Verbum Catholic Bible Study 4+
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
Access powerful Bible study tools and a theological library for Catholic insights on the go. With the Verbum mobile app, you can read the Bible and Catholic commentaries side by side, save books for studying offline, and use exclusive Verbum Catholic study tools.
Make Time for Reading, Even When You’re Booked
Organize and schedule your reading in seconds. Create a list of books in your library, then start a reading plan when you’re ready to dig in.
Access All Your Catholic Study Tools in One Location
Tap a word or passage to highlight, leave a note, open the Catechism and Church Fathers, and more, all with the enhanced text selection menu.
Find What You’re Looking for, Instantly
Access powerful search features from any book or resource. Quickly navigate to any verse in the Bible or search your library to go deeper.
Never Lose Your Audience—or Your Place
Easily read your homily outline or manuscript, get a clear view of all your slides, and see a built-in timer to help you stay on track with Preaching Mode.
The Verbum mobile app runs on Logos’ powerful Bible software and is the world’s most advanced resource for mobile Catholic study. Verbum comes with 15 free books, including the Lectionary, six Bible translations, reference works, and saints’ lives resources, and works seamlessly with your other Verbum books, such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church. When you sign in with a free Verbum account, you get access to many more free resources and features, such as the Sources of Catholic Dogma (Denzinger), reading plans, highlights, and note-taking features. The Verbum app syncs across all your platforms, so you can pick up right where you left off.
Download the free Verbum app today and bring the Mind of the Church with you wherever you go.
*The Catholic Lectionary, The Roman Catechism, Pictorial Lives of the Saints, Sources of Catholic Dogma (Denzinger), Thomas a Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ, Newman’s An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, and many more.
*Free Bibles: The Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Douay-Rheims, King James Version, Clementine Vulgate, Novum Testamentum Graece (Tischendorf), The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition, Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament, Lexham English Bible.
LECTIONARY - Access daily readings with a simple tap.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - The app integrates fully with the Logos edition of the Catechism.
LIBRARY - Instantly access up to ninety-five free resources to kick off your Bible study. Or sync your current Verbum library to access all your books on the go.
PANEL LINKING - Get three independent channels for linking your resources so they track along with you as you read.
LAYOUTS FOR iPAD - Simultaneously use up to six books and/or tools on a single screen with Layouts on your tablet.
REFERENCE SCANNER - Take a picture of a church bulletin or handout using Reference Scanner and the app will open your preferred Bible version to all the verse references.
PASSAGE LIST - Use Reference Scanner to snap a picture of a document and look up many verses at once, then save those verses as a Passage List.
BIBLE WORD STUDY - Learn more about any word in the Bible by examining dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references.
PASSAGE GUIDE - Get a detailed, verse-specific report that includes Bible commentaries, cross-references, literary typing, and media resources.
TEXT COMPARISON - Compare any verse across multiple translations with visual and percentage indicators of difference.
TABBED BROWSING - Open as many resources or Bibles as you want and view them side by side.
SEARCH - Find every mention of a word or phrase in every resource in your library.
READING PLANS - Get into daily reading with several Bible reading plans to choose from.
Find training for the app at https://www.verbum.com/training/ios.
Fixed in 25.0.2
- Fixed a crash with Text Selection on iOS versions before 15.2
- Fixed a crash with a localized message in ISBN scanner
New in 25.0.0
New Saved Layouts Menu
- We’ve refreshed Saved Layouts, making it easier to create and manage your layouts.
New Close All Button
- We’ve added a button in the Layouts View that will close all open tabs
- Auto translation
- Passage Lists
- Change Resources
- Text Comparison
- Text Selection
- And more.
Ratings and Reviews
An incredible app, my favorite by far!
It is absolutely packed with useful features for serious
study of the scripture; highlighting both by verse and by word and in many colours and styles, in line notes where you can place links to other passages with many tags and colours to choose from, plentiful resources (commentaries, catechisms, church documents, etc), the best Catholic translations available, in app dictionaries and definitions including breakdowns from the original greek and hebrew, the list goes on and on!
Slightly hindered by occasional slowdowns, and I wish there were included audio bibles (I am especially desperate for recordings of the deuterocanon, which seem to be very hard to find) but not enough even to detract a star from my rating; it is as close as I’ve found to a perfect catholic bible study app and I would highly recommend it to anyone
Updates not as useful
Thank you for this app! I use every day, and I very much appreciate it. However, I am not as impressed with the updated dashboard interface-it’s dull and harder to find what I am looking for. The verse of the day is not as inspiring as it once was, and it seems as if though there may be a new artist or a group of artists, however the recent verses are not very good, in my opinion. I do like the fact that you can click on the Image and it takes you to the verse. The newer ones (within the last several months) or not as inspiring as they used to be, and often are highlighting negative passages. For example the one listed for December 5, 2019, refers to a Punishment of the children of Israel. I realize that we must see both sides of the spiritual equation, however, that should be reflected within the understanding of the person, or persons creating these “inspirational verses of the day.” I used to regularly share these with others so that they may be inspired as I was, however, I am finding fewer and fewer of them are worth sending to others.
This app has changed my life!
This app is utterly amazing and has changed my life. I find myself interacting with the scriptures (and other amazing sources too!) like never before. Many of the other resources made available for free are worth their weight in gold too (Denzinger for instance). This app works particularly well with the Apple Pencil which allows you to select passages and highlight with ease. The app also includes comprehensive clipping features to save all your favorite passages (from any source) for easy reference later. There are also robust sharing features including a positively brilliant “visual copy” feature that converts your selected passage into a great graphic for sharing on social media. This app is so well done I am very seriously considering investing in one of their comprehensive resource suites.
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- Faithlife Corporation
- 252.5 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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- In-App Purchases
- The Ignatius Bible $9.99
- Catholic Study Bible, 2nd ed. $19.99
- New American Bible, rev. ed. $9.99
- The New Jerusalem Bible $9.99
- Catechism $10.99
- Verbum Domini $2.99
- A Catholic Commentary $19.99
- 101 Questions and Answers $7.99
- Vatican II Documents $12.99
- The Didache $19.99