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The Message Bible app review: carry around the Bible with you wherever you go



The Message Bible is a Bible reader for the iPhone and iPad which will let you carry around a full-featured library of Bible versions with you wherever you go.

This app comes with pre-loaded as well as downloadable Bible version along with powerful search and navigation functions, study tools, and sharing options.

You'll be able to purchase this app for $3.99 from the Reference section of the App Store. Let's find out if it's worth the price.

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The Message Bible


Versions and Reading Plans

The Message Bible allows users access to 22 English Bible versions, eight versions in Spanish, and over a dozen Bible versions in a variety of languages including Italian, Korean, Russian, and many more.

These are all available as in-app purchases ranging from 99 cents to $6.99. Once you've downloaded a version, you can access it anytime, anywhere, even if you are not connected to the internet.

The app comes packed with reading plans for you to enjoy, whether you are a beginner or wishing to get something specific out of your next reading. There are plenty of tools to help you get the most out of your reading such as the ability to take titled notes, highlight passages in multiple colors, and sync notes with your account.

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Dozens of Bible versions
Dozens of Bible versions

Search and Study Tools

This app lets you explore the Bible like no other, with an amazing smart search function which quickly and easily lets you search through the Bible by topic, passage, or phrase. You can also filter the search by relevance and other factors to further narrow down the results. Users can easily change up the text size and format, as well as read footnotes provided by the publisher.

All the verses and topics you've read recently will be stored in the History section, but you can also build your own library of favorites using the Bookmarks feature.

If you come across a verse you want to share with someone, you can do so with just one tap via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Easy-to-use inteface
Easy-to-use inteface

The Message Bible


Pros & Cons


  • Provides users with the most popular Bible versions for download
  • Once downloaded, the books don't need internet access to work
  • Highlight verses in more than one color
  • Jot down comprehensive notes and give them titles
  • Bookmark verses or share them via Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • Disable auto-lock for continuous, uninterrupted reading
  • Syncs with your account as well as other devices


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Comprehensive search functions
Comprehensive search functions

Final Words

The Message Bible is a really lovely app which is suitable for those who are new to the faith as well as those who have read the Bible many times over as it provides users with a way to carry around the holy book with them wherever they go. If you're looking to have your preferred version of the Bible with you at all times, then check out this app on your iPhone or iPad.


The Message Bible

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.