The world has changed. Not only do we get content and information in print, but we also have content that is easily accessible on our mobile devices. So it’s no surprise that the Bible, the world’s most popular book, can be downloaded as an app.
Many people love the feel of the pages of a printed Bible, but there are times when a phone or tablet can be a little more convenient. While traveling, some people prefer to just read the Bible on their phone rather than lug around the printed page. And they certainly don’t provide commentary or study material.
Many pastors are also starting to realize that their congregations are immersed in the digital world, so they encourage their members to watch the sermon passage on their phone or tablet.
Yes the world has changed so here at Urban Faith, we’ve thought to give you our recommended list of the best Bible apps to download to your phone or tablet.
Bible.is is the world’s largest library of biblical languages. This versatile app includes printed, audio and video Bibles in over 1,600 translations. Yes, you read that correctly, over 1600 translations! It even includes sign language. It’s like the United Nations Bible apps. If you’ve researched the Bible in a particular language, then Bible.is delivers.
From their website: In conjunction with the ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing, Bible.is provides an extensive library of Bible translations to bring together the Church of God by making disciples of all nations, tribes, languages and people with today’s tools and technology.
The YouVersion Bible app is a beast! You get multiple translations and all kinds of Bible reading plans. This is the perfect app for someone who wants to get started in the daily discipline of Bible reading.
From their website: Our focus remains relevance as we constantly strive to demonstrate and teach people how the Word of God relates to everyone, no matter where they are in life… We don’t build not just a tool for making an impact on the world using innovative technology, more importantly, we engage people in relationships with God as they discover the relevance of the Bible to their lives.
You know how it is. Sometimes you want to delve into several different places in the scriptures. Want to explore comments and maps. Well, they have an app for that. Olive Tree is definitely a great Bible study app.
From their website: This free Bible study app features a powerful resource guide that connects your Bible text with outstanding Bible study Bibles, maps, commentaries and more for an in-depth Bible study experience. Start a Bible reading plan and Bible + will track your progress as you read the scriptures.
Logos Bible Software
I’m used to logos on the desktop or on a laptop, but yes they do have an app. This software is perfectly suited for those who preach and teach the word of God.
From their website: With easy-to-use tools and a massive theological library, Logos 6 offers insight. Identify the answers in seconds, study the Word in its cultural context, discover the meaning in the original languages, and answer questions with confidence.
It’s like the refined, millennial version of Logos. The Accordance app is all about speed and ease of use. Basically these are logos with a better interface.
From their website: Your time is precious, so Bible study software doesn’t have to be cumbersome or complicated. Accordance Bible Software puts all the tools you need right at your fingertips in an easy-to-use, super-fast interface. And with a host of amazing new features in Accordance 11, deepening scripture study has never been easier.
Besides powerful study tools like the ones we have mentioned, there are other tools that can help you not only study but also apply the word of God. One subject that many Christians struggle with is how to apply their faith to their professional lives. Download the UMI Connection app now and discover the My Work Matters career path. This trip includes the eParachute self-inventory as well as other interactive exercises and a chance to win a $ 1,000 prize towards further education.
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