If you’re like me, then you have one major roadblock keeping you from studying the Bible: disorganization. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the massive amounts of Bible study tools or you just feel like there’s a more efficient way, you can use this simple framework to get the most out of…

taming the tongue bible verse

It can be really hard to control what you say. Saying the wrong thing (or even the right thing) at the wrong time can be all it takes to damage relationships or get into trouble. Maybe you suffer from foot-in-mouth disorder, where it feels like you can never say the…

bible verses abut work

The book of Proverbs is all about wisdom. Sometimes, it’s hard to apply the abstract ideas of Proverbs like fearing the Lord or having integrity. Luckily, we don’t need to turn to Irish, Japanese, or Chinese sayings to find practicality. For those of us who need to start with doing,…

It is human nature to want to connect with God. Even before you came to know Jesus, maybe you prayed into the void, hoping for a response from anyone. This visceral desire has existed for thousands of years. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he attracted huge crowds who felt that…

John 3 16 meaning

You probably know John 3:16 by heart. It’s a pretty basic Bible verse, and for good reason! It’s such a beautifully concise way of summing up Christ’s mission on earth and humanity’s hope for salvation. Sometimes, we tend to gloss over verses like this one because we think we’ve learned…

Kindle dropping support

As new versions of devices and software are released, we have to make difficult decisions about what we can continue to support. We know that not everyone has the luxury or interest in buying brand new phones and tablets every year, so we try our best to support as many…

Have you ever wondered what separated the Old and New Testaments? Why isn’t there just one testament? Maybe you’ve heard that, during this Intertestamental Period, God was silent. If you have more questions than answers, you’re in the right place! The period between Malachi and Matthew is full of history…

Jonah 1 commentary and the big fish

Jonah, a book from the Old Testament, is a story steeped in poetry, mystery, metaphor, comedy, and adventure. Jonah, the main character, is a prophet from Israel whom, despite his best efforts, God uses for salvation of many. There are many angles that one could view the story of Jonah…

reasons to use audio bible

At Olive Tree, we are a bunch of Bible nerds. Most of us are avid users of our own app, meaning we get to create features that we’re passionate about. When we added audio Bibles to our store, we had the opportunity to create an experience that we felt good…