Important Announcement Regarding the Future of Theophilos September 22, 2016 (Updated October 27, 2016)

We are in the process of phasing out the Theophilos program. Details are below, but the important facts are these:

  • You will be able to download add-on modules for Theophilos, both those you previously purchased and those available for free, for the foreseeable future.
  • You can no longer purchase add-on modules for Theophilos, though you can continue to download free modules.
  • No technical support is available.
  • Development work on Theophilos has been halted since about 2009.
  • We are in the process of contacting Theophilos customers who have purchased add-on products with an offer to transition to our PocketBible program.

Theophilos Bible Software LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Laridian, Inc., creators of PocketBible for a variety of mobile and desktop platforms. Laridian purchased Theophilos at the end of 2006 as a way to experiment with the freeware distribution model of Bible software and as a way to create another sales channel for the Bibles and Bible reference books it distributes for PocketBible. The freeware experiment was successful, and as a result, Laridian began distributing its PocketBible software as freeware also. The alternative sales channel experiment was less successful; Theophilos has failed to generate sufficient revenue to justify any further development of the product. It has been "coasting" under its own momentum for several years now.

The preferred migration path for existing Theophilos users is to contact Laridian to have their purchases transfered to its PocketBible program. PocketBible is entirely different and separate from Theophilos. No attempt has been made to implement Theophilos features in PocketBible. However, the commercial (non-free) resources of Theophilos are all available for PocketBible, as are many of the free resources. Notable exceptions are the free non-English Bibles, the user-contributed titles, and much of the content of the Theophilos CDs that are not downloadable from the website. Laridian can be contacted at They cannot provide support for Theophilos, but they can transfer your add-ons as described above.

This website is being left online. There is no plan to disable the ability of Theophilos users to download any content to which they previously had access.

Technical support is no longer available. If you have questions, check the FAQs. Virtually every question we have ever been asked is answered there.

We regret that this decision has become necessary but believe this plan to migrate users to PocketBible and to leave the website in place indefinitely is a reasonable path to discontinuing the product with the least amount of pain to users.

To convert to PocketBible:

  • Visit to learn how to download the free PocketBible program for the desktop or mobile platform of your choice. Versions for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone are available.
  • Run PocketBible and follow the instructions to register it. You will receive a Laridian Customer ID number.
  • Contact Laridian at Provide your new Customer ID plus the email address(es) you used when making purchases for Theophilos. Include a list of all the purchased products you believe you own so we can verify that we found all your transactions.
  • You will receive an email when the corresponding PocketBible products have been added to your download account.
  • Download your new Bibles and reference books to PocketBible. This is done from inside the app. For Windows, Windows Phone, and Mac OS X, look for "Cloud Library". In Android, "Download Books". In iOS, "Add/Remove Books".

If you have not purchased books for Theophilos, there is no need to transfer ownership of anything to PocketBible. You can simply download the free PocketBible app and begin using it. With the exception of the KJV with Strong's numbers, everything that was free in Theophilos and is available in PocketBible is also free in PocketBible.

Theophilos Scribe Pro Price Cut by 50%! February 20, 2012

Theophilos Bible Software LLC announces a reduction in price on the professional edition of its Scribe book creation tool for Theophilos. Previously sold for $199.95, Scribe Pro will now be available for $99.95. Scribe allows users of Theophilos to create their own modules such as commentaries, dictionaries, or general writings for use in the program alongside the Bibles and reference books that make up their library. The basic edition of Scribe sells for $29.95 and allows anyone -- Bible software user or Christian publisher -- to create DRM-free books that are compatible with Theophilos. The professional edition adds simple DRM (digital rights management) so that books can be distributed freely but only accessed upon purchase of an unlocking code.

Scribe users have the option of submitting their books to Theophilos for sale or distribution at our site, subject to our approval and acceptance of a simple distribution agreement. More information about Scribe can be found at

Three New Bibles for Theophilos: The NIV 2011 Edition, New King James Version (NKJV) and The Message October 12, 2011

Theophilos Bible Software LLC announces three additional Bibles for use with its popular Theophilos Bible Software for Windows. The New International Version (NIV) has been updated to reflect current English usage, and the price has been further reduced from an affordable $19.99 to a low $9.99. More information about this latest update to the NIV is available at Note that this is not an "upgrade" for owners of the previously offered 1984 edition of the NIV. Current NIV owners will have to purchase the NIV 2011. Both versions of the NIV can live side-by-side in Theophilos, with the 2011 version identified as "NIV11". Current owners can re-download the 1984 NIV but it can no longer be purchased from the site.

Two additional translations have also been added to the Theophilos library: The New King James Version (NKJV) and The Message paraphrase. These two Bibles have been frequently requested by Theophilos users and we're happy to be able to offer them now for use in Theophilos.

Czech Study Bible (CSP) Released November 1, 2010

Theophilos Bible Software and the Bible Translation Endowment Fund of the Czech Republic announce the availability of the Czech Study Bible (Ceský studijní preklad — CSP). Formerly known as the "KMS translation", the CSP is a quality and concordant translation for everyday reading and Bible study. The complete CSP and study notes are available as a free download from

Czech Bible - 21st Century Translation (Czech) Released July 20, 2009

Theophilos Bible Software LLC today announced the availability of the new Bible - 21st Century Translation, a new Czech Bible from Biblion, o.s. which replaces the New Bible Kralicka (NBK). The B21 Bible is available as a free download for Theophilos users from the Theophilos Web site at

J.C. Ryle "Expository Thoughts on the Gospels" Released February 8, 2008

Just released for Theophilos, seven titles from J. C. Ryle:

  • Expository Thoughts on the 1st Gospel: Matthew
  • Expository Thoughts on the 2nd Gospel: Mark
  • Expository Thoughts on the 3rd Gospel: Luke (2 Volumes)
  • Expository Thoughts on the 4th Gospel: John (3 Volumes)

All these books are available in one convenient collection for Theophilos for $9.99.

John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), English bishop, was born at Macclesfield on the 10th of May 1816, and was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Craven Scholar in 1836. After holding a curacy at Exbury in Hampshire, he became rector of St Thomas's, Winchester (1843), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk (1844), vicar of Stradbroke (1861), honorary canon of Norwich (1872), and dean of Salisbury (1880); but before taking this office was advanced to the new see of Liverpool, where he remained until his resignation, which took place three months before his death at Lowestoft on the 10th of June 1900.

Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols., 1856-69), Principles for Churchmen (1884). His second son, Herbert Edward Ryle (b. 1856), a distinguished Old Testament scholar, was made bishop of Exeter in 1901, and in 1903 bishop of Winchester.

This collection was published for Theophilos by Heritage Educational Systems aka LightByDesign.

F.B. Meyer Collection for Theophilos Released Nobember 10, 2007

Just released for Theophilos, nineteen titles from English pastor and evangelist F. B. Meyer, and a Meyer biography by Fullerton:

  • A Castaway
  • A Good Start
  • Back to Bethel
  • Blessed Are Ye
  • Calvary to Pentecost
  • Christ In Isaiah
  • Christian Living
  • David
  • Elijah
  • Ephesians
  • Exodus Volume 1
  • Exodus Volume 2
  • Expository Preaching Plans and Methods
  • F. B. Meyer: A Biography (By Fullerton)
  • Gems from the Psalms
  • Gospel of John
  • In Defence of the Faith
  • Israel-Jacob Retold
  • Jeremiah Priest and Prophet
  • John Bunyan and the Holy War

All these books are available in one convenient collection for Theophilos for $9.99.

Frederick Brotherton Meyer was an English pastor and evangelist around the turn of the twentieth century. Known for his preaching against immorality and strong evangelistic message, he was credited with the closure of many saloons and brothels.

While his primary ministry was in England, his travels took him around the world to South Africa, Asia, Canada and the United States. He was a friend of American evangelist D. L. Moody, and a prolific writer.

This collection was published for Theophilos by Heritage Educational Systems aka LightByDesign.

Andrew Murray Collection for Theophilos Released July 23, 2007

Just released for Theophilos, twenty one titles from 19th century South African pastor Andrew Murray:

  • Absolute Surrender
  • Assurance
  • Divine Healing
  • Holy In Christ
  • Humility
  • In Search Of Spiritual Excellence
  • Living to Please God
  • The Children for Christ
  • The Deeper Christian Life
  • The Full Blessing of Pentecost
  • The Inner Chamber and the Inner Life
  • The Lord's Table
  • The Master's Indwelling
  • The Ministry of Intercession
  • The New Life
  • The Prayer Life
  • The School of Obedience
  • The Spirit of Christ
  • The True Vine
  • Why Do You Not Believe?

All these books are available in one convenient collection for Theophilos for $9.99.

Andrew Murray was born on May 9th, 1828 in a Dutch Reformed parsonage in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, the son of Rev. Andrew Murray, Sr. In 1838, at the age of ten, he left home with his brother John to study in Scotland, while staying with their uncle, the Rev. John Murray. In the spring of 1840 their uncle introduced the boys to the revival ministry of Rev. William C. Burns. This renowned Scottish evangelist left a deep impression on the youthful Christian. Years later, he could still vividly recall the power of Burns' godly influence on his life. His sincerity, fervent praying, and penetrating sermons helped Murray define his own personal ministry and calling.

He graduated from Marischal College in 1844 and was ordained with his brother at The Hague on his twentieth birthday, leaving soon afterwards to begin their work in South Africa. In 1860, he accepted a call to pastor the church at Worcester. Revival broke out in his church while serving there. Initially, he opposed the revival because he felt uncomfortable with the emotional responses of his parishioners to the moving of the Holy Spirit. He eventually accepted these manifestations and became a man of prayer himself.

The lessons learned during this revival prepared Andrew Murray for his future role in the Keswick movement. He also attended his first Keswick Convention in 1882. By 1895, he was asked to speak at both the Keswick and Northfield Conventions. He was warmly received at these conferences and was later responsible for bringing the Keswick movement to South Africa. The Keswick Convention lead to a spiritual awakening ("Third Great Awakening") that touched four continents. A renewed faith, a vision for personal holiness, and the Spirit-filled life were the messages and heartbeats of Andrew Murray's personal ministry. He was a man of rare gifts and deep spiritual insight. He penned over forty-five books during his ministry.

This collection was published for Theophilos by Heritage Educational Systems aka LightByDesign.

New Bibles, Commentaries and Dictionaries for Theophilos March 31, 2007

Just released for Theophilos:

  • The New International Version (NIV) Bible
  • The New Living Translation (NLT) Second Edition. This is the latest update to the NLT from Tyndale
  • The Bible Knowledge Commentary. This comprehensive commentary covers the entire Old and New Testaments. Edited by the staff of Dallas Theological Seminary, the Bible Knowledge Commentary is an indispensible reference book for serious students of the Bible.
  • Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament. This verse-by-verse examination of the New Testament yields insights through examination of the Greek text.
  • Complete Word Study Dictionary - Old Testament. In-depth explanations for every Hebrew word used in the Old Testament. Can be used to replace our KJV or NASB Strongs dictionaries for more thorough definitions of words.
  • Complete Word Study Dictionary - New Testament. Similar to the Old Testament edition above, but covering Greek words in the New Testament.
New pricing means more free books for Theophilos! March 31, 2007

With the release of six new commercial titles for Theophilos and as a result of the transfer of ownership of Theophilos to a new company, several titles which were previously sold as part of "packages" of public domain modules have been moved to the "free" section of our Online Library. These titles are:


  • KJV with Strongs Numbers
  • Latin Vulgate
  • Scrivner's Greek NT (1894)
  • Stephanus Textus Receptus
  • Wescott-Hort Greek NT
  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Bible in Basic English
  • Darby's Version
  • Webster Bible (1833)
  • Weymouth New Testament
  • Young's Literal Translation


  • Jamieson-Faucett-Brown
  • Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary
  • Scofield Reference Notes (1917)
  • Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


  • King James Strong's Hebrew/Greek Dictionaries
  • Nave's Topical Bible
  • Thompson's Chain Topics
  • Torrey's Topical Textbook


  • Alfred Edersheim: Life and Times of Jesus The Messiah
  • Alfred Edersheim: Sketches of Jewish Social Life
  • C. H. Spurgeon: All of Grace
  • C. H. Spurgeon: Daily Readings
  • Early Church Fathers Vol. 1
  • Fox's Book of Martyrs
  • Martin Luther: Enemies of The Cross of Christ
  • Martin Luther: The Large Catechism
  • St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
  • The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Thomas Kempis: Imitation of Christ
  • Complete Works of Josephus
  • Works of St. Augustine

Under the previous pricing plan, these modules would have sold for a total of about $35. Under the new plan, they're free!