I think we can all agree that we don’t carry our Bibles everywhere we go. We do however (for the most part) carry our mobile phones everywhere. It has become part of our culture.
Occasionally, there are those moments of inspiration that hits us in the weirdest of places. You reach into your bag and realize that you don’t have access to a Bible. Fortunately you have your mobile phone with you. Now there is a way to have your Bible with you as long as you have your mobile phone.
Lifechurch.tv has a team of great developers who have released one of the best Bible apps for smartphones. Their philosophy is very simple: to impact the world using innovative technology, engaging people into relationships with God by reading the Bible.
So, what’s so great about this app?
- Versions: 41 Translations in 22 Languages. There’s a lot here for almost everyone.
- Notes: You can create notes of passages you are reading. You can keep the notes public or private. Your choice
- Search: Living in the age of fast search (Thanks Google), the Bible app has a search function for searching specific keywords.
- Syncable bookmarks: You can bookmark verses and they will sync with the cloud so that you can see your bookmarks on your smartphone and online (one drawback is that you can only bookmark one verse at a time)
- Reading Plans: More than 50 different reading plans. The plans give you a progress bar and help you catch up when you fall behind.
- Share: You can share verses via Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS. A great way to encourage a friend who is getting his wisdom tooth pulled, “My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight – Prov. 3:21 (Ha!)
- Adjustable font: Half blind? No worries, you can make the text as BIG and as small as you want.
- Excellent support: The folks from YouVersion are really responsive and update the app consistently. You can be confident that they won’t allow the app to die a slow death.
I think it’s fair to say that the developers for the Youversion Bible app have done an excellent job at giving us tools so we can read, highlight and share God’s word.
Youversion’s Bible app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm Web OS, Java, Symbian, Mobile Web and for the iPad.
You can get more information here:
Screenshots of Bible iPhone app: