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Good News Bible

By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Welcome to the most-feature rich Bible app available.

"I really can’t imagine what more a Bible app could possibly contain." - Karen Freeman (

"I'm truly impressed by this app with its many features. Not only does it bring to you the complete holy scripture in an easy to navigate fashion, but the other features stand out, too. The timeline is very neat and helpful as are the other features. Thx for this gem!" - AppStore review by D. Hoffman


The Bible Made Easy - With 150 million copies sold, the Good News Bible is the most popular easy-to-read Bible translation – now available as an immersive, colourful and interactive iPhone/iPad app!

This app developed by and HarperCollins includes the FULL text of the New Life Good News Bible and stands out as the first Bible translation to be both easy to read and authoritative. In this full colour interactive app edition you can easily select verses or search by keywords, add notes and bookmark favourite passages within the Old and New Testament.

This app is also packed with added extras, including a scrolling illustrated Timeline of the bible, a Who’s Who guide for over 50 central figures, 60+ fun quizzes to test your knowledge, inspirational passages to post to facebook, an introductory reading plan and a comprehensive dictionary of the Bible to clarify terms used.

We hope you enjoy it.

• Complete Good News Bible text
• Verse selector
• Bible Dictionary explaining over 1800 terms
• Search the Entire Bible
• Add Notes & Bookmarks
• Reading plan
• Scrolling illustrated timeline
• 52 Who’s Who Profiles
• Bible Maps
• Fun Quizzes on central figures and themes
• Quick access - Prayers from the bible
• Quick access - Miracles of Jesus
• Quick access – Parables of Jesus
• Quick access - Passages for occasions
• Quick access – Passages to soothe and inspire
• Quick access - Life issues explained
• Post to facebook

This is a UNIVERSAL BINARY. Compatible with both the iPhone and iPad.

[ NOTE: The Good News Bible app is currently available ONLY in English ]

What's New in Version 1.8

Bug fixes for iOS 8.1


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Customer Reviews

Beautifully done

Version 1.8:
Thankyou developers for this wonderful Bible App. I have three different Bibles downloaded in my iPhone. They are all wonderful, but this Bible App is my favorite. It is the easiest to use and offers many settings to make reading easy and fun. There are topics you can look up, and a dictionary and so much more included that sets this Bible App apart from the others. The layout is elegant but user friendly. It is "simply" the best. Highly recommend. 😇

Love this app!!

I absolutely love this app. Everything is easy to read and understand. I have recommended it to friends and family as well. I read from it daily and love that it is in my phone and iPad so I can take it with me everywhere I go.

One question. Is there a way to save your spot in the three week introductory reading plan?

Highly Enjoyable and Handy

I'm very pleased with this App version of the Good News Bible. It is always enjoyable for me to sit and read the word of GOD wherever and whenever I can. Being on my phone makes it so handy and available to do just that. Thank you!!!

Good News Bible
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 79.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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