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Bible for iPhone App Released

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Faith Comes By Hearing, a non-profit Audio Bible organization, recently released a free Bible app to the I-Phone App Store. According to a news release, The Bible.is for iPhone app’s major features include dramatized audio with 180 characters, music and sound effects, audio New Testaments with full text in 37 languages and 63 versions, simple verse sharing on Facebook, and the complete Bible in English.

“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, speaking in a news release.

He added, “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. 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.”

According to Faith Comes by Hearing, 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.

The Bible.is suite of applications puts the Bible puts the Bible in easy reach for everyone anywhere in the world in audio, text and multiple languages.

Faith Comes by Hearing said the 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 available free 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. Those interested can learn more about the Bible.is suite of applications at www.Bible.is

For more than 35 years, Faith Comes By Hearing has provided the poor and illiterate people of the world with audio Scripture in their own language.

From mobile and online technologies to solar-powered audio Bibles, Faith Comes By Hearing says its goal is to innovate and invite people to hear God’s Word for themselves.

Jeremy Reynalds, Assist News Service

Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, http://www.joyjunction.org He has a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is “Now You See Me.”

Additional details on some of Reynalds’ previous books are available at http://www.HomelessBook.com. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at jeremyreynalds@comcast.net.

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