Ocean Library 2.0

Ocean 2.0 Interfaith Reader:

Ocean is a custom e-book reader designed to make the world’s core religious literature more accessible.



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Key Features of Ocean 2.0:

Expansive Interfaith Library:

Ocean’s library is a fantastic collection of the world’s scriptures and teachings — from the Bhagavad-Gita to the Confucian Analects. Not to mention the entire Bahá’í library — all carefully proofread and formatted for easy reading.

Amazing Human Narration:

Representing thousands of hours of careful narration work, Ocean includes a vast selection of books for listening: from a fully narrated King James Bible to the entire text of the Dhammapada. Not to mention the entire Dawn-BreakersGod Passes By and Promulgation of Universal Peace. And that is just the start: the sheer volume of narrated texts is unbelievable.

Immersive Aligned Audio:

The narrated audio has been meticulously aligned word-for-word with the text, providing a totally unique read-along experience which dramatically assists comprehension of difficult texts. You’ll notice each paragraph has a small ‘play’ button next to it. Besides read-along, this allows the reader to switch between listening and reading.

Ocean Paragraph Play button

Synced User Data:

Optional registration allows syncing of user data such as reading position and notes across devices. You can move between devices seamlessly. Read on a laptop, listen in the car on your phone, then continue reading on your iPad.

Ocean 1.0 would append a citation to the end of each copied quote. Ocean 2.0 adds a citation link which goes right to the book and highlights the same selection — taking quote sharing to a whole new level. For example, a quote from the Íqán is easily shareable with citation and link:

No sign can indicate His presence or His absence; inasmuch as by a word of His command all that are in heaven and on earth have come to exist, and by His wish, which is the Primal Will itself, all have stepped out of utter nothingness into the realm of being, the world of the visible.


   So this link: (Bahá’u’lláh, “The Kitáb-i-Íqán” #104), resolves directly to the selection:

Ocean quote from the Iqan