Passages and The Daily Audio Bible Blog Tour Book Review

By Ruth on July 9, 2012 in Bible, book, review
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Welcome to the blog tour campaign for Brian Hardin’s Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year will Change Everything For You and the Daily Audio Bible. Be sure to grab the Daily Audio Player (below) and listen along with Brian.
We’re thrilled to offer these excellent resources from Zondervan and Brian Hardin. Brian’s unique approach to reading the Bible makes doing so accessible no matter your lifestyle. In Passages he delves into why reading the Bible changes our lives, our hearts, our futures. Then Brian invites you to join him on a Bible reading journey as he reads through the Bible, shares a devotion and offers commentary on his Daily Audio Bible Podcasts. (Available in a Kids Edition and in Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese.) Designed to fit your lifestyle, the the podcasts can be listened to online or downloaded from iTunes for free. Or grab the DAB phone app. Listen while in the car, while doing chores around the house, while working, or in your quiet time. Daily Audio Bible goes where you go. Start January first or on any day of the year. And be sure to join the exciting DAB community!
John Eldredge, Author of Wild at Heart, Love and War and Beautiful Outlaw had this to say about Passages:
I told Brian I’d read his book as a favor. But in Chapter One I got caught. This is a beautiful book — human, sensitive, funny, well-written, and deeply spiritual. It answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I’m longing fore the Bible to take a richer place in my life. Anyhow, read it. You’d be glad you did. Really.
How Reading the Bible in a Year will Change Everything For You
Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God’s passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader’s story. 

So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure? The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others. Passages shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God’s life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure.

Passages Book Trailer from Brian Hardin on Vimeo.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Vision Statement: Our ultimate goal is to provide the spoken Word of God to as many people as will listen in every region of the world that God will allow using whatever means God will allow for as long as God will allow. To be people of the Scriptures, fervent in prayer and having a daily and intimate walk with God. To build stable and Christ honoring community as we take our place in the global advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Mission Statement: The Daily Audio Bible is committed to guiding Christian’s worldwide into an intimate and daily friendship with the Bible. This is accomplished by providing the spoken Word of God freely in multiple languages and by the creation and establishment of communities that have no geographical limitations. Our efforts are devoted to exposing the rich texture and heritage of the Bible’s life changing power by educating the Believer on how to engage in and interact with the ancient Scriptures in a future world.

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Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for YouPassages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You by Brian Hardin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know how I have gone this long in the Christian blogosphere without hearing about Brian Hardin and his Daily Audio Bible community.  But at least I know now, and all I can say is wow!  This is the story of the journey that Brian Hardin has been taking through the Scriptures since 2006, and it is well worth the read.

As I read this story, I was impressed with the wonderful way Brian Hardin wrote the book and truly made the Bible come alive.  So many times we tend to put the Bible on the backshelf, and Hardin had done that himself.  When he accepted the ministry that God gave him, his life changed in unbelievable ways.  He prayerfully wrote this story, and I believe that God gave the very some words that so encapsulated what the Bible is.  The Bible should be like a friend to us, and we should lovingly seek it.  After all, how can we know who God is without reading His Word?

I loved the fact that Hardin included so many real life stories from people whose life had changed as they made Daily Bible reading (listening) a significant part of their lives.  And it was amazing to see a man who used to only care about music and women become an instrument of God who has touched so many lives.  This is a short, powerful read, and it was well worth the read.

At the end of the book, he has Daily Bible reading plans you can follow, but for me, I am going to go check out his community.  He challenges his readers to read the Bible for themselves, and it is clear that your life will change for eternity.  I am a regular Bible reader, but even I have had times when I did not take my daily devotional time seriously.  He has inspired me to return to my love of Scripture, and I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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{More about Brian Hardin}

Brian Hardin is a speaker, photographer, record producer and an ordained minister. In 2006, he created the Daily Audio Bible, an online podcast that now delivers 1.5 million downloads a month. He has produced over 150 albums and works with artists and the arts extensively. He is married to Christian musician Jill Parr.
Find out more about Brian at www.dailyaudiobible.com.
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