen to and enjoy God’s Word.   It reminds me of Matthew 4:4 which reads, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

You probably already know this but I’ll tell you anyway, you can also listen these Bible mp3 files from your computer.  You just can’t loose with these mp3 files.

If you’re a die hard King James Bible enthusiast, check out Audio Bible. Click on the “English King James New Testament” link.  You can also download it to your computer in mp3 format, free!  This is the best King James version I’ve found.  What I like is that the audio is from a real person (who’s voice is exceptional in my opinion) not a computer generated voice.  Here are three other places that provide free audio Bibles,  Free Audio BibleBible Gateway and MP3BiblePlayer.org.

Listen to the Bible in Spanish!   Visite AudioBiblia.org donde usted puede descargar las Escrituras en audio formato mp3. Los ficheros de audio en este sitio se narran de la Biblia Reina Valera Edicion 2000.

Listen to the Bible from your computer:

If you would rather listen to the Bible through your computer instead of your mp3 player check out: http://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/ They provide an very nice interface, that’s free also.  Another place to listen to the Bible online is: http://www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html.  You will have to download the latest version of RealPlayer on the computer if it doesn’t already have it installed.  If you have lots of time and you’re in the mood to try out a whole bunch of other audio Bibles click here.

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Read the Bible from your cell phone:

Want to read the Bible on your phone instead of listening to it?  Check out the follow previous posts here, here and here.  iPhone users can access the Bible directly from the web.  Just type the following web address on the phone browser: enetbible.com.  This is also a good solution for those who want to read the Bible in large letters.   Want a free Bible Study programs for your PC and Mac click here.

Lastly, I want to leave you with an poem called the Holy Bible vs. the TV Guide.  I think it’s pretty self explanatory what its trying to convey.   Here it is:

Holy Bible vs. the TV Guide

On the table side by side lays The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.  One is well worn and cherished with pride, No not the Bible, it’s the Ttv_trash1V Guide.

As the pages are turned what shall they see? It doesn’t matter, just turn on the TV. Then everyone starts arguing because they can’t all agree, on what they are gonna watch on that new big screen TV. So they check back to the Book in which they all confide, no it’s not the Bible, I told you already, it’s the TV Guide. The

Word of God is seldom read, Maybe a verse or two just before bed. Exhausted and sleepy, tired as can be, Not from reading the Bible, but from watching TV.

So back to the table, side by side, lays The Holy Bible and the TV Guide. No time for prayer, no time for the Word. The plan of salvation is seldom heard. Forgiveness of sin so full and free is found the Bible and NOT on TV.

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I know you have places to go, people to see, things to do, and souls to save.  But what about God’s Word?  Don’t try and look for time to get into God’s Word, most of the times you’re not going to find it.  You must make the time.

I like what D. L. Moody wrote on the inside of his Bible, “This book will keep me from sin, and sin will keep me from this Book.”  I agree.  Even if you’re already a believer you still need His Word in your soul.  You probably need it even more than those who do not believe, don’t you think?

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Free Personalized Internet Radio

Here’s a service which definitely gets my “two thumbs up”.  Pandora.com is an Internet Radio program that creates music playlists based on an artist of your choosing.  The best part is that it’s absolutely Free.

Pandora.com provides endless new music and is extremely easy to use.   The first thing you do is to type in the name of any of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers.

Pandora then quickly being playing their music and then continues to play music from similar artists and songs of similar styles.  Pandora calls this creating a station.  You get a seemingly endless playlist.  It’s great!

While the songs are playing, you have the option to rate the song you are listening to, bookmark the song or artist, create a new station, purchase music, and look up more information on the artist or song you are listening to from Pandora’s database.

I started with Kirk Franklin, Pandora then gave me music from Fred Hammond, J. Moss, Donnie McClurkin, and whole bunch of my favorites artists.

After a while I clicked on “create a new station” and entered Chris Tomlin.  Pandora did an excellent job of introducing me to Third Day,  Caedmon’s Call, Lenny Leblanc, Casting Crowns and several others.  There were a few songs I didn’t like so I just skipped to the next song.

I now have 2 playlists, (or stations) one for fast praise music and another for slow worship.  Pandora lets you create up to 100 stations, WOW!

Since I created a free account, which took only about 1 minute, I now can log in anytime, from any computer with internet access and select either my fast or slow radio playlist.  Pretty cool stuff, don’t you think?

If you have a good stereo at home, connect an FM Transmitter to your computer, tune your radio to it and whoala! you got your your favorite Christian music streaming to your entire house.  This will work in your home, office, church and even in your car.  For details click here.

Pandora radio also works on the iPhone.

Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays music by this genre and more music like it.  Pandora on the iPhone is fully integrated with Pandora on the web.  Enjoy all your existing stations – and create new ones right from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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Get Christian Videos on your PDA or Smartphone Free!

Are you ready to download your favorite Gospel Videos from YouTube or Google Video to your PDA or smart phone?

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Wouldn’t you like to take YouTube videos from Chris Tomlin, Salvador, Kirk Franklin or Bryan Duncan with you on your phone?  Well, now you don’t have to wait till you get to your computer to worship with them.

For PC users all you need to do is download Save2PC. Yes, it’s Free.  Save2PC is a free program that downloads videos from Youtube or Google Video and saves them as Avi or Mpeg files.  No need to use scripts for web browsers.

Just enter a URL of a video into the program and press start to download your AVI, MPEG or FLV file to the selected folder.  Save2PC easily downloads files from YouTube and Google Video, and it is free from any type of registration, popups, adwares, spywares or malwares.

For Mac users all you need is TubiTunes (and Mac OS X 10.5 or later).  TubiTunes is free during the trial period but after that is only $4.95.  TubiTunes lets you download web videos to your iTunes library with just one click.

TubiTunes not only works with YouTube but also works with several other popular web video sites like: CollegeHumor, DailyMotion, Google Video, Metacafe, and many more.  It can also download MP3 files from MySpace, plus you can download local movie files to your iPhone / iPod.   You can even download higher-quality mpeg-4 videos from youtube.com, if they are available.

The next time you need some good Gospel music videos, you now know what to do and how to do it.  You can really get creative if after you download your favorite Christian music to your computer, hook up your pc (it’s probably easiest with a laptop) to your flat screen TV (get the adapter from your favorite electronics store) and let them all play durring your next fellowship at the house.

If you want to show Christian Music videos at church just hook up your laptop (with all of the downloaded videos of course) to a projector and show them on your big screen (or wall).

While your thinking about who do download first, check out: GodTube.com316muzik.com, the Urban Gospel Video Directory and the Top 10 Worship Videos. For more Christian music click here.

Here’s my favorite YouTube Video from Chris Tomlin, How Great is Our God. Enjoy!  By the way if you really enjoyed this post you will definitely like this one.


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Learn to Share the Gospel on your Palm

Do you know how to share your faith?

Download a FREE little program (for your Palm PDA) and learn how to present the Gospel in an effective biblically based manner.

The program comes from Evangelism Explosion.  I like its ease of use and the creativity of the program. The program asks 2 simple questions, “Do you know for certain that you are going to be with God in heaven?” and ‘Why should God let you into his heaven?” It’s a clear cut interactive presentation of the Gospel.  The presentation is also available online here.

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Use it to learn how to share the Gospel or install it on your Palm PDA then lend it to a friend so he can go through the presentation.   Click here to download the Free program.    Basically it’s a Gospel Tract for Palm OS Handhelds.

Evangelism Explosion (EE) International is reaching out to teach the world how to evangelize.   This free download shows you an easy, effective and biblical way to share your faith using a Palm PDA.

How do you respond when someone asks about your faith in God, in Christ, your belief in Heaven and Hell, in the Bible? Do you become defensive, do you fight, go into combat mode, become intimidated?  None of these extremes are necessary nor are they appropriate.  Check out EE’s  Answers to Tough Questions for some pretty good responses for those who are skeptical and may question your faith.


If you want to learn more about sharing your faith check out this FREE four-session course by ChristianBible Studies.com called, Sharing Your Faith.  It looks at the apostle Paul’s life, and his advice in the book of 1 Thessalonians to help us overcome our uncertainties and fears about sharing our faith.

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Stream Christian Music from your iPhone / iPod

Stream your favorite Christian music from your iPhone or iPod to a pair of Bluetooh compatible speakers or headphones of your choice.

All you need is the newest, smallest, slimmest & lightest Bluetooth stereo transmitter by Infinxx.  With this Tiny “About 5 grams” adapter, you can enjoy Excellent High Quality Stereo Music from Both your iPhone 2G/3G, and iPod without using any wires!

Whats really nice is that the transmitter doesn’t requires any charging or power source, (no batteries!) because its powered by the iPhone/iPod. The adapter cost $62. and is available from the Mobile Brando website


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FROM YOUR PDA / SMARTPHONE

If you really want to get creative, learn how to stream your favorites Christian Radio Stations from your Pda / Smartphone to your church sound system, plus listen to worship music on your iPod/Mp3 player/Smartphone  through your church, office or home sound system, FREE!  All you need to do is … click to continue

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Listen to the Radio on your PDA, FREE!

Why would anyone want to convert a $375. PDA into a $10.00 radio? Answer: because you could, plus, why not? It’s Free! radio

Yes, you can now listen to your favorite radio programs on your PDA.

What’s really nice is that you can also listen to radio stations that are not in your regional listening area. This includes out of state radio stations including many from all around the world.

Did I say you get all this for free yet?

Whether you have a Windows Mobile, Palm, Blackberry or any Pocket PC / Smartphone, as long you have web access, you’re good to go. Just make sure that your phone plan includes unlimited access to the web or it may cost you a bundle.

In this post I’m going to introduce to you five sites where you can get FREE Streaming Media (or Internet Radio) for your PDA. The first one is my favorite.

1. Point your device to: http://www.thestreamcenter.com/pda/ or the specially formatted alternative shorter url: http://www.tuned.mobi/. Here you’ll have access to just about all of the AM and FM radio stations broadcasting in the United States (plus stations from Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands). This is way cool if you ask me. I like the option to search for stations by either station name, callsign or music style. Since most of the stations display a short description you can search keyword “Christian” to find all of the Christian radion stations available or you can just scroll down (for a long time)until you find one.

You can also use “TheStreamCenter” to listen to streaming internet radio on your computer desktop. Just visit: http://www.thestreamcenter.com/, scroll down to a station and click on it’s stream. Two of my favorite stations there are KDUV (for Christian music) and KKLA (for Christian Talk Radio).

2. Another place to listen to Internet radio on your smartphone or Pocket PC shows is: RadioShows.mobi. Once there, you will see a directory of Internet radio shows and stations. You can listen live or on-demand. The directory includes schedules and stream links for talk radio, current events, business, the arts, and other programming. Many top talk radio shows can be found on the Popular Internet Radio Show channel, including Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Al Franken, and others.

3. MSMobiles.com has put together a mobile site with links to some of the most popular streaming sites in English. Go to http://mobile.msmobiles.com/radio.php click on the stream you want to listen to, sit back and enjoy. Links include CNN, adio, NPR – National Public Radio, Bloomberg Radio, Air America Radio, the BBC, and more.cell

4. Live365.com is a very popular music site that also allows you to listen to the radio on your pda and desktop. They have a great music selection. Just type:  live365.com in the browser of your phone or PC/Mac and get access to a plethora of music. Select Inspirational from the Stations by Genre then simply select a stream. Three of my favorite internet radio stations are: eXTreme Gospel, Church Beat Radio and Praise Broadcasting. Check them out.

They also have a paid version at: www.live365.com/mobile . The paid version removes ads, and has access to additional stations. What’s nice is that you can try it out for 15 days “without” using a credit.

5. Last but not least, visit Shoutcast.com. Here is a spot where you can tune-in to thousands of free online radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world. Once you arrive click on Comprehensive Genre List, select Gospel, then click on Search. The result will display a list with a variety of stations for you to choose from. It’s awesome.

Keep in mind that this technology (streaming internet radio) isn’t perfect so you may notice short pauses or “buffering” while you listen to your streaming radio. Also, make sure you have a strong wireless connection (as many bars as possible) on your phone for a good experience. If you receive an error, just try it again, click on your refresh button, or the big red X and start over by returning to your home screen on your pda. If you really have problems take out the battery, put it back in and try again.

Be Creative. Listen to internet radio from your desktop speakers.   Plug in a stereo audio cable from your pda earphone jack to your computers desktop speakers line-in jack (if it has one).  You may need an adapter to convert the connection from the pda headphone jack to the cable.  Just ask your local electronics store manager for help  (I use a female mini to male sub-mini stereo adapter for my Palm Treo 755p ).

Note: If you listen to internet radio on a PC (not on your PDA or Smart Phone) you may want to restart your computer every 3-4 hours since it will cause your pc to slow down because of all of the resources it takes to run.  If you are on a network, streaming internet radio could also slow down the overall network performance especially if several people are streaming from the internet simultaneously and you are on a slow internet connection. One way around this problem is to stream internet radio from your web enabled phone and not from your computer.

If your car stereo has an audio-input jack, plug in a audio cable from your pda headphone jack to the car audio-input and enjoy your streaming internet radio while your drive! (I use a stereo audio cable, male mini to male mini, you may need the adapter mentioned earlier)

If you car has a cassette deck, get a cassette deck adapter.  Slip the cassette adapter in your cassette deck and plug the other end in your PDA Smartphone headphone jack (using the adapter).  Now pick a station and enjoy your streaming radio. This will work for the music files on your phone as well, see below.

Listen to worship music on your iPod/Mp3 player/Smartphone  through your church, office or home sound system, FREE.

I know what you’re thing, “if I can stream internet radio, can I listen to my phone’s music files in my car, house, church or home stereo system too?”  The answer is absolutely YES!  Just follow the same procedure used earlier.  Just connect one end of the cable (with or without the cable adapter) to your phone and the other end into your sound system, now sit back and enjoy!

Something else you may want to consider is to connect your phone to an FM Transmitter (you will probably need the adapter again).   This will allow you to enjoy streaming internet radio (or your music files) from your phone to your car, home, office, or church stereo system without long messy cables.   Just select the FM station indicated on the FM Transmitter and enjoy.

Have Fun. If you enjoy having access to a variety of music I’m sure you will appreciate the ability to stream internet radio on your pda.  Just remember to save your favorite stations to your pda favorites.  Another thing to keep in mind is that streaming internet radio on a pda drains the battery fast.   It’s not that big of a problem.  Just plug in your pda while your in the office, your car and at home.   The only situation I run into when streaming internet radion or listening to my music files on my pda is, wouldn’t you know it, when I get interrupted by a phone call.  In that case I either ignore the call and continue listening (that’s what voice mail is for right?) or just take the call.

If you really enjoyed this post you will definitely like this one.  What’s your favorite Internet Radio Station?

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Remember the Milk!

milkYou got things to do, places to go, people to see and souls to save.  How do you remember it all?

Introducing, “Remember the Milk“.   It’s one of the best ways to manage your tasks online.  I like it!   For people busy in ministry, this is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s simple and easy to use.  If you have long term or future projects, Rememer The Milk can help.

The best thing I like about Remember The Milk is that you always have access to all of your tasks.  You can even access your “things to do” from your Blackberry (with the professional version).  That’s nice.

Some of the other features of this Free service include:

Take your tasks with you.
Access your tasks on your web-enabled mobile device. Print your entire list or a handy weekly planner which shows upcoming tasks. View your tasks on your calendar with Apple iCal or Google Calendar. Subscribe to feeds with Atom/RSS.

Manage tasks quickly and easily.
An intuitive interface makes managing tasks fun. Set due dates easily with next Friday or in 2 weeks. Extensive keyboard shortcuts make task management quicker than ever.

Get reminded, anywhere.
Receive reminders via email, SMS, and instant messenger (AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Skype and Yahoo! are all supported).

Work together to get things done.
Share, send and publish tasks and lists with your contacts or the world. Remind your significant other to do their household chores.

Plan your time.
See what’s due today and tomorrow, and the things you’ve missed. Prioritize, estimate your time, and postpone with ease. Set tasks to repeat every week or after 2 months.

Organize the way you want to.
Are you a list lover? Create as many lists as you need. Into tagging? Use the task cloud to easily see what you have to do. Want to store notes along with your tasks? You can do that too.

The best thing about Remember the Milk (besides being FREE) is that your to-do list is always available. You can access it on your computer or your pda/smartphone.  If you need something simple and easy, look no further.

Update:  Another free task management system worth looking into is ToodleDo.com

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