The Founders' Bible 4+

Shiloh Road Publishers

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

The Founders’ Bible Digital App is not only a robust Bible study app with multiple Bible translations available, but it also contains the history that you have never been taught in school; that was sadly, intentionally removed. It also contains some of the most inspiring truth that will shed a significant amount of light and wisdom on the major issues facing us today, and what we can and must do. What we have included in The Founders’ Bible Digital App (Free Version) is what we believe are some of the “best of the best” articles, the most relevant, the essentials list, an emergency action pack of what you need to know … about the country, how it was meant to work, the history that brought us here, the purpose and passion behind it all, the incredible power of God’s Word and how it has shaped this nation more than anything else.

With over 1000+ pages of culturally relevant articles, insightful Biblical commentary, and some of the most inspiring history, The Founders’ Bible tells the epic saga of our true, forgotten history and the deep spiritual heritage behind the founding of America. The subjects covered by the articles inserted throughout help to ask and answer some of the most important questions today, wrestling with the most relevant issues facing our culture, providing insight from those who helped architect the foundations of this great nation, as well as apply timeless truth and wisdom from the Scripture. For many, The Founder’ Bible could be likened to “a modern day Geneva Bible for this generation.” It is your history, foundations of government, and the Bible all integrated into one amazing resource.

The Founders’ Bible is signature historian David Barton’s most significant life’s work. He is one of the premiere constitutional historians of our day with a private library containing over 100,000 original source documents from the Founding Era, one of the largest private collections in the nation. His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues, serving as a consultant to state and federal legislators, participating in several cases at the Supreme Court, involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for numerous states, and helping to produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation. David is listed by Time Magazine as one of, “The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America.” Accordingly, he has been described as “America’s historian.”

If a picture can say a thousand words, the artwork throughout speaks volumes—allowing the history and content to come to life conveying a sense of the look and feel, the emotions of the unfolding drama. Each one of the articles has been beautifully designed throughout, featuring original artwork by master illustrator and oil painter, C. Michael Dudash, along with hundreds of other historical paintings and sketches.

Read and study whether you’re connected or not. Your library, notes, highlights and all of the app features are stored on your device so that you have full functionality when you are offline or in airplane mode.

Sync your Bible study resources, highlights, notes, etc. between all your devices.

The split window feature allows you to create your own customized parallel Bible for translation comparison or to have the Articles in one pane and the Bible in the other for quick reference.

The app has an extensive library of Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and many other useful Bible Study resources along with a powerful suite of features and study tools.

What’s New

Version 4.17.0

o New app icon.
o Added keyboard shortcut keys for iPad with keyboard.
o Added trackpad and mouse support in book panes.
o Added "Back History", "Forward History", "Recent Searches", and "Recent Verses" as long-press actions on the back, forward, and goto buttons, respectively.
o Added "Sync to Current Verse" to the menu and to the context menu for Bibles.
o Customizable sorting of list of books open in each pane.
o Long-press on most links to preview the link target. Long-press on Bible reference link to get a quick look at the passage. Long-press on a Strong's number to see the definition.
o Word-level text selection.
o Dictionary lookup on selection toolbar.
o Added 2-finger horizontal swipe to go to next/previous chapter in a Bible or reading in a devotional.
o Added 2-finger vertical swipe to rotate through open books in the active pane.
o Added a "gesture demo" animation.
o Ability to display interlinear Bibles.
o Ability to search notes on iPhone
o Can now see a list of categories in which a given verse is bookmarked.
o Added a "direct keyboard entry" go-to-verse style.
o Added ability to link to document fragments in notes.
o Added press-and-hold link previews for most types of links in the note viewer.
o Ability to delete your account from within the app.

o Present the table of contents for non-Bibles on iPhone differently so that it syncs to your current position right away.
o Present search results on iPhone differently so that you don't see the previous search form before seeing results.
o Integrated the Note List, Note Editor, and Note Text Editor into one dialog on iPhone.
o Improved text contrast, especially on dark backgrounds, throughout the app.
o Choosing a range of verses for searching requires fewer button presses.
o Swipe down to dismiss full-screen dialogs on iPhone.
o Added haptic feedback for "Copy" on the selection toolbar.
o Allow selection of different color schemes for light and dark modes.
o Added an option to hide "Note" links at the start of a verse.
o Improved VoiceOver support.
o Made sure autocorrect was off in all search fields to better accommodate unusual words used in the Bible.
o Improved contrast for words of Christ, word attribute links, and normal text when shown on highlight colors.
o Added a way to set options from copy passage dialog.
o Option to sort Bible book names alphabetically in go-to dialogs.
o Calculator goto comes up with current verse entered.
o Prompt user when books have been updated.
o Improved book/chapter/verse "grid" go-to dialog.
o TOC navigation goes to current section when first launched.
o Rename "manage my data" to Manage Cloud Sync and move it to the User Data section
o Added sample text to the font chooser
o One new dark and one new light color scheme; changed the way color schemes are presented
o Restyled the in-app purchase store.
o "Welcome" (Home screen), "Help", and "Advanced User Guide" are automatically re-installed if accidentally deleted.
o Adjust toolbox size when using a hardware keyboard attached to an iPad.
o Accept more types of links pasted into notes from PocketBible books.
o Changed "Change Login ID or Password" to "Account Login" on the menu to better reflect what this function does.

o Certain characters were not working in passwords.
o Fixed links in notes that contained spaces.
o Improved contrast in alerts for all color schemes.
o Fixed truncated values in the "spinner" go-to-verse style.
o The "spinner" style go-to-verse dialog wasn't being displayed the first time it was invoked.
o Selecting a recent search caused the search to be performed but the results were immediately dismissed.
o Login/Create Account screens now have dark background when dark color scheme is active.
o Fixed a layout problem on the Cloud Library screen
o Fixed unreadable status line at the bottom of library lists in some color schemes.
o Addressed an issue that could cause an error or crash when deleting a note.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Bobcatukbb ,


Eternal thanks for The Founders’ Bible - Print & Digital !!! I have BOTH now, but did not realize the digital version was available until this weekend. Print edition is beautiful and awesome, but better for a coffee table to share with others there, or at least needs to be in one spot due to it’s weight. But I purchased the DIGITAL version and JUST NOW got it downloaded onto my iPad & iPhone. It’s AWESOME, and now I can take it with me and read it anywhere. (Not to mention it’s easier on my eyeballs digitally even if I have the printed copy right beside me!) The beautiful artwork in the articles is FULLY accessible, yet all the words are duplicated in a separate frame which comes up first where the font can be fully adjusted to each individual’s desire, making all the commentary fully readable. This is GREAT! Also, I believe the digital version makes all the features more accessible and retrievable than the print copy, although I’m thrilled to have BOTH. Please tell everyone involved with all aspects of this project a hearty “THANK YOU”! (And I LOVE that I can recommend the FREE APP to friends to get a taste of it before they purchase the full version! The free version has a LOT - about 10% of the full version!) Thank you!!!

cassellkeeper ,

So far so good! Just one teeny thing...

I gave a hard copy of this Bible as a gift to my husband 2 years ago and only now found the app for myself! In beginning to use it, I am excited by the features and abilities this app holds as a great study tool and reference. Thank you for this app!
Not to be obsessive, however, as I was reading the introduction to Exodus, I noticed two of the key verses are missing a key word: the word “Lord” from the chapter 15 and chapter 33 verses that are quoted there. Just wanted to let you know.

toonybrain ,

What a wealth of Information!

This is a wonderful app. I stumbled across it while searching for a Bible commentary, and I have been riveted by the rich history of my homeland: things we were never taught in school.

David Barton did all the heavy lifting of tireless research; as an American it’s now my job to know my heritage.

Thank you.

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