An Xbox 360 application featuring the Holman Christian Standard Bible is now downloadable through the "Indie Games" channel of Xbox.com.
Yes, the Bible.
"Bible Navigator X" is thought to be "the first complete Bible available on a video game console," according to a news release from LifeWay Christian Resources.
"This application will bring the Bible into people's living rooms and onto their televisions in a completely new and innovative way," said Aaron Linne, executive producer of digital marketing for LifeWay's B&H Publishing Group.
The new Xbox application consists of the Old and New Testaments of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) as well as three additional tools: a concordance-like search function; bookmarking, allowing for marking passages and reorganizing the bookmarks into an order appropriate for teaching or study; and a presentation mode that features a larger display for projecting onto a screen.
"We've included 10 different themes to change the look and feel of the Bible, while maintaining the readability," Linne also noted in comments provided to Collide, a magazine focusing on visual media, music, technology and the Web in communicating the Gospel. "We wanted to be sure that there was a theme for everyone, including our HCSB look, themes for students [such as LifeWay's Fuge camps] and even a [women's] PrayerGates.com theme.
"Bible Navigator X -- its www.BibleNavigatorX.com website includes a TV news report on the new tool -- was added to the Xbox Indie Games channel on Jan. 19. It can be purchased from within the Xbox dashboard or via the product page at Xbox.com for 400 Microsoft Points (the equivalent of $5).
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