Although the world has entered a digital age with computers and mobile devices all connected to one another through the Internet, the words of God and His Son Jesus Christ remain just as relevant today as when they were first put to parchment two thousand years ago.
And with the proliferation of technology, devout Christians are no longer limited to exploring their faith through only attendance at services and via whichever copy of The Holy Bible they have to hand. Now, through a simple push of a button, there are thousands of ways in which Christians can deepen their faith in The Lord and experience the teachings of Jesus Christ through His Word.
With the rise of mobile devices such as Amazon’s Kindle and Android smartphones, there has been an explosion in apps related to exploring The Bible. These apps fall into two main categories: Bible readers which give access to the Holy Bible in its entirety; and Daily Bible apps, which deliver select Bible passages which are designed to encourage a daily connection to God.
Many of these apps are available free of charge, giving Christians new opportunities to access different Bible translations, Concordances, affirmations, and devotionals which are often times difficult to find in print.
The Bible reader apps contain one or more translations of The Bible, along with features that make Bible reading and study convenient. Some of these apps are designed for those looking for a more intense Bible study course; others mimic the look of a traditional Bible, and will probably appeal to readers who wish to simply access and experience the glory of God’s Word in an ongoing manner.
Some of the features that make these apps incredibly easy to use include the ability to highlight passages and take notes, quickly search facilities that allow readers to find verses and passages within the Bible, access footnotes and commentary on those passages, and listen to audio Bible passages. There are even sharing features that allow readers to send their favorite passages via email to family and friends, and even post Bible quotes to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The other second major category of Bible apps is daily Bible affirmations. When installed these apps send daily quotes or verses directly to Kindles and smartphones, thereby providing another opportunity for the receiver to continue to connect with The Lord and his Word.
Some of these apps are meant to be inspirational and uplifting; they are designed to remind Christians of the love and understanding that God has for us. Thus, these apps are yet another way for the Christians to carry the love of God and Jesus Christ into the world, and to experience this pure joy in their hearts.
In addition to the main types of apps already mentioned, there are other apps that send different types of Bible verses, including Proverbs and contemplative verses. These apps are designed to spur Christians on to remember God, and they also provide insights into the world and The Holy Bible.
It seems there is an app for every kind of Christian, from those who are just beginning their journey towards personal acceptance of Jesus Christ, to life-long believers who wish to know and understand every facet of God, and revel in His glory.
The guidebook that you have before you is designed specifically to take you into and through the many wonderful, modern resources that are opening up to Christians like yourself, regardless of where you live in the world. There is a world of Christian faith to be explored online, and I am sure that the apps you’re about to explore will only serve to help you in your daily life, and deepen your faith.
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