The Bible in Fast Audio and Our Minds

Our minds process words at a faster rate than we can read or speak. Listening to the Bible in fast audio format narrows the gap between our speaking/reading rates and our listening capacity, leaving less room for the mind to wander.

Average SPEAKING rate

125-180 wpm

Source: Dr. Manny Steil, International Listening Leadership Institute

Average READING rate

200 wpm (screen)
240 wpm (paper)*

*Research reveals that reading is around 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper. Source: ReadingSoft.com

High Speed Luke's SPEAKING rate

300 wpm+

Maximum LISTENING rate

400 wpm

“With training, a person can listen & comprehend up to 400 words per minute; after that, it becomes garble.” Source: Dr. Manny Steil, International Listening Leadership Institute