Hi, I’m Genny, and I’m the newest employee here at Olive Tree. But long before I was an employee I was a customer and an enthusiast. I’ve been using PDAs for about ten years, and bought my first Olive Tree product over five years ago. I’m very excited about being part of Olive Tree, and I hope that I am able to help you have a great experience as an Olive Tree customer.

If you are reading this blog, you probably already have a PDA, Smartphone, or iPhone device, and have or are considering getting an Olive Tree product. My PDA became a serious and necessary appendage to my life, in large part because of the impact of Olive Tree products. Olive Tree put some life-changing tools for Christian living in the palm of my hand, and I’m going to share with you some of my experiences as a user. My hope is that my experiences might help you find products that can transform your life as well.

I can’t remember how I obtained my first version of the Bible Reader, but I can tell you that I bought my first resource from Olive Tree in 2003: the NASB with Strong’s Concordance. For many years my life has been enriched with a study of the Bible, and as a result I was very familiar with Strong’s. Unfortunately, it was a big blue book that sat on my shelf, its size and unwieldiness not encouraging me to take it anywhere. Once I installed it on my handheld (at the time a Sony Clié), it not only went to church and Bible study with me, but it also went to work, to the doctor’s office while I waited for an appointment, and anywhere else I had a few minutes to read. I was able to look up words on the fly while sitting in church or Sunday school. And the thing I liked best about it? Even though I can’t read a word of either Greek or Hebrew, the ability to look at the word in its original language, well, it just made me feel smart!

Having the NASB with Strong’s Concordance really gave me the ability to dig deep and have a better understanding of scripture. And it was so accessable to me as a lay person, I didn’t need a degree in theology to use it. All I had to do was put my stylus on the word I wanted to know about, and a window would open up right there on my screen giving me the word in its orginal language, its English equivalent, and a short definition. Of course, as my first Olive Tree product it will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope that you are able to find products here at Olive Tree that can help you grow spiritually as well.