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An easily searchable database to find the Bible's most relevant passages

Developer description

The Bible is full of good advice, encouragement, and pieces of wisdom to get us through our day. ... More

Editor's review

Published 7 Dec 2015

Religion in general gets a pretty bad rap these days, doesn't it? Some say that it's on the decline. While a recent Gallop survey suggests that 40% of Americans go to church on the weekends, figures from the church itself put that figure at closer to 20%. That doesn't make it any less relevant to the way of life of millions of people around the world, though. I think it was comedian Steve Martin who said in the film "Grand Canyon" that "the answer to all life's problems are in the movies." Well, to many, the answer to all of life's problems are actually in the bible. It's just a question of reading between the lines and finding the passages that contain the answers you are looking for. Power Passage is a new bible search app for iOS that's a virtual database for finding positive and relevant passages from within the pages of the 'good book.'

Whether we are believers or not, it's hard to deny that the Bible is packed with good advice, encouragement and pieces of wisdom that many find essential to get them through their day. However, it's a massive tome and it can be hard work to find the specific passages that people need to help them through difficult situations. Power Passage solves that problem. The app draws from a vast database that is actively managed by people who's main aim is to keep the Bible relevant to modern day daily life.

Power Passage's powerful search engine hunts out relevant passages which have already been pre-tagged with keywords by other users and submitted to the database directly through the app. The team then review the tagged and submitted passages before inserting them into the database so they are freely available to all users. While there are already thousands of tags in the database, the team actively encourages contributions from users to increase the size of the database. If you have a favorite passage but can't find a suitable keyword to fit it, you can simply request that a new keyword be added. This provides an ever-growing supply of scripture passages that are just right for every occasion. There are certain modern day 'first world' problems, of course, that didn't really exist back when the Bible was written but Power Passage addresses these by linking them to similar keywords that DO have passages tagged to them. This expands the database to even greater levels.

The app is fully functional in both the English and Spanish languages. The English language version draws its passages from the World English Bible, King James' Version and the American Standard Version while the Spanish version is drawn from Reina-Valera Antigua. Power Passage doesn't claim to be a complete reference vehicle for the Bible. Neither does it attempt to capture all the facts and events that are featured in the book. What it does do though, is to make it really easy to find passages that have been tagged by others that inspire, encourage, guide and help in the difficult situations that we all go through.

Power Passage was developed at HEW Ministry Software with the express aim of helping others. But it doesn't just do that by providing a database of Bible passages to help people through difficult times. A portion of the app's US$7.99 purchase price is distributed to efficient and fiscally responsible religious organizations and charities that provide assistance to people all around the world and who are in dire need of help - like victims of natural disasters, for example. So the next time you are in need of a little spiritual guidance but have no idea where to look for the right words, think about Power Passage. It's the easiest way to search for the passage that can soothe your soul.

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