USA (MNN) — Faith Comes By Hearing , a non-profit Audio Bible organization, recently released this free Bible app to the App Store.
The Bible.is for iPhone app's major features include:
• Listening and reading together
• Dramatized audio with 180 characters, music and sound effects
• Audio New Testaments with full text in 37 languages in 63 versions
• Simple verse sharing on Facebook
• Complete Bible in English (Old and New Testaments)
"There are many free Bible apps out there, but this is the first that allows you to read and listen to your favorite Scripture together," said Troy Carl, Faith Comes By Hearing's national director. "You can also bookmark, highlight, and add notes to verses just like in a print Bible."
"This app was designed to provide a quality Bible experience," added Carl. "The Scripture is crisp and clear for easy reading with simple audio controls. There's also a 40-day listening program that guides you through the entire New Testament in just 28 minutes a day."
Future updates to these mobile apps will deliver the Bible in audio and text in hundreds of languages. Faith Comes By Hearing currently has the audio New Testament in more than 450 languages with a goal of recording the Bible in 2,000 languages.
In the first three days of being available, Faith Comes By Hearing logged 70,000 downloads, making it one of the top 50 most-popular apps for Iphones.
The Bible.is suite of applications puts the Bible at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere in the world in audio, text and multiple languages. This free iPhone app is the first in a series of app releases designed through the Digital Bible Project, the world's largest active collection of digital Scripture made freely available to individuals, organizations, developers and programmers. Free Bible.is apps for Android, Blackberry and iPad are also being developed and tested for future release.
The Bible.is app is available for free from the App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Learn more about the Bible.is suite of applications at www.Bible.is. Find Bible.is on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
For more than 35 years, Faith Comes By Hearing has been standing with poor and illiterate people of the world to provide them with Audio Scripture in their own language. From mobile and online technologies to solar-powered Audio Bibles, Faith Comes By Hearing continues to innovate and invite people to hear God's Word for themselves.