Jack Kinley says that in the midst of COVID-19, his church hasn’t been passing out Sunday School books like usual.
So it’s been an extra blessing for him to be able to listen to the Sunday School lesson commentary each week through the TAB News digest, an audio production featuring an abridged version of TAB’s weekly print edition.
TAB News is provided free on audio cartridges mailed to those who are visually impaired.
“I enjoy listening to that — it kind of gives me a head start on my Sunday School for Sunday morning,” said Kinley, a retired pastor and member of Crawford Road Baptist Church, Phenix City.
Variety of options
Kinley, 92, has a little bit of sight in one eye, so he’s able to read some things on a device that magnifies written materials on a large screen.
He says he’s fortunate because as a disabled veteran, the government furnishes him with that costly device. Not everyone has that resource available.
That’s one reason TAB started offering the audio cartridges as a ministry to those who have visual impairments (or physical impairments that prevent them from reading). The digital players for the cartridges are available for free through the National Library Service.
To apply for the service, participants need to fill out a brief form and have a certified professional confirm the impairment.
You can download and fill out the application at tabonline.org/application. It can be completed over the phone if needed.
Once you have a player, sign up for the free audio version of The Alabama Baptist by calling 1-800-803-5201 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We maintain a separate database from the National Library Service, so it’s important for you to contact us for TAB’s audio cartridges.
Another way to access this same resource without the player is through the TAB News podcast.
You can access TAB News and our other podcasts — TAB Talks and TAB Briefs — at tabonline.org/podcasts or on your favorite podcast platform.