I’m a book guy. I start my mornings with coffee and surround myself with a Bible and some commentaries. By lunchtime I’ve usually read from seven or eight different books on biblical studies, theology, and so on.
But that’s my job. For many people the thing needed is study resources that can fit into a busy and ever more crowded lifestyle. What if you could have Yeshua in your car during you twice-daily commute?
I’m in Missouri right now recording the audiobook version of Yeshua in Context at the First Fruits of Zion studios. In April I will be back here to record Mark: An Audio-Commentary in Judeo-Christian Perspective. In 2011 and into 2012, I will make audio commentaries on John, Luke, and Matthew as well.
In the audio commentaries you will get to listen to the scriptures being read in the DHE (Delitzsch Hebrew English version) in daily portions with commentary that deals not only with the questions and problems, but takes you to the heart of the message, theology, and application each day.
In the soon to be available (before Hanukkah) audiobook version of Yeshua in Context you will be to think about the identity, message, and aims of Yeshua presented in a combination of story and theology.
A lot of people already avail themselves of one listening tool I’ve had going for a year and a half: the Yeshua in Context Podcast (go to this link at DerekLeman.com). I had no idea it would be so popular and I learned from the feedback I get on it that I need to do more audio resources for busy people (but print and eBook resources will not cease flowing either).
Another audio tool you might not have considered is the audio version of each of the Torah Club volumes from First Fruits of Zion. For example, on Torah Club Volume 4: Chronicles of Messiah, you get short lectures from Daniel Lancaster on topics in the life of Yeshua, pieces by Toby Janicki on further historical traditions about the apostles and characters in the gospels, and children’s messages by Tikvah Michael. Check ffoz.com and look under Torah Club for details.
So, your busy life might not have as much room for study as you’d like, but with audio resources currently and in the future available, you could have Yeshua in your car (or on the train or at your desk at the office or whatever is needed).