Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My New Venture with Scourby.com

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."
(Matthew 5:14)

I was recently blessed with the honor of writing for an incredible and exciting website, Scourby.com. For those of you not familiar with the name, Alexander Scourby was known as "the voice of the Bible" because of his beautiful and unmistakable narration of the King James BibleMy role with Scourby.com is as a contributing editor, writing blogs for the website, submitting ideas, editing website content and soon writing press releases. My first two articles, "The Lamp and the Light" and "Bringing Modern Technology to the King James Bible", are now posted,
and I'd love to get your feedback, especially via the "Comments" section of the blog.

The Scourby.com website offers state-of-the-art Bible apps for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, other Android-based tablets and Android smartphones. A web-based app is currently under development and a BlackBerry app is expected. These apps use the latest technology, in a bi-modal presentation format unlike any other Bible app on the market. With this format, as you listen to the beautiful and anointed voice of Alexander Scourby’s narration of the King James Bible, the words are highlighted in sync. Studies have shown that hearing and reading simultaneously aids in understanding and retention, and with the Bible, this is one of the best ways to learn and memorize scriptures! The Scourby Bible Apps have a myriad of powerful, yet easy-to-use features (even for those who consider themselves non-techies!), which you can learn more about by watching any of the demo videos on the website.

I've been reading the blogs on the Scourby.com website, gleaning ideas for making my audio Bible experience even richer. One writer posted a blog titled, “On the Go With the Scourby Bible Study APP”, an article that I found both enjoyable and extremely relevant to WHY we need to read and hear the Word of God. The writer cited Proverbs 4:1-2, which urges us not to just listen to, but to hear “the instruction of a father, and to attend to know understanding." I believe that this scripture verse has an even more profound meaning, taking into account that “a” father is representative of “The” Father, from Whom all instruction ultimately flows.

I hope you will visit the Scourby.com site, listen to the samples and explore the videos. What better gift to give yourself, and someone you care about, than a Scourby Bible App and/or audio Bible!