A Bible server written in Rust using Actix Web and Diesel
I've often found myself studying the Bible and wanting to simply "find that one verse." There are numerous Bible apps and websites that are powerful, full-featured, and helpful; yet I seldom need most of these features.
Bible.rs is completely free to use, but if you'd like to donate, feel free to with Paypal.
Where Bible.rs Shines
- Simple: just the Bible text.
- Easy-to-navigate: links for everything you might need, referenced by an obvious URL scheme (e.g. Psalm/119/105).
- Easy-to-find: want to find "that one verse?" Just press "S" on your keyboard and start typing! You can also search by reference, including a wide range of book abbreviations (e.g. "1tim" for "First Timothy").
- Speed: all-around quick page loads.
- Fire and hammer: the power and efficacy of the Word of God illustrated in Jeremiah 23:29.
- Gear: the practicality and industry of the Rust programming language.
The "brains" of Bible.rs are written in Rust, a programming language I had toyed around with, but never did anything substantial with. That's why this is called "Bible.rs": "rs" is the file extension for Rust source files. The data is stored in a single SQLite database, with the actual Bible text sourced from Robert Rouse.
I also don't keep any of your personal information. There are no tracking cookies or third-party analytic services involved in Bible.rs.
Ideas for the Future
- Add more metadata (book author, year written, etc.).
- Improve Schema.org metadata.
- Add languages other than English.
- When and if SQLite is ever a bottleneck, switch to a client-server database.
- Make the searching "smart."