People use Facebook for various reasons – to connect with friends, sell products, share ideas, play games, advance political ambitions and so on. As a missionary, I use Facebook and other popular social networks primarily to spread God’s Word. There is no scarcity of apps that can be used as tools for evangelization in Facebook.
This post features the top 10 Bible apps on Facebook based on the number of their monthly active users. As of this writing, there is a total of 266 Bible apps in Facebook. You can display these apps in your own Facebook profile page.
||Daily Bible Verse
Display a new Bible verse on your profile every day. Save your favorite
verses and send encouraging verses to your friends.
169,976 monthly active users
||Which mighty woman of the Bible are you most like?
Find out which mighty woman of God you are most like in the Bible by
taking this short quiz.
65,680 monthly active users
||Daily Bible Scripture
Daily Scripture and verses displayed on your Facebook profile. You can
choose from many different translations to suit your beliefs. Add your
62,846 monthly active users
||What Bible Character are You?
Take this fun quiz and find out which Old Testament Bible character
your personality most likely matches with.
38,091 monthly active users
||Which book of the Bible are you?
Find out whether you’re prophetic or just pathetic.
37,732 monthly active users
Hand-picked verses from the Bible to choose and display on your profile.
25,317 monthly active users
With Bible you can read with your friends, share notes, accelerate your
spiritual growth; KJV, NASB, ESV, Greek, Notes.
19,593 monthly active users
||Bible Quoted Pics
Send Bible Quoted Pics to your friends and family. Let the beautiful
pictures and the Lord’s Word brighten their day!
12,865 monthly active users
Give someone a promise from Holy Scripture!
9,725 monthly active users
Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize
them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Matthew
2,903 monthly active users
The principal aim of “The Green Bible” is “to show that seeds of environmentalism were sown in the Garden of Eden”. The Green Bible is actually a new edition of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Holy Scipture and it is “printed in soy ink on recycled paper and bound in eco-friendly linen.” Green ink is used “to spotlight more than 1,000 passages extolling the goodness of creation and God’s charge to care for it.” Catholic scholars consider the NRSV as the most accurate translation of the scriptures. Please read the complete story here.
I have a new favorite search engine. The best thing about it is that it is fast and uncluttered. Another good thing about this google-based tool is that it has no advertisement. It’s difficult to find a website that doesn’t sell you anything these days, so goosh is a real treasure. Yup, goosh is the name. It is short for google shell.
One of the phrases I typed in this evening was “bible blog directory”. And in less than a second, goosh gave me exactly what I was looking for – 1bible1.com, a bible blog directory. 1bible1 lists a good number of bloggers from different parts of the globe who write about the Bible and about Christianity in general. It is far from being a comprehensive directory, but it is a good place to start if you are looking for Bible bloggers.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” This is one of my most favorite verses in the bible but just a while ago I was having a hard time locating it.
You must have experienced this too. You are looking for your favorite bible passage. You can remember the words but not the book nor the chapter and verse. And worse, Google and Yahoo give irrelevant and unsorted results to your searches.
It is good to know that there is a new search engine to do just this. It is called Top Verses and the team behind this engine “has analysed thousands of pages of teaching material to determine the most frequently referenced Bible verses.” This means that whenever you search for a keyword or a chapter and verse number you will get the most popular verses first.
Top Verses also provides a list of the most popular books and chapters based on the average number of times they are referenced. How long did it take me to find my most favorite bible verse? Three seconds. Flat. And by the way it’s John 13:35.
A guy named Tim Ross has found yet another way to use a popular technology to make God’s Word available to people. This time its the Bible in Basic English for the PlayStation Portable (PSP).
Tim converted all the verses of the Bible into HTML to suit the PSP web browser. It can be downloaded for free here. The file size is 2.82 MB and it normally takes just about 7 minutes to download. Since it was made available three days ago, more than one thousand four hundred people had already downloaded the digital verses.
In the beginning it was hand-written on papyrus, then Gutenberg printed it with movable type, later people browsed it on their pc, and now the Word of God comes to you in SMS format.
The Australian Bible Society has translated both the Old and New Testaments into text-talk so that “Church leaders, youth leaders, teachers and home group leaders can send verses of encouragement, reminders of bible study themes, reminders of Sunday sermons through mobile phones.” The Society has also made the entire 31,173 verses available for download free of charge. Continue reading