The best-selling book of all time can now be downloaded and read for free on your iPhone. How divine.
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible application displays the entire Bible in 40 different translations and 22 different languages. Offline use is active for 28 of the translations.
Released in July 2008 by LifeChurch.tv, the Bible app has brought a community of people together to interact with each other and discuss scripture.
The coolest part of the app is the “contribs” link in the navigation bar, which is a space for users to read other people’s comments on any Bible verse. By registering with YouVersion.com – the site that created the Bible app – users can contribute their own personal thoughts and post videos. Unfortunately, readers have to be signed onto YouVersion.com in order to make any comments.
At the bottom of the screen, a “daily reading” link is designed to guide a reader through the entire Bible over the course of one year. That reading plan, developed more than 100 years ago by Christian theologian Robert Roberts, consists of three daily passages taken from different books. Although the readings are a great way to get your daily dose of scripture, users cannot customize their plans.
With the ability to highlight and bookmark passages or email favorites, the Bible app is a quick and easy way to access scripture in its entirety.