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Book of Common Prayer

Scripture Text Calendar

Braille Bible Reference Books

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Bible Reading Helps

50 Steps Forward

Published to mark 50 years of Torch Trust working with people with sight loss, this book invites you to join a 50-day journey in prayer and Bible reading. Includes Bible text, comment from a variety of authors and sections for reflection, praise and prayer. Available in braille, DAISY and giant print formats - £5 (catalogue reference 7204). Also available on free loan in these formats from the Torch library.

100 Minute Bible (The)

The 100-minute bible picks out the essential elements of the Bible from Genesis through to the Revelation of John using universal language. Most people will be able to read it in 100 minutes. Available in braille, DAISY and giant print - £3 (catalogue reference 5708). Also available in 16pt large print for free loan from the Torch library. (A large print version, believed to be 22 pt, is available for purchase; ISBN 9780955132421 from eden.co.uk)

Bible Helps

Published by The Gideons International, Bible Helps is a list of various life occasions and circumstances and what the Bible has to say about them.  The Bible verses are taken from the New International Version. Available in braille, DAISY and giant print - £3.50. Giant print hardback - £5  (catalogue reference 6488).

Daily Light

The classic morning and evening selection of Bible texts - available in the Authorised (King James) Version (braille) and Revised Standard Version (braille and giant print) on free loan from the Torch library.

Daily Strength

A 31-day Bible reading plan published by Scripture Gift Mission that has brought comfort, strength and hope to many. The Bible verses are taken from the Revised Standard Version and the publication also includes the words of a number of well-known and well-loved older hymns. Available free in braille and giant print (catalogue reference 3039). Also available for free loan in audio formats from the Torch library.

Essential 100

Published by Scripture Union, Essential 100 contains one hundred carefully selected Bible excerpts from both the Old and New Testaments along with short notes to help you reflect on the Bible's meaning. Available in braille, DAISY and giant print - £10 (catalogue number 7592). Also available on free loan from the Torch library. (Please note that the Bible passages are not included in the text of the book).

Miracles of the Lord Jesus

Published by Scripture Gift Mission, Miracles of the Lord Jesus contains a selection of miracles. The Bible verses are taken from the Revised Standard Version. Available free in braille and giant print. (catalogue reference 3037).

More Precious than Gold

The McCheyne Bible reading plan published by International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) that covers the whole bible in 1 or 2 years. Available free in braille and giant print (catalogue reference 5709). (Please note that the bible passages are not included in the text of the book).

Parables of the Lord Jesus

Published by Scripture Gift Mission, Parables of the Lord Jesus contains a selection of parables. The Bible verses are taken from the Revised Standard Version. Available free in braille and giant print. (catalogue reference 3038).

When I am Afraid

Published by Scripture Gift Mission, When I am Afraid is a selection of comforting Bible texts that address topics such as worry, loneliness, failure, discouragement, danger and distress. Available free in Audio CD, braille, DAISY and giant print (catalogue reference 5247).

Words of comfort

A 31 day Bible reading plan from Scripture Gift Mission that has been the means of bringing encouragement to many. The Bible verses are taken from the Revised Standard Version. Available free in braille and giant print (catalogue reference 3873).

Young Life Bible Reading Scheme

A Bible reading scheme that covers the whole bible in a year. Available free in braille and giant print. (catalogue reference 3409)

Other Bible study resources

Torch also produces a range of bible-study booklets in accessible formats e.g. courses from Cover to Cover, Lifebuilder and York courses. Please contact us for further information on +44 (0)1858 438260

Step by Step is published by Walk Through the Bible -  - cost £20.00. This MP3 audio bible has 365 daily sections (18 mins average), which  take you through the whole Bible in a year. It includes the Bible reading for each day from the NLT and notes about each passage to support your understanding. It is a quality recording, with a lovely British regional accent.

Little By Little is also published by Walk Through The Bible. If you struggle to find the time each day for your Bible reading, this MP3 audio allows you to lListen through the Big Picture of the Bible in one or two key verses each day. All studies (to load on pc/ipod/mp3 player) for just £10 plus postage and packing. Also available as an app for iOS and android.

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Book of Common Prayer

Cambridge University Press - a new edition of the 1662 Book of Common Prayetr in 3 Large print (20pt) volumes - £23.00 per volume – cambridge.org/bibles. This is also available on FREE loan from the Torch Trust library

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Scripture Text Calendar

The Scripture text calendar from Torch Trust features a Bible verse each day from the New International Version. Available in braille and giant print (catalogue reference 7722) - £3 – torchtrust.org

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Braille Bible Reference Books

Bible Reference Books

Bible concordance

An alphabetical listing of 1,200 principle words used in the Authorised (King James) Bible with Scripture references to the passages in which they occur. This abridged Cocordanceis available in three hard-cover. FREE upon request from Braille Bibles International - braillebibles.org/braille 

Compact Bible dictionary

Edited by T. Alton Bryant for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.  This Bible Dictionary is a comprehensive work with 5,000 entries.  Its explanations and definitions are concise, yet thorough, and deal with persons, places, objects and events in the Bible.  The dictionary is contained in 8 hard-cover volumes and a $100 donation is required. Available from Braille Bibles International - braillebibles.org/braille

Guide to Pronouncing Biblical Names

Braille, 2 volumes, from Lutheran Braille Workers on webpage lbwinc.org/orders; select format 'English Grade 2 Braille'

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Bible-based material for Children

From the Torch Trust library:

Storytime

These Bible stories are specially selected and written for parents and teachers to read aloud to children under 6. Available in braille, cassette and giant print.

My First Message

A devotional bible for kids by Eugene Peterson, suitable for ages 5 - 7. Available in braille, DAISY and giant print.

50 Favourite Bible Stories

By Brian Sibley and read by Sir Cliff Richard, suitable for ages 5 – 7. Available in DAISY.

Mrs G Old Testament Bible Stories Retold & Mrs G New Testament Bible Stories Retold

A Visit with Mrs G Compilation of Bible Stories retold, suitable for ages 8 - 11. Please ask for details of which specific titles are available as they are being added to all the time. Available in a mixture of cassette and DAISY.

Stories that Jesus Told

Patricia St John’s retelling many of Jesus’ parables, suitable for ages 8 - 11. Each story carries a careful explanation of its meaning, as explained by Jesus. Available in braille, cassette and giant print.

Taylor’s Bible Stories

Available in 20 volumes, covering section of the Bible and written by the Kenneth Taylor who paraphrased The Living Bible. Aimed at children in the 11+ age group. Available in cassette.

From Lutheran Braille Workers

The following books are avaialble in both contracted and uncontracted braille from Lutheran Braille Workers - lbwinc.org/orders:

A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories (for ages 6 – 8)

Primary Bible Stories, Volume 1 (Old Testament)

Primary Bible Stories, Volume 2 (New Testament)

The Very First Christmas (for ages 4 – 8)

The Very First Easter (for ages 4 – 8)

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