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How It Works

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Talking Bible Placement

A Talking Bible placed with a non-reader gives them the chance to learn about God. In many areas of the world it is difficult to share about God. Fighting and unrest, persecution against Christians, superstition, poverty, and lack of education make it difficult to reach the lost and share God’s Word with new believers. Talking Bibles can get past those hurdles and reach many who would never otherwise hear God’s Word.

Placing Talking Bibles: An area is chosen for placement of the Talking Bible. Around the world local leaders are trained on proper distribution and use of the Talking Bible. Talking Bibles are given out to the non-readers who will listen and share God's Word with others. Families, friends, neighbors and co-workers all listen to the Talking Bible. Pastors and evangelists visit the listeners, answer questions, shepherd new believers, and baptize new Christians. New Christians join or form a church.

A non-reader who receives a Talking Bible also receives instruction on how to use the Talking Bible and how to share the Talking Bible with others. This may be as simple as playing it for their family and neighbors or may be more complicated such as setting a time and place each week to meet with a set group and listen and discuss what they are learning.

Priya Priya

In India, a family group is effective in reaching people who would never otherwise listen to God’s Word. It is difficult to ignore when God’s Word is playing in your home. We trust the Holy Spirit will work in stubborn and closed hearts to open them to hearing about God’s love and saving Grace. Family groups usually expand to include neighbors and friends so 6-12 people hear each Talking Bible and even up to 50 people may regularly listen to one Talking Bible. Priya received a Talking Bible and found out God’s Word was powerful and life-changing for her family and neighbors!

In Africa, in addition to family groups, a more formal group may be established for larger numbers of people to listen. A set time and place each day or week means a consistent group gathers to listen and discuss the Talking Bible. A local pastor or evangelist will visit the Bible Listening Group to answer questions and shepherd the people. When a decision to listen and believe in Jesus is made in a group like this, there is a strong commitment made and often a church will form out of one or several groups getting together. Read Ariet’s story to see an example of a Talking Bible Listening Group changing lives and saving souls.

Ariet Ariet

A gift to the Talking Bibles ministry helps provide a Talking Bible for an individual or group in their heart language with instruction on how to use it and share it. It also provides training to local leadership on proper distribution and use of the Talking Bibles, on sharing the Talking Bibles with others in their family and community, and on effective follow-up.

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Working toward our mission to equip non-readers with a Bible of their own, Talking Bibles has developed sturdy, versatile audio Scripture players that meet the requirements of the mission field.

We began in the 1970s with tape players that could barely hold a full Bible lesson, and we have continually improved the devices as technology develops. Now with the solar-powered Talking Bibles, non-readers in remote villages can listen to a complete Bible in their own language without ever having to purchase batteries.

Meet the “Talking Bible”

  • Single-voice
  • Non-Dramatized Readings
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful speaker
  • Solar or battery powered


Watch to see how a Talking Bible works and see troubleshooting hints.

Quick Facts

The Talking Bible can store and play a complete Old and New Testament or a single testament if the recording of a complete translation is not available.

The Talking Bible has been designed for groups of up to 50 people to be able to listen comfortably through the built-in speaker. It can also be plugged into a public address system to reach even more people.

The Talking Bible has been designed to withstand the elements. It is water resistant with a built-in mylar speaker. It has been vibration tested, heat and humidity tested and drop tested. Very rarely do we get one back from the mission field.

The Talking Bible has been designed for daily Bible listening, and it always starts where it was stopped.

Donor support helps equip a new believer or group with a Talking Bible in their language and train them to share God’s Word, so they can reach friends and family with the Good News about Jesus.

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