The iLumina Bible Software is a comprehensive virtual
Biblical treasury. It contains complete Bible texts, virtual tours
of Holy Land sites, animations, an interactive Bible atlas, photos,
charts, study notes and commentaries, dictionary and encyclopedia
articles, Bible studies, quizzes, hymn stories, timelines, and
much, much more. For the average student of the Bible, this resource
would provide more than adequate tools for all of your Bible study
needs. It is compatible with both PC and Mac systems and takes
up 2 GB of hard drive space when copied to the hard drive (for
fastest performance). It takes 520 MB of space when fully installed
while using the disc, or it can be run from the DVD.
The one drawback that I see with the software is that the only
two Bible translations on the software are the KJV and the New
Living Translation. If you are okay with doing your study in either
of those translations, then you will really enjoy the software.
If you are a fan of the NIV, RSV or ESV translations, you might
not care for this product. However, for anyone doing some in-depth
study, you should get enough out of the "extras" to make it very
worthwhile. The menu is easy to use, and the animations and virtual
tours would appeal to kids as well, making the product very family-friendly.
The price of the iLumina Gold Premium (more features)
is $89.99. The regular version of iLumina comes with
the same kinds of extras, but not as many of each, and that version
is $19.99. Either one would offer a wide array of options for Bible