I wrote about my experiences at the BibleTech 2009 conference in March and one of the people I met there was Mark Salazar from HearLife.com. He mentioned a project he was working on that was related to music, the Bible, and mobile tech. Mark has now flipped the switch on the HearLife.com site with their Soulbyte product lineup. Soulbytes are compilations of Scripture verses paraphrased in today's language with a selection of modern music genres that play in the background. I listened to a few of the free sample Soulbytes on my HTC Touch Pro2 and enjoyed the message and presentation.
Soulbytes are arranged by topics such as knowing God, courage, finances, trust, drawing near, and many more so you can easily find something for your situation. The choices for background music include alternative, easy listening, hip hop, pop/rock, and more. A key to successful audio Bible programs is good narration and it is excellent within the Soulbytes as Greg Burns, a professional narrator who you may recognize from other voice-over projects, reads them in a clear, audible tone. The Soulbytes cover several verses and play for about 3 minutes.
There are currently four free Soulbytes for you to try out and enjoy. Other available Soulbytes are priced at $1.29 each and are downloaded for you to listen to on virtually any device in MP3 format. You can click on the priced Soulbytes to hear a short excerpt too so you know how the background music will sound. These may work great to place in your playlist while working out to help you focus on the Lord.