Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING BIBLICAL INFORMATION
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation is disclosed. The method includes communicating an audio signal associated with a first biblical verse via an audio output of an electronic device, while simultaneously displaying the first biblical verse on a display of the electronic device, and visually distinguishing the first biblical verse from a remainder of the biblical verses. After communicating the audio signal associated with the first biblical verse, an audio signal associated with a second biblical verse is communicated via the audio output, while simultaneously displaying and visually distinguishing the second biblical verses from a remainder of the biblical verses within the singular page. Without a user scroll command, the electronic device automatically scrolls through the singular page such that each of the biblical verses is visible on the display while the corresponding audio signal is being communicated.



Inventors:
Aven, David (New Castle, PA, US)
Application Number:
14/457926
Publication Date:
02/18/2016
Filing Date:
08/12/2014
Assignee:
LITCHFIELD ASSOCIATES LTD, INC
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G33/00
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Primary Examiner:
GISHNOCK, NIKOLAI A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
The Concept Law Group, P.A. (6400 North Andrews Avenue, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309, US)
Claims:
1. A computer-implemented method of communicating biblical information on a computer display in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation, the method comprising: providing an electronic device having a processor communicatively coupled to an audio output port, a memory, a user input interface, and a computer display, the processor operably configured to execute a set of computer instructions, the set of computer instructions stored in the memory and including instructions for: bi-modally continuously communicating hands-free a plurality of biblical verses via the audio output port and the computer display of the electronic device without requiring a user input via the user input interface in order to transition from bi-modally communicating any one of the plurality of biblical verses to a subsequent one of the plurality of biblical verses, the bi-modal hands-free communication including simultaneously displaying each of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on the computer display while visually distinguishing said biblical verse from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses; and the computer display, without receiving a user scroll command via the user input interface, automatically scrolling through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal of the biblical verse is being communicated via the audio output port; wherein the singular page includes a length such that at least a portion of the biblical verses associated with the singular page is not visible when the singular page is presented on the computer display without scrolling to the at least the portion of the biblical verses.

2. The method in accordance with claim 1, wherein: the visually distinguishing includes highlighting an entire biblical verse.

3. The method in accordance with claim 1, further comprising: receiving a user scroll command to scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a first sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is no longer visible on the computer display; scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command; and after scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command, causing the electronic device to, without a second user scroll command, automatically scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a second sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is visible on the computer display.

4. The method in accordance with claim 1, further comprising: receiving at least one user-entered search term within a search field; and as a result of receiving the at least one user-entered search term, displaying on the computer display a list associated with each of the plurality of biblical verses that includes the at least one user-entered search term.

5. The method in accordance with claim 4, further comprising: receiving a user selection input identifying at least one of the plurality of biblical verses for inclusion in a bi-modal compilation of biblical verses including the at least one user-entered search term.

6. The method in accordance with claim 1, further comprising: providing a database, where each of the plurality of biblical verses is stored as: a visual file depicting an entire text of the biblical verse, and a corresponding audio file including a pre-recording of the biblical verse; and wherein: each visual and corresponding audio file is directly accessible by a user via a verse finder presented on the computer display.

7. The method in accordance with claim 6, wherein: the verse finder includes: a selectively adjustable book display indicator, a selectively adjustable chapter display indicator, and a selectively adjustable verse display indicator.

8. The method in accordance with claim 1, further comprising: receiving a time selection user-input; continuously communicating an audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

9. The method in accordance with claim 1, further comprising: receiving a time selection user-input; communicating a sequence of biblical verses in a bi-modal, hands-free presentation via the electronic device for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the bi-modal, hands-free presentation of the sequence of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

10. A computer-implemented system of communicating biblical information on a computer display in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation, the system comprising: a processing device communicatively coupled to an electronic device having an audio output, a memory, a user input interface, and a computer display; and a non-transitory computer readable medium having programming instructions that are operably configured to be executed by the processing device to cause the system to: bi-modally continuously communicate hands-free a plurality of biblical verses via the audio output port and the computer display without requiring a user input via the user input interface in order to transition from bi-modally communicating any one of the plurality of biblical verses to a subsequent one of the plurality of biblical verses, the bi-modal hands-free communication including simultaneously displaying each of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on the computer display while visually distinguishing the one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses and; without receiving a user scroll command via the user input interface, automatically scroll through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal of the biblical verse is being communicated via the audio output port; wherein the singular page includes a length such that at least a portion of the biblical verses associated with the singular page is not visible when the singular page is presented on the computer display without scrolling to the at least the portion of the biblical verses.

11. The system in accordance with claim 10, further comprising: a database communicatively coupled to the electronic device, the database including each of the plurality of biblical verses stored as: a visual file depicting an entire text of the biblical verse, and a corresponding audio file including a pre-recording of the biblical verse.

12. The system in accordance with claim 10, wherein the programming instructions that are executable by the processing device cause the system to: receive a user scroll command to scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a first sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is no longer visible on the computer display; scroll through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command; and after scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command, cause the electronic device to, without a second user scroll command, automatically scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a second sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is visible on the computer display.

13. The system in accordance with claim 10, wherein the programming instructions that are executable by the processing device cause the system to: receive at least one user-entered search term within a search field; and as a result of receiving the at least one user-entered search term, display on the computer display a list associated with each of the plurality of biblical verses that includes the at least one user-entered search term.

14. The system in accordance with claim 10, wherein the programming instructions that are executable by the processing device cause the system to: receive a time selection user-input; communicate a sequence of biblical verses in a bi-modal, hands-free presentation via the electronic device for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinue the bi-modal, hands-free presentation of the sequence of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

15. A non-transitory computer readable medium having programming instructions for communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation, the programming instructions for: bi-modally continuously communicating hands-free a plurality of biblical verses via an audio output and a computer display of an electronic device without requiring a user input via a user input interface in order to transition from bi-modally communicating any one of the plurality of biblical verses to a subsequent one of the plurality of biblical verses, the bi-modal hands-free communication including simultaneously displaying each of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on the computer display while visually distinguishing the biblical verse from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses; and the computer display without receiving a user scroll command via the user input interface, automatically scrolling through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal of the biblical verse is being communicated via the audio output port; wherein the singular page includes a length such that at least a portion of the biblical verses associated with the singular page is not visible when the singular page is presented on the computer display without scrolling to the at least the portion of the biblical verses.

16. The computer readable medium in accordance with claim 15, further comprising programming instructions for: accessing a database communicatively coupled to the electronic device, the database including each of the plurality of biblical verses stored as: a visual file depicting an entire text of the biblical verse, and a corresponding audio file including a pre-recording of the biblical verse.

17. The computer readable medium in accordance with claim 15, further comprising programming instructions for: receiving a user scroll command to scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a first sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is no longer visible on the computer display; scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command; and after scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command, causing the electronic device to, without a second user scroll command, automatically scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a second sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is visible on the computer display.

18. The computer readable medium in accordance with claim 15, further comprising programming instructions for: receiving at least one user-entered search term within a search field; and as a result of receiving the at least one user-entered search term, displaying on the computer display a list associated with each of the plurality of biblical verses that includes the at least one user-entered search term.

19. The computer readable medium in accordance with claim 15, further comprising programming instructions for: receiving a time selection user-input; continuously communicating an audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

20. The computer readable medium in accordance with claim 15, further comprising programming instructions for: receiving a time selection user-input; communicating a sequence of biblical verses in a bi-modal, hands-free presentation via the electronic device for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the bi-modal, hands-free presentation of the sequence of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a system and method for communicating biblical information via an electronic device, and more particularly relates to a system and method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation where audio and visual communications are synchronously presented in a manner supporting hands-free use.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Individuals have sought guidance, comfort, intellectual fulfillment, and enlightenment from the Bible for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Technological advancements have allowed individuals to read biblical text on electronic devices and even listen to the Bible in an electronic audio form, such as, on compact discs. Yet, most methods of communicating the Bible via an electronic device are very limited.

Electronic-based bibles implemented on a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone, provide a measure of convenience and portability of biblical text, without the need to carry a hard copy of the Bible. However, such electronic bibles require continuous and constant input from the user. Users are required to provide an input as to the chapter or section of the Bible to display. Users are required to manually scroll through the chapter or section of the Bible by, for example, using a finger to drag the display area up or down or flip to another page, while reading biblical text. As such, it is virtually impossible to perform any other tasks while reading biblical text on such electronic bibles. Many users find such continuous and constant physical, touch-based interaction with the electronic-based bible to be inconvenient and distracting. At the same time, many users desire continuous and constant immersion in the Bible for a multitude of reasons. Some users regard immersion in the biblical word as a form of worship. Some users believe that constant exposure to the Bible will help them learn and retain more of the teachings in the Bible. Other users believe that biblical immersion will help overcome temptations that may be faced on a daily basis. Some users find great comfort in immersion in the biblical word. Yet other users believe that biblical immersion brings one closer to a relationship with God. Unfortunately, prior art electronic-based Bibles do not allow users to immerse themselves in the biblical word throughout the day, while also performing other daily tasks, such as driving, cleaning, cooking, working, exercising, falling asleep, and the like.

Christians are encouraged to memorize biblical text for the purpose of sharing with others, and to internalize the teachings therein. Scientific studies have shown that, for some populations, receiving information aurally and visually increases reading comprehension, concentration, retention, and memorization. A shortcoming of some electronic-based bibles is their limited mode of presentation. Some electronic-based bibles are entirely visual. Other electronic-based bibles are entirely aural, such as compact disks of audio recordings of the Bible. Yet other electronic-based bibles allow a selection of either audio communications, or visual communications of biblical text, but not simultaneous presentation of biblical text in both audio and visual form, which would increase comprehension, retention, and memorization. Often users will read the Bible many times throughout their lifetime and desire increased comprehension and memorization, yet presenting biblical text in a singular mode can be uninteresting and not conducive to exciting attention and retention.

Another memorization technique is called “chunking.” Most individuals are only able to store about four to seven different items in their short-term memory. Chunking involves grouping several items, such as words, into one larger whole, such as a sentence, in order to increase memorization capacity. However, it is difficult to chunk while reading because most people are trained to read a single word at a time, rather than an entire sentence at a time. Chunking is also a speed-reading technique, where users attempt to read more quickly by reading groups of words, rather than one word at a time. Providing a Bible that facilitates this chunking technique would assist users with memorization of biblical verses and allow users to read through the Bible more quickly.

Significantly, electronic-based Bibles are not organized very well and are notoriously difficult to use and manipulate for various purposes, such as finding a specific verse, chapter, or a group of related passages. Many individuals desire the ability to more easily search through the Bible and selectively organize sections of the Bible. Some electronic-based Bibles allow users to search for passages containing a search term, yet the convenience ends there. Such electronic-based Bibles do not allow users to easily save such passages to a separate file to be able to quickly access the file again, and also selectively organize and re-organize the passages according to the user's preference. Electronic books (hereinafter “e-books”) are known. Unfortunately, e-books are organized into chapters and sections in a sequential order according to an index. In the current art, there is not a method for users to selectively re-organize chapters and sections of a book. E-books are primarily designed to be read in sequential order, unlike the Bible, which is very often read out of the indexed order, in a non-consecutive, sometimes piecemeal manner.

The Bible is a very formidable text, including close to 32,000 verses. Users can find it difficult to organize and categorize biblical text into useful, functional portions. A user may have favorite verses for a particular mood, life event, or challenge. Users typically prefer certain portions of the Bible at different times, or occasions. Many users will focus on one particular topic or story over a single period of time (e.g. love, hope, faith, etc.). Consequently, a user is often required to remember or search through the entire Bible to locate one or more verses for a particular mood, or event. Or, the user is required to adhere to a predetermined Bible study prepared by another. Studying the Bible is a lifelong pursuit to many and each individual's connection to the Bible and the teachings therein is very personal. Accordingly, users desire the ability to re-organize the Bible in a way that is personal to them and easily access such portions of the Bible in a convenient manner.

Therefore, a need exists to overcome the problems with the prior art as discussed above.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention provides a system and method for communicating biblical information that overcomes the hereinafore-mentioned disadvantages of the heretofore-known devices and methods of this general type.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, there is provided, in accordance with the invention, a method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation is disclosed. The method includes communicating an audio signal associated with a first one of a plurality of biblical verses via an audio output of an electronic device, while simultaneously: displaying the first one of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on a computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguishing the first one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. After communicating the audio signal associated with the first one of the plurality of biblical verses, an audio signal associated with a second one of the plurality of biblical verses is communicated via the audio output of the electronic device, while simultaneously: displaying the second one of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguishing the second one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. The method further includes, without a user scroll command, automatically scrolling through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal is being communicated.

In accordance with another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes highlighting an entire biblical verse.

In accordance with another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a user scroll command to scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a first sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is no longer visible on the computer display; scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command; and after scrolling through the singular page as a result of the user scroll command, causing the electronic device to, without a second user scroll command, automatically scroll through the singular page such that the biblical verse associated with a second sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is visible on the computer display.

In accordance with yet another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving at least one user-entered search term within a search field; and as a result of receiving the at least one user-entered search term, displaying on the computer display a list associated with each of the plurality of biblical verses that includes the at least one user-entered search term.

In accordance with another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a user selection input identifying at least one of the plurality of biblical verses for inclusion in a bi-modal compilation of biblical verses including the at least one user-entered search term.

In accordance with a further feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes providing a database, where each of the plurality of biblical verses is stored as: a visual file depicting an entire text of the biblical verse, and a corresponding audio file including a pre-recording of the biblical verse; and each visual and corresponding audio file is directly accessible by a user via a verse finder presented on the computer display.

In accordance with another feature of the present invention, the verse finder includes: a selectively adjustable book display indicator, a selectively adjustable chapter display indicator, and a selectively adjustable verse display indicator.

In accordance with a further feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a time selection user-input; continuously communicating an audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

In accordance with another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes receiving a time selection user-input; communicating a sequence of biblical verses in a bi-modal, hands-free presentation via the electronic device for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input; and automatically discontinuing the bi-modal, hands-free presentation of the sequence of biblical verses after the amount of time has expired.

In accordance with another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes a system of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation, the system having a processing device communicatively coupled to an electronic device; and a computer readable medium having programming instructions that are operably configured to be executed by the processing device to cause the system to: display visual content including a plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on a computer display of an electronic device; and communicate an audio signal associated with a first one of a plurality of biblical verses via an audio output of an electronic device, while simultaneously causing the system to: display the first one of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on a computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguish the first one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. After communicating the audio signal associated with the first one of the plurality of biblical verses, the processing device additionally causes the system to communicate an audio signal associated with a second one of the plurality of biblical verses via the audio output of the electronic device, while simultaneously causing the system to: display the second one of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguish the second one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. Further, the system, without a user scroll command, automatically scrolls through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal is being communicated.

In accordance with yet another feature, an embodiment of the present invention includes a computer readable medium having programming instructions for communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation, the programming instructions for displaying visual content including a plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on a computer display of an electronic device; and communicating an audio signal associated with a first one of a plurality of biblical verses via an audio output of an electronic device, while simultaneously: displaying the first one of the plurality of biblical verses within a singular page presented on a computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguishing the first one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. The programming instructions also include instructions for, after communicating the audio signal associated with the first one of the plurality of biblical verses, communicating an audio signal associated with a second one of the plurality of biblical verses via the audio output of the electronic device, while simultaneously: displaying the second one of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display of the electronic device, and visually distinguishing the second one of the plurality of biblical verses from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses within the singular page presented on the computer display. Further, the programming instructions include instructions for, without a user scroll command, automatically scrolling through the singular page such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the computer display while a corresponding audio signal is being communicated.

Although the invention is illustrated and described herein as embodied in a system and method for communicating biblical information, it is, nevertheless, not intended to be limited to the details shown because various modifications and structural changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention and within the scope and range of equivalents of the claims. Additionally, well-known elements of exemplary embodiments of the invention will not be described in detail or will be omitted so as not to obscure the relevant details of the invention.

Other features that are considered as characteristic for the invention are set forth in the appended claims. As required, detailed embodiments of the present invention are disclosed herein; however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention, which can be embodied in various forms. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting, but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one of ordinary skill in the art to variously employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed structure. Further, the terms and phrases used herein are not intended to be limiting; but rather, to provide an understandable description of the invention. While the specification concludes with claims defining the features of the invention that are regarded as novel, it is believed that the invention will be better understood from a consideration of the following description in conjunction with the drawing figures, in which like reference numerals are carried forward. The figures of the drawings are not drawn to scale.

Before the present invention is disclosed and described, it is to be understood that the terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting. The terms “a” or “an,” as used herein, are defined as one or more than one. The term “plurality,” as used herein, is defined as two or more than two. The term “another,” as used herein, is defined as at least a second or more. The terms “including” and/or “having,” as used herein, are defined as comprising (i.e., open language). The term “coupled,” as used herein, is defined as connected, although not necessarily directly, and not necessarily mechanically. The term “providing” is defined herein in its broadest sense, e.g., bringing/coming into physical existence, making available, and/or supplying to someone or something, in whole or in multiple parts at once or over a period of time.

As used herein, the terms “about” or “approximately” apply to all numeric values, whether or not explicitly indicated. These terms generally refer to a range of numbers that one of skill in the art would consider equivalent to the recited values (i.e., having the same function or result). In many instances these terms may include numbers that are rounded to the nearest significant figure. In this document, the term “longitudinal” should be understood to mean in a direction corresponding to an elongated direction of the display. The terms “program,” “software application,” and the like as used herein, are defined as a sequence of instructions designed for execution on a computer system. A “program,” “computer program,” “programming instructions,” or “software application” may include a subroutine, a function, a procedure, an object method, an object implementation, an executable application, an applet, a servlet, a source code, an object code, a shared library/dynamic load library and/or other sequence of instructions designed for execution on a computer system.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying figures, where like reference numerals refer to identical or functionally similar elements throughout the separate views and which together with the detailed description below are incorporated in and form part of the specification, serve to further illustrate various embodiments and explain various principles and advantages all in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram of an exemplary distributed data processing network with an electronic mobile device, a personal computer, and a computer server in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a block diagram of an exemplary electronic mobile device in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a block diagram of a data processing system that may be implemented as a network device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a process flow chart representing an exemplary method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, synchronous, bi-modal presentation in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a screenshot of an exemplary software application at least partially implementing the inventive process of FIG. 4, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the biblical verse associated with an audio signal is highlighted in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 5, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the biblical verse associated with a second sequential audio signal is highlighted in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 5, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the biblical verse associated with a third sequential audio signal is highlighted in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 5, the screenshot depicting a verse finder feature in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 9 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 5, the screenshot depicting a user selection of a particular book and chapter via the verse finder feature in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 10 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 5, the screenshot depicting a user selection of a particular verse via the verse finder feature in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 11 is a process flow chart representing another exemplary method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, synchronous, bi-modal presentation, where the presentation automatically continues after an asynchronous user-scroll command, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 12 is a screenshot of an exemplary software application at least partially implementing the inventive process of FIG. 11, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the biblical verse associated with an audio signal is highlighted in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 13 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 12, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the asynchronous user-scroll command is executed in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 14 is a screenshot of the exemplary software of FIG. 12, the screenshot depicting a sequence of biblical verses where the hands-free, synchronous, bi-modal presentation automatically continues after the asynchronous user-scroll command in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 15 is a process flow chart representing a third exemplary method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, synchronous, bi-modal presentation, where a bi-modal compilation of biblical verses is created, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 16 is a screenshot of an exemplary software application at least partially implementing the inventive process of FIG. 15, the screenshot depicting a key word search in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 17 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 16, the screenshot depicting a user selection of the key word search results in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 18 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 16, the screenshot depicting the bi-modal compilation in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 19 is a screenshot of the exemplary software application of FIG. 16, the screenshot depicting the bi-modal compilation after the user has reorganized the compilation from the order depicted in FIG. 18, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 20 is a process flow chart representing a fourth exemplary method of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, synchronous, bi-modal presentation for a predetermined amount of time determined by a user-input, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

While the specification concludes with claims defining the features of the invention that are regarded as novel, it is believed that the invention will be better understood from a consideration of the following description in conjunction with the drawing figures, in which like reference numerals are carried forward. It is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention, which can be embodied in various forms.

The present invention provides a novel and efficient method of organizing and communicating the Bible. Embodiments of the invention provide a method of simultaneously communicating an audio signal and a visual depiction of sequences of biblical verses so as to allow hands-free, bi-modal communication of the Bible. In addition, embodiments of the invention include highlighting the biblical verse as it is being aurally communicated through an electronic mobile device to further enhance comprehension and memorization. In some embodiments, the invention includes providing a database of biblical verses where each biblical verse is stored as an audio file of a prerecording of the verse and a corresponding text file associated with a visual presentation of the biblical verse. The database allows each biblical verse to be directly accessible by the user, and also allows the user to re-organize biblical verses into user-created audio and visual compilations, which compilations can be easily accessed by the user according to the user's mood, or thematic focus. Embodiments of the invention also include a Bible playback sleep timer that allows the user to listen to the Bible while falling asleep, a Bible verse finder with a user-friendly interface, and a key word search feature, each of which facilitates efficient and personalized organization and access to the Bible.

Referring now to FIG. 1, one embodiment of the present invention is shown as a block diagram, illustrating an exemplary network of data processing system in which the present invention may be implemented. FIG. 1 shows several advantageous features of the present invention, but, as will be described below, the invention can be provided in several shapes, sizes, combinations of features and components, and varying numbers and functions of the components. The first example of a network 100, as shown in FIG. 1, includes connections 102a-n, which are the medium used to provide communication links between various devices and computers connected together within the network 100. The connections 102a-n may be wired or wireless connections. A few exemplary wired connections are cable, phone line, and fiber optic. Exemplary wireless connections include radio frequency (RF) and infrared radiation (IR) transmission. Many other wired and wireless connections are known in the art and can be used with the present invention.

In the depicted example, the network 100 includes an electronic mobile device 104, a server 106, and a personal computer 108. The electronic mobile device 104 can be operable to execute programming instructions embodied in a software application that can be received from the server 106 via a wide area network (WAN) 110. In other embodiments, the personal computer 108 is operable to execute the programming instructions received from the server 106 over the WAN 110. In yet other embodiments, the software application is a web-based software application, a desktop software application, or a mobile device software app. In one embodiment, the WAN is the Internet. The Internet represents a worldwide collection of networks and gateways that use the TCP/IP suite of protocols to communicate with one another. At the heart of the Internet is a backbone of high-speed data communication lines between major nodes or host computers, consisting of thousands of commercial, government, educational and other computer systems that route data and messages. Of course, the network 100 also may be implemented as a number of different types of networks, such as for example, an Intranet, a local area network (LAN), or a cellular network. FIG. 1 is intended as an example, and not as an architectural limitation for the present invention.

The server 106 can be seen as a computer that manages access to a centralized resource or database. In some embodiments, users of electronic mobile device 104 can request the software application embodying an exemplary method of the present invention. The server 106 can receive, process, and satisfy the request by sending the software application to the electronic mobile device 104 via the WAN 110. In yet other embodiments, the personal computer 108 can request the software application and the server 106 can receive, process, and satisfy the request by sending the software application to the personal computer 108 via the WAN 110.

With reference now to FIG. 2, an exemplary electronic mobile device 200 is illustrated in a block diagram. The exemplary electronic mobile device 200 includes a user input interface 202, a network interface 204, memory 206, a processing device 208, a display 210, and an audio input/output 212.

The user input interface 202 functions to provide a user a method of providing input to the electronic mobile device 200. The user input interface 202 may also facilitate interaction between the user and the device 200. The user input interface 202 may be a keypad providing a variety of user input operations. For example, the keypad may include alphanumeric keys for allowing entry of alphanumeric information (e.g. telephone numbers, contact information, text, etc.). The user input interface 202 may include special function keys (e.g. a camera shutter button, volume control buttons, back buttons, home button, etc.), navigation and select keys, a pointing device, and the like. Keys, buttons, and/or keypads may be implemented as a touchscreen associated with the display 210. The touchscreen may also provide output or feedback to the user, such as haptic feedback or orientation adjustments of the keypad according to sensor signals received by motion detectors, such as an accelerometer, located within the device 200.

The network interfaces 204 may include one or more network interface cards (NIC) or a network controller. In some embodiments, the network interface 204 may include a personal area network (PAN) interface. The PAN interface may provide the capability for the electronic mobile device 200 to network using a short-range communication protocol, for example, a Bluetooth communication protocol. The PAN interface may permit one electronic mobile device 200 to connect wirelessly to another electronic mobile device 200 via a peer-to-peer connection.

The network interfaces 204 may also include a local area network (LAN) interface. The LAN interface may be, for example, an interface to a wireless LAN, such as a Wi-Fi network. The range of the LAN interface may generally exceed the range available via the PAN interface. Typically, a connection between two electronic devices via the LAN interface may involve communication through a network router or other intermediary device.

Additionally, the network interfaces 204 may include the capability to connect to a wide area network (WAN) via a WAN interface. The WAN interface may permit a connection to a cellular mobile communications network. The WAN interface may include communications circuitry, such as an antenna coupled to a radio circuit having a transceiver for transmitting and receiving radio signals via the antenna. The radio circuit may be configured to operate in a mobile communications network, including but not limited to global systems for mobile communications (GSM), code division multiple access (CDMA), wideband CDMA (WCDMA), and the like.

The electronic mobile device 200 may also include a near field communication (NFC) interface. The NFC interface may allow for extremely close range communication at relatively low data rates (e.g., 424 kb/s). The NFC interface may take place via magnetic field induction, allowing the NFC interface to communicate with other NFC interfaces located on other electronic mobile devices 200 or to retrieve information from tags having radio frequency identification (RFID) circuitry. The NFC interface may enable initiation and/or facilitation of data transfer from one electronic mobile device 200 to another electronic device 200 with an extremely close range (e.g. 4 centimeters).

Memory 206 associated with the device 200 may be, for example, one or more buffer, a flash memory, or non-volatile memory, such as random access memory (RAM). The electronic mobile device 200 may also include non-volatile storage. The non-volatile storage may represent any suitable storage medium, such as a hard disk drive or non-volatile memory, such as flash memory.

The processing device 208 can be, for example, a central processing unit (CPU), a microcontroller, or a microprocessing device, including a “general purpose” microprocessing device or a special purpose microprocessing device. The processing device 208 executes code stored in memory 206 in order to carry out operation/instructions of the electronic mobile device 200. The processing device 208 may provide the processing capability to execute an operating system, run various applications, and provide processing for one or more of the techniques described herein.

The display 210 displays information to the user such as an operating state, time, telephone numbers, various menus, application icons, pull-down menus, and the like. The display 210 may be used to present various images, text, graphics, or videos to the user, such as photographs, mobile television content, Internet webpages, and mobile application interfaces. The display 210 may be any type of suitable display, such as an liquid-crystal display (LCD), a plasma display, a light-emitting diode (LED) display, or the like.

The electronic mobile device 200 may include audio input and output structures 212, such as a microphone for receiving audio signals from a user and/or a speaker for outputting audio signals, such as audio recordings of the Bible, audio alerts, songs, ringtones, video tracks, and the like. The electronic mobile device 200 may also include an audio port for connection to peripheral audio input and output structures, such as a headset, or peripheral speakers or microphones.

Referring to FIG. 3, a block diagram of a data processing system 300 that may be implemented as a server, such as the server 106, or implemented as a personal computer, such as the personal computer 108, electronic mobile device, recording device, or other computing device coupled to the network 100, as shown in FIG. 1, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention. The data processing system 300 may be a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) system including a plurality of processors 302 and 304 connected to system bus 306. Alternatively, a single processor system may be employed. Also, connected to system bus 306 is memory controller/cache 308, which provides an interface to local memory 310. An I/O bus bridge 338 is connected to system bus 306 and provides an interface to I/O bus 312. The memory controller/cache 308 and I/O bus bridge 338 may be integrated as depicted. The processor 302 or 304 in conjunction with memory controller 308 controls what data is stored in memory 310. The processor 302 and/or 304 and memory controller 308 can serve as a data counter for counting the rate of data flow to the memory 310 or from the memory 310 and can also count the total volume of data accessed to or from the memory 310. The processor 302 or 304 can also work in conjunction with any other memory device or storage location.

Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus bridge 314 connected to I/O bus 312 provides an interface to PCI local bus 316. A number of modems 318, or wireless cards, may be connected to PCI bus 316. Typical PCI bus implementations will support four PCI expansion slots or add-in connectors. PCI includes, but is not necessarily limited to, PCI-X and PCI Express components. Communications links to the network of computers in FIGS. 1 and 2 may be provided through the modem 318 and network adapter 320 connected to PCI local bus 316 through add-in boards.

Additional PCI bus bridges 322 and 324 provide interfaces for additional PCI buses 326 and 328, from which additional modems or network adapters may be supported. In this manner, the data processing system 300 allows connections to a multiple network of computers. A graphics adapter 330 and hard disk 332 may also be connected to I/O bus 312 as depicted, either directly or indirectly.

Those of ordinary skill in the art will appreciate that the hardware depicted in FIG. 3 may vary. For example, other peripheral devices, such as optical disk drives and the like, also may be used in addition to or in place of the hardware depicted. The depicted example is not meant to imply architectural limitations with respect to the present invention.

The processes explained in detail herein can be embodied in a computer program. Computer programs (also called computer control logic) are stored in memory such as main memory 310, removable storage drive 334, removable media 336, hard disk 332, and signals. Such computer programs, when executed, enable the computer system to perform the features of the present invention as discussed herein. In particular, the computer programs, when executed, cause the processor 302 and/or 304 to perform the features of the inventive process.

In this document, the terms “computer program medium,” “computer usable medium,” and “computer readable medium” are used to generally refer to media such as main memory 310, removable storage drive 334, removable media 336, hard disk 332, and signals. These computer program products are means for providing software to the computer system. The computer readable medium allows the computer system to read data, instructions, messages or message packets, and other computer readable information from the computer readable medium. The computer readable medium, for example, may include non-volatile memory, such as Floppy, ROM, Flash memory, Disk drive memory, CD-ROM, and other permanent storage. It is useful, for example, for transporting information, such as data and computer/programming instructions, between computer systems. Furthermore, the computer readable medium may comprise computer readable information in a transitory state medium such as a network link and/or a network interface, including a wired or wireless network that allows a computer to read such computer readable information.

With reference to the process flow chart of FIG. 4, an exemplary process in accordance with the present invention will be described in conjunction with screenshots of FIGS. 5-10. The process begins at step 400 and immediately proceeds to step 402, where a database is provided, the database including a plurality of biblical verses stored within the database as a visual file depicting an entire text of the biblical verse and a corresponding audio of the biblical verse. The plurality of biblical verses preferably includes each biblical verse of an entire version of the Bible. In one embodiment, the database is stored in a memory of the electronic mobile device 104. In another embodiment, the database is stored at the server 106 and uploaded to the electronic mobile device 104 upon request. As used herein, the term “visual file” is defined as a digitally stored segment of information accessible by a computer program, the segment of information including visual information. The visual file can be, for example, a graphic file depicting biblical text, or another digital file representing biblical text. As used herein, the term “audio file” is defined as a digitally stored segment of information accessible by a computer program, the segment of information including audio information. The audio file can be in the form of, for example, an MP3, AAC, WMA, WAVE, or any other digital audio file format. In one embodiment, the audio file includes a pre-recording of the biblical verse. For example, the audio file can include a pre-recording of an individual, such as a vocalist or an actor, speaking the biblical verse.

As indicated in FIG. 4, steps 404, 406, and 408 occur substantially simultaneously in the exemplary method. In step 404, an audio signal associated with a first biblical verse 502 is communicated via the audio output 212 of the electronic mobile device 104. At the same time, in step 406, the first biblical verse 502 is displayed on the display 210 of the electronic mobile device 104, while simultaneously, in step 408, the first biblical verse 502 is visually distinguished from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses visible on the display 210, as illustrated in FIG. 5. In this manner, biblical verses are communicated in a bi-modal presentation, including audio and visual, which increases reading comprehension and memorization. In one embodiment, the biblical verses are displayed within a singular page 500 presented on the display 210. As used herein, the term “page” is intended to indicate a singular continuous section of computer displayable information. Displaying the biblical verses on a singular page, as opposed to multiple pages, provides a more convenient and efficient interface, where the user (or the electronic mobile device 104) can merely scroll through the biblical verses to be able to view a particular verse. In an embodiment where biblical verses are displayed on multiple pages, there would most likely be a slight lag in time from one page to the next, where the processor of the electronic mobile device 104 is required to load the next page from memory. This time lag would be an inconvenience to the user.

In one embodiment, visually distinguishing one verse from the others includes highlighting the biblical verse while the corresponding audio signal is communicated. As used herein, the term “highlighting” is defined as making more visually prominent than other biblical verses. In one embodiment, each word is highlighted as it is communicated aurally. In another embodiment, the entire biblical verse is highlighted as the corresponding audio signal is communicated. Highlighting each verse in its entirety can aid the user in practicing chunking techniques associated with memorization and speed reading. In other embodiments, visually distinguishing one verse from the others can include outlining the verse, changing a color of the font, bolding the text, underlining the text, applying a semi-transparent shading over the verse, and the like.

As indicated in FIG. 4, steps 410, 412, and 414 occur substantially simultaneously in the exemplary method. In step 410, after communicating the audio signal associated with the first biblical verse 502, an audio signal associated with a second biblical verse 602 is communicated via the audio output 212 of the electronic mobile device 104. At the same time, in step 412, the second biblical verse 602 is displayed on the display 210 of the electronic mobile device 104, while simultaneously, in step 414, the second biblical verse 602 is also visually distinguished from a remainder of the plurality of biblical verses visible on the display 210, as illustrated in FIG. 6. As can be seen in the progression of biblical verses illustrated in FIGS. 5-7, the first biblical verse 502 is simultaneously displayed, highlighted, and communicated aurally in FIG. 5. Subsequently, the second biblical verse 602 is simultaneously displayed, highlighted, and communicated aurally in FIG. 6. And, in a continuous manner, a third biblical verse 702 is simultaneously displayed, highlighted, and communicated aurally in FIG. 7. In this manner, a sequence of biblical verses can be communicated in a synchronous, bi-modal presentation, including audio and visual for increased reading comprehension and memorization.

In step 416, the electronic mobile device 104, without a user scroll command, automatically scrolls through the singular page 500 such that each of the plurality of biblical verses is visible on the display 210 while the corresponding audio signal is being communicated. Advantageously, this allows the user to receive biblical information without requiring the user to utilize his hands to scroll through the display 210 in order to read along with the audio. Many prior art electronic-based bibles require the user to manually scroll through text, or navigate through multiple pages, while reading the biblical text. As used herein, the term “scrolling” is defined as moving a singular page within a display screen to be able to view a particular portion of the singular page.

In one embodiment, each visual and corresponding audio file within the database is directly accessible by a user via a verse finder presented on the computer display 210. With reference to FIGS. 8-10, an exemplary verse finder 802 is presented in a progression of screenshots. In one embodiment, the page 500 includes a verse finder icon 810 that the user can tap, or press in order to be presented the verse finder 802 through, for example, a pop-up layover menu. In another embodiment, the verse finder 802 can include a book display indicator 804, a chapter display indicator 806, and a verse display indicator 808. The display indicators 804, 806, 808 are preferably selectively adjustable to allow the user to select a desired biblical book, chapter, and verse to access and view. In one embodiment, each display indicator 804, 806, 808 can be formed as a rotatable menu, where a user can selectively rotate the menu to make a selection. As an example, FIG. 8 shows the book Genesis, chapter one, and verse one are initially presented on the verse finder 802. A user desiring to select and access the book John, chapter three, verse sixteen can: rotate the book display indicator 804 to the book John (see FIG. 9); rotate the chapter display indicator 806 to the chapter three (see FIG. 9); and rotate the verse display indicator 808 to the verse sixteen (see FIG. 10). This particular embodiment of the verse finder 802 is much more user-friendly that other known methods of locating biblical verses. Many known methods include merely presenting a sequential list of books, organized and presented similar to an index of a hard copy of the Bible. Finding biblical verses using an index can be very time-consuming and require a previous knowledge of the Bible and its organization. The process ends at step 418.

With reference to the process flow chart of FIG. 11, another exemplary process in accordance with the present invention will be described in conjunction with screenshots of FIGS. 12-14. Users desire the ability to selectively scroll through text. Yet, users who are listening to the hands-free, bi-modal presentation of biblical verses in accordance with the present invention may not want to lose their place if they choose to view biblical text out of order for a moment. Accordingly, the inventive process allows the electronic mobile device 104 to automatically return to the hands-free, bi-modal presentation after the user selectively scrolls to other portions of the Bible. The process begins at step 1100 and immediately proceeds to step 1102, where a user scroll command is received to scroll through the singular page 500 such that the biblical verse associated with a first sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is no longer visible on the display 210. In step 1104, the electronic mobile device 104 scrolls through the display 210 as a result of the user scroll command, as illustrated in FIGS. 12-13. In step 1106, after scrolling through the singular page 500 as a result of the user scroll command, the electronic mobile device 104, without a second user scroll command, automatically scrolls through the singular page 500 such that the biblical verse associated with a second sequential portion of the audio signal being communicated is visible on the display 210, as illustrated in FIG. 14. As is apparent when viewing FIGS. 12-14 together, the user is able to selectively scroll out of order such that the biblical verse associated with the audio is not currently viewable (see FIG. 13); yet, when the user-commanded scrolling is complete, the hands-free, bi-modal synchronous presentation of the plurality of biblical verses automatically resumes (see FIG. 14). In one embodiment, this feature can be selectively turned off by the user. It is understood that the audio signal continues to play, uninterrupted, even while the user scrolls out of order. The process ends at step 1108.

With reference to the process flow chart of FIG. 15, a third exemplary process in accordance with the present invention will be described in conjunction with screenshots of FIGS. 16-19. Users desire the ability to directly access particular verses and selectively organize compilations of verses in accordance with the user's preference. Known electronic-based bibles do not provide users with this ability, which prevents full and complete utilization of the Bible and its teachings. The process begins at step 1500 and immediately proceeds to step 1502, where at least one user-entered search term 1602 is received within a search field 1604. In the exemplary embodiment, the term “love” is entered into the search field 1604 by the user. In one embodiment, when the user taps or presses on the search field 1604 a pop-up keyboard appears on the page 500 to allow the user to enter the search term 1602. In step 1504, as a result of receiving the user-entered search term, the electronic mobile device 104 displays on the display 210 a list 1606 associated with each of the plurality of biblical verses that includes the user-entered search term 1602. In step 1506, the electronic mobile device 104 can receive a user selection input identifying one or more of the plurality of biblical verses in the list 1606 for inclusion in a bi-modal compilation of biblical verses including the user-entered search term 1602, as illustrated in FIG. 17. FIG. 17 depicts the user selections as being highlighted. In one embodiment, after the user selects the desired biblical verses, the user can select a bi-modal compilation icon 1608 that automatically generates a pop-up message asking whether the user desires to create a bi-modal compilation or add the selected biblical verses to a pre-existing bi-modal compilation. Accordingly, the user can select whether he wishes to create a new bi-modal compilation, or add to an existing bi-modal compilation. FIG. 18 shows an exemplary embodiment of a bi-modal compilation 1802 created by the user in accordance with the present invention. The bi-modal compilation 1802 includes all of the biblical verses selected by the user. In a preferred embodiment, the bi-modal compilation 1802 can be selectively re-organized by the user so that when the compilation is played from start to finish, the biblical verses may be communicated in the user-selected sequence. As can be seen when viewing FIGS. 18-19 together, the user re-ordered the biblical verses by selectively moving Leviticus 19:18 to be the first biblical verse in the bi-modal compilation 1802. The user can re-organize the biblical verses in any sequence within the bi-modal compilation 1802. As used herein, the term “bi-modal compilation” is defined as a list of digital files, the list including visual files and corresponding audio files that are operable to be communicated in a bi-modal presentation. Advantageously, the present invention allows users to re-organize and easily access user-created compilations of biblical verses. This inventive feature can greatly enhance the functionality and usability of the teachings in the Bible for enhanced immersion and personalization of biblical teachings therein. The process ends at step 1508.

With reference to the process flow chart of FIG. 20, a fourth exemplary process in accordance with the present invention will be described in conjunction with FIG. 19. For increased immersion in biblical teachings, the inventive process includes a sleep feature that allows users to fall asleep to audio recordings of the Bible without exhausting the power of the electronic mobile device 104. The process begins with step 2000 and immediately proceeds to step 2002, where a time selection user-input is received. In one embodiment, the user can select a sleep timer icon 1902 that automatically generates a pop-up sleep timer menu on the page 500 and allows the user to select an amount of time associated with the sleep timer. In one embodiment, the user can be presented with a predetermined selection of time increments, such as, thirty minutes, forty-five minutes, and one hour. In another embodiment, the user can be allowed to input a user-created time. In step 2004, an audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses can be communicated continuously for an amount of time corresponding to the time selection user-input. In one embodiment, the audio signal includes a corresponding visual depiction of the biblical verse presented simultaneously on the display 210. In another embodiment, only the audio signal is communicated in order to conserve battery power.

In one embodiment, the biblical verses will begin to play when the user taps or presses a play button/icon 1904 on the page 500. The page 500 may also include a fast forward 1906 and a backward button/icon 1908 that allows the user to selectively fast forward and reverse playback of the bi-modal presentation of a sequence of biblical verses. In another embodiment, the page 500 may include a repeat button/icon 1910 that allows the user to selectively repeat a bi-modal presentation of a particular biblical verse. In step 2006, the audio signal associated with the plurality of biblical verses is automatically discontinued after the amount of time has expired. Accordingly, the user will not have to re-charge his or her electronic mobile device 104, or continuously consume a large amount of power due to the continuous audio, while the user is asleep. The process ends at step 2008.

Although the flow charts of FIGS. 4, 11, 15, and 20 show a specific order of executing the process steps, the order of executing the steps may be changed relative to the order shown in certain embodiments. Also, two or more blocks shown in succession may be executed concurrently or with partial concurrence in some embodiments. Certain steps may also be omitted for the sake of brevity. In some embodiments, some or all of the process steps included in FIGS. 4, 11, 15, and 20 may be combined into a single process. Additionally, although the inventive process has been described herein as methods and systems of communicating biblical information, some embodiments may also include communicating other literary works, texts, books, and the like, such as for example, a compilation of poems, a fiction or non-fiction novel/book, a play, other ancient texts, magazines, newspaper stories, graphic novels, comic books, etc.

A method and system of communicating biblical information in a hands-free, bi-modal presentation has been disclosed that allows a user to receive bi-modal, synchronous biblical information, enhancing reading comprehension and memorization. The inventive method and system also allows the user to perform other tasks during the day, while immersing himself in biblical teachings. Additionally, the system includes a database of biblical verses stored as both an audio file and a corresponding text file that allows users to directly access biblical information in a bi-modal form and generate user-created, unique bi-modal compilations that can provide a measure of personalization of the Bible.