The book, known as the Bible, tells stories of people throughout time who have encountered and known the power and love of God, and His Son Jesus. If you’ve been curious about this subject, then having your own Bible to read is a good place to start. In fact, the Bible itself says that this is where to begin (John 5:39).
If you don’t have a Bible, Christian Record Services for the Blind offers the Bible and New Testament* in audio, braille, and large-print formats in several versions. Spanish-language Bibles and the Gospels** are offered, too.
*The Bible is organized into two parts the Old Testament and the New Testament, which begins with the birth of Christ.
**The Gospels include the books written by Jesus' closest friends during his lifetime on earth. Their names were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Bible Correspondence Courses
There is a section of the Bible, found in the book called 1 Chronicles, that is referred to as the “begats.” It’s a long list of verses that explains the heritage of Jesus. It’s a bit like Ancestry.com without the animated green leaves. When reading this section for the first time, and without a mentor or friend at your side, it’s easy to give up—there are a lot of names! The Bible correspondence courses offered through Christian Record are the equivalent of having that friend and teacher, and you don’t get to Chronicles until it makes sense to do so. The courses are offered in braille and large print.
Beginning Courses - Alive with Jesusis a two-part course that explains spiritual new birth and growth. Part one is called Come Alive with Jesus and has seven lessons. Part two, Stay Alive with Jesus, has 15 lessons.
"I am still learning a great deal from these lessons that I either didn’t remember or didn’t understand as a younger child. This is really good for me. This is what I’ve been wanting to learn!" --Dee
Intermediate—Advanced CoursesDiscover answers some of life’s deepest questions, such as the following: Why does God permit suffering and death? When a person dies, what then? What is the secret to a happy life? Is there hope for our chaotic world? Find answers in the Bible to these questions—and more with this 30-lesson course. This course is also offered online through Voice of Prophecy.
Life and Teachings of Christexplores the simple but powerful life of Jesus. This course has 25 lessons. You may enroll in one course at a time, and Christian Record will send the lesson booklets through the mail. The lessons contain quizzes for you to complete and submit to the Bible school office to be graded.
Bible Study Guides
The Bible study guides differ from the correspondence courses in that they are periodicals or magazines—and you don’t have quizzes to submit! The Bible study guides provide you with readings for each day of the week. They are designed to be studied together with your church Bible class or small study group. Christian Record offers versions for adults and children to help you in your walk with God.
The Kindergarten Bible Study Guideis for children ages 3-4. It contains Bible stories and activities for families to do together during family worship time at home. It is available as a weekly podcast.
The Primary Bible Study Guideis for ages 5-9, contains Bible stories and activities for families to do together during family worship time at home. It is available as a weekly podcast.
PowerPointsis a Bible study guide for ages 10-14. It is available as a weekly podcast.
Inverseis a Bible study guide written by young adults for young adults. It is available as a weekly podcast.
The Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guidecovers a different Bible subject each calendar quarter. Topics have included The Book of Acts, Christian Stewardship, Preparation for the End Times, and Unity in Christ. This Bible study guide is available in regular print and digital formats for eReaders, audio and braille. The audio editions are produced quarterly, the braille editions monthly.
In Step with Jesus: New Members’ Bible Study Guideis a set of four Bible study guides. Its 52 lessons are designed to be completed over the course of one year. This Bible study guide is available in audio or braille.
A variety of Bible subjects, in addition to the 1,500-plus inspirational and entertaining Christian-themed books available in the online library, are available in audio, braille, and large print. Spanish-language books on Bible topics are offered in audio and large print.
Fanny Crosby was blind—but that really isn’t what she’s known for today. She wrote more than 8,000 hymns during her lifetime between 1820 and 1915. And no, her songs have not gone out of style. They continue to be recorded by musical artists today and sung in churches the world over. Here are a few of her best-known songs: “Blessed Assurance,” “Jesus is Tenderly Calling You Home,” “Praise Him, Praise Him,” and “To God Be the Glory.”
The Seventh-day Adventist braille hymnal, offered by Christian Record, is packed with 695 uplifting Christian songs and hymns, including several of Fanny Crosby’s songs. It comes in four spiral-bound volumes. Use the hymnal as you lead worship, sing along with your church family, or enjoy in your personal devotions. If singing isn’t your thing, the poetry of the hymns is equally powerful and uplifting.