The challenge of communication

Just received this photo from E which shows the three men who will be doing this first phase of the reading. They look happy and spiffed up ready to work. The mobile studio is set up and they are beginning to record today! I was thinking today how much intonation can change the meaning of the text. You can read something with an angry tone, a proud tone, a smug tone, a self righteous tone, a strong tone, a weak tone or a loving or kind tone… The list goes on. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve listened to audio Bibles before in English, there have been some that come across in a tone that, in my opinion, doesn’t suit the Spirit of God who inspired the words. Imagine how easily you could insert your own tone into the text. Imagine the great challenge it would be to read Jesus’ voice.

I sent E, G and D a message today to that effect so that they may seek to set their minds on the nature of God as they speak on His behalf. (That’s a challenge to all of us!).

As you think of them reading hour upon hour, pray for them that the Spirit of God would fill their own soul with the right intonation of each text and to guard them from inserting any false ideas.



“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering”
Colossians 3:12