THE WATCHWORD BIBLE® NEW TESTAMENT is a dynamic videobook. Taking a decade to make, and millions of dollars, it addresses the two main reasons people give for not reading the Bible—it’s too difficult and they’re busy.
With THE WATCHWORD BIBLE, God’s word leaps from the page to play on your screen…where you watch, read, and hear it all at once. Thousands of scenes shot on location, tens of thousands of individually designed text screens, 26 hours of world-class narration, 130 original music compositions, countless sound effects, and myriad special effects all combine to make Bible reading compelling and effortless. The word-for-word text appears in natural thoughts and phrases for clarity and focus. The narration is carefully paced for easy absorption and dramatic effect. The multiple audio-visual elements help increase your concentration and comprehension.
Beyond these practical benefits, THE WATCHWORD BIBLE delivers another huge benefit: you remember up to five time’s more of what you see and hear than what you read in print. This means you can increase your retention of God’s word by watching and listening at the same time.
Best of all, produced like a book rather than a movie, THE WATCHWORD BIBLE’s short chapters are perfect for mobile. Watch as long as you want, anywhere, anytime. Plus, watching the videos is more appealing than reading text on screen. People say the more they watch, the more they want to.
To see for yourself, the free app lets you download sample chapters totaling over 50 minutes. This way you can give the app a try and see how it works before making an in-app purchase. The free videos include chapters from John’s Gospel (1-4), 1st Corinthians (13), and The Book of Revelation (chapters 1-6), which won two top awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival at Madison Square Garden.
Equal in length to fifteen films, the whole NEW TESTAMENT (260 video chapters) is available for in-app purchase at a 50% off package price—the entire 26-hour production is the cost of owning a typical movie download. You can also buy the individual productions for less than a one-day movie rental.
But, unlike a movie you may watch once or twice, THE WATCHWORD BIBLE is meant to be part of your life. In fact, it's ideal for watching a chapter each weekday because the NEW TESTAMENT has 260 chapters and a year 260 weekdays. You can watch one chapter each weekday—Monday through Friday—and read the New Testament in a year, every year. Miss a day, and catch up on weekends. Watching the average chapter takes just six minutes, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. The problem is once you start watching, you don’t want to stop. WATCHWORD makes it easier and more compelling to read God’s word daily with more concentration, comprehension, and retention than any Bible or Bible app you’ve ever seen.
Using the Contemporary English Version (CEV) translation from the American Bible Society, WATCHWORD aims to be read and understood by as many people as possible. This translation was designed to reach children and adults with the most natural English of any version. It was also developed for oral reading, making it perfect for the video elements of THE WATCHWORD BIBLE.
In terms of size, the NEW TESTAMENT is almost 11 GB, with chapters averaging 44 MBs. Its large video files are best downloaded by chapter using WiFi. Downloading via 3G takes about as long as watching the chapter. It’s also good to download in advance to have the chapters and books ready when you want to watch. To remove videos to make room for other books and chapters, simply delete and reload them again later. Once you’ve purchased the books, they are yours to download and delete whenever you want. With sufficient users, we plan to introduce new features, including video streaming as an alternative to downloads.
“…what the Lord has said will stand forever” (1 Peter 1:25a).
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