Looking for an easy way to read the Bible? You’ve arrived at the right place. No need to buy the Bible or carry it around with you, when you can read it anytime, anywhere right on your phone. For quite some time, I had been looking for an easy way to read the Bible. Luckily, a friend of mine sent me a link to a site that compiled the best 10 Bible study apps.
After checking out the site, I tried out a few of the apps that caught my eye. I thought I’d share with you my top 3 favorites and my thoughts on each one, so you can easily find one that is right for you.
The Study Bible – Visualize Bible references with maps & charts
One of my favorite Bible study apps is The Study Bible. The neat thing about it is that you can view maps, charts, and illustrations of Bible references for an easy way to learn and understand the Bible. I also liked how you can easily jump into reading the Bible by following a study guide that walks you through the Bible and keeps track of where you left off. Another feature I really liked is that you can listen to Bible sermons if you don’t feel like reading. I also really liked that you can listen to the pastor John MacArthur answer common Bible questions on a variety of topics.
While I found the variety of Bible study tools to be really useful for understanding the Bible, I didn’t find options for learnings songs and hymns. For this feature, you might prefer my next pick, Bible Study Tools, Audio Video.
Bible Study Tools, Audio Video – Over 1,000 Bible songs
Another Bible study app I really liked is Bible Study Tools, Audio Video. I found this to be a great choice if you want to learn Bible songs and hymns. Supposedly, there are more than 1,000 Bible songs in its library, and what I like about it is that you can read the lyrics while the hymn is playing. I also like that you can listen to audio sermons and watch video presentations on a variety of topics to learn how to apply Bible teachings to your daily life. And, if you want to read the Bible, you can do that too, complete with commentaries and study guides to help you learn the Bible.
The only drawback I found is that Bible Study Tools, Audio Video has a limited selection of Bible translations. In fact, you can only find audio sermons for the New International Version and the King James Version. For other Bible translations, you might prefer my third pick, Blue Letter Bible.
Blue Letter Bible – For an in-depth study of the Bible
Last but not least, my third pick is Blue Letter Bible. What I really like about it is that you can access more than 30 different Bible translations, all in one place. Not only can you read and listen to audio commentaries, but you can also access the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge to study the Bible in-depth. I also found the dictionary and encyclopedia tools to be really useful, as you can easily find word meanings without exiting the app. I also liked how you can highlight Bible verses in a variety of colors, tag them, and create custom folders with all your favorites. Another plus is that you can adjust font size and line spacing, so you can read in a format that is comfortable for you.
The only thing that I found lacking was that there isn’t a tutorial for learning how to access the Bible study tools. Although the interface keeps it simple, it can be a bit tricky to figure out where some of the tools are located. However, after a bit of trial and error, you will easily find your way through the app. And, with all the Bible study tools at your fingertips, you will have everything you need to truly learn and understand the Bible.
I hope you liked my top 3 picks for Bible study apps. My personal favorite is The Study Bible as I really like that I can view maps and illustrations to understand Bible references better. What about you? Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments! Happy Bible reading!