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Top-Rated Android Bible Apps
From a highly resourceful bible study tool to an inspiring devotional, Android bible apps are a blessing to have and more so because they are convenient to carry around on your tablet or smartphone. This is a roundup of some of the best Android Bible apps on the Android Market – each apps has a link to its Android market page.
Free Android Bibles
- And Bible by Martin Denham – Read or listen to the Bible, commentaries, Christian dictionaries and books offline. The app supports over 40 English Bibles and 29 Bible commentaries. It has an extensive dictionary and Christian book collection along with Strong’s integration, even so you can still write your own notes and compare verses among multiple versions.
The audio is not the best though, owing to the fact that it uses a speech synthesizer. On the plus side, this feature saves space you would otherwise need to store audio files. As a result, you won’t need data connection to access the audio bible.
- Bible by LifeChurch.tv – This is one the most highly-rated Android bible app on the market, not just because you can use it to listen to and read from over 150 Bible versions but you can also share your notes and interact with millions of other YouVersion users to discuss topics that are of interest to you. This android bible also has over 200 Bible reading plans to help you read the Bible and track your progress.
- Quick Bible by Yuku – This bible app is 100% free Bible, it has no ads and no locked features. Quick Bible includes the King James Version (KJV) with red lettering but you can download other versions as well. Quick Bible supports multiple versions and multiple languages including English, Manderin and Japanese.
Notable Features: Red-lettering (words spoken by Jesus); italics for translators’ additions; multiword & exact-phrase search; annotations/notes and highlighters; bookmarks organizable by labels and colors; customizable text colors & fonts; reads additional versions of PalmBible+ PDB files; copy and share verses; backup/restore bookmarks, notes, and highlights.
Bible Verses and Devotionals
- Bible Quotes by DodsonEng – A very helpful app for reading and memorizing a verse a day, share with your friends (email, Google Voice, Facebook, etc), and save all you favorites in one list so you can memorize them en bloc.
- Daily Bible by JoanSoft – Start your day with daily Bible verses from versions such as the KJV, NIV and ESV. You will get automatic daily notifications to read a verse or just listen – you will also have access to devotionals, and sermons.
- Daily Bible Devotion – This devotional app gives you daily devotionals and bible verses that are inspirational, easy to understand and grows your relationship with God. Each day a new devotional will be delivered to the app and includes a suggestion for how you can apply each devotional to your life.
- Bible Promises – This Android bible app contains more than 500 popular verses organized in meaningful topics.
- CrossConnect Bible by CrossConnect – In addition to the audio bible the app offers offline bible texts, Bible Word Search, daily verse widget, media controls and customized fonts and colors. Audio is available in the KJV and ESV versions. Once you hit the listen option from the menu you will then need to access the Android notification bar to access the media controls for the audio. In any case the audio will start playing once it is done downloading.
- Bible.is – This is also a free Android bible app that has tons of translations, support for many languages (600+) and has audio bible from Dramatized Audio, which brings every reading to life with multiple readers and special effects audio.
The app also has video for some verses; this media comes from “The JESUS Film Project”. The multimedia from this app is awesome, the only drawback being that there is no offline access to the dramatized audio.
Bible Games (Trivia, Flash Cards etc)
- Bible Trivia by DodsonEng – This bible app will allow you to learn the Bible through a fun trivia style game. Go through questions from the Old and New Testament; share your results with other users and see how you rank against them. A sample question from this app would read “Who was instructed to cast a book into the river?”
- Bible Flashcards by Werx Limited – This one is great for bible students especially theologians. Bible Flashcards comes with thousands of Greek and Hebrew flashcards to help you learn the alphabet and vocabulary.
- RememberMe Bible Verses Memory – This one is great as a personal memory aid or as a tool to build material for bible competitions. The app contains study flash cards and word puzzles that have been proven to be effective in helping users memorize words, phrases, passages and paragraphs. It is tied into a speech synthesizer so you can have verses read aloud to you. The app divides passages into New, Due and Known categories, and uses those categories to remind you of what you need to study and helps you retain passages you’ve already learned.
Other notable features include: Obfuscate a passage and fill in the gaps; first letter and placeholder methods; line by line practice; randomly generated quizzes; intelligent review system; set daily reminders; a home screen flashcard widget.
Android Children’s Bible
Children’s Bible – BCNmultimedia has quite a collection of Android bible resources for children, this is just one of them. Children’s Bible is a collection of Bible comic books – you can download a different FREE COMIC BOOK every week or buy all the comic books together. Children’s Bible comic books are a cool way to get your children reading the Bible as well as start conversations with them about God.
Source: Best Android Bible Apps, BestAndroidAppsFor.com