Windows Phone App Short Take: Bible Verses Free

If you are so inclined to follow Bible verses, take a look at Bible Verses Free over at the Windows Phone Store. The app may not appeal to everyone but it's a nicely laid out app to deliver over 2,000 verses from the Bible.

Verses can be side scrolled by swiping at the screen or you can use the on-screen directional arrows.  Verses can be bookmarked for easier reference and shared via Twitter, Facebook, email and SMS. Bible Verse Free can easily be adapted as a verse-a-day app.

Bible Verses Free is a simple, yet effective app for your Windows Phone but there is some room for improvement. For starters, the main pages feel a little cluttered. You have one view for bookmarked verses and another for the main library of verses. I would have rather seen a three dot menu available for sharing the verses to give the app a little cleaner look.

The other standout item is the lack of a search button. Granted not everyone is going to miss a search button but if present, you could use this as a reference app.

While there is some room for improvement, overall I found Bible Verses Free to be a nice app. It won't appeal to everyone but if you are looking for a Bible Verse app, it's worth checking out.

Bible Verses Free is, as the title implies, a free ad supported app that you can find here at the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • The Bible- Now With Ads!
  • +1
  • At least the advertisements add some sort of truth content to the app.
  • Troll
  • Really, the Bible is the most accurate history book ever. That is why it has never been disproved.
  • Lol! Adding real events into an otherwise heavily biased and heavily edited account does not make it an "accurate history book". The main issue is that they are all personal stories where the truth can easily be stretched. Also, it wasn't written down for 400 years so the stories were sure to get more fantastic as time went on. I heard somewhere that the qur'an would be considered more historically accurate.
    BTW you can't disprove a lot of things, but that doesn't make them factual or real.
  • It shows up as a Game... =/
  • Where else would you put a fantasy title?
  • So there's no search function to go directly to a specific verse?  That would be one of the most important features and don't understand why they would leave that out.
  • That is kinda weird, especially since on of the only times Jesus was when he felt his fathers house (temple) was being turned into a pun intended ;-)
  • At least it doesn't have a money-changing feature lol.
  • YouVersion is a great alternative with a variety of Bible translations. This app installing as a game is quite odd.
  • I guess it is just called Bible in the Marketplace / Store.
  • You version is a great Bible app, unless you are in a spotty service area. But it is among the best out there quality wise.
  • No kidding... They've been promising downloadable versions for offline reading--available on BB, Android and IOS versions--forever... Hopefully it'll come with WP8.
  • But it isn't in the game section.
  • ESV app is great and has a fancy looking Live Tile.
  • Are you kidding me Daniel?  Did you really change this guy's comment, because StuboWP's response to it below is unchanged and suggests that the original comment had a totally different tone.  Wish I had screenshotted that because it was exactly opposite to this statement.
    Leave all the pro bible comments alone, and change all the anti bible comments.  Nice work.
  • What do people use here for a Bible app? I found a good one called Sola Bible, but I'm sure there must be some better ones out there. The ESV one runs really slowly on my old LG Optimus 7 and I'm an NIV man myself.
    Any suggestions for a full WP Bible app?
  • There is an offline-enabled app that contains the NIV called Bible7. It's decent, but if you don't mind needing either data or WiFi, Youversion can't be beat. You can even access its audio bible through Zune, and it'll play to Bluetooth devices. Best of all, both are free.
  • Exactly what I use. I have both and use Bible7 when I got no service. Both easy nice app to read the Word.
  • I always use YouVersion Bible app but this seems ok.
  • You really should have disabled comments for this article. Ha! Haven't you seen what happens on YouTube whenever religion, god or any of the magic books are mentioned.
  • Nah, don't disable comments.  Disabling comments is like censorship, people won't learn why things they say logically don't make sense if you can't have discourse about it.
    I wasn't even going to comment until someone made a claim about the Bible being scientifically and morally relevant today.  
    And that didn't even bug me so much until he brought up some psuedo-science website and started peddling it like it has more truth than peer reviewed science.
    Edit*  He also made a generalized statement that the commenter was uneducated in the Bible. "Most uninformed statement possible to be made about the Bible."  How disingenuous can you be?  The best way to get someone to disbelieve in the Bible, is to have them read it in it's entirety.  Old testament and New.  Same with the Quran, Bhagavad Gita etc.
  • No need to disable comments, but I will unpublish inflammatory or purposefully troll material. No one really cares about commentor's personal beliefs about religion. Or at least I don't and that's all that matters.
  • George, Thank you for reviewing the App and and the functionality of it.
  • As far as I'm concerned, unless you are prepared to accept the bible as having at least some validity, you are trolling by commenting your beliefs in this article. Mr. Ponder took the time to review this app for the sake of those who might actually find it USEFUL. If you don't want to read the bible, fine. But this is the wrong forum to present your arguments.
  • I use Daily Readings.  It gives you the Roman Catholic Readings for each day, every day!
    Here is the link:
  • A lot of bigots here. Shocker.