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NLS Reference Guide

Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media

2015

Introduction

This reference publication includes Bibles and sacred texts of many world religions in a variety of languages and versions. Commentaries, concordances, liturgies, prayer books, hymnals, and magazines are also listed. These materials are available in audio, braille, digital text, and large print. Prices are not provided as they change frequently. Additional information is available from the listed suppliers.

The guide has four sections: Scope Notes, Materials in the NLS Collection, Sources of Special Format Materials, and Indexes. The first section, Scope Notes, describes religious texts from many faiths and traditions, including various versions of the Bible.

The second section presents braille and talking books available through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. This free service is available through a network of cooperating libraries to residents of the United States, or American citizens living abroad, who have a visual impairment or physical disability that prevents them from reading regular print or using printed materials. For more information about NLS, call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) or visit www.loc.gov/thatallmayread.

The third section lists other sources of religious materials in special formats. This publication does not aim to be comprehensive. Please contact the organizations directly to obtain full information. The fourth section indexes materials and providers by subject, media, Bible version, and language.

Contents

Scope Notes

Descriptions of religious texts from a variety of faiths and traditions.

Buddhism

Bardo Thodol
Also known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead; a Tibetan Buddhist scriptural work.
The Dhammapada
The collected sayings of the Buddha.
Diamond Sutra
Buddhist text.

Christianity

The Book of Mormon
A sacred text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Douay-Rheims
A translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible into English for the Catholic Church, 1582.
Goodspeed
First complete English-language translation from original sources of the Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed, 1923.
Jerusalem
First Catholic Bible translated from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic into English by British scholars, 1966.
King James
King James or Authorized Version of the Bible, completed in 1611 by British scholars.
New American
Biblical translation by American scholars into modern English, sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Roman Catholic). Earlier version called Confraternity was used from 1941 to 1969.
New International
A Protestant Bible sponsored by the New York Bible Society.
New Jerusalem
A Roman Catholic Bible that follows the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
New King James
A 1962 updated edition of the 1611 King James version of the Bible. Uses contemporary language.
New Living Translation
A modern English translation of the Bible.
New Revised Standard
A 1989 updated edition of the Revised Standard Bible. Uses modern terminology.
Revised Standard
Protestant version of the Bible by American scholars, sponsored by the National Council of Churches and published in 1952.

Hinduism

Bhagavad-Gita
Sacred and popular religious scripture of Hinduism.
Kama Sutra
Ancient Indian text on human sexuality, written in the 2nd century.
Ramayana

Ancient epic poem (full title Srimad Valmiki Ramayana) that depicts the journey of Virtue to defeat Vice.

Rig Veda
Collection of hymns that contains the mythology of the Hindu gods and is the foundation of Hindu religion.
Upanishads
Collection of writings from oral traditions that form the core of Hindu philosophy.

Islam

Koran or Quran
Sacred book of Islam, which consists of 114 surahs, or chapters.

Judaism

Pentateuch
The books of Hebrew law (Torah); the five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Talmud

Rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs, and history. Consists of the Mishnah (rabbinic literature presenting oral traditions and commentary on Jewish material) and Gemara (rabbinic analysis of the Mishnah, including commentary).

Materials in the NLS Collection

This section lists braille and talking books available through NLS and its network of cooperating libraries. Acronyms preceding a book number indicate its format.

Key to NLS Acronyms
BR/BRA  Braille, contracted unless otherwise noted
BRF Foreign-language braille
BRM Braille music material
DB Digital talking book
DBF Foreign-language digital talking book
LPM Large-print music

Digital talking books provided by NLS require a special playback machine. Some books may be available for download through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service and the BARD Mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

Scriptures, Other Sacred Writings, and Commentaries in English

Buddhism

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life. Edited by Nicholas Vreeland. DB53311.

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life. Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins. DB53769.

The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng. Translated by A.F. Price and Wong Mou-lam. DB57343.

Hang, Thich Nhat. The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation. Translated by Mobi Ho. DB44957.

Karma-gliṅ-pa. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo by Guru Rinpoche, according to Karma Lingpa.Translated with commentary by Francesca Fremantle and Chögyam Trungpa. DB16666.

Keown, Damien. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction. DB5997.

The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha. Edited by E.A. Burtt. BR07899/DB58027.

Christianity

Bibles—Protestant

Goodspeed

The Apocrypha: An American Translation. DB12511.

King James

The Bible. Edited by Robert Carroll and Stephen Prickett. BR14828.

The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament. Narrated by Alexander Scourby. DB68777.

Revised Standard

The Holy Bible with the Apocrypha. BR14943.

Bibles—Roman Catholic

Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Bible. Edited by Alexander Jones. DB57847.

Christian Scriptures for Children

The Bible for Children from Good Books. Retold by Murray Watts, for grades 2–4. BR14733.

Bible Stories for the Young. Eight Selections from the Old Testament. For grades K–3. DB48826.

The Bible Storybook: Ten Tales from the Old and New Testaments. Retold by Georgie Adams, for grades K–3. DB42534.

My First Bible. Edited by Pat Alexander, for grades K–3. DB56206.

The Random House Book of Bible Stories. Retold by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, for grades 3–6. DB70709.

Stories from the Bible. For grades K–3. DB55263.

Commentaries

Carson, D.A. The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story. DB76850.

The Gospel of Judas from Codex Tchacos. Edited by R. Kasser, M. Meyer, and G. Wurst. BR16708/DB62687.

The Literary Guide to the Bible. Edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. BR07363.

Morgan, G. Campbell. Great Chapters of the Bible. DB06621.

The New Covenant, Commonly Called the New Testament. The Four Gospels and Apocalypse. Translated from Greek by Willis Barnstone. DB55320.

The Women’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe. DB41377.

Webb, Stephen H. Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-Day Saints. DB78483.

Hinduism

The Bhagavad-Gita. Translated by Juan Mascaró.  BR15909/DB16482.

The Bhagavad-Gita as a Living Experience. Edited by W. Huchzermeyer and J. Zimmerman. DB55321.

The Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation. Translated by Alain Danielo. BR17262/DB57344.

Menon, Ramesh. The Ramayana. DB57852.

The Rig Veda: An Anthology; 108 hymns. Selected and translated by Wendy O’Flaherty. DB57924.

Teachings of the Hindu Mystics. Edited by Andrew Harvey. DB59985.

The Upanishads. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. DB59044.

Islam

Drummond, Richard Henry. Islam for the Western Mind: Understanding Muhammad and the Koran. BR16582.

The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam; an Introductory Selection of Readings. Translated by Thomas Cleary. DB55316.

Hassaballa, Hesham A. and Kabir Helminski. The Beliefnet Guide to Islam. DB62223.

Hixon, Lex. Heart of the Koran. DB31235.

Holy Quran. Translated by Abdullah Yousuf Ali. BRA17310.

The Koran. 2nd rev. ed. Translated by N.J. Dawood. DB07789.

Pickthall, Marmaduke. The Meaning of the Glorious Koran: An Explanatory Translation. BR14075/DB44913.

Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations. DB55322.

Judaism

The Book of J. Translated from Hebrew by David Rosenberg. DB32195.

Pentateuch: The Five Books of Moses—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Translated with introductions, commentary, and notes by  Everett Fox. BR10508/DB42213.

Robinson, George. Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals. DB51380.

Shoys, Hayim. The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History and Observance. DB76118.

Sigal, Phillip. Judaism: The Evolution of a Faith. DB29914.

Solomon, Norman. Judaism: A Very Short Introduction. DB59749.

Steinberg, Milton. Basic Judaism. DB10368.

Talmud la-kol: The Essential Talmud. Edited by Adin Steinsaltz and translated from Hebrew by Chaya Galai. BR17167/DB64273.

Torah: The Five Books of Moses: A translation of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy according to the Masoretic text. 1963. DB 82204.

Hymnals (Available only from the NLS Music Section)

To order any of the music materials below, please contact the NLS Music Section at 800-424-8567, ext. 2, or [email protected].

Baptist

The Baptist Hymnal, 1991. Words only. BRM32625.

Hymns We Sing, 1960. Words and music. BRM35194.

Episcopalian

The Hymnal 1982: According to the Use of the Episcopal Church, 1985. Words only. BRM29192.

A Selection of One Hundred Hymns from the Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Words only. BRM07472.

Lutheran

Lutheran Hymnal, 1941. Words only. BRM25796.

Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America, 1958. Words and music. BRM24219.

With One Voice: A Lutheran Resource for Worship, 1988. Words only. BRM34191.

Methodist

The Book of Hymns: Official Hymnal of the United Methodist Church, 1966. Words and music. BRM23958.

Non-Denominational

Evangel Hymnbook: Two Hundred Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs, 1986. Words only. BRM31043/LPM00567.

Favorite Hymns for Senior Adults: Ninety-six Well-Loved Texts, 2008. DBM31695.

Fellowship Hymnal: With Worship Material and Services. Edited by J. Obert Kempson and James R. Syndor. Words only. LPM00161.

Hymns in Large Print. LPM00750–00751.

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990. Words only. BRM34629.

Presbyterian Hymnbook, 1955. Words and music. BRM29687.

Trinity Hymnal, 1990. Words only. BRM35200.

Religious Writings in Foreign Languages

Arabic

Islam

Qurā̓n Majīd [The Koran]. BRF00002.

Hisham, Ibn. al-Sirah al-Nabawiyyah [The Prophet’s Biography]. DBF00312.

German

Christianity

Das Evangelium des Johannes [The Gospel of John]. BRF01601.

Hebrew

Christianity

Assorted New Testament books in Hebrew. BRF01530–01537.

Hindi

Hinduisum

Vidyalankar, Satyakam. Svāmī Vivekānanda [Biography of Swami Vivekananda]. BRF01512.

Sikhism

Vanprasthi, Pran Nath. Gurū Nānakdeva [Biography of Guru Nanak Dev, Founder of the Sikh Religion]. BRF01508.

Spanish

Buddhism

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. En Mis Propias Palabras: Introducción a Mis Enseñanzas y Filosofia [In My Own Words: An Introduction to My Teachings and Philosophy]. Edited by Rajiv Mehrotra. DB68970.

Christianity

Sagrada Biblia [The Holy Bible]. Translated by E.N. Fuster and A. Colunga. DB68999.

Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica: Con Modificaciones Basadas en la Editio Typica [The Catechism of the Catholic Church]. DB50995.

Traducción del Nuevo Mundo de las Escrituras Griegas Cristianas [The New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures]. BRF01914.

Islam

Albaladejo Vivero, Manuel. Mahoma [Muhammad]. DB62997.

Andr, Tor. Mahoma, Su Vida, Su Fe [Muhammad, His Life, His Faith]. BRF00961.

Sources of Special Format Materials: Electronic, Audio-Visual, and Multimedia

Christianity

American Baptist Churches U.S.A.
Judson Press
PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
(610) 768-2000
800-458-3766 (800-ABC-3USA) toll-free
(610) 768-2107 fax
[email protected]
www.judsonpress.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Publishes The Secret Place, a quarterly with devotions for daily worship in large print (16-point), available by subscription. Also sells Christian large-print books and e-books.

Assemblies of God
AG Center for the Blind
1445 North Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 831-1964
(417) 862-5120 fax
[email protected]
www.blind.ag.org/index.cfm Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers Pentecostal Christian literature and discipleship materials for loan, including eight Sunday-school quarterlies and daily devotionals on audiocassette. Produces Pentecostal Digest and Adult Student Guide on audiocassette and offers the New Living Translation free on NLS-compatible digital cartridge.

AudioBible.com
2358 Braeburn Cir.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
[email protected]
www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides audio and electronic Bibles in various translations for multiple forms of media.

Audio Bibles for the Blind
(Division of Aurora Ministries)
PO Box 621
Bradenton, FL 34206
(941) 748-3031
(941) 748-2625 fax
[email protected]
www.audiobiblesfortheblind.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides audio Bibles on NLS-compatible digital cartridge, DAISY/MP3 CD, and a standalone device. Some materials are free with donations suggested. The King James, New King James, English Standard, and Spanish versions are available.

Bible Gateway
(Division of the Zondervan Corporation)
3900 Sparks Dr., SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
www.biblegateway.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides audio and electronic Bibles in various translations for multiple forms of media. Patrons can read or listen to the Bible anywhere via an electronic or mobile device. Bible apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Android phones, and Kindle Fire.

Bible Hub
PO Box 50
Glassport, PA 15045
[email protected]

www.biblehub.com
Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides free access to online Bible study tools, concordances, commentaries, dictionaries, sermons and devotionals in many languages.

Bible League International
3801 Eagle Nest Dr.
Crete, IL 60417
866-825-4636 toll-free
(708) 367-8600 fax
[email protected]
www.bibleleague.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers free downloads of the Bible in 100 languages in portable document format (PDF).

Bible Resources.org
Christ Unlimited Ministries
PO Box 850
Dewey, AZ 86327
888-BY-BIBLE (888-292-4253) toll-free
www.bibleresources.org
Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers several online versions of the Bible, some available in foreign languages. All are searchable. Also offers other biblical devotional and study resources. Links to the Audio Bible at www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Link outside of Library of Congress. Provides downloadable Bibles in English and foreign languages.

The Bible Source
27542 Cenajo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
888-743-5593 toll-free
www.thebiblesource.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Distributes and sells a selection of Protestant and Catholic Bibles in audio and large print. Includes King James, New American Bible, New American Standard, and New International versions. Also offers a Spanish-language edition of the New International Version.

Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
3228 East Rosehill Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47805-1297
(812) 466-4899
(812) 466-0529 fax
www.biblesfortheblind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the King James Version in braille and as a downloadable braille file in both English and Spanish. Free to individuals with visual impairment.

Braille Bibles International
PO Box 378
Liberty, MO 64069
800-522-4253 toll-free
877-822-4253 fax
[email protected]
www.braillebibles.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the following Protestant Bibles free to individuals with visual impairment: King James in audio, braille, and large print (18- and 24-point); New King James in audio and braille; and New American Standard and New Living Translation in audio. Also has a collection of Bible stories for children in braille.

Braille Circulating Library
2700 Stuart Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-3743
www.bclministries.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lends religious materials including Bible studies and commentaries, devotional reading, prophecy, and sermons. Offers the Daily Bread, a daily devotional on audiocassette and in large print.

Christian Book Distributors
140 Summit St.
Peabody, MA 01960
800-247-4784 toll-free
[email protected]
www.christianbook.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Distributes audio and large-print material by publishers such as Harvest House, Moody, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, Zondervan, and World Publishers of Bibles.

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
977 Centerville Tpke.
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
(757) 226-7000
www.cbn.com/mobile/ Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides the CBN Study Bible, a downloadable Bible with in-depth notes and commentary in multiple translations and a variety of languages.

Christian Record Services, Inc.
4444 South 52nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 488-0981
(402) 488-7582 fax
[email protected]
www.christianrecord.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lends Bible stories and devotional and inspirational material in audio. Offers Bible study guides in braille and large print as well as a series of character-building books for children in print/braille. Offers a variety of children’s books and inspirational magazines in audio, braille, and large print.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Global Service Center
1999 West 1700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-4233
(801) 240-5274
800-537-5950 toll-free
(801) 240-3685 fax
[email protected]
http://store.lds.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells church literature, including the Book of Mormon, and study guides in audio or braille.

CNIB
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4G 3E8
800-563-2642 toll-free
[email protected]
www.shop.cnib.ca/products Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells the King James Version red-letter edition (words spoken by Jesus are printed in red ink) in large print (15.5-point).

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
www.drbo.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers online edition in digital text that includes the seven Apocryphal books, along with links to other resources.

Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
2421 Aztec Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 881-3321
800-545-6552 toll-free
(505) 881-1681 fax
[email protected]
www.fcbh.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers free downloads of the New Testament, dramatized, in various versions and in various languages, as well as an iPhone app with the Bible in 979 languages. The iPhone app is available at www.Bible.is Link outside of Library of Congress.

Franklin Electronic Publishers
3 Terri Ln., Ste. 6
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-2500
800-266-5626 toll-free
(609) 239-5950 fax
[email protected]
www.franklin.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells King James Version of the Bible in audio. 

Future Aids
The Braille Superstore
33222 Lynn Ave.
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 1C9 Canada
(604) 852-6341
(250) 483-1590 fax
800-987-1231 toll-free
800-985-1231 fax
www.braillebookstore.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells Protestant and Catholic Bibles in braille  and audio. Also available are braille versions of children’s Bibles and biblical stories.

GoBible.com
46 Tealwood Dr.
Saint Louis, MO 63141
866-GO-BIBLE (866-462-4253) toll-free
[email protected]

Offers Bible apps and audio Bible downloads in various translations for all iOS systems.

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
3760 Village Main St.
Loganville, GA 30052
(678) 475-7879
[email protected]
www.glfb.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lends Christian material, including conferences and sermons in audio (NLS-compatible digital cartridge available). Also provides The Shining Light, a quarterly publication, in braille, audio, large print, and digital text. Offers correspondence Bible classes in audio, braille, and large print to individuals with visual impairment.

Guideposts Associates, Inc.
PO Box 5815
Harlan, IA 51593-1315
800- 932-2145 toll-free
[email protected]
www.guideposts.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers subscription to monthly Guideposts magazine in braille or large print. Electronic braille files for download also available free.

Laridian Electronic Publishers
1000 Creekbend Ct.
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 378-4940
[email protected]
www.laridian.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides free access to more than forty versions of the Bible and Bible reference books to download. Offers free download of electronic publication The Pocket Bible.

LifeWay Christian Resources
One LifeWay Plz.
Nashville, TN 37234
800-458-2772 toll-free
www.lifeway.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides audio and electronic Bibles for multiple forms of media. Patrons can read or listen to the Bible anywhere via an electronic device, CDs, or MP3 files.

The Lighthouse of Houston
c/o Reflections, the Lighthouse Store
3602 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-8466
[email protected]
www.houstonlighthouse.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells King James Version in large print (18-point).

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association (LBEA)
8331 Cloman Ave., E.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3330
Phone: 651-447-2195
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: www.lbea.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Produces and sells the Bible Courier (designed for individuals with visual impairment), an electronic pocket Bible with fourteen versions, including King James with Apocrypha, New American Standard with Apocrypha, and New Jerusalem with Apocrypha. Also offers, for a suggested donation, the Small Catechism and Prayers—an edition of Martin Luther's Small Catechism that contains the six chief parts of Christian doctrine and daily prayers in large print and braille, and Every Day with God, a child’s Bible, in braille. Provides hymns in braille (words only) and large print, and two magazines: Tract Messenger in braille and Christian Magnifier in audio and large print.

Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
13471 California St.
PO Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
(909) 795-8977
800-925-6092 toll-free
(909) 795-8970 fax
[email protected]
www.lbwinc.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the New International Version in braille in several languages including Spanish, and in large print (18-point) in English or Spanish. Favorite Hymns and Gospel Hymns are available in large print. Free to people with visual impairment.

MegaVoice
731 Duval Station Rd., Suite 107-310
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
800-219-1758 toll-free
www.megavoice.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides bibles on a hand-held, solar powered, MP3 player. Through partnerships with groups of international ministries, offers the bible in over 6,000 languages and dialects of various scripture. They have the “full Bible” in eighteen different languages, as well as all major English language translations of the bible.

Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
PO Box 48271
Spokane WA 99228
[email protected]
www.Olivetree.com/press Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers more than 1,500 mobile resources including commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, e-Books, Strong's numbers, and more than one hundred Bible translations. The Bible is offered in various languages, including German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and many others. Original Hebrew and Greek texts are also available.

Renew Outreach
(Division of Aurora International)
(770) 464-1239
866-646-0135 fax
[email protected]
www.renewoutreach.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers mobile Bible apps in more than 6,100 languages using offline distribution through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Light Stream, and MicroSD card. Provides the free mobile Bible application Renew in more than eight hundred languages.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
105 Judd St.
London WCIH 9NE
England
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1733 375400
[email protected]
www.rnib.org.uk Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides devotional magazines for overseas subscription, and the bimonthly magazine Channels of Blessing and other magazines from the Torch Trust in braille.

Talking Bibles International
419 East Grant Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-8105
855-552-4253 (855-52-BIBLE) toll-free
(760) 745-8150 fax
[email protected]
www.talkingbibles.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides Old and New Testament versions in audio online, including translations in many languages.

Unity Message of Hope
1901 NW Blue Pkwy.
Unity Village, MO 64065
(816) 524-3550
(816) 251-3554 fax
[email protected]
www.unity.org/resources/message-of-hope Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the daily devotional Daily Word in braille, on CD, or by e-mail free.

The Upper Room
PO Box 320004
Nashville, TN 37203
800-972-0433 toll-free
www.upperroom.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Publishes the Upper Room devotional magazine in large print.

Xavier Society for the Blind
2 Pennsylvania Plz. #1102
New York, NY  10121
(212) 473-7800
800-637-9193 toll-free
(212) 473-7801 fax
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides free Roman Catholic religious and inspirational materials in audio and braille to individuals with visual impairment.

Islam

Baitulmaal Inc.
PO Box 166911
Irving, TX 75016-9946
800-220-9554 toll-free
(972) 257-2564
(972) 258-1396 fax
www.baitulmaal.org/quran-in-braille Link outside of Library of Congress

Prints and distributes free copies of the Quran in braille.

Islamic Bookstore
3840 Bank St.
Baltimore MD 21224-2522
(410) 675-0040 ext. 10
[email protected]
www.islamicbookstore.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells the Quran in large print and on CD with an Arabic recitation and English translation, as well as on CD in Arabic only. Also sells speeches, songs, and other recitations relating to Islamic faith in audio.

Quranic Arabic Corpus
c/o Kais Dukes
University of Leeds
School of Computing
Leeds LS2 9JT
England
+44 (0)113 343 5430
+44 (0)113 343 5468 fax
[email protected]
www.quran.com/ Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides the Quran in Arabic audio with English and other translations in digital text.

Judaism

JBI International
(formerly the Jewish Braille Institute of America)
Library Services
110 East 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 889-2525
800-433-1531 toll-free
[email protected]
www.jbilibrary.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lends liturgical and lifecycle materials, including the Five Books of Moses; the Prophets; the Writings; a variety of Haggadot, which set forth the order of the Passover Seder; a selection of daily and Sabbath prayer books; and Jewish educational materials in audio, braille, and large print. Included titles are in English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish. Electronic braille files are also available in Hebrew and English.

Jewish Heritage for the Blind
1655 East 24th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 338-4999
[email protected]
www.jhbinternational.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers publications in Hebrew, English, and Spanish on Jewish laws, customs, and holidays. Books are available for children and adults in braille or large print. Free to individuals with visual impairment.

Jewish Publication Society
2100 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 832-0600
800-234.3151 toll-free
(215) 568-2017 fax
www.jewishpub.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers recorded audio version of the JPS, Tanakh the English translation of the Hebrew (the Jewish) Bible.

Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Committee for the Blind
c/o Enlightenment for the Blind, Inc.
602 North Orange Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-7095
(323) 934-7092 fax
(718) 467-7800 hotline
[email protected]
www.torah4blind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Publishes Living with Moshiach, a weekly digest on the Torah, and other publications on Lubavitch philosophy. Available in large print and online. Free to individuals with visual impairment.

Various Religions

Bartleby.com 
www.bartleby.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers online digital text of the King James Bible and the Koran, and features full-text search ability, content-based tables of contents, and a verse-finding aid.

Bookshare.org
480 South California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 352-0198
(650) 475-1066 fax
www.bookshare.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides digital books free to all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Books are in DAISY format with text content and in contracted braille. Offers a large selection of religious texts in English and other languages.

Learning Ally−Making Reading Accessible for All
(formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)
National Headquarters
20 Roszel Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
800-221-4792 toll-free
866-732-3585 toll-free
[email protected]
www.learningally.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lends recorded textbooks and other educational materials to people who cannot read regular print because of visual impairment or physical disabilities. Offers a number of religious texts as part of its large lending library of textbooks and technical material on audio. Requires a registration fee and an annual membership fee.

Louis Database
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
800-223-1839, ext. 705, toll-free
http://louis.aph.org Link outside of Library of Congress

The Louis database is a reference resource that contains information on more than four hundred thousand titles, with material on most major religions in braille, large print, audio, and electronic files from a variety of sources.

Indexes

Subject Index

Bible Study
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
Bible Gateway
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
Xavier Society for the Blind
Bibles
Assemblies of God
AudioBible.com
Audio Bibles for the Blind
Bartleby.com
Bible Gateway
Bible Resources.org
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Physically Handicapped International
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Christian Record Services, Inc.
CNIB
Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
GoBible.com
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Laridian Electronic Publishers
Learning Ally
LifeWay Christian Resources
The Lighthouse of Houston
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Talking Bibles International
Xavier Society for the Blind
Buddhist Materials
Bookshare
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Children’s Bible or Study
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Future Aids
Islamic Bookstore
JBI International
Jewish Publication Society
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Commentaries/Concordances
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Xavier Society for the Blind
Directories/Resources
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Christian Book Distributors
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Xavier Society for the Blind
Hindu Materials
Bookshare
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Hymns/Hymnals
Braille Circulating Library
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Islamic Materials
Baitulmaal Inc.
Bartleby.com
Bookshare
Islamic Bookstore
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Quranic Arabic Corpus
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Jewish Materials
Bookshare
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Jewish Publication Society
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Magazines
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
JBI International
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
Royal National Institute of Blind People
The Upper Room
Xavier Society for the Blind
Prayer Books
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Media Index

Audio
Assemblies of God
AudioBible.com
Audio Bibles for the Blind
Aurora Ministries
Bible.is
Bible Gateway
Bible Resources.org
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
GoBible.com
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Islamic Bookstore
JBI International
Jewish Publication Society
Learning Ally
Lifeway Christian Resources
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Quranic Arabic Corpus
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Talking Bibles International
Xavier Society for the Blind
Braille
Assemblies of God
Baitulmaal Inc.
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Future Aids
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Unity Message of Hope
Xavier Society for the Blind
Digital Text
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
American Bible Society
AudioBible.com
Bartleby.com
Bible Gateway
Bible League International
Bible Resources.org
Bookshare
Christian Broadcasting Network
Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosana
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
Laridian Electronic Publishers
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Quranic Arabic Corpus
Renew Outreach
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Unity Message of Hope
Large Print
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
CNIB
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
Islamic Bookstore
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
The Lighthouse of Houston
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
The Upper Room

Bibles—Version and Translation Index

Douay-Rheims
Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Future Aids
English Standard
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Future Aids
Goodspeed
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Jerusalem
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Xavier Society for the Blind
Jubilee
MegaVoice
King James
Bartleby.com
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
CNIB
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
The Lighthouse of Houston
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Talking Bibles International
New American
The Bible Source
Future Aids
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Xavier Society for the Blind
New American Standard
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids
MegaVoice
New International
The Bible Source
Future Aids
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
New King James
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids
MegaVoice
New Living
Assemblies of God
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids
MegaVoice
New Revised Standard
Future Aids
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Revised Standard
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Languages Index

Arabic
Islamic Bookstore
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Quranic Arabic Corpus
Chinese
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
French
MegaVoice
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
German
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Hebrew
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Hindi
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Russian
JBI International
MegaVoice
Spanish
American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
MegaVoice
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.
Various Languages
Audio Bibles for the Blind
Bible League International
Bookshare.org
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosana
Learning Ally
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
MegaVoice
Yiddish
JBI International

Revised by Petra Augustus
July 2015

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Posted on 2016-09-28