oobible.com: WebBible 2.0
It seems that the reign of BibleGateway.com may be coming to an end.
I’ve been exploring oobible.com and I’m liking what I’m seeing!
Oobible.com looks and works like the Google site. It is sleek, uncluttered and user-friendly. A single search form is all you need to look for references, topics or word searches. The look of the Bible itself is eye-friendly, with much a much nicer font and layout than Bible Gateway. And best of all, gone are the endless ads for conservative evangelical texts and reference books.
But the cool thing about oobible is the social networking capabilities. You can easily link it in to facebook and see which passages your friends have been reading. Notes added onto passages by your friends can be viewed by you, in a similar ‘status/comment’ style to Facebook, and it wonderfully has incorporated a highlighting tool. Also, you can follow your favourite Christian celebs (Carson, Keller, Piper and the whole gang) and when you view passages oobible will automatically search for sermons/blogs by these guys related to this particular reference.
The downside is that so far ESV is the only really decent translation, but they promise to add NIV, NLT and NKJV soon. The NRSV and Message would be nice too, but no word on those. Also I can’t seem to figure out how to search for topics without the site thinking its a word search, but there may be an easy answer. Also I’m not sure if your notes are always public to your friends… so you may need to watch what you write.
I hope that this site gets a lot of support, as the possibilities of Infinite Bible are… well… endless.