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Help support the development of the future of Bible software by backing Glo Bible app today!
Help support the development of the future of Bible software by backing Glo Bible app today!
1,761 backers pledged $82,949 to help bring this project to life.

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We need YOUR help! We launched this campaign to help finish the development of Glo Bible and to invite you into an amazing new future for Bible applications.

How many times have you had this experience? You're reading through Scripture and all of a sudden a passage grabs your attention - you want to read a commentary to have some questions answered or maybe hear what your favorite pastor has to say. After an online search, you're immediately overwhelmed by the hundreds of commentaries, videos, and resources available to you and you're not sure which ones to explore.

Glo Bible gathers study content from contributing ministries, churches, publishers, and pastors and puts it just a tap away for you. Linked to each verse are HD videos, pictures, sermons, commentaries, maps, virtual tours, and more. No more spending valuable time searching across multiple sources to find what you’re looking for. Just tap the verse and explore these powerful resources in app! 

  • Explore each verse - Thousands of multimedia resources behind every piece of Scripture. 
  • Premium Content - Resources from Zondervan, Intervarsity Press, Crossway, Francis Chan, and more!
  • Open Source for Content Creation - You or your ministry/church can publish sermons, videos, reading plans, etc. 
  • Commentaries - Dive deep into each passage through a library of commentaries. 
  • Video - From sermons to virtual tours, we’ve got you covered. 
  • Fast Search - Search by theme, phrase, verse, or book to quickly find what you are looking for. 
  • Audio Bible - Sometimes listening to the Bible brings to light new insight. 
  • Share - Encourage your community by sharing verses or media. 
  • Reading Plans - Our reading plans help you stay on top of your daily reading.
  • More to come!

Behind these incredible features is our desire to propel people’s understanding of Scripture through technology. We live in a time where technology is responsible for influencing culture and world-views in profound ways. By creating a more immersive Bible reading experience, our hope is to equip anyone to easily approach the Bible so its truths can be discovered and encountered more fully.

We need your help! Here’s where your funds will go:

  • Development: Glo Bible is a very detailed app with thousands of features and content. We’ve got an amazing team of developers working on building this out but development isn’t cheap! 
  • Marketing: Some of the funds raised also go toward marketing the app so that it gets in the hands of users like you all over the world.
  • Content: In order to provide you the richest experience possible, a portion of our funds raised will go towards acquiring and licensing more content.

We will be ready to launch Glo Bible for iOS early 2016 and for Android and Web by Easter 2016 (to be clear, initially we'll be launching on 3 platforms, web, iOS and android). More platforms may be announced in the future as we get feedback from you and the funding allows. 

We know there are a ton of amazing causes and companies to support these days. Given that Glo is an app, these incentives are a simple way for us to say thank you for partnering with us to help get this project done now! First 500 people to back us get early access to the new Glo Bible.

Desktop wallpapers created just for Glo and inspired by the stories in the Bible. An incredible way to be reminded of God’s truth on all of your devices. And a Thank You letter.
Desktop wallpapers created just for Glo and inspired by the stories in the Bible. An incredible way to be reminded of God’s truth on all of your devices. And a Thank You letter.
Women’s and Men’s themes for your Glo Bible App with 132 photos and artwork. Plus everything from above!
Women’s and Men’s themes for your Glo Bible App with 132 photos and artwork. Plus everything from above!
Glo Premium (currently valued at $40). You'll get access to exclusive sermons, maps of the Bible, devotionals, and more. Plus everything from above!
Glo Premium (currently valued at $40). You'll get access to exclusive sermons, maps of the Bible, devotionals, and more. Plus everything from above!
Exclusive "Love Relentlessly" t-shirt designed by our friend Noel Shiveley reminding us all of our call to love others with an unceasing love. Plus everything from above!
Exclusive "Love Relentlessly" t-shirt designed by our friend Noel Shiveley reminding us all of our call to love others with an unceasing love. Plus everything from above!
Handmade coffee mug created just for us by Quinn Ceramics with “‘My cup overflows.’ Psalm 23:5” etched on the bottom. Perfect for your morning quiet times. Plus everything from above!
Handmade coffee mug created just for us by Quinn Ceramics with “‘My cup overflows.’ Psalm 23:5” etched on the bottom. Perfect for your morning quiet times. Plus everything from above!
A Kickstarter exclusive coffee table book filled with beautiful pictures and a summary of each each of the 66 books in the Bible. A great overview of the narrative of Scripture. Plus everything from above!
A Kickstarter exclusive coffee table book filled with beautiful pictures and a summary of each each of the 66 books in the Bible. A great overview of the narrative of Scripture. Plus everything from above!
Mon Voir print inspired by Ephesians 6:10:  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” An incredible encouragement to wake up to each day. Plus everything above!
Mon Voir print inspired by Ephesians 6:10:  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” An incredible encouragement to wake up to each day. Plus everything above!
All previous items + our partner Francis Chan’s latest book “You and Me Forever.” This powerful book is a great read on God’s design for marriage in light of eternity. Plus everything above!
All previous items + our partner Francis Chan’s latest book “You and Me Forever.” This powerful book is a great read on God’s design for marriage in light of eternity. Plus everything above!
Double the fun! Receive 2 of every reward from previous levels for you and a friend!
Double the fun! Receive 2 of every reward from previous levels for you and a friend!
A one-year partnership with Glo Bible. Your church will be featured alongside the churches that have backed us. Plus everything above!
A one-year partnership with Glo Bible. Your church will be featured alongside the churches that have backed us. Plus everything above!
A custom church theme for Glo Bible so that you can personalize Glo specifically for your congregation. Plus everything above!
A custom church theme for Glo Bible so that you can personalize Glo specifically for your congregation. Plus everything above!

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An Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt
An Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt
Quinn Ceramics Mug
Quinn Ceramics Mug
An exclusive coffee table book
An exclusive coffee table book
Mon Voir Print
Mon Voir Print
Device background created just for us as a reminder to read the Bible!
Device background created just for us as a reminder to read the Bible!
Iphone and Desktop Wallpapers
Iphone and Desktop Wallpapers
Women and Mens Themes
Women and Mens Themes
You and Me Forever, Francis Chan
You and Me Forever, Francis Chan
  • Back the project - We would be forever grateful for any contribution to make this happen! 
  • Spread the word - If you are as excited about this project as we are, tell your community!  We've made it easy for you here
  • Become a Content Partner - We are always looking for more people to partner with to provide the best content we can get our hands on.

Risks and challenges

While Glo Bible already has thousands of resources built in, much of its power lies in what is created by content partners - churches, pastors, ministries, artists, and publishers. Our heart is to see fresh, incredible content pouring in from all over the world. That said, there are a fair share of obstacles in the way of getting the greater Church body to collaborate. The fact alone that there are tens of thousands of denominations overwhelms us sometimes.

Along with that, there is a notion that younger generations lack Bible literacy or interest. Content providers can be reluctant to pour resources into technologies that younger generations may be more inclined. Yet, that is why this app is so important. We feel that Glo Bible is the exact outlet to provide everything needed to enhance the Bible reading experience for people of all ages.

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    WALLPAPER + MEN'S AND WOMEN'S THEMES

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    EXCLUSIVE CERAMIC MUG

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    COFFEE TABLE BOOK

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    SWAG PACK + BONUS FRANCIS CHAN BOOK

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    CHURCH PARTNERSHIP

    A one-year partnership with Glo Bible. Your church will be featured alongside the churches that have backed us. We will work with you on creating a custom reading plan for your Church.

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    CUSTOM CHURCH THEME

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    DINNER WITH FOUNDERS

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    BRAINSTORM WITH FOUNDERS

    An evening with the Co-founders of Glo Bible over dinner plus a brainstorm session to discover ways to reach more people in profound ways for the Kingdom of God through Glo. Recommend features that we should add to Glo.

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