For the last six or seven months, amid a lot of personal turmoil (which you can—and should—read about here), Russ Ramsey has been working on the audiobook of his most excellent advent narrative, Behold the Lamb of God. The book is written in 25 chapters such that you and your family can read read one chapter a day beginning on December 1st and culminate the narrative on Christmas Day. The book was always meant to be read aloud. It’s constructed in short digestible chapters (about 8 minutes each) and written to be shared by families and friends gathered together. Now, with the new audiobook, Russ has made that experience even easier.
The audiobook officially releases on November 5th (next Tuesday). It’ll be available here in the Rabbit Room store as well as at other digital audiobook outlets (for those who wish to support Russ, the best place to shop is the Rabbit Room store).
If you’re unfamiliar with Russ’s book, here’s a sample from the new audiobook in which Andrew Peterson reads from the foreword (which he wrote) and tells the story of not only where the book came from, but of why it matters.
Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative is available in hardcover from the Rabbit Room store. The audiobook will be released on November 5th.
Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.
Preeeeetty excited about this. I’ve enjoyed this book for the past few Decembers. I’ve noticed, though, that reading words quietly to myself and then hearing them spoken aloud can work different ways on my heart. I’m looking forward to the new ways in which these words will get to me. Thanks, Russ!
Thanks for that, Andrew. Like so much of what you say, it resonates deeply. I love this book, Russ and Pete, and can’t wait for the audio version.
“It’s not possible to draw so near to the story of redemption and come away unchanged. When a human runs headlong into an unstoppable force, he is moved, one way or another.”
I can’t wait to hear more of *Behold the Lamb of God* as audio, if only for those sentences like that one, which will jump out to my ear in ways they haven’t to my eyes. Thanks for this. Thanks for this project, Russ, Pete, Andrew, et al. I’m looking forward to it.
Yay, I’m SO excited about this!
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