Free Ebook Reader – Vyrso

Who needs another ebook reader?  That’s what I thought when I first heard of Vyrso.  After a little time I realized that Vyrso is not just another reader.  If you like reading (on your Android device or iPad) you will enjoy Vyrso.

What separates Vyrso from other ebook readers is this, “one-touch Bible reference”.  In other words if the book you are reading includes a Bible verse, you can tap the scripture and it is opens up for you.  With a simple touch, Vyrso shows you the Bible passages that your ebooks reference.  This is a wonderful timesaver, allowing you to read the Bible along with your favorite Christian authors’ ebooks.  Plus their cross-library search tool helps you find what every ebook in your bookshelf says about a given topic; you can find the quotes and passages you want in no time!

If you are a Logos Bible Software or Biblia.com user, (I’ll review them both later)  Vyrso connects all the books in your library, enabling you to make connections you never knew possible.  Very nice!  You can now integrate all of your Logos Bible study materials with your leisure and personal reading.

Vyrso offers a broad selection of ebooks written by Christians for Christians.  The Vyrso experience brings readers the best Christian titles on any mobile device, providing a virtual Christian bookshelf that goes wherever you go.  I’ve been using Vyrso for several weeks now and I am enjoying it.

The best part is that Vyrso is free and comes with a free King James Version of the Bible!  Download Vyrso on your mobile device from the App Store or the Android Market.

Here’s a video clip that describes how Vyrso works on Android devices.  To see the video clip for an iPad click here.

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Vyrso has thousands of ebooks to choose from, (many of them free) including genres such as Christian Living, Fiction, Politics, Ministry, Young Adult Fiction, and more.

Visit http://vyrso.com/dg today to download John Piper’s latest ebook, “Holy Ambition” free (available until Dec. 25th, 2011).  There are lots of other free books on Vyrso.  I just downloaded three free ebooks a couples of days ago, they are: “The Whole Bible Story” by William H. Marty, Marty William H.  “Money, Possessions, and Eternity” by Randy Alcorn and “Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success” by Joe Gibbs.  Gotta love it!   Click here to see what else is available for free.

The Vyrso experience brings readers the best Christian titles on any mobile device, providing a virtual Christian bookshelf that goes wherever you go.  Try it out and let me know how you like it.

If you don’t have an Android device or an iPad or iPhone there’s still hope!  Just visit:  http://www.biblestudytools.com/classics/ to access a free collection of classic Christian works that does not require an eBook reader.  Just click on the link and start reading on your computer.  The collection includes cherished favorites like John Bunyan‘s Pilgrim’s Progress and landmark Christian works like St. Augustine‘s Confessions and Thomas a Kempis‘s The Imitation of Christ.  It also includes more recent classics from theologians like B.B. Warfield and Christian writers like G.K. Chesterton.  Enjoy!

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Best Online and Onsite Study Bible

If you are looking to get a new Bible, check out the ESV Study Bible.  I first picked up a copy from the library to see if I would like it and I’m glad to say it passed the test.  I placed an order online and just received my copy a month ago (the burgundy leather edition). All I can say is I’m truly loving it. It’s like having a Bible School at your finger tips (And now for quick commercial: For a real Bible School visit, http://www.VetiOnline.com).

ESV Study Bible

The ESV Study Bible includes 20,000 notes, Over 50 articles, 200-plus charts, over 200 full-color maps, 40 all-new illustrations and 80,000 cross-references in all of its 2,752 pages. The book is so thick that it can probably stop a bullet.  You definitely can’t be ashamed of the Gospel carrying this book around.  In order to really appreciate everything the ESV Study Bible has to offer you must first take a tour.  Here’s a link to several short video clips to introduce you to the ESV Study Bible.   To find the best price for the hard cover edition click here.

One of the best things I like about the ESV Study Bible is that it comes with an online version (free to all those who purchase a copy of the print edition).  The online version contains all of the references of the print version plus a whole lot more.  For a Free Preview of the ESV Online Study Bible click here.  You can also purchase the online version by itself for $19.99.

The online version contains all of the reference materials in the print edition with links to the cross-referenced scriptures and notes. You can also create and store personal notes online and to listen to audio recordings of the ESV too.

So there you have it, the best online and onsite study Bible in the entire world.  The ESV Study Bible is the most comprehensive study Bible ever created.  Just remember that it doesn’t make a difference which version of the Bible you prefer, (ESV, NIV, NKJ, etc.) the best version of the Bible is the one that you actually read.

http://www.ESVStudyBible.org/

For details on Bible translations read my previous post here.  And for my review of two excellent Bible Background Commentaries click here.

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