Bible verses are a natural fit for the iPhone -- a compact, easily carried device that everyone already takes with them everywhere. Your iPhone is capable of storing large volumes of data, and it makes that data instantly accessible, whether you are at work, in bed, or somewhere in between. So what better medium could there be to provide you with an instant daily affirmation through a carefully selected bible verse? This is the promise of Your Daily Bible Verse Free, an app produced by Marc Moore to deliver one free verse to your device every day. The interface, layout, … Read more
The Bible goes mobile with Bible Heroes Noah and the Ark. This colorful app does the storytelling for you: a voice reads aloud a child-friendly version of Noah and the Ark. It includes a few other fun features, but you'll have to pay for better selection.
Bible Heroes Noah and the Ark opens with a colorful homepage featuring Noah front and center. There, you have three options: Read, Color, and Sing. A Menu button takes you to other apps in iTunes from the same publisher that feature Bible-centered characters. We first selected Read, and a woman's voice read … Read more
E-readers have replaced most paperbound books, and the Bible is no exception. JW-Bible lets you take the Bible with you on your smartphone so that you can refer to it at a moment's notice. The app includes super-easy navigation so that you can quickly find your favorite book, chapter, and verse in a pinch.
After downloading JW-Bible, we had to first select a language by switching the appropriate button to 'on.' The app includes a very long list of languages to translate, including Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, and more. We selected English and the app immediately went to work … Read more
Bible Glo is a Bible study tool that includes the King James translation in full. For Mac, iPhone, and iPad, Bible Glo provides a wealth of accompanying information and analyses as well as linked resources and media content. The app is easy to install. The free version of Bible Glo has some limitations, but upgrading to the premium version will cost you $34.99.
The Bible Glo interface opens with a set of icons that let you decide what your actions will be during the session. Bible Glo calls these "lenses" as they control how you see the … Read more
BibleReader for Mac is, as the name implies, a utility for displaying the Bible. Included in the application are the King James Version and the American Standard Version Bibles, as well as two commentaries, a Bible dictionary, and a resource guide for quick cross referencing. There's also a set of add-ins (some at additional cost) with additional resources available. Installation is quick.
The BibleReader interface is clean and easy to use, and a library of free add-in books enhances the appeal of the basic package. This isn't just a way to read the different versions. You can see … Read more
The guests of Hotel Indigo can now browse the Bible on Kindles left in their room.
The Newcastle hotel has removed all the complimentary Gideon Bibles from its rooms and replaced them with e-versions loaded on Kindles, the Telegraph newspaper reports.
The hotel said it's the first in Britain to offer the service, which includes the ability to download any other religious texts that costs 5 British pounds or less. Guests can also order books, but those will be added to their hotel bills.
The hotel is trying out the service for two weeks to see if it wants … Read more
What do "Prince Harry London" and "Nixon Resign" have in common? Would you believe the Bible? According to DivineCoders, an online community that is dedicated to searching for equidistant letter combinations in the Bible, word combinations like these can be found in the form of code that can be discovered and deciphered with the help of software such as DivineCoders' Bible Code Software. Some people interpret the results as conveying messages of possibly divine origin. Users can share their findings online in a forum for commentary and analysis.
Bible Code Software is free for noncommercial use, … Read more
Although all you really need for Bible study is a copy of the Bible, having some extra tools can help you get the most out of the scriptures. ActionBible is an easy-to-use program that can help you quickly locate desired passages, keep track of what you've done, and record your ideas and questions. We think this would be a great tool for clergy, laypeople, and anyone else with a desire to delve into the Bible.
ActionBible has a plain and intuitive layout, and it's quite easy to get started with it. A pane on the left side contains … Read more
Alkitab Bible Study is a free, open source Bible reference and study aid. It offers multiple viewing options, daily devotionals, a powerful search tool, and extras like plug-ins, as well as the ability to download and install a wide variety of texts, commentaries, dictionaries, concordances, lexicons, and other reference works, many of them time-tested classics. Since it's an open-source project, it grows over time through updates and participation. It's also public domain. Alkitab Bible Study requires Java 6 or better.
Alkitab's installer includes several optional reference books you can select with checkboxes: King James Bible, Strong's … Read more
For more than 10 years, Brendan Smith has been telling the story of the Bible in a very unusual way: with Legos.
Through his hit Web site and three popular books, Smith has spread the gospel of "The Brick Testament." But now, because of what it says are concerns about "mature content," Sam's Club, one of the nation's largest retailers, has banned in-store sales of the fourth book in the series, "The Brick Bible."
On his Web site, Smith's Brick Testament contains a series of interpretations of sexually suggestive passages of … Read more