Monday, December 7, 2009

The Glo Bible Review & GIVEAWAY

glo: The Bible for the Digital World


glo brings the Bible to life with HD video and documentaries, high-resolution images, historical animations, zoomable maps, 360-degree virtual tours and much more. And it’s all easy to find and natural to use with glo’s unique browsing lenses. Find what you need when you need it. That’s Glo.

How It Works


glo’s unique zoomable interface provides simple, intuitive ways to visually browse a world of biblical content through 5 main lenses. You can visually browse all the content in terms of how it relates to biblical passages, to the geography of the Holy Land, to the biblical timeline or to topics that are relevant to you. You can use these lenses to filter content. Say you want to see what Jesus had to say on the subject of redemption during the Passion Week in Jerusalem. What would be an otherwise impossible search can be done quickly, visually and intuitively with glo.

The Five Lenses

*Bible: Within 2 clicks, find a chapter faster than a paper Bible. The Bible is easy to navigate in its natural order and easy to read in a magazine format.

*Atlas: Major stories and locations of the Bible appear geographically with a zoomable, Google-maps style interface along with map overlays, tours, photos and expert video.

*Media: Browse a huge collection of HD video, virtual tours, articles, high-resolution photos, artwork, maps, historical animations. The video library includes the "In His Shoes" HD interactive documentary, that has stunning on-location footage and expert insight from Norman Geisler, Max Lucado, William P. Young, Dr. Joel Hunter and other scholars.

*Timeline: View where events happened chronologically and in context with one another through a zoomable interface.

*Topical: Relevant verses for thousands of subjects are searchable by keyword and include commentary from leading authors, scholars and other experts.


The Numbers

2,382 High Resolution Photos

7,500 Encyclopedia Articles

463 Virtual Reality Tours

3.5 Hours of HD Video

689 Works of Art

147 Maps

The following video is actually only 3 minutes, but gives you the option of choosing other tutorials to learn more about glo





My Review

This bible software is spectacular! I've never used software like this before. The graphics are phenomenal. The creators' attention to detail is something I'm very grateful for. Take for example the pull-out menu on the sidebar that's cleverly hidden, but slightly visible. You don't have to go searching for the menu or start over on the homepage.

As you browse through the glo bible, you can change the font size, something I questioned when I first opened the page. It's as though they knew they'd have a broad range of ages using this software.

When you're surfing through pages of a software program do you ever wonder how you got to where you are or try remembering what you've looked through already? glo saves each of your sessions (or pages) you've looked at! You have the option of saving the entire session when you close the program.

glo is an amazing supplement to your bible. I don't see this replacing the bibles everyone brings to church on Sunday mornings (at least not any time soon), but I'm sure it is something the younger generation will find appealing in that setting. Can you just picture everyone showing up with laptops? If you're studying the bible, reading through it in a year, teaching a Sunday School class, or doing research, you won't find a more comprehensive program than this one. My daughter has our copy, which can be used on 3 computers, and it will be so beneficial at her college! I'm so thrilled she has this resource available.

This is not your mama's virtual bible! The photos are stunning and the information linked with each one is more than I would've ever learned on my own. The creators really kept those of us who have never made it to the Middle East in mind. I had so much fun flipping through the pictures and learning about different historical landmarks.

glo will soon have mobile media available for those of you with iPods or mp3 players! You'll have to check with them as they get it ready. They are also working on the Share option which includes bookmarks, scripture and media by sending a link to friend. Share glo with others with a temporary authorization for your friends. Since we are socializing so much online glo is creating more social components coming soon through free web updates, including interactive Bible studies, sharing notes, accountability tools and methods to encourage and keep up with friends.

I think my biggest issue with this software is how long it takes (or used to take) to install. We finally got it loaded onto my daughter's laptop Friday afternoon. Turns out that weekend the team at glo created a "quick download" option. Isn't that the way life goes sometimes? Instead of taking 3+ hours to install they have a much quicker option now. Lucky you!

*Bonus to this software? You can use the same Product Key on 3, yes 3, different computers!!!

Enter to Win

I'd like to thank the makers of glo for allowing me the privilege of reviewing this amazing software. They are providing my commenters with 2 copies to win! The giveaway will run through December 14th, 10pm CST. Must be 18 yrs or older and be a US resident. You MUST complete the required entry and leave an email address to be entered. Without doing both of those you entry will NOT count for the giveaway. You are responsible for the correct number of entries in this giveaway. Void where prohibited.

*The REQUIREMENT: head to http://www.globible.com/ and let me know one of the features you'd like to use if you win this! Retail value $89.99. Right now (12/4/09) they are advertising an online special of $59.99 & free shipping on orders within the Unites States! *Sale price not guaranteed, you MUST check their website for offers.*

Extra entries (leave a comment & email for each possible entry earned. For example, if you can earn 2 extra entries, comment 2x for that specific entry & leave your email addy each time.)

+1 Follow glo on Facebook

+1 Follow glo on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway

+2 Sign up for the glo newsletter at the bottom of the Glo Bible Homepage

+1 Visit the Glo Bible Blog (top right corner of homepage) and sign up for glo RSS

+2 Grab my button and let me know where I can find it ( or let me know if you have it already)

+3 Blog about this giveaway and send me the link

+10 purchase glo and let me know so I can set it up with you to email me a copy of the receipt

*Another opportunity to win: Visit http://www.globible.com/. At the bottom of their homepage, the 2nd column, bottom link is a Twitter Sweepstakes that will tell you how you can win through their website! Sweet, I know!



127 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the spiritual home base that you can use to track your verses and feelings!

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

I'm following Glo on Facebook as Pam Hoerauf

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

I signed up for the Glo newsletter.

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

I signed up for the Glo newsletter.

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

Your button is on my scrolling sidebar.

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

Your button is in my scrolling sidebar.

Hoerauf(at)Comcast(dot)net

Mimi said...

I'm following Glo on Twitter & I tweeted about it here:

http://twitter.com/Screaming_Mimi/status/6239967304

hoerauf(at)comcast(dot)net

Linda said...

I'd use all the features. It looks tons better than Ilumina. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Following glo on FB and blogged about it at http://www.facebook.com/globible#/LAW51?ref=name

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Signed up for glow newsletter.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Following glo on Twitter and tweeted under onedesertrose.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

~michelle pendergrass said...

I think I'd use all of the features, but the most interesting one, right now, looks like the topical feature.

MLPendergrass at gmail dot com

~michelle pendergrass said...

I'm now following Glo on Facebook.

Midday Escapades said...

I like that it's more efficient than a paper Bible.

Winning Readings said...

I think I'd like using the virtual tours to bring Bible stories to life!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

Fan of glo on Facebook

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

Signed up for the glo newsletter
janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#1

Winning Readings said...

Signed up for the glo newsletter
janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#1

Winning Readings said...

Signed up for the glo newsletter
janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#2

Winning Readings said...

Signed up for glo RSS

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-software.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#1

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-software.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#2

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-software.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#3

Anonymous said...

I think I'd really enjoy the virtual tours.

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Anonymous said...

Love the virtual tours options!
design(underscore)for(underscore)purpose(at)hotmail(dot)com

HollyMag said...

WOW! This looks like amazing software. I love the time line and the atlas, those are so helpful when reading Old Testament books.
Blessings,
hollymag(at)gmail(dot)com

wmmahaney said...

I love anything that has to do with maps so the atlas feature would be wonderful. I know my husband and I would enjoy this.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

Kathy said...

I became a FB fan.

kathy_everman@sbcglobal dot net

Kathy said...

WOW what an amazing program. I can't just pick one option. This is something that would be great to use with my girls so we can walk through the bible together and grow with God together. They would absolutely love the graphics and videos.

kathy_everman@sbcglobal dot net

Shawntele said...

Wow, what an awesome resource the Glo Bible would be! I think the interactive content is really impressive, from the pictures to maps to virtual tours, it would be so wonderful for the whole family to learn from. Thanks for the entry. :)
savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shawntele said...

I signed up for the Glo newsletter #1
savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shawntele said...

I signed up for the Glo newsletter #2
savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

millaa said...

I'd like being able to see the events where and when they happened.

millaa said...

Facebook fan

millaa said...

Following Glo on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/comefollowme/status/6341118162

millaa said...

Signed up for Glo newsletter

millaa said...

Button on my sidebar at http://humanchristian.blogspot.com my email addy is syner4 [at] yahoo [dot] com

(thanks for letting me know I needed to add it ;)

Peg said...

This is an intriguing idea. I love it. I want to explore it more when I have some spare (???) time. :)

I'm not posting to be entered in the giveaway. I'll buy the program on my own if I decide I can make good use of it. (I may be too late, anyway.)

Hugs

Missy Tippens said...

This looks great, Mimi! The feature I'm most interested in is the My Glo (spiritual home base).

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

This looks great, Mimi! The feature I'm most interested in is the My Glo (spiritual home base).

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

I've become a fan on FB.

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

I signed up for the newsletter. At least I think I did! LOL It said to connect for udates and such, so I'm assuming that's the newsletter. :)

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

I signed up for the blog feed.

missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

Missy Tippens said...

I blogged about it!

http://wovenbywords.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-review-giveaway.html

missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

Missy Tippens said...

Blogged about it (entry #2)

http://lifewithmissy.blogspot.com/2009/12/cool-bible-software-giveaway-at-mimis.html

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

blogged about it entry #3

http://lifewithmissy.blogspot.com/2009/12/cool-bible-software-giveaway-at-mimis.html

missytippens [at] aol.com

Missy Tippens said...

Signed up for the glo newsletter (entry #2)

missytippens [at] aol.com

Peggy said...

I love GLO! Its an amazing program and I love that The Bible is easy to navigate and read.
Thanks
matternu@gmail.com

Peggy said...

Follow glo on Facebook
Peggy Gorman
matternu@gmail.com

Peggy said...

Follow glo on Twitter and tweet
http://twitter.com/velvet1116/status/6362656404
matternu@gmail.com

Peggy said...

signed up for glo RSS
matternu@gmail.com

Linda said...

I blogged about the Glo Bible on my website. www . onedesert rose.blog spot dot com

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

spiritual home base. my daughter would love this. its awsome. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i follow on facebook wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

signed up for glo rss wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i signed up for newsletter #1 wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i signed up for newsletter #2 wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i followed glo on tweeter and tweeted wolfbayou@yahoo,com

Linda said...

Blogged on www.onedesertrose. blogspot. com

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

I can't wait to try out the virtual tours and the social media aspect of GloBible - what a neat product!!

carriemschmidt at gmail dot com

Tami said...

I am a fan on FB
tami6410@yahoo.com

Tami said...

I would love to be able to see on the maps and with the beautiful pictures where certain events took place as I am reading through the bible, that would be way cool!
tami6410@yahoo.com

Tami said...

I signed up for the GLOW news letter
tami6410@yahoo.com

Tami said...

I am a fan on FB
tami6410 at yahoo dot com

Niurka said...

I would love to win

Angela Gifford said...

I would love to be able to see the breakdown of the Bible books when I'm looking for a certain story. It would be awesome to just flip from book to book and see it all overviewed!

Angela Gifford said...

Following Glo on Facebook. thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

Following Glo on Twitter and Tweeted the contast @thosewithyoung.
thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

Signed up for Glo Newsletter. thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

Signed up for Glo newsletter. thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

Signed up for Glo RSS with live bookmark. thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

I blogged about the giveaway.
http://www.thosewithyoungblog.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway.html

thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

I blogged about the giveaway.
http://www.thosewithyoungblog.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway.html

thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Angela Gifford said...

I blogged about the giveaway.
http://www.thosewithyoungblog.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway.html

thosewithyoung@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

You've gotta love the timeline feature. it makes learning biblical history a snap!
rpatton@crosswalkarts.com

Shar said...

Following Glo on Facebook

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Sarah G said...

This would be SO great to win. My husband and I have been eyeing this. I think one of my favorite features would be the atlas. It looks so neat at how you can actually seen video's of the places from the Bible. Very cool! Thanks!
thegood3 at gmail dot com

Sarah G said...

I'm a fan of Glo on facebook! Thanks!
thegood3 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would use the How do you feel part a lot! Having it mobile at some point would be great as well.
amberchase at fastmail dot net

Barbara said...

one of the features I'd like to use is the 3.5 hrs of HD Video

bplatt@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

Follow glo on Facebook

Barbara said...

http://twitter.com/blp3/status/6533772279
tweet and follow

Barbara said...

Signed up for the glo newsletter

Barbara said...

Sign up for the glo newsletter

Barbara said...

signed up for glo RSS
bplatt@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

grabbed button on sidebar
http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

grabbed button on sidebar
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Beth (BBRB) said...

The Timelines feature looks great!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a Facebook fan (Beth Book Review).

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Doreen said...

I sooo would LOVE to win this!! It sounds amazing!! I would love to use the virtual tours to bring the Bible stories to life! *Hopeful to win*.

purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Fan of Glo on Facebook!

Doreen H.

purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Following BibleGlo on Twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/6637973293

Doreen said...

Signed up for Glo's Newsletter! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I love the atlas!

I became a fan of Glo Bible on Facebook!

Thanks - Andrea

andrealschultz[at]gmail[dot]com

Please visit my blog and follow or subscribe at:

http://andrealschultz.blogspot.com/

Doreen said...

Signed up for Glo's Newsletter! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Lucie B. said...

I would love Glo because of so many things! I think the most useful and interesting is the virtual tours! Love that!

Blessings,
Lucie

lucieluvsca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lucie B. said...

I Twittered about the Glo drawing and posted your blog addy.

Blessings,
Lucie

lucieluvsca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lucie B. said...

I added the Glo button on my blog. Please enter my again :-)

Blessings,
Lucie

lucieluvsca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Janna said...

Mimi,
I know I would love the atlas - that always fascinates me, but to be virtual would be amazing! My kids and I could use this in school!

Janna
ryanx6 at msn dot com

Janna said...

I'm now a fan of Glo on facebook as Janna Ryan.

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Janna said...

Mimi,
Blogged about it on my blog here...

http://cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway-on-woven-by-words.html

#1
ryanx6 at msn dot com

Janna said...

Blogged about it #2

http://cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway-on-woven-by-words.html

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Janna said...

Blogged about it #3

http://cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com/2009/12/glo-bible-giveaway-on-woven-by-words.html

ryanx6 at msn dot com

hippmom said...

I think GloBible looks amazing!! I would love to have a copy to use the interactive maps and timeline features. I know I would use this during my own bible study time but also with my kids. I love this giveaway!!!


angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

hippmom said...

I signed up for the GLo NEwsletter.

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

hippmom said...

I signed up for the GLo newsletter!


angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Janna said...

I'm now following on Twitter.

ryanx6 at msn dot com

hippmom said...

I became a fan of Glo on Facebook!


angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

hippmom said...

I signed up for the Glo RSS


angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Anonymous said...

Well, I like the maps, and the great photos. Plus I think the girls would like this software simply for the appealing packaging

jpross@lakedalelink.net

ottefam6 said...

I am following on Facebook.

m

ottefam6(at)hotmail(dot)com

ottefam6 said...

I signed up at Glo for their newsletter.

M
ottefam6(at)hotmail(dot)com

ottefam6 said...

This program looks really exciting. Right now I think I would benefit most from the feelings application. To be able to look up scriptures based on what I am dealing with that day would be fabulous. I love the details in the atlas as well. The boys would really enjoy this. And to be able to use it on three computers. WOW!

BLessings,
M

ottefam6(at)hotmail(dot)com

ottefam6 said...

one more for signing up for the newsletter.

M
ottefam6(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ruth W said...

I would love to win the Glo Bible! I may give it to my son-in-law who just graduated from Bible school and is going to be a pastor.
ruth_wengerd@yahoodotcom
Thanks
Ruth

CherryBlossomMJ said...

I absolutely love the fact that it will track your feelings. That is something that is so key for me to reflect on how passages affect me when I'm in a really good mood versus blah. I love this!

cherryblossommj(at)gmail [dot]com

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Following Glo on Facebook

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Following Glo on Twitter via Cherryblossommj

CherryBlossomMJ said...

your button is listed on my blog under worthwhile blogs

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com

alwayshopeful said...

ooohhh the virtual tours would be great! being able to track would be great too!
thnk you andmerry christmas
alwaysatryin at gmail.com

alwayshopeful said...

Follow glo on Facebook
betty n rood
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alwayshopeful said...

Follow glo on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway
nannato5
alwaysatryin at gmail.com

http://twitter.com/nannato5/status/6682682312

alwayshopeful said...

Sign up for the glo newsletter at the bottom of the Glo Bible Homepage
1
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alwayshopeful said...

Sign up for the glo newsletter at the bottom of the Glo Bible Homepage
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alwayshopeful said...

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blogged ya
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alwayshopeful said...

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blogged ya
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2

alwayshopeful said...

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