Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, Jacob and the stairway to heaven, Joseph and his brothers, Moses and the Exodus, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah and the whale, the life and teachings of Jesus, the birth of Christianity. . . the Bible is full of dramatic stories that have made it the world’s bestselling book. But whoever has time to read it all from cover to cover?

Now, at last, here’s a way of getting to know the Bible without having to listen to every chapter and verse. No summary, no paraphrase, no commentary: just the Bible’s own story in the Bible’s own words.  All presented in just 120 minutes!

‘For those who’ve been putting aside two years in later life to read the Bible from cover to cover, the good news is: the most important bits are here.’ – Jeremy Vine, journalist and broadcaster

‘Stories of love and teaching for life – and more besides!’ – Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London


‘What an amazing concept – and why in the world hasn’t it been done before? This compelling, concise, slimmed-down Scripture is a must for anyone who finds those 66 books a tad daunting. In today’s busy world, this is a book for everyone…’ – Paul Kerensa, TV scriptwriter and comedian




Prologue In the beginning

1 From Eden to Babel
2 Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
3 Joseph in Egypt
4 Moses and the Exodus
5 Israel in the wilderness
6 The Promised Land
7 Samson and Delilah
8 The story of Ruth
9 Samuel, Saul and David
10 Solomon the sage
11 Elijah the prophet
12 The story of Jonah
13 Exile and return

Epilogue A prophecy


Prologue In the beginning

14 Jesus is born
15 The healer
16 The teacher
17 The sacrifice
18 Acts of the apostles

Epilogue A vision




The editor, Philip Law, is Publishing Director at SPCK. His previous books include The SPCK Book of Christian Prayer and A Time to Pray: 365 classic prayers to help you through the year.



The One Hour Bible is published by SPCK and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE




Our audiobooks download as zipped files (due to their size and for your convenience). Once unzipped you will find all of the mp3 files for your audiobook named, and in correct file order.  Due to the way Apple has designed iOS, iPhones and iPads don’t recognise these zip files automatically (unlike Android devices).  So, if you buy one of our titles via your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to find and listen to your files:

[1] Download for FREE iZip for iOS – then download the audiobook using the link provided either on the webpage or the email we sent you. After the file has downloaded click on the Open With option and choose iZip. The app will open and ask if you want it to unzip all the files, say yes. A minute or so later you will have a list of mp3 files in order, and you just need to tap on the one you want to play and it will start playing in the Audioplayer. You can easily play, pause, jump forward or back.

[2] Slightly easier – download the zip file to your PC or MAC, unzip it to a folder you know the location of (such as your Music or Documents folder), then use iTunes to transfer the files in the same way you would a music album.

We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!


Philip Law


Neil Gardner


Neil Gardner



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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