"A-Bible Manna" is a Daily Guide for Reading the Bible.
You can even add your own reading plan!

Three Easy Steps with some options:

1. Select a Reading Plan (Chronological, M'Cheyne, OT-NT, NT-Ps-Prov)
2. Select a Version(s) (KJV, ASV, Japanese Kogoyaku 1955, Luther 1912, Finnish 1938)
3. Select a Reading (Start any day up to today)
Start reading!

It has options and features described below that will help you read the Bible over the course of a year. It is not a Bible study program. If you want to search, copy/paste, link to Bible dictionaries and do in-depth analysis then this is not the tool for you. You should consider getting the "A-Bible" multilingual Bible study application. However, if you want help in reading the Bible using a plan, "A-Bible Manna" has some helpful features to fit your style.

1. Select a reading plan
You can add your own plan or use one of the three plans included with 'Manna': Chronological - read through the progress of redemption; M'Cheyne's - a classic plan that includes OT & NT daily readings; OT-NT- a reading plan straight through from Genesis to Revelation. NT-Ps-Prov - NT 5 days then a weekend with Psalms and Proverbs.

2. Select a version(s)
You can choose a version from the popup menu at the top of the 'Text' field.

You can view 2 versions simultaneously by choosing 'Version Layout' from the 'Settings' menu.

3. Select a Reading
A-Bible Manna opens up to the last passage you read. You can set this to any day by clicking on the arrow buttons at the top of the window or moving the slider along the 'year scrollbar'. This means that if you get behind in your reading or read ahead, A-Bible will open to that location.

Starting Date
You can set this to any date up to today. To change the starting date, open the 'Preference' window from the 'Settings' menu. Use the arrow buttons at the top of the window to move forward and backward one day or one month at a time. If you click on the date field it will enter today's date.

How to Save Notes

You can write notes in the 'Notes' field. These notes are connected with the reading for that day and for that plan. They are saved automatically whenever you change the reading, change the plan, or quit the program. They will be displayed whenever you open that day's reading.

These are saved as basic html formatted files in the 'A-Bible Manna' folder in the 'Application Support' folder and can be viewed independently by any application that reads html.


A. Set the Start Date
You can choose to start your reading from any day of the year up to the current date. Use the arrow buttons to move forward and backward one day or one month at a time.

B. Set the Language
You can set the language of the menu and labels to English or Japanese.

C. Set the Version's Text Attributes
You can set each version's font, size, style and color. NOTE: THE 'FORMAT' MENU DOES _NOT_ SET THE VERSION PREFERENCES. IT SHOULD BE USED TO FORMAT YOUR NOTES. To make changes that 'stick' to the versions, use this preference setting. Choose the version first. Then select the formatting you want for each attribute.

D. Set the Field and Layout Preferences
You can set the background and hilight color of the fields by clicking on the appropriate buttons and choosing a color from the color wheel.

E. You can set the layout of the text by choosing the 'Text Layout' button.

The results are shown in the 'Sample Text' field at the bottom of the 'Preferences' window.

F. You can set the layout of the components of the reference by choosing the 'Reference Layout' button.

The results are shown in the 'Sample Text' field at the bottom of the 'Preferences' window.

G. You can locate a specific reference by clicking on the 'Show Plan References'. This shows a list of the scripture passages associated with each of the daily readings. The readings are numbered so that you can find them easily using the slider to move across the 'year scrollbar' on the main reading page.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

Fixed missing references in KJV. Added NT-Ps-Prov plan. Fixed formatting and Notes problem.

Ratings and Reviews

So Simple and outdated compared to other bible options


This product is not good for those really seeking to dive into the word and really get fed. I need a bible I can use in bible study and at church and this app lacks in the ability to pick certain scriptures. It will work as a daily read just not for direct scripture search or at least what I could find in the features. Asking for a refund.

missing verses

Bible and me

With the update, it is still missing verses, I wish it could be fixed completly.


Ron E Barber Jr
9.3 MB
OS X 10.6.6 or later
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2011 Ron Barber


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