NABRE iPhone App

My second App now available on iTunes Store is the Catholic New American Bible Revised Edition as known as NABRE.    This app has been reviewed and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Also eBook versions of  NABRE are available for the Kindle, Nook and iBooks.

iPad users please take a look at my "Catholic All-In-1" designed specifically for the iPAD.  This app also has the NABRE.

This app does not require a internet connection to read the bible.  The entire bible will be on your device after you download the app.

NABRE app features and basic instructions:
    • Easily switch between books/chapters by touching book title
    • Bookmark verses by touching a verse
    • Copy multiple verses by touching a verse
    • Highlight verses by touching a verse
    • Increase/decrease font size by pinch in/out gesture
    • Move between chapters via swipe left/right gesture
    • Search verses -- filter by chapter, book, old, new, entire bible
    • Tweet verses by touching a verse
    • Book introductions
    • Hypertext footnotes
    • Hypertext endnotes
    • Hypertext references
    • Daily Readings
    • History of Last 50 Verses Visted
    • Stories, Parables, Miracle, Prayers found in the Bible
      Please add your comments/suggestions.   If you prefer, you can email me at gregfairbrother at yahoo dot com

      thanks,
      Greg


      Version 4 New Features  -- current Version
      • Read Bible in a Year
      This feature can be found by clicking on the Info "I" button.   Each day you will read chapters from the old and new testaments.     After selecting this feature the title at the top of page will indicate how far along you are in reading the bible in a year.   The title  will show Day 1A,  Day 1B, Day 1C,  Day 2A ...  Day 365C.    The letter "A" are the readings from the Old Testament for that day while the letter "C" are from the New Testament.    Letter "B" are readings from the Psalms,  Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,  Song of Songs,  Wisdom and Sirach.




      Version 3 Features 
      • Added new highlight user interface
      • Added Stories, Parables, Miracle, Prayers found in the Bible
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      Table of Contents

      Old Testament
      Preface to Old Testament
      PENTATEUCH
      Introduction

      Book of Genesis
      Book of Exodus
      Book of Leviticus
      Book of Numbers
      Book of Deuteronomy

      HISTORICAL BOOKS
      Introduction

      Book of Joshua
      Book of Judges
      Book of Ruth
      First Book of Samuel
      Second Book of Samuel
      First Book of Kings
      Second Book of Kings
      First Book of Chronicles
      Second Book of Chronicles
      Book of Ezra
      Book of Nehemiah

      BIBLICAL NOVELLAS
      Introduction

      Book of Tobit
      Book of Judith
      Book of Esther
      First Book of Maccabees
      Second Book of Maccabees
      WISDOM BOOKS
      Introduction

      Book of Job
      Book of Psalms
      Book of Proverbs
      Book of Ecclesiastes
      Song of Songs
      Book of Wisdom
      Wisdom of Ben Sira

      PROPHETIC BOOKS
      Introduction

      Book of Isaiah
      Book of Jeremiah
      Book of Lamentations
      Book of Baruch
      Book of Ezekiel
      Book of Daniel
      Book of Hosea
      Book of Joel
      Book of Amos
      Book of Obadiah
      Book of Jonah
      Book of Micah
      Book of Nahum
      Book of Habakkuk
      Book of Zephaniah
      Book of Haggai
      Book of Zechariah
      Book of Malachi

      New Testament
      Preface to New Testament
      GOSPELS
      Introduction

      Gospel according to Matthew
      Gospel according to Mark
      Gospel according to Luke
      Gospel according to John

      The Acts of the Apostles

      NEW TESTAMENT LETTERS
      Introduction

      Letter to the Romans
      First Letter to the Corinthians
      Second Letter to the Corinthians
      Letter to the Galatians
      Letter to the Ephesians
      Letter to the Philippians
      Letter to the Colossians
      First Letter to the Thessalonians
      Second Letter to the Thessalonians
      First Letter to Timothy
      Second Letter to Timothy
      Letter to Titus
      Letter to Philemon
      Letter to the Hebrews
      CATHOLIC LETTERS
      Introduction

      Letter of James
      First Letter of Peter
      Second Letter of Peter
      First Letter of John
      Second Letter of John
      Third Letter of John
      Letter of Jude

      Book of Revelation

      96 comments:

      1. I would like it better if you could search the whole bible in the app.

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        1. Perhaps I may add that feature in the future.

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        2. Greg,
          Excellent app! One big problem right now is that the Sunday gospel has the right versus referenced but in the Gospel of Mark when we are now in the Gospel of Matthew (Cycle A). You probably already know about this.

          As a Catholic priest or use your app every day and probably preparation. Thank you for your excellent work!

          -Father John Kerns
          Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
          Lake Oswego, OR

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      3. Hi Greg,
        I do love your NABRE app,since I go to a weekly bible class I use this app everyday.
        With saying that, I get a lot of crashes(about once a week),are you working on a fix ?
        What I do is delete it and reinstall it,but I lose all my highlights and bookmarks :(
        I hope you find the time to correct this problem. God bless you and thank you.
        ss10dave@gmail.com

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      4. The book of Genesis keeps crashing. I tried other books with success, but could neveR get Genesis to pull up. Thanks. Also, it would be nice to be able to select certain chapters within a book. It's already been said, but I thought that I'd chime in as well. Psalms is a little difficult to "spin through" when you are looking for Psalm 143!

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        1. Your can select chapters within a book. Chapter numbers are on the right hand side.

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        2. Thank you! That answer became clear to me AFTER I posted. Oops! I uninstalled and reinstalled, and that fixed my issue with Genesis. Thanks for this wonderful app!

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        3. Dear Greg,

          Peace be with you. Would you consider porting this app to Windows Phone?

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      5. I have been looking into this. Difficult to debug with only a few users reporting this. If anyone could provide more details please send them to me via email. thanks.

        Most common fix is to delete the app and re-install.

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        1. Dear Greg,

          I deleted the app and reinstalled as you suggested and it fixed the problem. Thanks.

          Tom

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      6. I just downloaded on my IPhone yesterday. But the app does not work. It stays on the first page for just about 5 seconds and then it returns to the IPhone page.

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        1. Mel,

          My first suggestion would be to remove the app and then reinstall it.

          Please make sure you have ample storage free, such as 50MB.

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      7. Greg, thank you for putting this together. I see from your pic that you have a young child, I too have a daughter. Have you considered working on the 'family' version? It would be the perfect compliment to this version. Thanks again.

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        1. If the USCCB creates a family version I will publish it. thanks for purchasing the app.

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      8. I have had this app for a year, and had many bookmarks. When I took the latest update, all of my bookmarks were deleted. Any ideas?

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        1. Mike,

          I did note in the update any existing bookmarks/highlight would be lost.

          Sorry, I had to change the format and the previous wouldn't work.

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        2. Ok thanks. Next time I'll write them down first. Smartphones have made me dumb, I can't remember anything anymore unless it's on my phone. Thanks for the great app. Who says Catholics don't read the bible? Thanks to this app, I have my bible with me 24/7!

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        3. Your welcome and thanks for the nice comment. Yes, we all need to read it more.

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      9. No matter what I've tried, I can't get back to the index which means I can't get to the books. Help!
        Barbara

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        1. Click right in the middle of the top banner and it will bring you to the index

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        2. Barbar,

          Click on the book title in the top bar to go to another book.

          You can move to a different chapter by swiping left/right.

          You can increase/decrease font size by pinching in/out.

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        3. You could also click on the "info" button which has this information listed plus alot more

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      10. Thanks! I never thought to hit the banner!!
        Barbara

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      11. Where can I hear the audio of the shole NABRE?

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      12. I mean the audio of the whole NABRE

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        1. You can google this.

          Here is one hit - nabre audio cd

          http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A2682077011&keywords=nabre

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      13. How do we know that this was approved by the USCCB?

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        1. All publishers of the NABRE bible go through an approval process before they can publish their content.

          Give them a call and ask.

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      14. Remove highlight is not working. Not able to remove bookmarks. This should be disclosed if this is how it is designed.

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        1. If you are on a ipad you can remove a bookmark by using the swipe gesture (swiping your finger across the bookmark). You can also do this for a highlight.

          If on an iPhone you can remove either by choosing the edit button at the top.

          You can also choose clear hightlight.

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      15. Greg... I downloaded the NABRE iPhone app the other day and really like it. I have been using it at morning Mass and following the daily readings. I noticed today that there were no Daily Readings. Your thoughts?

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        1. Was a bug in that day's data. Working fine the next day.

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      16. Greg,
        Do you know where I can get a audio version of the NABRE?

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      17. Greg - Thanks for a great app. Everything works as advertised. One question/request: Is there a way to see the upcoming readings of the day. I have a scripture group that meets on Wednesday to study the upcoming Sunday readings. It would be great to use this app. Thanks.

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        1. Thank you. Unfortunately not at this time. Sorry. Of course, there are several website with reading,. usccb.org is one of them.

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      18. Is there a way to delete bookmarks?

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      19. Dear Greg,

        Peace be with you. Would you consider porting this app to Windows Phone?

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        1. Thank you. I will take a look at porting it.

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      20. Disappointed that there's no TOC to quickly pick the book you wish to read. Searching for Sirach gave no results until I switched to a phrase but then I couldn't just stay in the book and continue. Frustrated. Thought this was just what I wanted.

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        1. Susan,

          There is a TOC. Just touch the book title and you will get a list of books and chapters.

          Just swipe the finger to go to the next page.

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      21. Hi,

        The update to iOS 7.1 has broken my app. I will have a fix out very soon.

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      22. I can no longer see the readings for the day. I click on the arrow in the upper left hand side and it takes me to the chapters. I didn't want to post as anonymous but I don't have any of the other accounts. My name is Rebecca. Thank you.

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        1. Rebecca,
          As I mentioned above the iOS 7.1 update has caused this issue. Should have an update available to the app very very soon.

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      23. I am sorry, I did read your post after I had already posted mine. I am sorry. Thank you. Rebecca

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      24. Greg, I really like your app very much. As someone who attends Mass on Saturdays I was wondering if there might be a way to be able to see Sunday's readings on Saturday. Or, for that matter, perhaps a calendar chooser that would enable you to see the readings for a select day. An example is what you can do on the USCCB web site (which I use on Saturdays :-). )

        Just wondering!

        Thanks

        Rick

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        1. Thanks Rick. I will look into it.

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        2. Nice job, Greg! Thanks very much! I And your implementation of the "day-switching" feature is very intuitive. I love it. Well done!

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      25. Released 4.0 today which fixes the issues caused by the iOS 7.1 update.

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      26. on my iPad I can't do this:
        Daily Readings - swipe left/right to go to previous/future days readings.
        nothing happens when I swipe.
        also, how do I know which version I have? It doesn't show up in my list of apps,
        thanks for any help.

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        1. Within the area of the daily readings swipe left/right.

          Need to be running iOS 7+ and the make sure the app has been upgraded to the latest.

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      27. I wonder if you could add a feature for notes, so I can write in my responses to God's Word. Love the app and use it daily.

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        1. Thank you for the nice comments. It's on my to do list.

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      28. Hello Greg,

        What are the steps/procedures necessary to clear the "History" portion of your App.

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      29. Greg: Excellent app, I am in the process of trying the all in one app. I d/l'd the NABRE for my wife on her iPad and she loves it. Only thing I can't figure out is how to delete the history. (I've explained, as in her iPhone history of calls) that it really is a mistake to delete history, but she likes things clean... Is there a way? If not could you install a swipe?

        Thanks,

        Tim

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        1. Thanks for the nice comments. Would agree with you as history always exists, hard to clean up so to speak. I placed it at the bottom so an user can easily ignore it. Let me think about it.

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      30. Hi, I am not sure if something is wrong with my phone but I cannot get the readings for today. Thank you, Rebecca

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        1. Sorry , I will push an update out very soon with the readings for the remaining portion of the year.

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      31. It's at the point where there are no daily readings available either on the iPhone or iPad apps. Initially there were no second readings available, but as of 8.31 there are no readings available on either app

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        1. Sorry , I will push an update out very soon with the readings for the remaining portion of the year.

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      32. The app is great! Very helpful for keeping the Word of God close at hand!

        It would be helpful for me if there was a way to bookmark entire passages (rather than individual verses). For example, if I want to bookmark Matthew 5:13-16, it shows up as four separate bookmarks - for the longer passages, you can rack up quite a few bookmarks relatively quickly. It would be great if there were a way to select an entire passage and capture it as one bookmark (perhaps this functionality exists and I'm just missing it). Thanks!

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        1. Thanks John for the suggestion. Something I will consider in the future.

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      33. I'm upgrading to an iPad Air 2 from an original iPad. Can I retain my bible app highlights and bookmarks

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      34. Is there any way of transfering my Bible app bookmarks and highlights from my iPad to my iPhone?

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        1. You would have had to do a backup on your old and restore this to your new ipad.

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      35. I purchased this app as I have many other Bible apps. Other Catholic Bible apps offer audio of the New Testament only, I thought this one advertised that capability and therefore I purchased it. This app does not have that capability or the other functions it is advertised to have. I'm not able to highlight or swipe to different chapters. The links function works. I'm disappointed and frustrated.

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        1. There is no audio and there is no mention of audio in the app description.

          You can use the swipe left and right gestures to move between chapters.

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      36. Dear Greg,
        I intend to purchase this app but need following clarification
        1) Do we get access to Mass Readings for any day of the year ?
        2) Does it display Full calendar (colour coded) for all of the liturgical seasons
        3) Does it display Saint of the Day
        4) Does it include All the Mass Readings for every liturgical cycle (A,B,C,I,II) ?
        5) Does it include "Order of the Mass"
        6) Does it include common popular catholic prayers
        I am comparing your app with iMissal as I was using it before. But it lacked selection of user defined chapter or verse which I find in your app. But the above features are important and very helpful esp. Item no 1), 2) and 3)

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        1. My app Catholic All-In-1 has everything except #3 and 4.

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        2. Thanks Greg, but it states that it is available only for ipad. I have Iphone (iOS 8) and hence cannot download this app. Will it release for iphone as well. - Rgds - Navin

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        3. Thanks Greg, I have installed the above App. It's nice. Great work. Hope to see inclusion of more features in future such as Liturgical Calendar, Saint of the Day, Prayers and Order of the Mass - Rgds - Navin

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      38. How do I remove verses from the bookmarked category. I using an iPhone 5S

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      39. Enjoy using the app
        Question how can i delete a book mark

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      40. The 2016 readings are in the next update. Apple is behind on their app approvals, hopefully will be available to download in a week or less.

        Greg

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      41. The date is behind by 1 day . How can update it because when I sipw it, it jkeeps on returning to the Dec 25, 2015

        thanks

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      42. Kindly disregard my inquiry - I got it already. thank you

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      43. Just downloaded your app a,to read the Bible in a year and love it. A big problem I am having is whatever book or chapter I go I choose to go read, the app opens a completely different book and chapter. Any suggestions?

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        1. Hi Todd,

          Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, currently when you return it takes you to the last chapter you were reading outside the bible in the year. I will make a future improvement to return you to read the bible in a year if this was the last thing you were doing.

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      44. best catholic bible app available on the Apple store. thanks Gregg

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      45. Thanks Freddie for the nice comment. God Bless.

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      46. Have downloaded the iPhone version of this app, and especially appreciate the "Read Bible in a Year" function. However, I do not find it very user friendly, with apparently no place to go for detailed instructions. (The "Help" section is far too brief.) eg. I find it difficult to move between the Bible text and the footnotes at the end of each reading. As well, accessing the Table of Contents for the entire Bible seems cumbersome (at least for me). I am also used to apps that allow me to delete history easily - Why do I have to keep the pages and pages of "Verse History" at the end??? Another point: the "Search" mode by chapter, Book, O.T. or N.T. contains a reference to Romans (apparently used at some point) that will not allow me to remove it. . .
        Sorry if this sounds overly critical, as the idea behind this app is extremely good - but I am used to e-Readers that are more user friendly, with a broader range of detailed instructions for the support of its users. Thanks for listening and God bless!

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      47. Hi Greg, I use Read Bible in a year daily and want to point out a few readings that are skipped in the Old Testament: the last 8 chapters of Ester, Nahum, 2 & 3, Habakkuk, 2 & 3, Zephaniah 2 & 3 and Haggi 2. Thank you

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      48. When I updated on Jan 1 the app I lost the psalms in daily readings. Only have the first reading and Gospel . I deleted the app and reinstalled to no avail. What is the fix?

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        1. Sorry the psalms are not included this year. The data I received this year for the daily readings did not include the psalms.

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      49. Today 2/12/17 the Gospel is Matt not Mrk. Your NABRE has Mrk 5. This is wrong. Can you please correct the APP? Version 7.1. It's confusing as it is.

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      50. Hi

        I've been using the read the Bible in a year feature. After today's update, the OT reading is always Genesis 1:1 (e.g. I was on day 79 pre-update [Dt 17-18, Ps 79, Lk 1:1-20]. For day 80 post update, the highlighted sections are Gen 1:1, Gen 1:1, Ps 80, Lk 1:21-38

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        1. Thanks. I will check this Sunday's Gospel.

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        2. Downloaded and fixed! Many thanks.

          Peace

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      51. Thank you for issuing the fix to the read the Bible in a Year feature. Nicely done.

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