November 13, 2012

Spoken Out Loud

When I was a little girl my father would read the Bible to my little brother and I.  We always looked forward to family devotions.  My father had, and still possesses, a beautiful, deep voice.  Whenever we came to a place in the Bible where God or Jesus would speak my father would have the perfect voice.  Of course, it was a little-bit more challenging for him to do voices of women.  :) 

When my father was in college he won awards for reciting poetry and even worked for a time at a radio station. Word spread about his talent and one day he was noticed by people in Hollywood who offered him a good paying job with them in California.  But my father didn't believe that was the direction God wanted him to go.  So he turned them down.  Its a good thing too because if my father had agreed than he would have never met my mother.

But I'm wandering off topic.  My father fostered in me a love for hearing the Word of God spoken out loud.  I followed his example and started reading to my brother as we grew up.  And now that I am older I find so much joy in hearing the Bible read out loud once again. Not that there is anything wrong with reading silently but to hear the Bible... it helps the Word penetrate my heart and mind.  

So one day, several years ago, I was listening to the Christian radio station in my car and I heard the third chapter of Revelation being spoken out loud with an entire orchestra performing in the background.  It was gorgeous and I spent years searching for the performance.

Last year I finally found it.  The Revelation is performed by Karen Heimbuch.  The music was composed specifically for this ministry by Micheal Harriton and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.  The end result is so incredibly powerful. The music is gorgeous.  God's Word is inspiring.

You can listen to the exact radio program I heard, as well as several samples of the Revelation performance, here: Haven Today with Karen Heimbuch.  

If you would like to buy a copy, the CDs and digital downloads (which are cheaper) can be found at Karen's website:

The following video is her testimony concerning this unique ministry.

I am so thankful God brought Karen's ministry to my attention.  I find myself listening to the chapters even when I'm doing house work.  It is a tremendous blessing to me and my family.  Please consider purchasing either a digital or physical copy of this amazing performance.  Perhaps you could give it as a gift this Christmas.  And you would be helping a ministry at the same time.  Something to think about.  :)


Amrita said...

What a glorious and thrilling idea and performance

Denise said...


Lizzy said...

I just checked out your links. Wow! That is all I can say. I have never heard anything like this before.It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I need to visit you more often. :)


Amrita: I agree! Her testimony and ministry is so inspiring. Just imagine what God might have in mind for each of us?

Denise: Yes. God is so amazing! What a creative God He is!

Lizzy: I'm glad you have been encouraged. You are certainly welcome to drop by any time. :)

SarahJane Miller said...

Nothing is better than listening to a beautiful voice :) I just found your blog through the hop, I am your newest follower :) I am excited to get to know you. I would love for you to stop by sometime and follow along if you'd like!


SarahJane Miller: Thank you for stopping by. :) I have joined your blog. I too look forward to getting to know you and how God works in your life. Blessings!

Willa Nicole said...

Wow, what an amazing story!
I love to hear of people singing God's glory.
I tagged you at my blog here (
I hope you'll come and lend ear!

emi said...

so amazing!! we are your newest followers, come follow along at XO


Willa Nicole: Thank you for visiting. Yes her testimony is amazing. Being a musician I really appreciate the effort fellow musicians give in serving Christ. :)

emi: Hello. Thank you for visiting.