If you want to understand Christianity, the best way is to read the Bible for yourself. The book of Romans in the New Testament, is the essence of Christian doctrine.
“Doctrine,” in a general sense simply means ‘whatever is taught.’ The doctrines of the gospel are the truths taught by Jesus and his disciples.“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
~Jesus (John 17:17)
Alexander Scourby is reputed to be the greatest audio-book narrator in history. He recorded 422 audiobooks for the American Foundation of the Blind’s “talking book program.” Among the books he recorded was the King James Bible. Listening is a very pleasing experience.
However, there are places where I believe the emphasis should be different from where Scourby placed it. Further, the rights to his recordings are owned by someone else.
So, I decided to make a recording of the book of Romans on mp3, for the purpose of giving it away without copyright or encumbrance of any sort.
To download the individual chapters, or the book of Romans as a single file, scroll down to the bottom. I don’t need your email address or your money. Though I would appreciate it if you’d share. If you’d prefer to use your browser, the links are directly below.
The book of Romans has 16 chapters. The first eleven establish the state of the world, our situation, what God has done for us, and where we fit in to the family of God. The remaining five chapters establish our mission. How we should live as Christians, the things we should focus on, and the things we don’t have to worry about.
If, like me, you grew up in an environment of legalism, this is quite a relief.
A word about The Jews
I have noticed an increasing number of people who want to blame the Jews for all the ills of the world. This subject deserves its own essay. However, read Deuteronomy 28. The next time you hear some angry, wild-eyed crazy claim that “It’s da Joos, I tell ya!”… Understand that God both warned Israel that what is coming, is a consequence of rejecting him, AND that those nations whom he uses to judge Israel (all of them), will themselves be judged.
Romans: chapter download links
Right click and choose “save link as”
mp3 files are tagged so your device will display the titles properly.
Romans: complete download
All the files have been concatenated into one mp3 file.
as above: right click, “save link as,” mp3 tagged.
Total run time: about 1 hour 4 min.
Microphone: Blue Yeti
Software: Audacity (open source)
Sound processing steps:
- Noise Removal – removes ambient noise
- High pass filter – 60Hz at 6 db
- Low pass filter – 4400Hz at 6db
- Equalization – slight bass boost below 300Hz
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