Technology has made our life easier and it has impacted individuals and communities of all kinds, even religious. The following are ways religion has taken advantage of technology to be more accessible for its followers.
One of the most-read books of the world can be read online now, but most importantly, you can read it on the go with the bible app. The Bible app is completely free and has no ads.
After downloading you can see your bookmarks, notes, and lecture plan on any place. Also, you can read thousands of versions, including audio, all in your mobile device.
The app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Java, Symbian, Mobile Web, and Kindle Fire in more than 900 languages.
FamilySearch.org is the largest genealogical organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services every year to find out more about their family history. FamilySearch offers service to everyone at no cost, 24 hours a day. Their database includes more than 4 billion names from all over the world and has 4,745 FamilySearch centers worldwide.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the main benefactor of FamilySearch services, The Church believes that families should be the central part of society and that family relationships are destined to continue beyond of this life.
The Book of Mormon
Another example of use of the technology in the religion is The Book of Mormon the scripture the Latter-Day Saints use along with the Bible learn more about God’s guidance as revealed to prophets, Church history, as well as religious histories of different civilizations.
The app where the book can be read, features translations for most major world languages, audio recordings in English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Also, it has a reference guide that highlights key passages about Jesus Christ, gospel topics, people, places, and events in the Book of Mormon, as well as search capability and simple navigation, including swiping gestures to navigate between chapters.