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For those seeking spiritual guidance via a handheld device, a California start-up called BiblePlayer is offering free downloads of the world's best-selling book for use with Apple Computer's iPod media player.

The brainchild of Los Angeles-based programmer Pablo Mendigochea, BiblePlayer offers three different text versions of the Bible that can be read on the iPod's screen using the device's "Notes" function. The company also markets a deluxe version of the product, which features MP3 audio readings of the Bible on CD-ROM for $29. Either product can be used with any third- or fourth-generation iPod.

Since launching BiblePlayer in the beginning of October, the free version of the software has been downloaded roughly 7,000 times. Mendigochea said the idea to create the software came to him after he bought an iPod for his sister's birthday and discovered the Notes function, which allows users of the device to read text on the machine's screen. The programmer had been working on an audio version of the Bible for use with Microsoft's Windows Media Player software and had already licensed several public-domain, or freely licensed, versions of the tome.

"I think this is another great example of people using the iPod in ways that Apple probably hadn't imagined," Mendigochea said. "Once I saw 'Notes,' I knew that it could work, and so far, the feedback from consumers has been great."

BiblePlayer offers a King James Version of the book, as well as the World English iteration and the Spanish New Testament. Mendigochea has plans to launch products based on Dutch, French and German translations of the Bible, as well as a Torah-oriented download.


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- This seems like quite a neat product. I am going to try and contact them so that I can offer free sermon modules for their audience! pray that this will work out so the word of God can spread for free.


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- This seems like quite a neat product. I am going to try and contact them so that I can offer free sermon modules for their audience! pray that this will work out so the word of God can spread for free.


I spoke to the brother that runs this company and he is open to the possibility of working with SermonIndex to offer sermons on Ipods! Praise God, please pray this will be a fruiful relationship and many will hear the sermons and be blessed.


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Wow, it looks like a great product. Have you used it? I have a good friend with an Ipod that was looking to find something like this. Sounds great!

Thanks Greg!


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