Audio Bibles an asset for the military

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Charlie Butts (

Faith Comes by Hearing donors continue to send BibleSticks to America's military.

BibleStick (Faith Comes by Hearing)"It's just a small digital audio device about the size of a pack of chewing gum so soldiers can have the complete New Testament in a dramatized format," explains Bill Lohr, who heads the project. "They can have that and carry it with them wherever they are and listen to it whenever they get a chance."

"It's been a project that's gone on since about 2008," he continues, "and believe it or not, since that time, we have deployed almost 235,000 units. And we continue to get requests from chaplains for more military BibleSticks."

A form is included with the device, giving soldiers the opportunity to provide a home address in the states so that their families can receive additional materials from Faith Comes by Hearing.

"We will send the family an MP3 disc to play the audio Bible, and we also have a kids' Bible that we send to their kids," Lohr details.

His organization continues to get thousands of requests from chaplains who say it is one of the most widely requested items that they have ever had.

"We're also seeing this in Virginia hospitals dealing with troops who are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and it's being used in a number of different ways for our wounded warriors who are coming home -- some who have seen war action over a decade," Lohr adds.

The BibleSticks are especially handy for people with sight problems; they can plug it in and listen to the pure Word of God.

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