App Review: Study Bible by Grace To You

Meaningless scoring system. 10 being the highest.

9 Design
9 Usability
9 Features
9 Cost

The folks at Grace To You have come up with an awesome Bible App. I have used the App since it came out and have found it very easy to use. If you want to use it just as a Bible app you can, additionally you can purchase Dr. John MacArthur’s study Bible notes for $5.99. Considering how valuable the notes are $5.99 is worth the cost.

Android app on Google Play


The design is easy to use and visually appealing. Sometimes you can find apps that have an excessive amount of information or wording. This app is not like that. Simple and straight forward. Most importantly distraction free. Everything a Bible app should be.


The Study Bible app is easy to use in all aspects. Long-press will allow yo to highlight and focus in on a single verse. “John’s Notes” are easily and quickly accessed in the bottom left hand corner. In the top-right there is a menu button that leads you to a simple menu. The app scrolls smoothly. A single-tap will lead you into full screen reading mode.


App Features

  • ESV text edition: 2011
  • Footnotes and cross-references of the ESV Reference Edition
  • New American Standard Bible with footnotes and cross-references
  • Search entire Bible text
  • Listen to ESV audio Bible
  • Red-letter text optional
  • Multiple font type and size choices
  • Read the daily devotional Drawing Near
  • View Grace to You resources by Bible verse
  • View Grace to You resources by Bible chapter
  • Highlight and bookmark verses and passages
  • Create personal notes on verses
  • Synchronize bookmarks, notes, and highlights across multiple devices
  • Sort bookmarks, notes, and highlights by book or by date
  • Listen to Featured Sermon
  • Share verses through social media and email
  • Night mode
John’s Notes ($5.99 extra)

  • 25,000 explanatory notes from John MacArthur on virtually every passage based on the ESV text
  • More than 140 two-color maps, charts, timelines, and illustrations
  • Introduction to each Bible book
  • Articles on biblical and theological issues
  • Extensive outlines on key Bible doctrines
  • Verse references hyperlinked to the Bible

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1 Comment

  • Thank you for this interesting review! I especially like the “meaningless scoring system” 🙂
    To anyone who wants to keep God’s Word in their heart, I recommend the app Bible Memory: Remember Me. Quizzes, flashcards, audio recording, playback and an intelligent review system help you to memorize your favourite verses from 44 Bible versions. It’s so easy to use it is even part of Google Play for Families.

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