By Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
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*FREE for New Years Day* Read through the Bible using one of 3 great daily plans. If your New Year's resolution is to finally get through the whole Bible in a year, this app is for you! The app provides you with your passages appointed for each day. Plus, you can easily jump back a few days to catch up if you missed a few.
The app uses the Authorized King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, perhaps the most trusted and widely respected versions in the English language.
Includes three great reading plans:
- Straight Through.
(Genesis to Revelation)
- Straight Through, New Testament First.
(Matthew - Revelation, Genesis - Malachi)
- M'Cheyne Plan
Based on the beloved family reading plan created by the 19th century Scottish pastor, Robert Murray M'Cheyne.
Great concept, great app, needs some tweaking.
Regardless of faith, I've always believed that for cultural reasons it's important for everyone to read through the Bible at least once. Hypocrite that I am, I myself have never accomplished that feat, always bogging down in some of the denser books. I've often heard of daily Bible reading plans which would allow for finishing the Bible in a year, but I'm too lazy to actually pick up a real book and deal with the trouble of bookmarking, etc.
Enter Daily Bible, the answer to my dilemma. It's a simple app that takes all the guesswork and scheduling out of creating a yearly Bible reading plan. Just open the app each day, red to the bottom, rinse, repeat. Of course, you can skip back and forth if you want as well. I applaud the developer for going with the KJV version, rather than a more accessible but slightly more diluted translation.
I'd love to see some more reading options to achieve at least some parity with other eReaders, and maybe text-to-speech options for us legally blind readers. Also, the app assumes your year starts from the day you opened the app, and there's no way to change your target finish date and simply catch up.
Still, for a buck this is a pretty cool app.
Very Readable Very Important How Incomplete?
This app has a very clean simple interface. I downloaded it more for superstitious reasons, just feeling the need to have a bible on my mac as I have already read it 4 times in the last quarter century. This bible doesn't claim to be a reference bible, but I found I can use it as such by holding the curser over the advance buttton and clicking away. It takes 1-2 minutes to get from beginning to end that way and thats what I'll have to do until I can find a good reference bible. Macsword was sporadically problematic and the kindle offerings are limited (no RSV), and flaky judging by the commentary.
Why this is so is kind of a mystery. Perhaps high tech cultural relativism and absolute truth assertions don't mix too well. I highy recommend reading the entire bible to anyone for at least a philosophical reference point. I would also recommend preparing yourself by reading some older english like Chaucer (hilarious) and/or Shakespeare (if you can stomach it) so that the KJV language won't be a distraction. It is humbling to find that there is basically nothing new in current human experience - with truths useful now and key to your eternal future, truths that might be missing in this app.
I love the setup of the program! My only complaint is PLEASE add more translations! KJV is, of course, the most traditional one for English speakers, but usually not the best one for reading (for me, anyhow). I think many of us try to respect the KJV by reading it, but then, because we don't understand the older style of Modern English, we can get caught up wondering what the heck they are trying to say, rather than just being able to soak in the word for what it is worth. Wonderful simplicity to the app, and I love the structured reading plans! If I can get a NIV, NET, or ASV translation, this thing gets five stars!