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Build Your Bible: A new app where teenagers can learn about the Bible

The Bible is the most influential book in history and century after century it remains a best seller.  But teachings teenagers about the Bible isn't always easy. Over the years it has become a growing challenge for parents, teachers and catechists.  Now there's a digital game to make it all easier for the youth to get involved and learn about the Bible.  RICARDO GRZONA Foundation Ramón Pané, President "Games are actually a form of communication. If you think about it, a lot of the things we learned as a kid, came through games.â?  That's where this app comes in. It's called 'Build your Bible.' Users are asked a series of questions about the Bible. The more correct answers, the more Bible books that can be added to one's account.  RICARDO GRZONA Foundation Ramón Pané, President "We made it a point to present a game and not a study program because, we didn't want to risk losing about 90 percent of our youth. So this was our main concern.â?  MARIO J. PAREDES Director of Catholic Ministries Department, American Bible Society "Nowadays, our youths don't have a relationship with the Sacred Scriptures. Over 40 percent of youngsters don't read the Bible and have never even read a Biblical text. They're not interested and they find it irrelevant in their lives.â?  So to change that, this app was developed for pre teens and teens. It was developed by the American Bible Society and the Ramon Pané Foundation. The mission is clear:  MARIO J. PAREDES Director of Catholic Ministries Department, American Bible Society "We simply cannot afford the luxury of having our youths disregard the culture and teachings of the Bible. A way to prevent this from happening is by developing these type of apps and games that will lead teenagers to the Word of God.â?   The app, Build Your Bible, is available in English and Spanish and it's completely free.  JRB/KLH  AA - -PR Up: # Technology