Bible is a sacred book for Christians and one of must read books for the people interested in getting information about life, God, humanity, the reason for our existence, etc. According to some researchers, 39 to 40 experts have written the scripts of Bible over a period of 1000 years.
Every script in the Bible is meaningful. Hence, it is a good practice to read the Bible once in a day or week. If we do so, we come closer to the God.
Bible motivates a person and keeps him/her interested in religion. Many people have become successful after getting inspiration and knowledge from the Holy Bible. Bible keeps us calm, focused and motivated at times of depression, angriness, anxiousness, fear, etc. The book gives numerous life messages. It is the ultimate guide for leading a better life.
Unfortunately, as the book is holy, we cannot carry it everywhere we go. The best Operating Systems i.e. Android and iOS are user-friendly and they have a high volume of storage memory. Hence, you can store as many books as you want.
As Bible is one of the most read books till date, it is apparent that many developers have published Bible apps on the IOS and Android app store.
Today, we have covered the best apps for reading the Bible on iPhone or Android tablet/phone. Hence, you don’t have to explore the app stores to find the best applications.
Best free Bible apps for 2017
Bible by LifeChurch
With over 50 million downloads on Android and IOS devices, this is the best Bible app on this list. Once you install this wonderful application from the iTune or Google Play Store, the app will display option to select a language, signup for a new account or log into the existing YouVersion profile.
If you haven’t used this app before, make sure that you select your preferred language before registering a new account. The Bible app from CC supports over 60 languages. The app lets users sign up with their social network profiles i.e. Google, FB profiles.
Registration is easy. Once the application confirms your email address, the bible app will ask you to select a profile picture. You can skip this option if you want. The app then prompts you to use the friend finder module to search for friends using the app.
Once you log into the app, you’ll see the option of downloading the offline version of Bible app. If you don’t want to login to the app for reading verses, download and use the app’s offline variant.
The app displays the verse of the day on its main interface. It lets you translate the script in regional languages. The app features a read mode feature that works great. The interface opens a Bible verse in a full-screen view and presents options to read the verse aloud, change text size/font, search for a specific stanza.
The LifeChurch Bible app for Android and iPhone features a bookmarker, highlighter, badges, notes, images, events module. It lets you discover new religious content published by experts. The application is user-friendly and lightweight. It adds two new beautiful Bible widgets to your phone. It is most downloaded free Bible apps till date. LBA is superb because you can listen to the Bible on phone or tablet with the app.
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Bible for Kids
No matter how long or short the paragraph/story is, Kids don’t like to read. LifeChurch has designed this app keeping this thing in the mind. Unlike the above application, BFK offers beautiful animations that demonstrate various verses of Bible. The animation is interactive. Kids can touch the screen to pause/play it.
The app is kid friendly. Its interface is immaculate. Hence, navigation in the free Bible for Kids application is easy. Apart from religious stories, the app allows kids to learn new activities and facts. BOK has rewards module. If your kids complete a special task put forward to them, YouVersion will reward them with points.
Once your kid runs the app, he’ll/she’ll see an animated map that features clouds, trees, animals, huts, mountains, fields, pyramids, along with several large circles. The kid must tap on the circle to start the animation. Each circle gives kids access to a different story. The user must download stories before he/she plays them.
The YouVersion/LifeChruch Bible app for Kids is 5 times larger than the application mentioned above. BOK has settings panel to turn off the narration, background, music, change the default language, and manage stories.
The play store and iTunes have plenty of bible apps to offer, but the best ones are the apps released by YouVersion/LifeChurch. It is better to keep a complete app rather than installing two three apps for getting information on a particular subject.
If you want to study Bible stories/verses on a mobile device, download the first app we have shared above. If you want your kids to get Bible knowledge in an interactive way, the app #2 is perfect for him/her.