Mission & Vision
The mission of christianaudio.com is to be one of the most trusted places on the Internet for the refreshment and growth of the soul. The vision of christianaudio and christianaudio.com is to shape Christian hearts to think and do right. We believe in publishing and selling products which will promote spiritual growth by inspiring Christians to think about God, themselves, and the world.
Why shop at christianaudio.com?
At christianaudio.com, we strive to offer a first-rate shopping experience and products that are easy to download and use so you can enjoy top-quality audiobooks immediately after purchase. Specifically:
» FREE stuff
Since July of 2005, we have offered a FREE audiobook download EVERY month. It’s one of the ways we like to say “thanks for being one of our customers!” We love doing this, and when you buy audiobooks from us, it helps cover the costs of the servers and hosting which allows us to continue offering a free audiobook each and every month. Make sure you never miss a free audiobook offer by signing up for our newsletter.
» DRM-Free content
It’s simple: when you buy an audiobook, we think you should be able to listen to it whenever you want and wherever you want. Every product offered on christianaudio.com is DRM-Free, which means you can listen on any device.
» Largest selection of Christian audiobooks online
Our site offers more than 5,000 audiobooks, lectures, interviews and more from over 55 Christian publishers, ministries and organizations. Many ministries provide exclusive or free content on christianaudio.com that is not available anywhere else.
» Flexible Membership Plans
Our Membership plans allow you to redeem your Membership credits for any product on christianaudio.com, which means you can redeem your credits for multiple lower-priced titles or save them up for a bigger purchase. Every title on the site includes a price and the cost in credits. You can even use credits during sales to save even more! Plus, credits never expire!
Our staff loves Christian audiobooks! While we will be sure to let you know today’s bestsellers and new books, we also like to let you know when we discover a title that we think is especially helpful, thoughtful or enjoyable. You can check out what we’ve been listening to by visiting our Staff Picks category.
» Best Audio Bibles Anywhere
We can’t help it. We’ve tried to be modest about our audio Bibles, but if we were, we couldn’t tell you all the things that you will love about them! The Bibles sold at christianaudio.com provide the best formats and listening experience available in downloadable audio files. No matter which Bible product you purchase from christianaudio, the files go through an encoding process to optimize the user experience, before they are made available for purchase and download from the site.
MP3 Bibles are encoded one file per chapter, and organized by name so that the files stay in proper book and chapter order in your playback program or media device. M4B Bibles offer one file per book, with chapter markers to make it easy to find your selection. All Bibles are available in ZIP files, for one-click downloading.
» Formats for every device - M4B and MP3
Most books on christianaudio.com are available in both MP3 and M4B formats. The M4B format is the newest and most optimized format for downloading, and is the best one if you will be listening on an Apple device. M4B files allow for chapter tracking and bookmarking so you can easily resume listening where you left off, and the flexibility to modify playback speed. The MP3 format is a universal file format that will play on any computer system or media player. In addition, both formats are generally available as ZIP files for one-click downloading. (For more information on which format is right for you, please visit this Support Topic.)
christianaudio started in 2004 by publishing audiobooks under the name Hovel Audio. In 2005, the company changed names to christianaudio and launched christianaudio.com with the goal of becoming the largest provider of downloadable Christian audio content online.
Today, christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, we offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints: christianaudio, christianaudio Seed, christianaudio Fiction, and Hovel Audio. Our love for audiobooks drives us to produce audiobooks of the highest quality according to industry standards. We have rigorous quality control standards and only hire highly experienced narrators, many whom are well known in the audiobook industry.
Audiobooks published by christianaudio are also made available on CD, and are available in the U.S. from both chain and independent book retailers including Lifeway Christian Stores, Family Christian Stores and Barnes & Noble. International distribution is managed through a distribution agreement with Go Global Sales. If you are an author, ministry or retailer and are interested in carrying christianaudio titles, please contact email@example.com.
Last revised: 04/02/12
About our name
This section is for those people who may have noticed that our logo is all lowercase letters, and are curious about that. We wish we had a really clever and fun explanation for why we chose that for our official brand name and logo, but the truth is - we just kind of liked it!
We also love it when you use our name in print (or in cyberspace!) and we love it even more if you can help us consistently represent christianaudio by using the name the same way we do, with all lowercase letters. So, if we may, here's a few suggestions about use of our name. Our name is one word without spaces, all lowercase letters, and without any extras like "inc." or "company"; like this:
We know, grammarians everywhere probably cringe at our lack of capital letters, but as much as you are tempted to use the shift key, the correct name is not one of these variations:
For more information on using our name and logo, please see our Brand Guidelines.