Catholic Study Bible Ignatius-Lighthouse Edition


Lighthouse, Ignatius Press is offering a Catholic app which will enable you to keep the entire Bible always at your fingertips.


The free version is effectively designed to whet your appetite for The Word of God. The free bible can’t be beat, but once you’ve tried the free sections of this app you will be sorely tempted to splurge on the paid features.


The free version includes:

  • Entire text of both the Old and New Testaments
  • Annotated Gospel of John – FREE selections from the Ignatius Press Study Bible.
  • Over 10 hours of FREE Audio Commentary from the incredibly knowledgable Dr. Scott Hahn and St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
  • Dramatized Audio version of the Gospel of John – FREE selections from the Truth and Life Dramatized Audio New Testament.


The full version of this Bible app costs $29.99 and includes:

  • The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament, endorsed by a Vatican Imprimatur!
  • The complete bible study index (each available separately for $19.99)
  • The full talk, “The Lambs Super,” by Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Over 140 inspiring Lighthouse talks, all revealing the beauty and richness of our faith and Scripture, can be downloaded straight to your device at a substantial 20% discount.

The study bible indexes available for purchase, separately for $19.99 or together with the audio bible for $29.99, includes indexes on the following subjects:

  • Doctrine
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Miracles of Jesus
  • Mosaic ceremonial laws
  • Parables and metaphors of Jesus
  • Topical essays
  • Word studies


The well-narrated, dramatic audio bible feature will allow you to listen to scripture while you jog, drive, or cook diner. The feature I like best is the search feature. A great way to get the big picture and understand biblical themes is to search for a keyword and read every reference to that word in scripture. Another index studies the roots and usage of specific words in the bible.

One very nice feature is the playlist. The app comes with two preloaded playlists, one of which will guide you through the New Testament in 40 days. You may also set up your own playlists of favorite verses, a wonderful way to memorize scripture or to bolster yourself in the fight against specific temptations.

$29.99 is a considerable sum for an app, but it is a very competitive price for an interactive study bible of this caliber, especially one with audio approved by the Vatican.  Lighthouse, Ignatius Press is a very reliable Catholic media company and their study bible is very thorough. The indexes will surely expand your knowledge of scripture and the audio reading will bring you deep into the living Word. Well worth $29.99!

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Copyright 2013 Jen Haganey


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