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15 Min A Day Listening Challenge (Part I) - Day 144 | NIVUK Audio Bible reads by David Suchet

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15 Min A Day Listening Challenge (Part I) - Day 144 | NIVUK Audio Bible reads by David Suchet Today's Scripture Focus: - Psalms 144 - Proverbs 20 - Luke 11


An interview with Sir David Suchet: the Bible cannot be silenced

“JOHN’s Gospel has been with me most of lockdown,” Sir David Suchet says. “I don’t make any apology for it.” On Easter Day, a virtual audience around the world watched him read the whole of it in the Jerusalem Chamber in Westminster Abbey. The recording has since been viewed more than 74,000 times.

He has engaged with scripture in detail over the years, recording the entire Bible for Hodder & Stoughton’s NIV Audio Bible — which necessitated many hours of reading to bring to life more than three-quarters of a million words.

Turning his attention to John, which, he says, lends itself to a more personal interpretation, he says, “I continually read it and re-read. It is the most intimate of all the Gospels. And it’s suitable to be read to one person. I don’t think this is a Gospel to be read to millions all in one go.”

He finds a musical resonance in John’s Gospel, too. “John’s Gospel is Bach,” he says. “It’s all counterpoint: you’ve got the top line, but you’ve got other meanings and references that just go down, down, down, down, down, down, down..." from the article: An interview with Sir David Suchet: the Bible cannot be silenced



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