Creators of a new app are touting it as a "new and engaging way to interact with Scripture" by bringing biblical characters to life.

Catloaf Software has launched its new app, Text With Jesus. The company says the app is "a unique blend of advanced technology and faith, offers Christians a new and engaging way to interact with Scripture."

Text With Jesus uses AI technology, powered by the ChatGPT language model, to bring to life the beloved figures from the Bible. Users can engage in real-time text conversations with characters such as the Holy Family, Apostles, and various prophets from the Old Testament.

"Our goal was to create an app that gives believers an engaging, interactive method to explore their faith," says Stéphane Peter, the CEO of Catloaf Software LLC. "We're not looking to replace traditional Bible study methods, but rather enhance them by offering a tool that makes the Bible's narratives more immediate and personal."

Catloaf says the app isn't just for individual study, but "serves as a valuable resource for small groups, Sunday School classes, and church sermons, opening avenues for further discussion and reflection."

The app is currently available for iPhones only. There are just a few reviews on the App Store so far, but they are all positive. One person says, "This is such a blessing. Such a beautiful blessing."

an image of the appThe app uses prompts from users to find applicable Scripture for the issues they are facing. (Text With Jesus)