Thursday, February 16, 2012

hAPPiness # 2: YouVersion's Bible made the Bible literally within your fingertips. This is really important because as a Christian, it has been said that "[i]f you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (Jn 8:31-32)

The app, called YouVersion, made that possible for not just one Bible, but 41 translations in 22 languages, and it's available for both Apple and Android.

Some Bible versions, however, are only available when you're online. Sad to note that one of them is the New Int'l Version, which a lot of people use. However, there are many other translations such as the English Standard Version, New Living Translation, King James Version, New American Standard Bible, Amplified Bible, and The Message, which are downloadable for free. I have them all installed in my iPod and BB and it's great to browse through several translations during devotions and study.

What I don't like is the weak search function. It would be swell if Lifechurch would allow advance search functions, say Old or New Testament, or per Book, or its sub-divisions.

Other than the many free accessible translations on and offline, I also adore two other features:

That I can easily share Bible verses, especially thru my smartphone to Twitter and Facebook. After all, we have been told to "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." (Mk 16:15)

And the many Reading Plans (available online only). Right now, I'm going through "Top Verses to Memorize" and "Promises for your Everyday Life," both one year plans, the latter, written by best-selling Christian author Joyce Meyer.

It also has auto-sync for notes (which can be public or private), bookmarks, and highlights, so everything's in place even if accessed through various gadgets.

Verdict: Blessing!

Mary Rhauline Lambino, Entry No. 9

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