I’ve been looking long and hard for a Bible app to take notes offline with. I have several devices that I am constantly switching between, my iPad (wireless only), Android, and several laptops.
Knowing how much I like to take notes in the sermon or when I do my devotions my wife bought me for my birthday several years ago (more than 5 know) a wide margin Bible to allow me to take notes, jot things down, etc.
I’ve been looking for the same thing electronically. I’ve been a big fan of Youversion, but there is no way to take notes offline. My church doesn’t provide wireless and there are also many other places I might not have web connection. Youversion seems to provide the most version of the Bible include my primary version, the English Standard Version. Youversion allows me to download a local copy of the Bible but no offline sync. Great that it is on Android, Web and iOS.
I thought Olive Tree+ would be a pretty cool thing as it labels itself as “an amazing way to read & study" the Bible.” It allows one to take notes and then sync w/ my phone/iPAD, etc and doesn’t require a constant internet connection. Great idea, however the ESV from Olive Tree+ is about $40 which seems a bit crazy. Olive++ is also not cross platform enough for me, need on Android
The other app I’ve tried is Bible.is, which is a site and app I’ve never heard of. An interesting point here is there is an “app” for it on the Chrome store. However the additional versions cost money. The app itself is very slow to load, but has the benefit of allowing offline note taking.
To sum things up, if Youversion had the ability to make notes offline I would love it and use it all the time. As it stands I will continue making notes in my Bible. But please oh please can you add offline note taking?
In a story that is running locally and also nationally on MSNBC, Zondervan a local company in Grand Rapids is being sued over homosexuality in the Bible.
Christian publisher Zondervan is facing a $60 million federal lawsuit filed by a man who claims he and other homosexuals have suffered based on what the suit claims is a misinterpretation of the Bible.
The problem is that in several of “editions” of the Bible published by Zondervan the word homosexual is used instead of sodomy or other terms. Apparently the man’s pastor used a Zondervan Bible and because of it his family thought he was a sinner and he suffered $60 million worth of anguish and suffering.
But here’s the kicker…. Zondervan doesn’t own the copyright for any of the translations or in fact translate the Bible.
My wife did her internship as an editorial assistant in the Bible department. Trust me, they don’t “edit” or translate the Bible. They make sure the Bible has the correct pages in numerical order and the index references the correct page, not the words are correct or translated correctly. The only edited portion of the Bible are the devotionals included with some of the Bibles.
In my view a silly lawsuit…
This is an interesting story and I don’t quite understand it. James Cameron of Titanic fame is bringing a documentary about the tomb of Jesus being found and actually finding the caskets of his family, father, brothers, wife, mother and child.
Can someone please explain to me how they DNA evidence of Jesus? Where is this coming from? The Shroud of Turin? Or was it from any of the other Relics of Christ? Wait I get it, because the name Mary, Joesph and Jesus are are all together, it makes them the grave of Jesus and his family. I thought those were common names back then? Like BIll or Bob, or Mary today….
Anyways this film is supposed to be the end of Christianity but I doubt it will cause as much stir as DaVinci Code did. Seriously, will Jesus say “I’m the king of the world!!!”?????
From this article, Microsoft and Novell are looking for support engineers to help them deal w/ interoperabitlity between Linux and MS and the products they offer. The following post on port25 describes exactly what they are looking for. So if you are interested in working for either Novell or MS and know Linux, here might be your chance.
I’ve been following this slightly, mostly the reaction that has been out in the blogsphere when it was first announced and directly slammed. Just view one comment from the announcment “when do
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And you will see the bigotry that is out there. Thisis a great idea not only for church’s but also poorer Bible students that want to be able to study the Bible. Great job.
Update: So I just got this setup in a VM Ware and I like it a lot. There needs to be some documentation in regards to this, maybe I’ll work on that as well? Also the Bible program is really good, I was very impressed, it will be useful to many. Also a nice content filter that works well.