I am currently reading a fascinating book by Max McLean called “Unleashing the Word: Rediscovering the Public Reading of Scripture”. The book’s premise is that our public reading of Scripture is often dull and lifeless, which is quite the contrast from the Bible’s depiction of itself as “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) If talented, dedicated Christians devote themselves to the study, preparation, and rehearsal of music and sermons for corporate worship, why not for the reading of God’s Word? A full review will be coming soon.
In the meantime, here is a sample of the author’s body of work. He travels around the country doing dramatic recitations of entire books of the Bible, which he has memorized. Here are the first two chapters of Mark (he also does Acts and Genesis, among others). I hope you enjoy! I may post more later.