Hi, I’m Henry.
I am the creator of the Inductive Bible Study app. I was first exposed to the inductive Bible study method years ago while attending college at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. I joined a Bible study group at my local church and we engaged in a study called “Standing Firm in the Last Days” by Precept Ministries International. This study of 1st & 2nd Thessalonians changed the way I viewed the Bible by empowering me to discover the truth of God’s Word for myself.
Long story short…
After graduating with a degree in Computer Science and a love for programming, I began a successful 20+ year career in software development. I have since continued to grow spiritually by teaching and using the inductive Bible study method.
But, being a “techie” at heart, I became frustrated by the fact that there weren’t any modern ways to apply this method.
I was tired of:
- sharpening colored pencils,
- markers drying out,
- and archiving years of Bible study worksheets throughout my house.
I thought, “I’ll write an app for that!”
As I considered ways that I could use my programming skills to advance God’s kingdom, it became clear that a Bible study app was the best way to go. When I surveyed the apps on the market, most where merely “Bible Readers” with some light devotionals – nothing enabling you to study the Bible inductively. Since the app’s launch in 2015, I’ve built a team of programmers, testers, writers, editors, and graphic designers that help continue to make this dream a reality.
“Lord, how will I pay for it?”
I believe that God’s word should be free for everyone. So I launched the app for free using thousands of dollars from my personal savings.
God blessed me with a part-time second job in order to continue the work and not be a financial burden on my family. I’ve since written a book (“Stop Reading, Start Studying! Inductive Bible Study Method Explained”), of which 100% of the proceeds go back into improving the app.
In addition, God has worked in the hearts of individuals like you to provide financial support.
Is it safe to use?
The app is very reliable, safe, and secure – running on the same servers that power Amazon.com.
But behind the scenes, the founder, primary tech support, software architect, and the guy writing this email is just me – Henry.
So the next time you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can start it off with “Hi Henry” 🙂
How can you help?
If you believe in this app and its mission – “to empower individuals to grow in their faith by enabling them to study the Bible inductively using their favorite mobile or tablet device” – then I’d appreciate your prayers and financial support.
Henry L. Jackson III
Founder, Inductive Bible Study LLC.