Iowa-based Laridian Inc. last week released the iPocketBible for the iPod, which includes the complete text and dramatized audio of the "Holy Bible, New Living Translation." Unlike some other MP3 bibles, it allows users to read, listen, or do both at once, the company’s president said in a statement.
The iPocketBible includes more than 73 hours audio on five CDs. Narration is provided by Mike Kellogg, host of Moody Broadcasting’s "Music Thru the Night." It costs $49.99 and can be ordered through the Laridian site. [Source]
Well this would be real cool if it included all of the books of the Bible and used a decent translation. For example compare this verse for 2nd Timothy 3:16 which they used as a sample on their site to the RSV.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. -NLT
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. RSV
I would really like to have a written and oral version of the RSV-CE on the iPod, that would be useful. Of course I would also really like a version of the Liturgy of the Hours on the iPod that includes the settings for the hymns. Instead of the four volume set that I use now t would be really convenient if it was set up by each day synched with the feasts. No more going from section to section back and forth and to be able to read for example morning prayer straight through would be nice. Of course once you already have the bible on it, hymns, and the readings for the Office of Readings it could then also be used as a daily or Sunday missal. It wouldn’t be all that difficult to integrate a Bible, Liturgy of the Hours, and Missal all in one. I guess what I want is a really POD iPod.