ZOE Bible Skills business developer Jimmy Scarff announced today that the free ZOE NT LITE app has been launched for iPhone. The app makes bible study a joy by bringing the user the New Testament scripture in game form. The fun and challenging game for any age helps people easily integrate memory, meditation, and logical thought on the Word into their everyday life, without having to carry a bible around at all times.
"The inspiration for the app came from mixing elements from the popular board game Scrabble, a love of numbers and an idea to learn the Bible," said Scarff. "There is a tremendous need for the gospel to be spread in new and exciting ways, and the ZOE app is just the beginning." Scarff's Jesus Love Movement will use funds from ZOE as part of a mission to help children, and also to leverage mainstream media to spread the word through Christian-based movies.
Challenging your scripture knowledge in a different way, in a community of fellow Bible lovers and studiers who are doing the same thing, ZOE creates a friendly competition and way to play with established friends and find new ones with the same goals at heart.
Players can pick any book from the New Testament and select seven numbers off of their rack. The numbers will form verses from that book and the players are quizzed on their knowledge of the verse. If the user has chosen the book of John, and they play "3:16" then they will need to pick the correct choice from three scriptures that they are presented with. A correct choice will win them points, and if not they lose them. A simple concept, blended with Scrabble like play, that can be played alone or with someone who also has the app.
The points system is based on adding the value of the Chapter with the Verse number. So John 3:16 would be worth a total of 3 16, or 19 points. There is a bonus 100 points for playing all seven numbers on your tile rack at once and getting each verse correct. The game is won when one player uses all 40 of their 40 tiles first.
There are bonus squares, as with Scrabble, that add points to moves. Playing combinations and more verses is played correctly, collect more points. "I know how enduring it can be to sit there and study the bible, all day, every day. People are always looking for creative ways to make their bible study a joy every single time," said creator Scarff of conceptualizing ZOE.
Building a community of Bible lovers and learners from all over the world is also one of the objectives of the app. Containing a chat function, the exciting and educational game offers the ability to find a random player to play against, and a search function to find established friends to have a friendly competition with. The app can also be linked to social media outlets on Twitter and Facebook to showcase your Bible knowledge and encourage friends to join and play as well. The latest release, ZOE NT LITE, includes a colorful, easy to use display of the game.
* Free and paid version
* Multiplayer platform and player search
* Familiar gameplay with a twist on a classic
* Memory game to help retain and learn Bible verses
* Community building
* Scripture study on the go
ZOE NT LITE 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The ad free version of the game is also available for $2.99 (USD) from the App Store. Donations are gladly accepted on the ZOE website.