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LifeWay’s ‘Bible Navigator X’ reaches video gamerscomment (0)

December 3, 2009

Attention video gamers: The Bible is coming to an Xbox near you. LifeWay Christian Resources recently announced plans to introduce an Xbox 360 application featuring the complete Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Due out in December, “Bible Navigator X” is thought to be the first complete Bible on a video game.

Aaron Linne, executive producer of digital marketing for B&H Publishing Group, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention publishing house, said the project has been a dream of his since the Xbox 360 was launched in 2005 with an announcement that there would be downloadable games.

Linne managed to get someone on the phone at Microsoft, but at the time there was no way to make the idea work because it wasn’t a game.

Nowadays, however, video gamers use their consoles for various entertainment options like downloading movies and television shows, streaming music and posting to Facebook and Twitter.

“The Bible is a message of hope that doesn’t need to be confined to scrolls or books or PCs; the good news can be read on iPhones, Kindles and the Xbox 360, too,” Linne said.

A Nov. 10 press release introducing the Xbox Bible exploded onto tech Web sites all over the world.

A Google search for “Bible Navigator X” Nov. 24 produced about 192,000 hits.

“We are very pleased with the initial response we have received regarding the application,” Linne said. “It’s exciting seeing people talk about the Bible and its impact on culture.” (ABP)

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