How are your resolutions going so far?
As life sets in and the weeks turn into months, it can be hard to stay committed. Making your personal Bible time can even feel impossible. Don’t forget what the Bible says about being persistent…
“…rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” — Romans 5:3-5,
So, let’s resolve to make our Bible time significant, which might mean get it in where you can fit it in. The Bible.is app makes that ultimately possible. Everyday, wherever you are, read, listen and see God’s Word with a simple touch. Dive into God’s Word daily to seek His face, and see how the Bible will resonate in your life, producing fruit that doesn’t turn void.
Praise God for His many tools to embrace Him with confidence.
Have you ever heard of this term? What do you think that might mean?
It has been described as the language a person speaks in the home, thinks in, prays in, or as some call it the “mother tongue”. Bible.is, a ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing, strives to bring the Bible to the world in a format they can understand.
Download the Bible.is app to your device.
What’s Bible Style?
Share the Bible.is app with your friends and family, and help them engage with the God’s Word daily. As you enjoy time in the Bible, you will find you have a new kind of swag in your daily walk. And that my friends, is Bible Style.
Simply go to your favorite app store, find Bible.is, and download it to your device.
Faith Comes By Hearing’s Digital Bible Project is now…
Offering Unparalleled Access to Scripture in nearly 700 Languages
Across 7 platforms, ministry provides free global admission to the world’s largest digital library of Bible text and audio
Albuquerque, N.M. – The Digital Bible Project began as a concept in 2009 when Faith Comes By Hearing sought to create free and open digital access – across multiple platforms – to both Bible text and the world’s largest and continually growing catalog of Audio Scripture. Now with seven direct digital distribution points to the Word of God in an unprecedented number of languages, the ministry has decided to move from the conceptual title of Digital Bible Project to the reality of what now exists – unmatched access through the Digital Bible Platform.
During their first 37 years in ministry, Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) estimates they reached some 50 million people with Audio Scripture. In the last two and half years – through what is now the Digital Bible Platform – FCBH has monitored Bible engagement by more than 90 million people, including connections originating from 92% of the countries on the planet. Over this same timeframe, they report an average of over 2 million minutes a day spent listening to God’s Word, including an average of 27 minutes per day by each person listening on mobile devices via the Bible.is app.
Between direct downloads from their site and podcast store, the largest Audio Bible store in iTunes, the ministry has registered more than 38 million free downloads to personal devices – from which true worldwide impact is immeasurable.
“We can only imagine the exponential reach of God’s Word in audio on multiple millions of devices around the world,” says Troy Carl, FCBH vice president and architect of the Digital Bible Platform. “From iPods and MP3 players to laptops and smartphones, technology has become the new ‘Roman Road’. And the Gospel is circling the earth on that road, in the heart languages of the world.”
In addition to these online platforms, the ministry also provides free access through digital playback devices. The Proclaimer, a solar-powered unit capable of being heard by groups as large as several hundred, is used primarily to reach the world’s poor and illiterate population. There are currently over 317,000 Proclaimers literally proclaiming the Gospel around the globe. In addition, more than 222,000 Military BibleSticks – pocket-sized, digital players loaded with the dramatized New Testament – have been distributed through chaplains to troops in every branch of America’s military.
Even with these multiple platforms and devices, Faith Comes By Hearing’s leadership insists it is the message and not the method of distribution that will remain their guiding principle.
“The vehicle has never been important to us. We’ve gone from cassette tapes to CDs to now digital. And I’m sure there is a great new technology out there being developed that we’ll be using in the future,” states Jerry Jackson, FCBH founder and president. “That being said, our focus will always be to bring the pure Word of God – in a format people can use – to every nation, tribe and tongue.”
[VIDEO] The Digital Bible Project
Founded in 1972, Faith Comes By Hearing is celebrating their 40th year in ministry throughout 2012.
Welcome to August!
It has been a great summer so far and we have learned about a great deal of Biblical characters. Following these fact filled months of “Manly Mentors of the Bible” and “Wonder Women of the Word”, we are excited to embrace a new journey with you.
So, what’s next…?
Over the month of August, we will be celebrating our children and youth with the Bible and characters from the Bible. We found it only fitting to focus on children during the month of August, with Vacation Bible School’s wrapping up and the commencement of a new school year just around the corner.
Join us each day on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest as we rejoice in “The Heart of a Child”. We will ponder scriptures about our youth and meditate on God’s direction for us to help lead the upcoming generations towards a focus on the Word of God and God’s Love for each one of them.
Wonder Women are here…
Just as the Bible is full of many great manly mentors, it is also filled with many “Wonder Women”. In the month of July, we will take time to celebrate these wonderful women of the Word just like we did with the “Manly Mentors”. Follow us each day as we post on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
We would love to see you engage with us as we learn from those lovely ladies who came before us, helping to pour that foundation of Christianity, upon which we stand so firmly. So share your knowledge and insight on these wonder women and maybe you might even know some present day wonder women of God’s Word. We would love to hear about them too.
Bible.is – the free Bible app created by the Audio Bible ministry Faith Comes By Hearing – continues to grow into a powerful missionary tool, capable of providing access to God’s Word in the heart languages of over two-thirds of the world’s population. The ministry continues their mission of using Audio Bibles to reach the half of the world’s population who cannot read. The Scripture-only app offers Audio New Testaments in more than 600 languages, with written text also included in many versions. Today, the ministry is pleased to announce that the app is ‘localized’, or operates, in more than a dozen of the world’s largest languages.
The localized apps now available on iPhone, iPad and all mobile Android devices are: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Javanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. Combined these languages represent 2.65 billion people. Of course, every localized version also offers access to Bibles in over 600 languages, which are spoken by over 5 billion people in more than 185 countries!
“The impact of this technology on Great Commission work is truly immeasurable,” says Troy Carl, Faith Comes By Hearing’s vice president and architect of the ministry’s move into digital technology.
“Never before in history has there been this kind of instant and immediate access to God’s Word across so many languages,” continues Carl. “Mobile technology and Internet access, combined with apps like Bible.is, have given every believer the power to become a missionary virtually whenever and wherever they are on the planet.”
As greater worldwide connectivity is being created and more people are gaining access to smartphones and similar mobile devices, the ministry sees this technology as a path to completing the Great Commission – potentially within this generation.
“In the next few years, there won’t be anywhere on earth that doesn’t have some level of (Internet) access,” Carl concludes. “Which means they will have access to the life-changing Word of God – and most likely in their own heart language.”
Established in 1972, Faith Comes By Hearing is celebrating their 40th year in ministry throughout 2012. In addition to the Bible.is app, the ministry provides free access to Audio Scripture through streaming on their website, via podcasts in their iTunes store and downloads on their Bible.is site.
Bible.is – Technology Used to Cover the World with the Gospel
Free Bible App operates in more than a dozen of the largest languages in the world; now including French, Javanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese…
Do you need a good mentor or someone to look up to?
The Bible is full of great mentors, teachers, councilors, and so much more. In the month of June we will be celebrating the men of courage from the Bible as we post each day on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We would love to see you engage with us as we look up to those who left a strong Biblical legacy to uphold.
Feel free to share your knowledge and insight on these Manly Mentors each day. There is so much to learn from God’s Word, so let’s learn by the great examples God has set out for us in his brilliant Biblical Word, the Bible.
Top 5 Free Bible Apps for Android Phone or Tablets
Lately I’ve been doing more of my Bible reading on my Kindle Fire. I still like the feel of paper Bibles but electronic Bibles are just so much convenient. I’ve tried out almost every Bible app for Android that I could find. This is a list of my favorite Bible apps for Android.
Bible.is Android App has over 600 languages of the Bible is audio format. Listen to the Bible is different languages or in your own language.
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Bible.is is an app for Android by Faith Comes By Hearing who is a group that makes Bibles in audio format in different languages. They offer their audio Bible in over 600 languages including Albanian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, French, German, Russian, and many more. With this app you can listen to the Bible in your own languages as you watch the text on your screen. This app is also great to have and listen to on your commute to and from work.
Bible Android App