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iPhone Bibles and Books on Sale

Posted on: September 16th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 17 Comments

We just sent out an email to current customers offering 20% off all iPhone Bibles and books. You can use priority code PBEL99 through the end of the month to save 20% on all Bibles and reference books for iPhone. Just go to, select the iPhone site, then select Order Form from the upper right corner of the screen. Select the books you want to order and enter PBEL99 in the priority code field at the bottom of the order form. Subscribers: Wait for Your Email Before Ordering

If you’ve been a monthly or annual subscriber to, you’re entitled to an additional 10% discount for a total of 30% off any PocketBible for iPhone Bible or book. Details are in the email you should receive later today.

Speaking of, subscriptions are now free. If you already have a monthly subscription, you’ve already made your final payment and won’t be charged again this month. If you have an annual subscription, you will continue to have access to the service beyond the end of your subscription.

“Donating” to Laridian

Many of you have asked if there is a way to donate to Laridian as a way of saying “thanks” for making PocketBible for iPhone free. We’re truly humbled by the suggestion and appreciate your generosity. However, we don’t want to give the impression that we’re a non-profit, charitable organization as some of our competitors do, so we’ve decided not to put a “donate button” at the site.

However, if you’d like to say “thanks” you can do so by simply not using the priority code when you place your order. It doesn’t have the same feel-good vibe as a “donate button” but the effect is the same. And we’ll get the message. Again, we’re really moved by your response to our efforts.

Don’t Have an iPhone?

You can still take advantage of this offer. First, verify the book you want to purchase is available for your particular platform (Windows Mobile, Windows desktop, Blackberry, or Palm OS) by going to the appropriate area of our site and checking the order form. Then go to the iPhone area of our site and place your order using the priority code. If you order a book or Bible for the iPhone that is available for your platform, you’ll be able to download that version through your download account. It’s a little tricky, yes, but we don’t mind. In fact we encourage it!

17 Responses

  1. Sharon Cannavo, Administrator Cornerstone School says:

    You made my day!!! I am so thrilled! Thank you, for not giving up!! I can be Bible ready for any situation again!

  2. Kia Kiat says:

    Has been anticipating the release and has downloaded it. Was however disappointed that the split screen feature found in PocketPC versions cannot be found. Will it be available in later releases?

  3. Patti Emerick says:

    Hi – I’m truly grateful for the Ipod touch bible.
    I have been having the hardest time keeping up with the
    scripture readings at church.
    This is amazing. I can’t think of anything you missed.
    What a literal God send.
    Thank you and may God richly bless you….Patti

  4. Churn Wai says:

    Hi Craig, i’m interested in getting the BookBuilder for compiling my own books. However, the intend is to use it with my iPhone. Is there anyway to get those books into my iPhone without going through your server?

  5. Steve Abarta says:

    I just downloaded the new PocketBible for the iPhone, and I love it. It’s so much faster than the web version, iPocketBible! I especially love the ability to highlight a verse in one Bible translation, and it is also highlighted in all the others! Very cool! I’ve been a Laridian user for many years, and it’s such a pleasure to keep coming back because it only gets better and better!

    Now, I’m just looking for the ability to take notes, a feature that I have loved having in other mobile versions. Great job, Craig! And congratulations on obtaining Apple’s approval!

    You guys are the best!

  6. Churn: There will eventually be a way to get BookBuilder books onto the iPhone. It will require the book to be on our server.

  7. Ken Culp says:

    I am truly amazed !! Please forgive me for any “inpatient” notes I’ve posted on your blog. Craig, I am so impressed. It is one thing to see the screenshots, it is entirely different experience actually using it. I know what you are going to say about the notes, so I’ll be quiet. But, I will say there are books I purchased and apparently didn’t read (I guess this platform makes it much easier than WM5). I AM JUST SO HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Tony says:

    Thanks so much….. and it’s free… you all have done a great job. My God richly bless you all. I have one question, with future updates will we be able to transfer over to the native iPhone program are highlight, bookmarks and notes that we have done on the web. This would be fantastic and save me a lot of time.

    Many Thanks.

  9. erik says:

    Hi Craig,

    Love it – thanks so much! I admire your integrity in allowing us to have all the books back that we bought for previous platforms. I have already posted a rave review and have bought more books three times since yesterday in response.

    I look forward to having the ability to add notes, as well as a split screen in a future upgrade as you keep up the great work.

    I do have one suggestion as regards the availability of bibles/books. I would love to be able to buy a digital copy of my chronological bible – is there any chance of you licensing and releasing this? It’s a really effective way to do daily reading and work through the entire bible in (at least for me) a more meaningful way. Or, if this is not possible, how about a reading plan that offers a chronological journey over the course of a year?

    Thanks again!

  10. Tony: Synchronization of user-created data (notes, highlights, and bookmarks) will be in a future release.

    Erik: We have a one-year chronological Bible — see the “devotional” section of the order form on our site.

  11. Brent says:


    Love the new product. I had subscribed to I have not received either e-mail you mentioned as of the time I write this.

    Thanks for your hard work. In HIM, Brent

  12. ABNER CESAIRE says:

    I JUST BOUGHT THE AMG BUNDLE COMPLETE WORDSTUDY. It only shows the OT dictionary. and it is different from the one used e-sword and pocket pc that links the dictionary to the bible program by the Strong’s number. How do i use my bibles to cross-reference to the AMG dictionary?

  13. ABNER CESAIRE says:

    Sorry. I have to download 2 separate files. but still I still don’t know how to use them with my bibles.
    Any help?

  14. Brent and Abner: Contact tech support.

  15. Bruce Gilliland says:

    ZDNet has a good review of the iPhone PocketBible app. The author was a beta tester. See:

  16. Kurt says:


    I have been following this product development patiently and must say I am greatly pleased with this first iteration! Great job! I would check your blog almost daily – and I really tried to refrain from commenting knowing you really had your hands full with the “restless natives”:-) While my account was in limbo for years (switching from Treo to first gen iPhone), I just purchased several new books and I am happily using great resources from previous purchases. And yes, I added a justly deserved rating in iTunes.

    Thanks again, and looking forward to future updates (like a notes option???).


  17. Steve S says:

    Great, great app, definitely the best Bible Study app on the market!!! Thanks for all the effort that went into this, and God bless…

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