I forget sometimes that books used only to be read out loud. Before the advent of the printing press, before the vast majority of adults were able to read, even the literate members of society pretty much only read out loud. It was very strange—and a learned skill—to read silently and to yourself.
So maybe that’s why it still feels so meaningful to hear books read out loud. Whether it’s listening to an audiobook (especially read by the author) or reading with our kids at night, the book takes on an additional depth and layer of meaning when the words are spoken out loud.
As a writer, I read every word of every book I write out loud more than once. It helps me make sure the rhythm works and that there aren’t repetitive words and that it all flows.
Now I get to offer you a chance to hear To Be Made Well read by me! It’s my first time reading my own book (though you can get White Picket Fences and A Good and Perfect Gift on Audible as well), and I hope it gives you a more intimate experience of the stories and ideas contained within the book’s pages. You can purchase your copy today. I’d love to read it to you. 🙂
I’m giving away a code for a free download of the To Be Made Well audiobook over on social media:
- Find me over on Instagram or Facebook.
- Follow me on one of those platforms.
- On IG or FB, ike today’s post and tag a friend in the post’s comments who might also be interested in the audiobook.
A winner will be chosen after 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Shipping to continental US addresses only. This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by Meta.
Giveaway courtesy of christianuaudio.com.
More with Amy Julia:
- To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope
- To Be Made Well Is Going to Be an Audiobook!
- Liuan Huska Endorses To Be Made Well
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