Out and about in the car yesterday, I managed to catch some snippets of the BBC Radio 4 King James Bible programme. The readings are available as podcasts for the next little while, and I highly recommend them based on the little I heard yesterday. It struck me that though we treat the Bible as a book to be read, for much of its history it was a book to be listened to. Reading and listening are different experiences: the opportunity to hear sizeable portions well-read, and with helpful and sometimes provocative introductions, is not to be missed.
Pete Philips especially recommends Rowan Williams’ introduction to and Sam West’s reading of the first four chapters of John’s Gospel, so I’ll go and give that a try while I eat my sandwich.