Bible.is Says "bienvenido" to Millions of Spanish Speakers
Popular Audio Bible app now available in Spanish
Faith Comes By Hearing has announced the release of their popular audio-based Bible app in Spanish. The app is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as Android devices.
The localization of the Bible.is app into Spanish means the entire process - from download to daily use - is available entirely in Spanish, with cultural relevance considered in the design of the app's content and features.
Like the English app, the Spanish version allows users to read, listen and share the Bible right from their cell phones or other mobile devices. The social media connection means friends and family from across the country, or around the world, can engage in God's Word - together!
"Listeners will still have access to the many other languages offered on the app, but this version opens the door and welcomes millions of Spanish speakers who may have never found us because they don't speak or read English," says Faith Comes By Hearing's Vice President Troy Carl.
Listeners can enjoy Scripture in a rich, dramatized audio format in more than 90 languages, with more being added regularly. In addition to Spanish, some of the larger languages include Arabic, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), French, Indonesian and Japanese. However, there are also languages like Koonzime, spoken in regions of Cameroon by roughly 30,000 people, and Cacua, spoken in parts of Colombia by fewer than 500.
Faith Comes By Hearing remains committed to providing the poor and illiterate people of the world with God's Word in audio, and in their own language.
Spanish localization is just another step forward in the ministry's efforts to accomplish this goal and make the world's largest language catalog of digitized Scripture, in both audio and text, freely accessible to the world's population. Localization of the free Bible.is app into other major languages is currently under development.
"Recording Scripture in a people's heart language is only beneficial to them if they can access and use it to engage in God's Word," asserts Carl. "As a part of the work to fulfill the Great Commission, we will continue to provide that access until all have heard."
Faith Comes By Hearing currently has Audio Bible recordings in 500 languages, spoken by 5 billion people, with the goal of reaching 2,000 by 2016.