The Bible (v1.0)
From the developer's desk
"A rich store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge.....the fear of the lord is the key to this treasure"...These are the words that God foretold through his beloved prophet Isiah.
The new international version of the bible(NIV) is an abridged version which was developed by the cryptic and hieroglyphic scholars who translated the scripts from Aramaic,Greek and Hebrew.
The prologue of God's chosen race and their journey through the deserted lands surrounded by enemies and hardships ...from exile to the promised land. This saga of the exodus relates to our day to day life.
'Creation, Life and beauty..undone by death and wrong doing...Regained by God's surprising victory'...Through the books of Genesis to Revelation God Almighty unfolds his plan for saving the human race from the clutches of sin..Right down the lane from the Old testament to the visions of St. John where he prophecies the End of Days..
...The songs of Salvation are proclaimed..."Seek and you shall find"..Through my pursuit for the truth I augmented this software to share my reflections on the Holy Bible.
The Offline Bible is a contemporary approach,.....an advanced tool devised to enhance our research on the scriptures. Being a common man I have incorporated all possible ways to assist you on your path to enlightenment.
The feeds in this program are exactly as they appear in the NIV version of the Holy Bible and the sources are encrypted against manipulation.
I kindheartedly welcome you to heed the sanctifying words of God Almighty. One of the pioneering feature I have added on is that the program gets along with all known Operating systems..consuming less than 5% of your Hard disk space and its quite portable.
You can carry it along on your flash drives, smart storage cards or your PDA.
Passage Look up: You have the privilege to read the Holy scriptures along with the markers that helps you to bring up the particular chapters or books by typing in the suitable keywords. For instance the Book of Malachi
Mal 2:1-10 brings up Malachi chapter 2 versus from 1 through 10. The passage will be displayed instantly on the screen with highlighted verses. You can zoom in on the view and customize the fonts for better reading conditions.
Supposedly you have a vague memory of a passage or an instance but unable to figure out from which book it is taken from,There's a striking keyword in that passage that keeps the memory fresh you just turned lucky...
Just run a random search for that keyword...and this feature will enlist the entire bible for passages containing that word...and the results will be brought to your gaze in a matter of seconds with all possible hits.
Bookmarks an ease of access tool helps you to bring up the last passage you were reflecting on. The Add on feature in this part of the Offline Bible is the link between a keyword and a passage. Probably you are preparing notes on the inception of mankind,
detailed in the Book of Genesis. So the keyword "creation" can be used to bring up the passage Genesis 2 verses 1-12. I employed this tool to create a decisive study...bookmark+ brings the combined effect of NOTES AND BOOKMARKS which can aid in research and ease access to most visited chapters.
This in turn can make your scripture reading fruitful and blessed.
This version lacks in some areas which I overlooked Perhaps the Index would have been wonderful...And the on screen narrator(A.k.a passage to speech processor) would aid my fellow brethren with eye defects.
I would rectify these faults in my next version. Besides this is an open-source program,..and I gladly welcome you to restructure this project or add other biblical databases to the program like the catholic good news version or the King James version.
Your feedback enable me to grasp more knowledge..so please feel free to drop down your word for me.
May the grace of the Lord almighty find you and enlighten you my dear brothers and sisters.