Information technology has found its way into the study of bible in the world in recent time as a new bible study application; ‘To You Bible App’ was launched recently in Nigeria by one of the country’s US based cleric, Pastor Gregory Lanre Ijiwola.
Speaking at a press briefing held on Thursday at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, to unveil the application, Pastor Ijiwola described the bible app as an application that will revolutionize the user’s approach to meditating on God’s Word.
The cleric said the app is the only one of its kind in the world, adding that the application was endorsed by a number of reputable clerics within and outside Nigeria including the American Bible Society, which endorsed it as the Most Innovative Apps.
Others who endorsed the app include Pastor Sunday Adelaja, Rev. Sam Adeyemi, Leke Alder, among others.
Explaining the ‘ToYouBible App’ background, Ijiwola said, “ToYouBible is a personalized Bible app for daily reading, meditations and Bible study. It was an idea that came to me to create an app that helps readers of God’s word to enjoy a more personalized experience in their Scripture readings and meditations.
Explaining the reason for the app, the cleric said, “The Bible contains thousands of wonderful promises to be trusted, believed and appropriated in the life of the reader. When these promises are read, they often sound generalized and distant.
“ToYouBible instantly populates the name of the reader in the text of scriptures, personalizing the relevant passages makes Bible-reading come alive, enhancing the devotional and faith-building experience of the readers. “
The app is currently available on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store respectively. It is also available on the IOS and Android devices, and can be downloaded on the link http://ToYouBible.com.
According to Ijiwola, the app is already downloaded in the thousands from over 35 nations such as: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Rwanda, Australia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, India, Latvia, Netherlands, Namibia, South Africa, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Nigeria.
Others are New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Belgium, France, Hungary, Indonesia, among others.
Pastor Gregory Lanre Ijiwola, a pastor and an alumnus of Moody Theological Seminary, spent time going through the Bible, personalizing applicable verses with sound hermeneutical principles
Fola Dada, a member of his congregation, and a software developer, Fola joined him in bringing the idea to fruition by facilitating the creation of the app.