It was just announced this afternoon that B&H Publishing Group will release the complete Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), in early December, as an application for the Xbox 360.
Folks will be able to access the Bible in a new way. “Bible Navigator X” will be downloadable through the “Indie Games” channel of Xbox.com.
Our good friend, and former co-worker, Aaron Linne is the executive producer of digital marketing for B&H. He’s been the champion for this technology and says “The Xbox isn’t just secular entertainment anymore. We can use technology that other people developed to study Scriptures through a new medium. Some people are just more comfortable with a controller in their hands than a book.”
In fact, users will have access to both the Old and New Testaments, and be able to perform the following tasks:
- Browse through and read the Bible
- Bookmark verses or passages
- Conduct a word search (concordance-like)
In addition to all of the great features, Linne says, “Certainly it’s convenient to be able to quickly pull up a Bible verse on your television at home, but this is also a great tool for youth ministers who teach in youth spaces that already have Xbox consoles in them. It’s a quick way to create teaching aids from equipment you already have.”
“Bible Navigator X” will cost just 400 Microsoft Points ($5). That’s a steal (if it’s OK to steal the Bible).
We’ll make sure to feature this new technology as we find out more, and test it out on our own Xbox 360′s.
For more information about “Bible Navigator X” on Xbox 360, visit BibleNavigatorX.com.