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Wave Study Bible

14 Oct

It doesn’t take long to discover that not every Bible app available through the iTunes store is truly useful… or easy to use.  If you’ve gotten tired of downloading programs only to find that you need an internet connection to make best use of them or discover that the text of the Scripture is overwhelmed by excessive commentary, then the Wave Study Bible is for you!

Simple and intuitive, the Wave Study Bible provides you with a convenient way to go in depth as you compare Scripture translations side-by-side.  The app comes preloaded with the King James, the Greek New Testament, the New English Translation, and the GOD’s WORD translation (other translations are available for purchase).  Transition from one version to the next with a simple swipe of the screen.

See a word you want to study deeper?  Tap it and you’ll be granted access to the app’s lexicon – a wealth of information on Hebrew and Greek word-origins that’s guaranteed to help clarify the meaning of those tricky passages.

Concerned about trying to find the right passage in a hurry?  Tired of trying to correctly spell “Revelation” with that teeny-tiny keyboard?  The Wave Study Bible utilizes scroll system instead – allowing you to select your book, chapter, and verse with a slide of your finger!

Perhaps the best feature of this app, though, is its easy-to-view font.  Placed against a vibrant background, the passage you select is highlighted for easier viewing.  A quick pinch of the screen reduces font size while the opposite motion expands it, making the text easy-to-read regardless of the quality of the ambient light or your own visual limitations!

A simple app, the Wave Study Bible is sure to be one of your favorites!

JP Unreached and Joshua Project Languages

2 Sep

The world is a vast place, so it should come as no surprise that of the 16,650 distinct people groups recognized today, there are well over 7,000 that remain untouched by the good news of the Gospel.  These groups, representing 2.9 billion people and nearly 40% of the world’s population live their lives in isolation – both from others and from the message of God’s love.  While not every one of us is called to serve one of these groups in a missionary capacity, each of us can play a part in their future through the power of prayer.  And that’s where this week’s featured resources, the JP Unreached and the Joshua Project Languages mobile apps, can help.

Available to iOS, Android, and Google users, the JP Unreached app provides profiles for 366 of the most critical people groups.  These are the cultures which, if reached, have the greatest potential for carrying the Gospel message to the surrounding areas and are, therefore, of greatest concern.  Through this unique app, you’ll be provided with access to statistics on each group’s population, language and religion, as well as an introduction to their history and culture.  Each day’s entry contains information about obstacles that stand in the way of missionary efforts as well as prayer prompts to help you decide how best to intercede both for those who have yet to be reached and those who seek to reach them.  You can even set a “reminder” function, so you don’t forget your prayer commitment!

Looking for the stats on a language group not included in this app?  Then check out Joshua Project Languages!  Listed both by country and by language name, this comprehensive record links users to resources for tongues both living and dead – offering statistics, vocal recordings, and access to excellent evangelism materials ranging from the written word (including Bibles and gospel tracts) to audio-visual aides like the “Jesus Film”.  It’s a great app for anyone interested in world missions and comes highly recommended.

Pick up both apps today and you’ll be well on your way to both understanding the needs of the world’s unreached people groups… and making a difference in their lives!

 

Got Questions

19 Aug

Got questions?  Most of us do.  And while the answers to some questions aren’t all that important (like whether the fuzzy thing in the fridge is a kiwi or a moldy plum), others can make the difference between life and death, Heaven and Hell.  That’s why GotQuestions.org exists!  A non-denominational volunteer ministry, GotQuestions.org seeks to answer the questions of both Christian believers and spiritual seekers in a way that accurately and fully represents the Biblical view.

Starting with “Crucial Questions”, the site carefully lays out Christian doctrine as it has been passed down through the centuries answering questions like “Does God Exist?”, “Is There Life After Death?”, and “Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?”.  Through a series of concise, easy-to-read answers, GotQuestions.org explains the core beliefs which bind us together as followers of Christ.

But just as there are similarities, there are also differences.  While Christians all subscribe to the same views of God, man, sin, and salvation, we don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything else.  Embracing the belief, “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity”, the site labors to answer questions like, “Should a Christian Woman Wear a Bikini?”, “Should a Christian Play Video Games?”, and “Is it Wrong to Want to Be Famous?”.  You’ll find answers to questions on topics ranging from relationships to the End Times, so take some time to sit down and explore!

Want to take the site with you when you head to school, work, or the gym?  Why not download the GotQuestions app for iOS or Android?  You’ll have all of the features of the website right at your fingertips – providing the right answers at the right time!  Don’t like reading?  Why not check out the GotQuestions podcast. You’ll hear the same great Biblical advice seen on the website in an easy-to-use collection of 2-5 minute episodes!

However you choose to get your answers (and regardless of your status as a Christian or a seeker), you’re sure to find GotQuestions.org to be an excellent resource!  So check it out today!

God Tools

25 Mar

Anyone who has been reading this blog for long knows that I’m a big fan of Gospel tracts, but face it, sometimes you just don’t have enough pocket space to carry your favorite selection with you.  That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring Cru’s FREE God Tools App!

Designed to be used without an internet connection, God Tools provides users with four classic, interactive Gospel tracts.  Click on “The Four Spiritual Laws” or “Satisfied” and you’ll be provided with an excellent set of general use evangelism tools.  Looking for something more targeted?  Why not try “Knowing God Personally” (college students) or “Connecting with God” (teens)?  You’ll be delighted as the Salvation message unfolds step-by-step complete with Scripture references, a guide for leading others in the sinner’s prayer, and advice for growing in the Lord.  Each tract offers multiple languages and formats to choose from, so take the time to play around and find which one best fits your style and personality!

Looking for an easy way to answer hard questions?  Check out “Everystudent.com” where you’ll find well-reasoned explanations for everything from the case for God’s existence to why a person should consider Christianity above all the other religious options.  Or, visit the Q & A Forum for Biblical advice on practical life issues.

The God Tools app is full of helpful features, so be sure to download your copy today!

LOGOS

18 Mar

From Bible studies and devotions to community sharing and social network plugins, the LOGOS app lives up to all expectations.  You’ll find everything you’d anticipate from a good Bible app.  But that isn’t why it’s made its way into our iPod Evangelist feature.

Based upon the best-selling Bible software, the FREE LOGOS app offers many of the features that PC users have come to know and love.  Download books to your collection, then watch as a powerful search engine cross references your personal library to bring the most to your study of God’s Word.  Compare the text from different Bible translations, perform word studies in the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, or delve deeper with a Passage Guide which links all of the top features in a single, easy to navigate screen.

The app comes with a selection of basic resources and access to thousands more available for purchase.  Check out sermons, commentaries, ministry guides, Bible studies, devotionals, the early Church fathers, and the best of Christian writers throughout the ages.  From apostles to apologetics, you’ll find everything you need to perform in-depth study of God’s Word!

Already own the LOGOS computer software?  Link your account and LOGOS will automatically share bookmarks and files between your computer and your handheld device – allowing you to take your studies with you wherever you go.

With so much to offer, the FREE LOGOS app will quickly become a favorite!

Daily Audio Bible (DAB)

11 Mar

Most Christians agree that time in the Bible is time well spent.  But what do you do if reading just isn’t your thing?  Do you just give up and ingest whatever you can from a few weekly sermons and a Sunday School class?  Hardly!  Throughout the world today, there are millions of believers who struggle with the same fundamental issues – lack of time to read, disinterest in the written word, or the simple inability to read well. That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring the perfect app for every non-reader: the Daily Audio Bible.

Join Brian and the rest of the DAB community as they read through the Bible in a year, exploring a different translation every week.  Listen as Brian shares his thoughts on each passage or read along with the in-app Bible.  Designed to provide a fascinating introduction to Scripture for seekers and new believers and promote spiritual growth in long-time Christians, these daily readings (complete with relaxing nature sounds) offer everything you need to get your day started out right!

Want more?  Check out Windfarm radio and the DAB prayer room, view DAB mission films, listen to the daily prayer, or watch live broadcasts of Windfarm events.  And don’t forget to share your favorites with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that the Daily Audio Bible has become my regular companion.  At just $.99, I think you’ll find it quickly becomes yours as well!

YouVersion

4 Mar

If you’re anything like me, finding time to study the Bible regularly can be a challenge.  Every day, my schedule changes.  With places to go and people to meet, simply placing my Bible and devotional in a place where I’ll see them regularly, doesn’t always work as well as it should.  That’s why, this week, we’re featuring YouVersion: a FREE, portable Bible app that does more than just put a Bible in your pocket.

Providing access to hundreds of translations in a variety of languages, YouVersion makes it easy to get the most from your devotional time.  Built in features allow you to track what you’re reading, highlight passages that impact your worldview, make notes on what you read, and then share your progress with other YouVersion users around the globe.

Not interested in self-guided study?  YouVersion readers automatically receive a verse of the day and a suggested reading on their home page.  Or, you can chose from one of hundreds of available devotions categorized by length, age of user, topic, or church season.  Set an alarm and you’ll receive a push notification or e-mail reminding you to read every day!

Want to encourage others in your circle?  YouVersion offers users the option of sharing either individually impactful passages or their daily progress with others within their social network.  Tweet your favorite verses or let your Facebook friends know what devotional plan you’re following all from within the app!

With so many features, this FREE app for your phone, tablet, or computer is likely to become one of your favorites!  Download it today and don’t forget to check back with us next week for another installment of the iPod Evangelist!

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