Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Audio NAB

This month, the fine people at Hendrickson Publishers are publishing a new audio version of the New American Bible. If you are interested, you can buy the entire NAB Bible or just the NAB NT. (With the upcoming revision of the NAB OT, one might want to hold off on getting the entire Bible.)
I wonder why Hendrickson Publishers decided to take on this project? From browsing their website, it doesn't seem that they produce any book version of the NAB or any other specifically Catholic Bible edition. Whatever their reasons, it is good to see the NAB get some publicity outside of the standard NAB publishers that, IMHO, don't do a very good job.
The details of the NAB Audio Bible:
Now you can profit from hearing God’s Word wherever you are, whether it’s in the car, at the gym, around the house or simply while relaxing. Let the power of the Scriptures refresh your soul and encourage you in daily life when you listen to the New American Bible translation. This recording, which is carefully read word-for-word by masterful narrator Stephen Johnston, features the entire NAB without background music.
• Enjoy hearing the Bible while on the go, at home, in personal devotions or group Bible study.
• The New American Bible is the standard translation authorized for use in the Catholic Church in the United States. It is the first edition of the Catholic Scriptures in American English to have been translated from the original languages.
• This edition has been digitally mastered for enhanced listening enjoyment.
• Includes the complete introductions from the printed text
• Sturdy CD wallet provides easy portability while protecting the discs.
• Limited lifetime warranty.

1 comment:

Theophrastus said...

This is a much cheaper MP3 edition that Hendrickson started distributing last year.

Hendrickson has a distribution agreement for audio Bibles with Alpha DVD, which actually produced the original recording.