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Manna Bible

By Fervent Inc.

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**King James Version**

Our goal with the Manna Bible app is to mimic the experience of using a physical bible while using technology to make that experience better. We think that the best part about reading a physical bible is that it is more engaging (you can highlight, underline, take notes, and bracket text freely and easily). The problem with electronic bibles is that there is no easy way to integrate these features without making them cumbersome.

This may not sound like a difficult task, but try to highlight or take notes with any electronic bible and you will quickly learn that:
1.) Either highlighting and note taking are not a priority in the design, or
2.) They are located inside a menu to keep the app design uncluttered.

We understand that a company's initial vision for a product is seldom what people actually want from a product. For this reason we have decided to use the lean startup approach to product design in order to ensure that we can get this product right as quickly as possible. This current version should not be considered anything more than a Minimum Viable Product; it has been built to test our hypotheses. Everything in the app should work properly, and we will be adding and subtracting features that do not contribute to the best possible physical electronic bible experience.

We want to build the electronic bible that you as an individual will want to use, and so we look forward to getting your feedback about the user interface, look and feel, content, or anything else that comes to mind.

If you want to be more involved in the development of this project, please sign up for our email list at

- One of the most comprehensive search tools ever put in a Bible app: Search through the entire text, notes, and highlights all from one place.
- No internet connection is needed.
- Fast and easy to use.
- Read and highlight with Portrait mode.
- View parallel Text and Notes in Landscape mode.

- Easy to use highlighting (just long-tap a word to select it and choose what you want to highlight).
- Highlight individual phrases, entire verses, or passages ... You Decide!
- Easily search through your past highlights.
- Hide or Show your previous highlights

- Margin notes are time stamped to remind you when they were made.
- Take notes while reading the Bible with MannaBible's Parallel layout.

**Known Issues**
- Highlights cannot be deleted in version 1.0
- Search will crash after second letter is typed in iOS 5 betas 4 and newer

Coming Soon:
- New Translations
- History
- Improved Navigation
- Tagging of Notes and Highlights

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Customer Reviews


Thrilled 2 be able to highlight single words or just a few words instead of the entire verse! Thank you! Suggestions: (1) include a how to in app (I had to go back to App Store to get instructions), (2) can u un-highlight? If not please add. (3) add additional highlight colors, (4) & lastly add option to underline: alone or along with highlight i.e. I highlight 10 words but want 2 of those words to standout so underline them. This is amazing & I thank you for creating this!!! Would like to see your response / thoughts to my suggestions so I will check back. Do you have means for direct contact? Thanks again & God bless!!!

Exactly what I was looking for.

I really wanted a Bible app that would show the notes along side the text so I could actually read them, but I was beginning to think that such an app didn't exist, till I found this. It seems like such a simple, straight forward idea to me, thanks for creating it!

Once you fix the search bug, and maybe make a way to delete notes and highlights, I would give it 5 stars.

Amazing Bible App!

This is the best Bible study App I've ever used. I've been using several Bible apps that are great for reading but none that give me the option to highlight and take notes too! It's so user friendly and intuitive even my grandma could use it. I love how streamlined it is, especially considering it just came out. I can't wait until they have an update with an ESV version!!

Manna Bible
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 11.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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