Cool Popular Mobile Bible Apps (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad & others)

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Mobile has emerged as a powerful platform not only to communicate, but also to reach out to others with the love of Christ. I’ve been to countries where I had to hide the Bible in a shopping bag and preach with a birthday cake beside me just incase some officials were tipped off about the meetings. It is certainly a blessing to own smartphones that carry the Word of God especially to my fellow Christians around the world who could be arrested for simply having a Bible!

On the other hand, from time to time we also come across people who forget to switch off or put their phones on silent during our conferences. And I love that opportunity to joke, asking them to baptize their phones in a bucket of water– that should help!

Owing to mobile’s growing popularity as an empowering tool, we at GTH thought of enlightening you in this area too. In this post I want to share with you about the best bible mobile Bible apps that I have on my phone.

Being extremely choosy I just have four Bible apps on my phone. (You can use some of these apps on other platforms than iOs.)

1. Bible.is

Bible.is logoI love this for the audio Bible and they have recently added 61 video segments of ‘Jesus Film’ that shows up when available for a particular chapter. For those who want an audio bible for free, this is a good one.

Official Description: The FREE Bible app with the most translations in the world! 600+ languages including dramatized Audio! And now The JESUS Film Project too! Over 25,000 Five-Star ratings! READ the Bible, LISTEN to the Bible, and SEE the Bible as never before with anyone in the world.

 

Bible.is Online | Bible.is iPad | Bible.is iPhone |  Bible.is Android | Bible.is Resources | Bible.is Blog

2. YouVersion

YouVersion LogoThis is the app I use the most. This should be one of the best out there. If you see me preaching with my iPad, then this is one of the main apps I’d be using. I love the new look on their redesign of their iPhone/iPad apps. I know many of my friends who committedly use their daily Bible Reading plan on YouVersion. Accessible without internet, the only downside I feel is that one cannot use the search Bible without internet and for this part of the world that’s not a good news. I am sure that’s one thing they’ll cover soon with a brilliant team behind it, the LifeChurch.tv

Official Description: Join over 50 million people who read, listen and share God’s Word using the Bible App. Huge selection of 200+ free Bible versions and 200+ plans to help you track your progress. Now the Bible reads to you with audio Bibles! No in-app purchases – everything is free.

YouVersion Screen shots Bible App

YouVersion Online | YouVersion iPhone/iPad | YouVersion Android | YouVersion Blackberry | Other phones | LifeChurch.Tv Resources | YouVersion Blog

3. ESV Bible

ESV Logo Created officially by Crossways, the publishers of the ESV Bible. If you are a English Standard Version of the Bible fan, you have found a wonderful app for yourself. I admit I love this app for the looks. I like the font design and how the Bible chapters pop out. Great user experience and you search without internet too.

Official Description: The ESV Bible at your fingertips. Carry your Bible with you wherever, whenever, and share with whomever you want!

 

ESV Bible Mobile app screen shot

ESV Online Bible | ESV iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch | ESV Android | Windows Phone 7 | ESV Reading Plans

4. The Mantis Bible

Well this happened to be the first Bible I downloaded. I switch to this app every time I have no internet and have to search the Bible. Comes only with King James Version. Many good commentaries available for purchases on the app.

Official Description: We offer over 200 add-on resources for Mantis Bible Study. These resources can be purchased from our web site https://MantisBible.com. In addition, most of these resources can be purchased via “In App Purchase” from the Apple App Store.

 

mantis mobile bible app screenshot

Mantis Website | Mantis iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch

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These are just a few and I know there are a lot more good ones out there.

Now your turn! What do you use on your phone? Blow me away!

Tell me, what do you like the best? What do you not like in what you like? Also, any new post suggestions around gadgets for this blog?

 

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  • http://twitter.com/robinflyhigh Robin Singh

    My Vote for YouVersion

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Awesome! I use that the most too.

    • Savio Sebastian

      My problem with YouVersion is that you need to be connected to the internet to use it – and sometimes that’s just not possible… :( but otherwise it’s really nice!

  • robinflyhigh

    My Vote for YouVersion

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Awesome! I use that the most too.

    • http://www.saviosebastian.com/ Savio Sebastian

      My problem with YouVersion is that you need to be connected to the internet to use it – and sometimes that’s just not possible… :( but otherwise it’s really nice!

  • Savio Sebastian

    my fav is Bible Reader – especially their app for MAC OS. It’s amazing!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Which Bible reader bro? Is that the one in the first point? Link?

      • savioseb

        oops… sorry… http://www.olivetree.com/

        their MAC os s/w works only on Lion… and they’ve got PC/Android/iOS Versions which are great… i’ve also purchased a couple of study bibles – they’re really great resource…

  • http://www.saviosebastian.com/ Savio Sebastian

    my fav is Bible Reader – especially their app for MAC OS. It’s amazing!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Which Bible reader bro? Is that the one in the first point? Link?

      • http://www.saviosebastian.com/ Savio Sebastian

        oops… sorry… http://www.olivetree.com/

        their MAC os s/w works only on Lion… and they’ve got PC/Android/iOS Versions which are great… i’ve also purchased a couple of study bibles – they’re really great resource…

        • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

          Awesome! Need to try that out! Thanks bro.

  • Wilson Christopher

    Bro I use YouVersion. I have been using the Daily Bible reading plan from Jan 1st this year. Now i have finished reading 54% of the bible. It is very interesting and I am addicted to read the bible every day. Glory to God :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Bro, so happy to hear this. Love u my man.

  • Wilson Christopher

    Bro I use YouVersion. I have been using the Daily Bible reading plan from Jan 1st this year. Now i have finished reading 54% of the bible. It is very interesting and I am addicted to read the bible every day. Glory to God :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Bro, so happy to hear this. Love u my man.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

    Awesome! Need to try that out! Thanks bro.

  • http://www.courageouschristianfather.com/ Steve Patterson

    Nicely done. I have a version of Christian apps too on my blog.
    http://www.cardeologist.com/2012/06/26/christian-ios-apps/

    But I just list them.

  • http://www.courageouschristianfather.com/ Steve Patterson

    Nicely done. I have a version of Christian apps too on my blog.
    http://www.cardeologist.com/2012/06/26/christian-ios-apps/

    But I just list them.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Hey bro ur site sends u away to another site called webring

  • Bible.is Team

    Thanks so much for the mention about the Bible.is App. It is amazing to see how the Bible in Audio can change lives, simply by listening. The Bibles says it all, “Faith Comes By Hearing…” Romans 10:17. Be truly blessed–Bible.is Team

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Ur welcome. It was worth a mention & we hope it blesses many more people ahead. Thanks.

  • Bible.is Team

    Thanks so much for the mention about the Bible.is App. It is amazing to see how the Bible in Audio can change lives, simply by listening. The Bibles says it all, “Faith Comes By Hearing…” Romans 10:17. Be truly blessed–Bible.is Team

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Ur welcome. It was worth a mention & we hope it blesses many more people ahead. Thanks.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

    Hey bro ur site sends u away to another site called webring

  • Santhosh

    Another app for Android phones is Quick Bible. It’s available for free in Play Store. Once downloaded, you can view it without any internet connection and bookmark verses as well.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Cool. Is that what u most? have u tried youversion?

  • Santhosh

    Another app for Android phones is Quick Bible. It’s available for free in Play Store. Once downloaded, you can view it without any internet connection and bookmark verses as well.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Cool. Is that what u most? have u tried youversion?

  • http://twitter.com/taxreliever Ken Allen, EA

    My vote is for youversion also, but am excited to try some of the other ones, especially the ones in places where internet is a problem. Thanks!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      You are welcome! Let us know how it goes.

  • http://twitter.com/taxreliever Ken Allen, EA

    My vote is for youversion also, but am excited to try some of the other ones, especially the ones in places where internet is a problem. Thanks!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      You are welcome! Let us know how it goes.

  • http://www.biblebloom.com/ Bible Bloom

    This is a solid writeup. It is so encouraging to see so many people using these apps as part of their daily lives! I love how God is using technology to equip His kingdom with scripture. Check us out too if you get a chance (www.biblebloom.com)… and keep up the good work!

  • http://www.biblebloom.com/ Bible Bloom

    This is a solid writeup. It is so encouraging to see so many people using these apps as part of their daily lives! I love how God is using technology to equip His kingdom with scripture. Check us out too if you get a chance (www.biblebloom.com)… and keep up the good work!

  • John Doe

    please leave the Bible alone and stop translating it over and over again in English. Its crazy. Its a money grabber. It brings doubt to even Muslims as they see us have soooooo many translations, that theyhave lost respect in the Holy Scriptures. Stay with the Older english translations, and there are a good amount to choose from.

  • John Doe

    please leave the Bible alone and stop translating it over and over again in English. Its crazy. Its a money grabber. It brings doubt to even Muslims as they see us have soooooo many translations, that theyhave lost respect in the Holy Scriptures. Stay with the Older english translations, and there are a good amount to choose from.

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