There’s been plenty of whining about how much technology has hijacked our lives. Sure, it’s annoying to have to compete with a phone for a person’s attention. Okay, it’s downright infuriating at times.
Still, once you’ve got your device, you’ve got to admit it’s understandable why people are so captivated; there’s never been another invention that so revolutionizes everything like the touchscreen device.
One of the best examples of how useful mobile devices can be is in the ever-expanding realm of Bible apps. The Bible, which has always been the best-selling book since Johann Gutenberg made it possible to be smuggled into even the commonest of homes, has taken the app world by storm. Search “Bible apps” in either Google Play or the App Store, and you’ll be rubbing your bloodshot eyes for bed before you ever get finished exploring every great Bible-based app that can strengthen your walk with God.
Although it’s a daunting task, we’ve put together some of the very best Bible-based apps; some of them you’ve probably tried, but hopefully you’ll discover a few gems that you’ve never heard of before now. We readily admit there are many other great apps out there, so if you have a favorite we’ve missed, feel free to let us and our readers know about it in the comments section.
And now, without further ado, we present you the 25 Best Bible Apps.
In our searches for the Best Bible Apps, we came across some amazing tools for study, memorization, devotions, and almost anything you could imagine. Still, the cleanest, most readable interface was found on Olive Tree Bible+. The intuitive app allows you to highlight with customized highlighters, take notes with customized fonts and varying text sizes, drastically transform the mood by changing the font and color schemes to however you find the most readable, and even customize the gestures to make it so easy to navigate the app with your reading habits in mind. If you’re looking for a nuts and bolts Bible app that you can intricately customize, Olive Tree is perfect for you.
File Size: 158MB
Seller: Puddle Tap Publishing Ltd.
The Nativity Story – Popup Deluxe Edition offers children a breathtaking storybook feel. Just like when you were a kid and flipped through your first pop-up book in wonder, your kids will be enthralled by the gorgeous pictures and hidden surprises in the pages of this exceptional app, which ends with Luke’s account of the birth of the Christ child.
Based on the story of Joseph in Egypt, Feast & Famine is an addictive app that engages kids – and their parents – with an Egyptian-themed crypto-math game with each player trying to store up the most food before the famine. Although the game takes a bit of practice to grasp really, it is addictive from the first round. As your kids begin to understand the concept, they may not realize they’re applying math, but they are. The stealthy educational quality combined with the fun factor makes this inventive app a solid runner-up.
The Bible Quiz 3D – Religious Game is another surprisingly addictive app that parents and kids will love to play together. In this adorable app, users compete against other players in cyberspace – which means you must be connected to the Internet. Although this is a negative for this game, especially since poor losers sometimes quit the game before the end and halt the entire game for everyone, it’s almost worth it. Not only will both parents and their children learn plenty from the thoughtful trivia questions, the Mario Kart style racing elements will keep you on the edge of your seats and make you ready to try it again.
Are you looking for a great Bible app for your preschoolers? The ABC’s of God offers iPad users a delightful opportunity to train their little ones’ fingers to form letters while teaching them about the Bible. We’re putting this in the parents category because this app is the most effective when the child uses this app alongside a parent. Using this app with your child on a regular basis will pay off as your child begins school with a solid foundation of the basics.
Are you looking for great sermons to edify you on the road, in the gym, or under the engine? Sermon Audio allows you to catch some great preaching from men of God from today and yesteryear. Sure, women will appreciate it too, but for men who are called to stand in the gaps for their homes and country, this app offers plenty of spiritual ammo.
This comprehensive app offers a plethora of options and is the hub around an impressive network of Bible apps. Whether you’re a pastor, teacher or layman, you’ll find Bible.is is a treasure trove of resources for your spiritual edification. This is another app that’s great for more than just men. It has designations for almost everyone; you could seriously get lost on here. Then again, you could also get found.
She Reads Truth is a stunning women’s Bible app that makes Bible reading organized. It offers a series of Bible reading plans, and it also connects women with a community of other women who are seriously in love with the words of God. Its sleek, eye-catching design makes it unlikely that you’ll rush through your quiet time.
The enthusiastically acclaimed book that draws readers to focus on the peace that Jesus Christ brings is now an app! It makes a great gift for any woman looking for a simple devotional that gets to the heart of the matter concisely and yet beautifully. Even though it’s a bit on the pricey side, the gift of peace that comes from meditating on truth is priceless.
This customizable interface offers great resources to anyone who wants to dig deeper into God’s word. For those who have already found the Apologetics Study Bible for Students to be an excellent resource, this app allows them to delve even deeper. By understanding why you believe what you believe, you can engage the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ with wisdom and discretion. This app helps you do just that.
For singles who stay busy in ministry to children, the Walk Thru the Bible OT39 and NT27 Flashcard Systems offer both adults and children fun, visually triggered Bible education flashcards lessons. Based on the ministry of the late J. Vernon McGee, you’ll be amazed how much you can learn from this simple app as you teach your group. Even for adults who never got a clear grasp of how the Bible fits together, this illustrated app makes it simple to comprehend and retain.
If you’ve been meaning to start memorizing Scripture, the Scripture Typer Bible Memorization System is where it’s at. You can type verses out, use flash cards, create drawings, make collections, and set review intervals. You can also sync with your other devices, and on the upgraded version of this amazing app, you can record yourself speaking the verse. Customer reviews say it all; just check out how much the users love this app, and you’ll have every reason to download it then and there.
Fighter Verses is another great Bible memorization app that offers handy features like daily alerts and customizable settings, making Bible memory attainable for anyone, even children. It’s perfect for anyone who’s serious about hiding God’s Word in their heart.
Blue Letter Bible is SO comprehensive. Just select a verse, and immediately you’ll have the option of looking up the Strong’s numbers – FOR EACH WORD – as well as a host of other resources immediately. Some of the feature require an Internet connection, but as long as you have that, the BLB is hard to beat.
Platform: Android only
File Size: 3.3MB
Seller: Free and Open Source Bible Application
And-Bible is like the Android version of Blue Letter Bible, except that, after all the initial downloads, it doesn’t require Internet connectivity. Both are indispensable if you want to find the meanings behind words and exhaust every option to study and show yourself approved in Scripture understanding.
This exciting children’s game makes your little one an archeologist. The beautiful music and real history lessons will intrigue you and your children, and the Hebrew reading of the Dead Sea scrolls will intrigue your little ones to further explore the Holy Land.
Want your kids to understand Hebrew customs? Rabbi Shalom is a cute, animated character who teaches children everything from how to say the Aleph-Bet and the Hebrew blessings to how to dance and sing popular Jewish songs. You’ll think you’re in the land of Israel after your children play this app a few times!
The functionality of the PluggedIn app isn’t as great as the actual website, PluggedIn.com, but it’s still such an amazing resource we still had to rate it at numero uno. Here you can find expert reviews about almost every movie you can imagine, with entertaining, objective, Scriptural reasoning.
Like PluggedIn, Kids in Mind offers users detailed reports about popular movies. It isn’t as comprehensive as PluggedIn, but for the most popular movies, you’ll find all that you wanted to know – and sometimes way more than you wanted to know. That’s Hollywood, though; the app is awesome.
For the very best Audio Bible, you just can’t get any better than Alexander Scourby. His rich articulation and animated grasp of each verse have made it a classic for decades. The Scourby YouBible offers the entire set for $19.99. Although this seems outrageous for an app, you’ve got to remember that not too long ago the CD sets sold for a hundred. This app offers custom playlists so that you can listen to only Scripture that addresses a specific need. For those who take advantage of this app, you’re likely to find that the value of the app is worth more than the device cost. It’s truly priceless.
YouVersion also offers great audio features. Although the speaker isn’t Alexander Scourby, he’s pretty great in his right. Unfortunately, this app requires an Internet connection, so although it’s free, we’re sticking it at runner-up. It’s still an amazing Bible, and its options surpass the Scourby Bible as a resource. As an audio Bible, it comes in a solid second.
Although it’s not flashy, Prayer Prompter can revolutionize your prayer life. It allows you to spend time praying Scripture, thanking God, meditating, and even adding your requests. Using the shuffle mode, you can avoid getting into a rut with your prayers and keep it real. This is the kind of app that makes owning an iPhone or an Android worth every penny.
The Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Calendar will keep you thinking and praying for persecuted Christians around the world, making it easier to stay thankful and faithful yourself. Who knows? Maybe your fervent prayers will change the world!
Who, in the course of modern human events, has made a bigger difference than Billy Graham? This app produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will encourage you in your walk and also help you make a difference by sharing the gospel yourself.
The Jesus Film has been shown around the world with earth-shaking results. Now in an app, you can share it with those you love, in a multitude of languages, to introduce them to the friend that loved them so much He gave His life that they might live.