“Good Morning, Church. Please take out your Phones and turn to Genesis 1.”
This is becoming close to the norm these days. Next time you are in church and someone is reading scripture and asking others to follow along, take a look around and see how many phones and tablets there are compared to printed Bibles. I think you’d be surprised.
If you have an iOS or Android device and you read the Bible, you have probably heard of YouVersion. If not, you should. Developed by Lifechurch.TV, this has become the premiere Bible Software available today. It is available in ten different platforms and a comprehensive website.
The mobile software includes thousands of translations of the Bible, more reading plans than you would believe, bookmarks, notes, and the ability to highlight and share scriptures or passages on social media. There are even live events you can follow along with right on your phone!
YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with church services and other live events using your mobile device. You can follow along with message outlines and take notes, read related Bible verses and click through to the expanded passage, vote on a poll and see the results live, ask questions anonymously, give, request prayer, and take it all home with you on your phone. It works with any web-enabled phone, as well as any computer with an internet connection.
It’s hard to find a more comprehensive Bible software, if one even exists.