for visiting Sonic Light.
Light began in 1996 when a church member at Plano
Bible Chapel realized that there was an enormous treasure
of Bible study lessons on audio tapes that were not widely
used, nor were they easily accessible in series form. These
tapes were converted to a computer format where they could
be easily accessed by others on the internet.
Thomas L. Constable
the years, hundreds of Bible lessons, most of them by
Dr. Thomas L. Constable,
were converted to the digital MP3 format; many of them
are now available for free listening at this website,
or they can be purchased on CDs (also known as Study
1999, Dr. Thomas Constable began publishing his expository
(Bible study) notes on Sonic Light for his students
at Dallas Theological Seminary. These excellent notes
are not only used by Dr. Constable's students, but
they also receive thousands of visits per day from
a worldwide audience. Beginning in 2002, these notes
became available for PDA
handheld platforms and have been very popular.
early 2004, the original designer and first webmaster
of Sonic Light referred to above, who prefers to remain
anonymous, offered to transfer the website to Mark Farstad,
a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. After several months
of technical training, Mark took over the operation
of Sonic Light as its new webmaster (in June 2004) and
later that year bought the website.
Mark grew up in Ecuador, South
America, where his parents served as missionaries for
over 20 years. He trusted in Christ at a young age in
Ecuador's oriente (eastern lowlands). While growing
up in Ecuador, Mark attended The Alliance Academy, a
12-grade school established in the early 1900s located
in Quito, the capital city. After high school graduation
in 1973, Mark studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago,
from where he graduated in December 1977. A few years
later, he started working with his uncle, Dr. Arthur
Farstad, on various Bible translation and Bible commentary
the 1980s and 1990s, Mark worked as technical and editorial
assistant to Dr. Arthur Farstad, well known for his role as
chief NT editor of the NKJV translation. He assisted
Dr. Farstad in the editing and production of the Believers
Bible Commentary (authored by William MacDonald) on computer.
Then in the early 1990s, Dr. Farstad started a modern-English
Bible translation of his own, which he called Logos 21.
Although the Logos 21 project was eventually discontinued
when Holman Publishers took it over, a significant amount
of Dr. Farstad's translation work was used and adapted
by Holman Publishers for the HCSB translation. Sadly,
Dr. Farstad didn't live to see the completion of the work
he started, because he died in 1998 after a quadruple bypass.
of Dr. Farstad's Bible teaching is available for online sample
listening on Sonic Light under menu tab "Audio Lessons"
[Hebrews (Farstad)]. Two of his teaching series, Hebrews and
1 Peter, are available on CD, and can be purchased under
menu tab "How to Order".)
Light is both a ministry and business, not financially supported
by any corporation, church, or organizationa "self-supporting"
endeavor. Since there is no organizational or regular support,
the website depends largely on website visitors or Bible students
who benefit from using Dr. Constable's audio Bible Studies or
expository notes, and either purchase Sonic Light's products
or give a financial gift. Click
here for more details on making a contribution.
you for supporting Sonic Light. Please pray for this work, that
it might bless many people; that God's Word will be used by
this web site to teach and strengthen many believers in their
faith; that people will grow in their knowledge of Christ through
the audio Bible Study series by three teachers and Dr. Constable's
© 1999-2013 Sonic Light