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by Woody Brison

To get the ball rolling, here are a few recordings of my voice reading a few chapters.
Isaiah 5         Isaiah 29         2Nephi 29
Please feel free to grab copies of these, listen to them, share them with friends, and especially, record your own favorite chapters and share them.


Psalms 1:1-3) Blessed is the man .... [whose] delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

DC 18:35-36) For it is my voice which speaketh them unto you; for they are given by my Spirit unto you, and by my power you can read them one to another; and save it were by my power you could not have them; Wherefore, you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know my words.

In the movie The Errand of Angels, we learn that Austrians have a custom of giving each other small rocks – tangible symbols of their friendship, little pieces of their beautiful country. This is a great thing that more people could well imitate.

This idea could be hammered even a little finer. People could do something like this, in the intellectual / spiritual realm... we could give each other audio recordings of ourselves reading a chapter of the Book of Mormon or other scripture.

If you want to mail someone a rock, it's expensive. If you accumulate a lot of them, they will be heavy to haul around.

Audio recordings, however, are light (in more than one way) and they can be copied. You might be able to examine a rock in a microscope and relate the composition and structure to the formation it came from; but a chapter or passage of scripture gives an immediate message.

When you sit down to record a passage, go to a quiet place. Many times there will be a motor running somewhere - a refrigerator, a fan, neighbor's buzz saw, something like that. We don't notice these things until we listen to the recording and it's there pretty loud in the background. Go there and just sit and listen. If in doubt, just record something and see how it sounds. A recording studio is designed to suppress such sounds. In your house, an upper room or a basement room might work. A forest can be pretty quiet. Birds singing in the background will probably be OK.

You can use a computer with a microphone, an audio recorder, and most cell phones have a function to record a memo. Problem with a computer is, it usually has a fan that can be kind of loud.

An audio editor is really valuable for this activity. It can edit out mistakes and gaps, stitch things together, and sometimes you might even want to apply some special effect. As an example, Audacity is marvelous, and it's free.

Notes

1. Woody Brison is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but this website is not affiliated with the church. It may be thought of as an additional, somewhat independent witness.

2. I want this page to be as accurate as I can make it. If you have a correction, please email me.

3. All biblical quotations are from the King James unless otherwise noted.

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