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New “Bible Storyteller” app for children out ... and it's free
Vatican Insider ^ | February 23, 2014

Posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:44 AM PST by NYer

The aim is to bring children closer to the Holy Scriptures by presenting them in an entertaining and innovative way

Luigi Albiniano


Reading the Bible has never been more fun. “Bible Storyteller” is an app for tablets and smartphones, designed especially for children, which teaches them about the Holy Scriptures through entertaining and engaging animated pictures and audio files.


The stories, protagonists and events of the New and Old Testaments – grouped into various sections in the main menu – are presented in a multifunctional app with an attractive interface that makes it even easier to use.


The texts and the interesting interplay between the audio and video contents make for even more fun learning. The fairy tale-like element makes it especially attractive for children. The innovative format efficiently communicates the importance and historical significance of the Bible.


The app aims to encourage children to read the Bible and become familiar with the Word of God and makes it easier for parents, educators and primary school teachers to capture children’s interest in the sacred texts.

TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; christian; orthodox
The Bible stories in the app are the work of Gavin Owen, a Christian Storyteller based in Wiltshire, England, who has told his Bible stories hundreds of times to thousands of children. Each Bible story was originally written for use in primary school assemblies, so was aimed at an age range of 5 to 11 years old.

Bible Stories

The app was launched in December 2013 and new content is being added weekly. Here is the current list of stories (click on the links to try out the audio or video version of each story without having to install the app):

Old Testament

New Testament

For more information, visit the following site.


1 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:44 AM PST by NYer
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An excellent article to share with your parish, perhaps via the bulletin. Ping!

2 posted on 03/05/2014 5:44:48 AM PST by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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Thank You NYer!

3 posted on 03/05/2014 6:26:51 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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Another new resource is found at this site. Started this with my kids. Thanks for the info on the app. I’ll put it on the kids’ pads!

The Daily Audio Bible program provides you with clear audio narration of the New American Bible. We offer three readings a day, 7 days a week, with a daily email reminder!
This service provides a high quality audio resource for:

Homeschooling mothers
Commuting fathers or college students
Students working online
School teachers teaching students
All who are interested in reading and committing the Bible to memory

Over the course of a year, you will have read the Bible. Or, start by listening to the evening reading each day for a year, then add the midday reading the second year, then the morning reading the third year.

4 posted on 03/05/2014 3:48:57 PM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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