International (MNN) — In the space of just five months, one million
people have downloaded the free, audio-based Bible.is
app from Faith Comes by Hearing. Bible.is allows users to listen to
the Bible and read it at the same time on their iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches,
and Android devices.
Bible.is is part of FCBH's Digital Bible Project, which is working with
other partners in Bible translation to compile the world's largest digital
library of both Bible text and audio recordings for the latest technology. It allows users to share verses easily through
e-mail, Facebook, and twitter, and it has multiple font sizes available.
"I am new to the whole 'techy' thing," wrote a Bible.is
mobile app user. "But, I love that you can read and listen at the same
time. You can have your very own Bible study anytime, anywhere."
To date, people from 166 different countries have accessed God's Word
through Bible.is. Their average listening time is 36 minutes per person. The app is available in English and Spanish, and contains 96 different languages and 160 different
"It is almost impossible to find an Audio Bible app for Mandarin!" another
user wrote. "Praise the Lord! He brought
this app to me." FCBH is constantly
working to produce audio Bibles in more languages.
For the month of January, Bible.is has organized a Facebook group, "The
Listening Tree," to help people start 2011 off right by spending time in the
Word of God. The group plans to listen
to one chapter of Proverbs every day.
"For 35 years, Faith Comes By Hearing has created listening groups
around the world where people–some of them for the first time ever–experience
the Word of God together in their heart language," the Web site explained. "Often this Bible engagement group happens
under the shade of a large tree in a village.
Why not bring the power of listening together to our Facebook community?"
Pray for many people to find salvation and spiritual growth through the
ministry of Bible.is. You can help support
the ministry here.