App | Listen & Read is a great application that allows you to listen to the Bible and simultaneously read along from your mobile phone — for free.

Perhaps the best part is the variety of Bible versions from which to choose, including scores of non-English translations.  (More versions are constantly being added to the new mobile platform.  The audio Bibles are streamed from Faith Comes By Hearing, the online service that hosts Bibles in more than 400 languages.)

Thankfully, the audio Bibles do not use computerized voices.  Each audio Bible is read by human voices, and, in some cases, they are dramatized, using multiple voices and sound effects.  I recommend the English Standard Version (ESV) Dramatized.

The app is currently available for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch.  However, it will soon be available for:

  • Android devices
  • Blackberry devices
  • Windows Mobile devices
  • Symbian devices

In addition to reading and listening to the Bible, offers the following features:

  • Bookmarking verses
  • Highlighting passages
  • Taking notes
  • Sharing verses on Facebook

The only drawback to is that it requires an Internet connection to stream the audio Bibles.  However, if Internet connectivity is a persistent issue, you can always download the audio files from Faith Comes By Hearing, and sync them with your mobile device of choice.

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  1. Here’s a video exploring the features of the app:

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