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Maps in The Bible Study App

January 15, 2014 3:00 am Published by 3 Comments

Bible Maps in The Bible Study App work much like other enhanced resources. As you are reading in the main window, the resource guide will look at the maps you have installed and pull up relevant maps that you can easily access. To zoom in on a PC simply hover over it in the resource guide and use your mouse wheel to zoom in or out. For Mac you can use a trackpad or magic pad. On mobile devices pinch to zoom. Check out the video below that demonstrates the zoom feature on a PC running The Bible Study App.Go here to see the maps available for The Bible Study App!

Look Inside: Study Bible Notes in The App

January 13, 2014 6:00 pm Published by 6 Comments

Study Bible Notes are a great resource for those wanting to go deeper in their study of the Bible. Watch the short video below to see how they look and work in The Bible Study App. Go Here to See Study Bibles Available for The Bible Study App

Free Resource Friday

January 10, 2014 3:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Now through Sunday you can get the One Year Daily Devotional for free to use with The Bible Study App! Encourage and challenge your faith with a year of daily devotions from classic Christian authors. The Olive Tree One-Year Daily Devotional offers 366 readings from Charles Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, Andrew Murray, R. A. Torrey, Matthew Henry, and F. B. Meyer, each one revised in contemporary language and complemented with a scripture passage. Enjoy the best selections from 27 Olive Tree resources that embrace a wide variety of topics relevant to your life, including faith, prayer, God’s presence, and more. The Bible Study App provides easy navigation by date or topic, as well as verse reference links to study your favorite version of the Bible with the One-Year Daily Devotional. Find this title in-app or click here to add it to your account now!

It’s Not Too Late!

January 8, 2014 3:00 am Published by 14 Comments

Just because the New Year is already a week old doesn’t mean it’s too late to start a Bible reading plan! It doesn’t even have to be a year long. Plans vary in length from as short as 5 days to as long as a year. You can choose a reading plan on topics such as marriage or forgiveness or that examine books of the Bible or specific people found in scripture. Here’s how you access them (screenshots on iOS): Tap on the ‘My Stuff Icon and select Reading Plans. At the bottom of the pre-installed Reading Plans tap on the ‘Get More Reading Plans’ button (internet connection required). You’ll now see a list of reading plans that are available to download. Once you tap the install button the reading plan will be available to start. More reading plans will be available in the future so make and sure and check the downloadable reading plans from time to time.

Crazy Like A Chicken

January 7, 2014 3:00 am Published by 1 Comment

The other day my two boys – age seven and four – were playing at a playground when they both came up to me with sad and frustrated looks on their faces. They informed me that another boy had called my four year old a ‘chicken’. I could tell that my seven year old wasn’t going to let someone call his little brother a name again. I’ve always taught them that they are to use their strength only to protect and never harm someone – and this wasn’t a situation where I wanted him to clobber a kid over his little brother being called a chicken. So I looked at my four year old and I said, “If he calls you a chicken again then flap your arms and start making some crazy chicken noises.”  With amused smiles they both headed off to play again. A short time later they returned with big smiles and told me that it had worked. The same boy called my four year old a chicken again and so my son promptly began to sound and act like a deranged playground chicken. Apparently this took any warped joy right out of the name calling and... View Article

Read. Study. Grow.

January 6, 2014 10:30 am Published by 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe we’re almost one full week into 2014! Many people have set new goals and are attempting to form new habits in the upcoming year. Maybe one of these goals for you is going deeper into your study of God’s word? God’s word is truly alive and there is no doubt that as we saturate our lives with his truth, transformation happens! Here are two resources for The Bible Study App that will help you stay in his word and grow in your understanding. M’Cheyne’s Daily Reading is a great FREE resource to add to your Bible Study App. Use this reading schedule to map your reading and study of God’s Word.  This unique reading schedule created by Rev. Robert Murray M’Cheyne, a 19th century Scottish minister, guides readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year, and through the rest of the Bible once each year. Find it under in the Reading Plans under ‘My Stuff or click here for download instructions for the App. Another invaluable tool to aid you in your study is the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge is the best known and most widely used collection of Bible cross-references. Compiled... View Article

12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

January 3, 2014 10:00 pm Published by 4 Comments

On the second to last day of our 12 Days sale we highlight some great Theology and Academic resources by top authors. These titles are a must have and are a dynamic resource to use within The Bible Study App! Watch this short video to see why eBooks are so great to read in the App. Top theology and academic titles are on special today only!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

January 1, 2014 10:00 pm Published by 3 Comments

On the 9th day of our 12 Days sale you can get outstanding deals on Original Language resources for The Bible Study App. Watch the video below to see how the NA28 looks and works in the App and then click the link below to view today’s specials. (The above uses The Bible Study App on a Mac with the NA28.) View today’s special on Original Language resources here!