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New app helps better understand and organize the Bible

2013-08-10

A new, unique phone app allows users to get better acquainted with the Bible in a modern and comfortable way. Its based on the synthesis Father Hernan Pereda Bullrich created over the course of30 years. The app features all of the Books of the Bible in their historic context, but adapted to modern day language. 

But it also includes several Lectio Divina exercises focused on vocations, and gathers the stories of all the Bible characters called by God.

FR. RICARDO GRZONA
President, Ramón Pané Foundation
"The Lectio Divina exercises were prepared specially for youth. The Bible is primarily a book of prayer, which helps up discover ourselves and discover God's plan.”

The phone app is divided into 14 chapters, from the Genesis to the Apocalypse, and includes several narrations from the authors of each Bible passage. The History of Salvation is presented in chronological order, however, the user can decide where to begin.

A standout feature for the app is the precision of its maps, designed to make the Bible's passages more descriptive. Organizers put it more than 1400 hours to design it all.

FR. RICARDO GRZONA
President, Ramón Pané Foundation
"To get to know the Biblical world better, we must learn its history. For that, we have based our maps on satellite maps, the most real way possible to re-draw maps. It's the closest thing we have to a satellite map, so that we can see for example, St. Paul's travels, or the path Abraham took to reach the promised land, or Palestine in that time of Jesus.”

The app is an initiative from the Ramón Pané Foundation which focuses on youth education. The artwork is from a Peruvian artist. The app is free and is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and very soon in English as well.


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