Listening to the audio Bible will change the way you understand scripture. The stories and poems and instructions comes in through the ears and consume your whole being as God's word becomes part of a living experience.
The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
A key goal of the translation team was to make the Bible accessible to a broad range of people; it’s written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators did their work, reading specialists working with seventy-seven reading groups from more than a dozen denominations review the texts and read them aloud to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation, and personal Bible study. It also encourages children and youth to discover the Bible for themselves, perhaps for the very first time.
Who Is It For?
The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over one hundred and twenty scholars—men and women from twenty-four faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers—from children to scholars.
“I have been, for over forty years, a great collector of different translations… I find the Common English Bible stands apart. The CEB has become my Bible of choice. I carry it with me to hospitals and on visits. I use it for personal study. I quote it in my writings. I have recommended it in my local ministerial association. Most of all, I simply enjoy reading it. I find, as I read a biblical book, that I have the same sensation as any other work, fiction or non-fiction, that I read for enjoyment: I can’t put it down. That, to me, is probably the most important thing of all.”
— Pastor Frank Ramirez, Everett Church of the Bretheren Everett, Pennsylvania
- Found off putting.
This did not download very well. I did not find it a version that gave greater understanding and found that some of way it was put off putting. Not a version I would recommend.
- A good small audiobible
I like this because of the smaller file size and whole chapter tracks.
- Great reading of an easy-on-the ears translation
CEB is such an easy translation to listen to, and the voice actors to a really good job of bringing the text to life without needing sound effects.
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- Excellent book!
I like being able to listen while I am mobile and out of the house. I like this version because of the easy English words they use.
- Life changing investment!!!
Listening to the Word of God every single day while I'm going and coming back from work has being and awesome experience for my life... I strongly recommend this title for everyone. I wasn't so used to using this version compared to NIV, but since I started listening it went really, really well.
- Bandwidth & simultaneous absorption.
You may want to consider expanding the capacity of your bandwidth. Is there a way I can follow the text as I am listening so, I have three ways of taking in the information at once. Sight, attention and audio. The reading is very smooth and easy to listen to.
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