Rethinking Scripture

48. Rethinking Rest Audiobook Beta Listener Excerpt

Episode Summary

Friends, lend me your ears. No really… I need your ears! Would you be willing to be an Audiobook Beta Listener? This is a special episode of the Rethinking Scripture podcast. I've decided to record the audiobook version of my Rethinking Rest book and I need Beta Listeners! You are welcome to just listen and enjoy this excerpt from the first chapter. But, I also have interactive electronic endnotes and if you are willing to give me your valuable feedback, I have a short Feedback form that will help me improve the audio quality moving forward.

Episode Notes

Friends, lend me your ears. No really… I need your ears! Would you be willing to be an Audiobook Beta Listener?

My Rethinking Rest book is scheduled for release on Jan 19, 2023, and I’ve decided to record the audiobook myself! Needless to say… I’ve never done this before. But I’ve started the process and I’m needing some feedback. That’s where you can help!

I’ve uploaded this excerpt from the first chapter of the Rethinking Rest audiobook. I’d love it if you would be willing to give it a listen.

While listening: you can access the Electronic Endnotes for reference:

After you listen: I’d appreciate just 5 more minutes of your time to fill out the feedback form at the bottom of this page:

The whole process shouldn’t take more than half an hour.

I’m also testing out another innovation, Interactive Electronic Endnotes. Have you ever listened to an audiobook that you know has extensive footnotes… but they don’t reference them in the audio version of the book? Yeah… that bugs me too. So here’s what I’ve done. I’ve uploaded all the endnotes (those are just footnotes put all at the end of the book) to a webpage and as you’ll hear, I reference them within the audio version. So when you hear me say, Endnote 16, for instance, you have the ability to pull up the endnote and read it… just like someone who bought the print version. Oh, and did I mention the Electronic Endnotes are interactive? I’ve gone through the first chapter and linked parts of the notes to further information that’s available free of charge on the world wide web. I’m telling you… you can get lost in these endnotes. There’s even some funny little easter eggs I’ve put in there for those that care to hunt around a little. There’s a link in the show notes to the Electronic Endnotes as well.

In the feedback form there’s place to let me know if you’d like to be notified when I’ve got another excerpt to listen to.

Lastly, If all that wasn’t a good enough reason to become a Audio Beta Listener… for every verifiable “Beta Listener Feedback Form” I receive, I’ll be donating $10 to StopSoldierSuicide.org. I’m taking part in their 25-mile Swim Challenge this month (June of  2022) as a part of my Homes and Help Initiative that I introduced in episode 45. So spread the word! Let’s get as many Beta Listeners as possible! Your feedback is valuable to me… and it will also benefit many soldiers who need our support.