All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (2 Timothy 3:16, New Living Translation)

You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. (John Locke)

The purpose of this page is to introduce you to some of the popular bible reading resources which are available online. This list is by no means exhaustive and there are lots of other excellent resources which we haven’t featured.

BibleGateway

BibleGateway provides access to a many different versions of the bible. One of its nice features is that you can view more than one of the different translations side by side and compare them. BibleGateway also provides powerful search facilities which you can use to quickly locate verses in the bible containing specified keywords. Each day BibleGateway provide a verse for the day which we feature on the right hand side of most pages on our church web site.

BibleGateway provide a free app for smartphones which you can download.

YouVersion

YouVersion also provide access to a wide range of different versions of the bible. They also offer a great range of different bible studies which you can choose from. These can be delivered daily to your inbox if you wish.

The YouVersion app is excellent and unlike some of the other bible apps, allows you to download versions of the bible to your smartphone. This means you can still read the bible even when your smartphone isn’t connected to a network!

Scripture Union

Scripture Union has a great range of paper and web-based bible reading aids for all ages.

They also have a free app for smartphones which can be downloaded from the homepage. However, you have to pay a monthly or quarterly to download the content.

Holy Trinity Brompton

Holy Trinity Brompton church in London is the home of the Alpha Course. They provide the Bible in One Year facility which provides you with a daily email message containing  passages from both the old and new testaments. The passages are supplemented by some thoughts on what these passages mean for our Christian discipleship today.

Logos Bible Software

Like BibleGateway and YouVersion, Logos provides you with online access to a variety of different versions of the bible. However, it has the nice advantage of displaying a column of information next to the chapter you are reading with additional, relevant background information.

UCB

United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) provide Christian TV and radio stations. They publish Word For Today in both paper and electronic forms. Word For Today is read by many Christians. It consists of a daily bible verse with a relevant reflection plus readings for anyone who wants to read the bible in a year. UCB also provide a version of Word For Today for younger Christians: Word 4U 2DAY.

There is a UCB app providing access to all UCB services. You can download this directly from the iTunes Store.