As life goes on, we find that our lives are busier. As a mom, I find that I have less time to sit down and study the Bible. This doesn’t mean I neglect my time with God, it just means that sometimes I have to take my Bible study time “to go”.
Taking my kids to worship practice or other activities gives me the opportunity to study the Bible right in my car. Bible study apps make it possible for me to do that. Sure, I can pick my Bible up and do my own Bible study but I really enjoy following a Bible study app to take my study even deeper.
The good news is there are amazing free Bible study apps available now. When the Bible apps starting surfacing there were only a select few. Now we have more options to expand our Bible study right on our phones.
Bible time is precious so choosing the best Bible study app is important. With hundreds of Bible apps available, you may have a hard time finding the best Bible app for you. So the question is…how will you find the right Bible study app for you?
What is a Good Bible Study App?
Choosing a good Bible study app really depends on your personal preference. There is a wide variety available for both Android and iPhone.
You might decide to narrow down your decision for the best Bible study app by choosing the type of phone you have. Once you do that, you should narrow down the features of the app. Apps appeal differently to people so that may be a big decision factor.
Bible Study Apps
I’m always exploring different ways to be spiritually fed and I love sharing what I find with you. With that said, I’ve rounded up the best Bible study apps for iPhone and Android.
These Bible apps are easy to use and are designed specifically for iPhone or Android. Some of them may even work on your computer.
Studying the Bible on the go has been made possible with these Bible study apps. Keep in mind that these Bible study apps are free but they may have paid upgrades.
You don’t need to upgrade to get the full benefits of these study apps. It’s completely possible to grow your faith and get into a deep Bible study with the free versions.
1. Read Scripture Bible Study App
The Bible Project website and the accompanying app, Read Scripture, provide wonderful overviews of books and themes in the Bible through engaging artistic videos!
The app (Read Scripture) also gives reading plans that incorporate Bible Project videos. These are wonderful because they make scripture approachable in a new way for visual learners. They are continually creating and adding new videos cover topics such as the law, Proverbs, and The Gospels.
Many books of the Bible already have their own overview video! They also just launched a new feature called Classroom that provides access to seminary-style Bible classes. This is a resource you should definitely be utilizing. Click this Read Scripture Bible Study App to check it out.
2. Lumina Bible App
This Bible app is an easy to use way to look at the context of words in the Bible (without needing a seminary degree). What do they mean? What is the Greek word? How many times is the same original word used in the passage?
This is helpful in determining what a passage is saying by looking at the original meaning of the words in the text. Click this Lumina Bible Study App link to check it out.
3. Blue Letter Bible Study App
I use this app often (there’s also a website). The feature I like the most is the translation comparison, where you can read a passage in multiple translations. There’s also an option to click on a specific verse and see it in every translation on Blue Letter’s database.
This resource is also great for finding Bible commentaries on specific passages you’re reading. I use this app a few times a week, and I especially enjoy the audio Bible feature while I’m doing something like working out or washing dishes to keep me focused on something more fun. Click this Blue Letter Bible app to check it out.
4. Bible Gateway Bible App
Bible Gateway’s website and accompanying app is another great resource. It features reading plans, verse of the day, devotionals, and other helpful features to help you study your Bible.
I don’t use reading plans that often, but I certainly should try to, especially when they are so conveniently laid out. Click this Bible Gateway Bible Study App to check it out.
5. YouVersion Bible Study App
YouVersion the Bible app is one that many people use and love. The devotionals and reading plans are easy to use and help you remember to engage with God’s word, and there are highlight and note features to use as you read.
A fun feature I just learned about is the ability to create “verse images” where you share artwork that features the scripture. What a fun and interactive idea— I will definitely be trying that out. Click this YouVersion Bible Study app to check it out.
6. Remember Me Bible App
This is my favorite free scripture memory app. I include it in this list because scripture memory is a great way to study God’s word and reflect on it throughout the day.
7. GloBible Bible Study App
This app and website are newer to me. They are very interactive. This app features the ability to click any verse and be taken to sermons and other forms of media to help you understand the verse you selected. Pictures, maps, and videos are some of the features they offer. Click this iPhone link or Android link to check it out.
What’s Your Favorite Bible Study App?
I’m sure each app and website has many more great features than what I listed above, and that there are many other great apps. If you have other suggestions or great resources, leave a comment below. I’d love to hear which apps have been helpful to you.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which says:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
I pray that as we dive into God’s word, we learn more about His character and are taught, corrected, and trained for what He has prepared for us.
This is a guest post by Carmen Galloway who writes at www.gallowaymusings.com. Her heart is to encourage women to grow in their relationships with Christ by writing about what the Lord is teaching her. She also enjoys sharing practical resources and books that have impacted her and sharing about relationships.