11 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2012 9:15 AM by j-andersonjma

    Searching for Bible verses

    BFCoughlin
      I bought a paperback Bible from B&N. The print is so ridiculously tiny that I'd like to return it & get the Nook version instead. Would I be able to find a given verse by typing the reference into the search box or would I have to "page through" to find it?
        • Re: Searching for Bible verses
          DanRNJ

          That would depend on which version of the ebook Bible you purchase, or download for free.  There are at least two such free Bibles for the Nook --

           

          KJV Bible (Free)  [Note that there is also a version for $5.99 but I haven't looked into what the paid version offers that the free one doesn't

           

          Bible Reader, Olive Tree Bible Software [There is also a $9.99 version of this but, again, I haven't looked into the differences.]

           

          Both of these provide processes for entering the book, chapter, and verse you wish to access.

           

           

          • Re: Searching for Bible verses

            I would get one of the free Bible Apps instead of a book.  I personally use the one from Olive Tree.  I tried the other ones but Olive Tree seems to be the best.  You can get the app for free.  Once you have the app, setup a free account at their website.  From there you can get some free bibles as well as purchasable ones.  There are also a lot of supporting books (commentaries, maps . . .).  The nicest thing is that when you use their website, you can download directly to your NC.  The App has the function built in to it giving it the ability to sync with your Olive Tree account.  You'll be able to install your purchases directly (no waiting for B&N to get Bible versions and no side loading needed).  Just be sure to setup your account as having an Android OS.

             

            You'll be able to go directly to verses, do searches, highlight, bookmark . . . you can even highlight verses and share them with some of your social accounts (I think).  Just a forewarning, the app is not as responsive as I'd like but, it is definately acceptable for what you are getting.  I would suggest getting the free app and then try some free bible versions.  This way you can try before you buy.  Oh, it also has a split screen capability so you can view two bibles at once or a bible and a commentary . . .

             

            Good luck and God Speed.

              • Re: Searching for Bible verses
                MatthewH

                I have the KJV Bible app, which works pretty well, but my favorite place to lookup scripture is www.biblegateway.com where you can search by keyword, chapter and verse, etc. Dunno if they have anything to download for offline reading. They have dozens of translations, which is important because I like to read the same passage in more than one version, sometimes nuances of meaning are clearer that way

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                Bluepen61

                I, too, use Olive Tree BibleReader on my NC. I purchased the NAB version and currently studying Mark for Lent. (Mark in 40 Days from ThePracticalDisciple.com). They have a one page pdf guide for the study. http://thepracticaldisciple.com/lent/Mark_in_40_days.pdf

                 

                I journal my (Mark) study notes using the Outdoor Journal #1735 from Rite in the Rain. Fits in a coat or shirt pocket easily, and has durable paper and cover.

                 

                If you are interested in the daily readings from the Lectionary, Universalis is a good tool. The pc version can publish those daily readings to Kindle compatible files, then I convert them to epub using Calibre. Google Universalis. Mobile Gabriel is good tool also, and can be converted to epub for NC use. It has a reflection for each day's readings (as well as the readings too).

                 

                The NC has really upped my bible study and general reading to a level I never would have imagined.

                 

                I hope this is helpful. 

                • Re: Searching for Bible verses
                  ERyan

                  Thanks to the poster who started this topic and everyone who gave their ideas here. I hadn't tried the Olive Tree app - it looks great. See, this is why I lurk in threads that look interesting.

                  • Re: Searching for Bible verses

                    My favorite app, assuming you can get it onto your Nook, is put out by YouVersion. Find it on the Android Market as Bible with the author being LifeChurch.tv. It allows you to download many versions for free, that other apps charge you for. These can be then used off-line. Here's a short list of English versions you can download: KJV, NKJV, CEV, Good News Translation, ESV, God's Word Translation, Holman Christian Standard, NCV, and The Message. They have had certain times in the past where you could download the NIV and the New Living Translation, but I can't tell if they are currently available for download, as I already downloaded them to my Android phone. If the translation you want to use isn't downloadable, you must be online to use it. They also have many Bible reading plans available. You can also make notes and highlight in the app. Their website is great, too.

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                      I have the NIV on my nook and it at least has a table of contents which should help. When i use the search function it pulls up everything with those words in it and you can just touch the part your looking for

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                        I use the NASB app from Telecarta:

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nasb-bible-tecarta-inc/1103949592?ean=2940043354877&itm=26&usri=bible+apps+for+nook+color

                         

                        It's easy enough to navigate, just tap on the current chapter in the upper left hand corner and you will be taken to a menu to select a new chapter and then verse.  There's also a hand search function, too.  You can take notes and copy passages to share. You can easily change the font size, too. 

                        • Re: Searching for Bible verses
                          BFCoughlin

                          Thank you everyone for your input.  The version I'm specifially interested in is a new translation called The Inclusive Bible.  I'm a member of a women's Bible study group, and I'm the one who brings the Bible to our meetings.  We have a series of bookelts that we work from, but sometimes we need reference to a Bible for addtional reading.  The series we're using for Lent references this version, and I thought it would be interesting for comparison.  We don't have Internet access at the church, so (while I might try it out for home use) I don't think an app would help.  Maybe I'll just stick to the paper version--and take a magnifying glass to class! 

                            • Re: Searching for Bible verses
                              I downloaded the sample that's available for the Inclusive Bible Nook book. There doesn't seem to be a way to search for a specific verse. There's a Table of Contents, so you can go to a specific book in the Bible. You can then flip through the book, by chapter. I downloaded the sample to my Android phone. The font is nice and big. It's easy to read. Try the sample to see how you like it.
                              • Re: Searching for Bible verses
                                j-andersonjma

                                BFCoughlin;  Tecarta Bible Apps are available in about ten versions/translations.  Each is searchable and loads completely to the Nook so you do not need any WiFi connection.  I just looked on the B&N App Store and did not see an "Inclusive Bible" listed in their collection.  This does not mean that they don't have it, just that it is not on the B&N site.  Of interest might be the NIV Study Bible while expensive by Nook App standards it is a combination of searchable Bible text and exhaustive study materials including maps, diagrams and drawings.