PRESS RELEASE September 1, 2008
The Bible Goes Internet With New Download Site
- New Download Site for Bible Albums Lowers Thresholds for Bible Usage
Swedish Voxbiblia.com today has released a completely new online service for audio Bibles with the Bible provided as thematic albums. The centre piece of the service are recordings of the New International Version and Today’s New International Version from the UK’s leading Bible publisher, Hodder & Stoughton.
Voxbiblia.com has today launched a completely new online service for audio Bibles. Besides the traditional books and chapters, Voxbiblia.com also provides the Bible in the form of thematic albums, making it easy to find suitable passages even if you have no prior knowledge of the Bible – one of the most cited reasons for not reading or listening to the Bible.
In a co-operation with Hodder & Stoughton it is now possible to listen to their world-class recordings of the New International Version as well as the Today’s New International Version on Voxbiblia.com.
– We are very proud to be able to work together with Hodder & Stoughton on this project. Their recordings are truly excellent and we now hope to be able to make them known and available to a new and broader audience, said Johan Jorgensen CEO Voxbiblia.com.
Initially there are a total of approximately 200 Bible albums available on Voxbiblia.com – a number that is constantly growing and that will grow even faster when the users themselves later this autumn can create their own albums, publish them, and thus help in building a grand repository of suggested Bible listening for various situations – a recommendation system for the Bible that is founded on the users themselves!
The albums are available for download or through streaming audio, and the whole Bible also comes in the form of a download archive, as mp3 files on DVD, CD or pre-loaded onto an iPod Nano.
An access to Voxbiblia.com’s download archive (valid for one year) costs $29 for the New International Version and $49 for the Today’s New International Version. It includes downloads of all the albums and the whole Bible both in the traditional form of books and chapters as well as the approximately 3,000 passages. Individual albums are $3 a piece.
For more information, please contact:
Johan Jörgensen, CEO Voxbiblia, +46 735 200 633, firstname.lastname@example.org
Voxbiblia.com aims at a disruptive modernization of how the Bible is brought to the masses. The idea is to make it easier for modern people to access one of the most important pieces of text ever written, and, hence, to further expand their understanding of our world and their own role as human beings. By helping people to access the Bible more easily, Voxbiblia.com hopes to not only show how useful and interesting the Bible can be, but also how easy it can be to start digging into the material. There should be no reasons for religious illiteracy to continue to spread.
Voxbiblia.com has suffered the usual dotcom hardship on its way to the release of its online service. Not only has Voxbiblia.com been forced to construct a Bible centric content management and download system. In addition the Bible has through a tedious work been split up into more than 3,000 passages – the passages we actually use – that can be combined to a long range of thematic albums.
The release of the Bible in the form of thematic albums represents the perhaps most significant new navigational system of the Bible since Robert Stephens (Robert I Estienne) added the verses to the Bible in 1551. For audio this new system is essential, since it is impossible to find passages by fast-forwarding through 100 hours of recorded material.
Voxbiblia.com’s mission is to give to as large an audience as possible an easy-to-use means of accessing the Bible. Voxbiblia.com is not affiliated with any church or other religious organization. Its sole purpose is to make the Scriptures available in a user friendly way.
Currently Voxbiblia offers three complete recordings of the Bible in English: the New International Version, the Today’s New International Version and the Authorized (King James) Version. In Swedish the recent translation Bible 2000 is offered. The recordings are sold as MP3 downloads, or thematic play-lists, pre-loaded on iPods, and as MP3-files on DVD or CD. You can also listen to the whole Bible through streaming audio, More Bible translations are currently being processed for future launch.