Amazingly, many Christians are still Bible illiterate. In our visual culture of movies, Youtube, music and television, it seems as though people just don’t find time (or make time) to read anymore. Reading our Bible is one of the essential habits we as followers of Jesus should form in our daily devotional lives. In order to know God, we must know what he says about life, about the world and about us. Consider the Bible as God’s love letter to humanity. The Bible is also more than just a text book. It says about itself:

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Heb. 4:12

The Bible is both “living” and “active”. The Word of God is alive and functions in order to activate faith and power in our lives. We have put together a list of a handful of Bible apps for you to check out to help stimulate and cultivate good Bible reading habits:

YouVersion_Bible-app-icon-07-29-13You Version – Bible App for IOS & Android
This is the Bible app I personally use on my iPhone. It has a social profile that you can connect and share Scripture with other users. It also has a great highlighting system and multiple reading plans and studies you can participate in.

 

bible_is_icon1-300x300Bible.Is – Bible App for iOS & Android
A Bible app with hundreds of languages. It also has high quality audio for you to be able to listen to the Bible in audio format. Bible.IS is connected to the makers of the Jesus Film and appears to provide video clips to go along with the Scripture so you can SEE the scripture come to life on film.

 

esvESV CrossWay – Bible App for IOS & Android
The only free ESV version of the Bible available on Android devices. Has a great search feature that allows you to find the Scripture you’re looking for fast and easy. Provided by CrossWay, popular Bible publishing company.

 

gbrblogGlo Bible – Bible App for IOS
Glo is an award-winning interactive Bible that brings the text of Scripture to life through HD videos, high-resolution images, articles, 360-degree virtual tours, and much more. Glo for iPhone includes 4 lenses: Bible, Media, Atlas and the personalized “Me” Lens.

 

oliveOlive Tree Bible Study – Bible App for IO and Android
Bible Study app with many study tools, maps and lexicons to enhance deeper Bible study. Connects to multiple devices so you can stay in sync with phone, computer or tablet device. In depth, high resolution maps, Bible commentaries and useful dictionaries.

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