The xbible project is about putting the word of God on a low cost USB flash drive. The gives the advantage of sending a lot of information in a tiny package which keeps shipping costs nice and low. Multiple books are available which are handy for those who speak two, three or more languages.
It also means the bible can be spread to countries where the gospel is not welcome, for example much of the Islamic world. The product has the contents encrypted, and the startup process requires a password to see the content, making the product’s purpose not obvious, as there are no files kept to what it does.
For the persecuted church
Designed for discrete operation, you could carry bibles and ministry tools through an airport/border crossing into a nation where evangelism is not welcome
A gift for a friend in your neighbourhood or someone in you met on the internet who is taking an interest in Christianity who comes from a different religious background
Disciple new Christians who live in places where bible distribution is not common
Something for Christians from other countries working (there are many people from Philippines or Thailand working as nurses and care workers) in Gulf Arab countries where it might be not be easy to bring a bible into the country
To reconcile Jews and Arabs through the message of Jesus, we also hope it helps Sunni and Shiite Muslim Arabs as well as Turks, Persians and Kurds in a region of the world where relations have been difficult.
For the illiterate or blind. Bibles available as MP3 audio format. Listen on the stick using included player, or copy to your phone or burn a disc.
Christians who have a curiosity in technology and how the scriptures can be distributed in a way for hostile places
Not all content is reliant on live internet connection, this makes it ideal for communities where broadband adoption, wireless hotspots and 3G/4G is costly or not common
Low cost for small ministry budgets and to be cheap enough for casual purchase by the ordinary Christian public
Introducing Radio Shema FM from Istanbul Turkey!
Turkey’s only Christian radio station has some good content, some mainstream American Christian music and local Turkish stuff. I think the number of believers is very small, so I’m guessing worship music in Turkish must be something of an extreme rarity.
Interesting thing of note, Shema sounds like Hebrew ( שמאי) for ‘hear’
Today although Turkey is 99% Islamic, we should remember that the gospel came out of this region – Paul was from Tarsius which was in Asia Minor back then. Its interesting how things go full circle.
As Turkey is a large country it would be interesting challenge to get it out the whole nation on regular FM frequency.
Using xBible, you will be able to listen to a wide choice of Christian radio stations in English and middle east languages, including Radio Shema using the popular VLC media player included. Technical know how is not required, these are accessed through menus. Our developers now need to tweak VLC player to strip it down just to the basics for playing internet radio channels.
Did you think this was Microsoft Word? You could be forgiven for thinking so, it looks very similar to Word 2000 or 2003!!
This is AbiWord which is a free open source word processor application we have included on the xBible. The layout of the icons for all the functions is close enough to Microsoft Word 2003 without having to pay for a copy or use a illegally obtained copy.
Here, our computer has Microsoft Word 2010, and with this and many other traditional apps on your computer, it tends to show what documents which have been recently worked on, if someone has logged onto the same profile as you, making it not secure, with a public or shared computer.
AbiWord is perfect for writing letters for home or business, you can also use this for bible notes or anything.
‘Unmount’ your xBible USB flash drive when you have finished and you can carry your word processor onto another computer.
Reminder: we don’t write these applications as we just found these goodies to bundle them into the xBible project, if you need technical help with AbiWord, here is the support page: http://www.abisource.com/