You Version Beta

youversion Finally! I’ve been waiting to see what this is all about. It’s LifeChurch.tv’s online Bible program. If I can remember correctly, I started using the Blue Letter Bible, then I moved to Bible Gateway, and most recently Ebible. But I’ve been stoked to see what LifeChurch.tv had brewing behind the scenes. From what I can tell this is an online Bible program that also promotes community and personal study & devotion. Here’s what I noticed after a 10 minute test drive:

  • I couldn’t get the search feature to work
  • Right now they only have ASV, KJV, Word English Version, ESV, and an Arabic version (my favorite versions are The Message, NLT, and NASB)
  • You can star, tag, and email selections of scripture (very cool)
  • The format is 2 columns – on one side is the scripture, on the other is an interactive window with…
  • A Community tab – this looks like it will be like a sharing area, where relevant information is shared throughout the “community”. A reference to Matthew Henry’s Commentary came up on my screen.
  • A My Version tab – looks like this is where your starred and tagged information is stored, although I couldn’t get it to work.
  • A Journal tab – this is where you can write your own notes to go along with what you are reading or studying, very cool.

All in all the interface is totally Web 2.0 – very easy to navigate and very cool. Here’s my wish: A “You Version Widget”, where you could share what you are reading and what God is teaching you via the Journal tab in your personal blog.

Have you checked this out? If not, you might want to go check out this very cool happening on the web.

3 thoughts on “You Version Beta

  1. Billy Chia

    hmmm… yeah I’ve been looking forward to this, but maybe I’ll wait to play with it until they work some bugs out.

  2. Fred McKinnon

    Hey Alex –
    I got my login details as a beta tester, but just poked around about 2 minutes .. it was kinda sluggish to login, and then it was time to start home group – maybe I will have more time tomorrow.

    Fred

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