Bible in a year reading plan

“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” –Matthew 4:4

The Henry Groves Bible in a year chronological reading plan was suggested to me. I took the suggestion. Would you like to as well?

You can mark off your progress here. It is optimized for mobile and available offline- just add the page to your homescreen or desktop.

If you want daily reminders, you can join this Facebook group.

Smartphone pictures can allow child tracking

Warning: Your child’s location right down to his/her bedroom or favorite park may be tracked simply through the pictures you post. If your smartphone has location services turned on for the photos you take, the location of the photo is embedded with it.

You should double check your smartphone settings to verify that you are not embedding location information into the pictures you post online.

How to turn tracking information off:

Settings -> General -> Location Services -> Camera : turn off

To turn tracking information off on an iPod touch:

Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> Camera : turn off

Turn tracking off for Android:

If you’re taking pictures with a camera app: In the camera app go into settings, under camera options uncheck geo-tag photos. Other apps that can take pictures (like Facebook) will have their own geo-tagging settings, but they can be turned off, too.


You should also verify your privacy settings for social networking such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, to make sure that you are only sharing information with your friends, not with everyone (including search engines).

For Facebook specific privacy information, visit this post.


Parental Controls

I don’t have experience with Parental Control features, but a little searching online reveals that iOS (Apple) and Windows 7 have parental controls built in but Android does not.

Here are a few links that might help:

For Android/mobile users:

Android / iOS:

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

MAC users

PC Users:

  • Windows 7 Parental Controls 
    • Note: Internet filtering is not available with Windows 7 parental controls.
    • Note for Windows 8 users: there are reports that Family Safety for Windows 8 does not offer proper protection
  • Magic Desktop
  • Qustodio

Please share what works best for you.


Bible Truth Publishers has lots of free digital reading material available, including Macintosh’s Notes on the Pentateuch.

More eBooks can be found at Stem Publishing. I cannot guarantee that all of this material is doctrinally sound, but there is some good material there.

DiskAid (for  i-Devices)

Download files to your iPhone via USB. (Useful for eBooks that are in text form)

FileApp (for i-Devices)

Allows you to read PDF, MS Office and text files, among others.

Believers Hymn Book Mobile App

Click the icon to access:


For more information and support, please go here.


  • 465 hymns
  • Works on all mobile devices
  • 560+ audio tunes (Internet access required)
  • Lyrics search (case and punctuation insensitive, search terms highlighted)
  • Search by meter
  • Zoom functionality
  • Night mode display option
  • Easy number entry
  • Alphabetical index of first lines
  • Listing by number
  • Show hymns by category
  • Browse all hymns
  • No ads
  • Installs to SD
  • Bookmark hymns
  • Hymn starter notes with alternate tune suggestions

Mobile Apps

Pocket Sword (free, i-Devices)


  • E-Sword for iPod, iPhone, iPad
  • Free Offline Bibles: KJV with Strong’s numbers & NT Greek morphology, ASV, ESV, Darby, NET, Textus Receptus, among others
  • Free Commentaries: Robertson’s Word Pictures, Scofield, Keil & Delitzsch on the O.T., Jamieson Fausset Brown, Darby translation notes, Adam Clark’s Commentary, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, among others.
    Update: John Gill’s commentary is now available!
  • Devotionals: Morning & Evening by C.H. Spurgeon
  • Dictionaries: Easton, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Nave’s topical Bible, Webster’s 1913
Note: It’s a little difficult to find how to install the resources and set your preferences with Pocket Sword. You’ll probably have to hit the refresh button when accessing the resources for the first time also as it specifies.

e-Sword HD for iPad

e-Sword LT for iPhone

You Version (free, Most devices)


  • Bible for iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry & more
  • Free Offline Bibles: ESV, HCSB, NIV, NKJV, NET, RVR60, LBLH & more *Update: NASB now available…
    • Note: when NASB wasn’t available here you could buy it from (iTunes):
  • Allows online listening to various translations
  • Notes feature
  • Bible reading plans help you set and achieve reading goals with reminders. Check off and view your progress, and if you get behind, the reading plan can be recalculated to evenly distribute the remaining passages. Share your plan with friends for group accountability.

MySword (free, Android)


  • For Android
  • Includes KJV with Strong’s numbers
  • Interlinear Greek (ABP)
  • Many free commentaries, including Clark, Gill, JFB, Robertson Word Pictures
  • Many dictionaries, including International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Thayer, Easton, BDB, etc

Blue Letter Bible (i-Devices)

  • An excellent resource that even pronounces Hebrew and Greek words for you. KJV, NET and a few other versions are available for download, but many others are available with an Internet connection. Online commentaries, dictionaries, Interlinear Bible, version comparison and more.

Remember Me Bible Verse Memory (free)


  • For Android
  • Verse memorization helper.
  • Practice by first letter, blanks, choose next word, etc.
  • Scheduler
  • Import / export functions

Bible Trivia

  • Various free apps are available

Believers Hymn Book (all devices)

Favorite Hymns (all devices)


Born out of a desire to promote the singing of favorite hymns anywhere anytime, this free Android app lets you do just that!

  • 250+ hymns and counting (found in Believers Hymn Book, Gospel Hymn Book, and others)
  • Search lyrics (case and punctuation insensitive)
  • Search by meter
  • Play tunes (Internet access required)
  • Zoom functionality
  • Night mode display option
  • Easy number entry
  • Alphabetical index of first lines
  • Show listing by category
  • Browse all hymns
  • No ads
  • Installs to SD
  • Suggest more hymns for inclusion (
  • Note: Most hymns are in the public domain. If you request a hymn that is not public domain, it will be placed on the sponsor request listing.
  • Many hymns are as found in the Believers Hymn Book and Gospel Hymn Book, which have some variations from the originals. I can provide alternate (original) versions if this feature is desired.

Hymn Lyrics (Android) (free)

600+ Public domain hymns
(Note: With paid version you can add your own songs)

PraiseHymns (iTunes) (free)

Music scores and lyrics for many well-known hymns. Plays audio. also has many mobile Bible resources.

DiskAid (iDevices)

Download files to your iPhone via USB. (Useful for eBooks that are in text form)

Get good reading material from Bible Truth Publishers.

FileApp (iDevices)

Allows you to read PDF and text files, among others.

This isn’t actually a mobile app, but it’s worth including because it is optimized for mobile devices and a useful tool for memorizing Scripture. Check it out!

Installing Apps


Installing without iTunes

If you have an iPod Touch and need a way to install apps without iTunes, you can check out this link.

Android Apps Compatibility

If you have an iPhone that doesn’t support Android, you may still be able to install Android apps with this link. I’ve never tried it though. However, to my knowledge, you cannot install Android apps on an iPod Touch.

Platforms/Operating Systems

Where you can get your app depends on what device you have. Android users often go to Google Play, Blackberry users to AppWorld, iOS users to iTunes. 1Mobile has Android apps for people who don’t have access to Google Play.