New Bible Plans from Oswald Chambers

YouVersion is thrilled to announce the addition of several new devotional Bible Plans based on the collected lifetime works of Oswald Chambers. Best known for the daily devotionals in his book, My Utmost for His Highest, Chambers’ writings have helped millions lead a more passionate walk with God.

Now My Utmost for His Highest and RBC Ministries have graciously partnered with YouVersion to bring an expanded collection of Chambers’ devotionals to you in the Bible App. Enjoy the simple, thought-provoking perspective that has engaged his readers for more than 80 years.

 

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Discovery House Publishers, 30 days

Based on Oswald Chambers’ book of the same name, this plan features a selection of 30 timeless devotionals that include a prayer and corresponding Scripture.

 

Oswald Chambers: Hope – A Holy Promise

Discovery House Publishers, 30 days

A daily inspirational quote from Chambers and a related Bible passage challenge you with straightforward biblical wisdom.

 

Oswald Chambers: Prayer – A Holy Occupation

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Chambers’ insights about prayer inspire you to spend more time communicating with God, with each selection followed by questions for personal reflection.

 

Oswald Chambers: Peace – Life In The Spirit

Discovery House Publishers, 30 days

Each day, you’ll find a biblical principle about God’s peace followed by practical ideas to incorporate this divine peace into your everyday life.

 

Oswald Chambers: Joy – Strength In The Lord

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Chambers explores the true, lasting joy that comes from discovering—and living out—God’s purpose in our lives. Follow-up questions help you find practical application for this biblical wisdom.

 

More from RBC Ministries…

In addition to these Oswald Chambers Plans, the Bible App already offers several Bible Plans from RBC Ministries’ popular Our Daily Bread devotionals.  Search for “Our Daily Bread” inside the Plans section of the Bible App.

Brennan Manning and Bill Hybels inspire hope, bring clarity with new Bible Plans

Find the fuel you need in God’s Word.

Bible Plans are a great way you can connect with God’s Word every day. But don’t take our word for it. Try one of this month’s recommended plans and find out for yourself!

Case for Christ

Lee Strobel, 7 Days
Atheist and Chicago Tribune reporter Lee Strobel’s search for truth led him to a life transformed by Christ. In this 7-day plan, Strobel leads youthrough some of his investigation into Scripture that ultimately convinced him Jesus was exactly who he claimed.

Ragamuffin Reflections

Brennan Manning, 10 Days
This collection of honest, heartfelt devotions, selected from the works of bestselling author Brennan Manning, demonstrate through the truth of Scripture that not only does God love you—but he actually delights in you.

Simplify

Bill Hybels, 10 Days
Pastor and author Bill Hybels identifies common issues that fill our lives with busyness and stress, then counters them with Biblical truth and practical advice that can help you find more energy, clearer purpose, and richer relationships.

7 Days to a Hope-Inspired Life

Nick Vujicic and Life Without Limbs, 7 Days
Born without arms or legs, motivational speaker and evangelist Nick Vujicic shares the unique perspective he’s discovered through a life of adapting and overcoming, along with key insights, inspiration, and hope from God’s Word.

Select Plans Designed for Youth, Kids, and Family

Looking for a plan to inspire your teen with Godly wisdom? Trying to teach your younger kids how they can put their faith in action? Or maybe as a parent you’re looking for these things for yourself! Each of these Bible Plans were developed specifically to help youth, kids, and family engage with the Scriptures:

Two New Bible App for Kids Stories: “A Baby and a Bush” and “Let My People Go”

The Bible App for Kids has two brand new stories, both available now! Based on passages from the book of Exodus in the Old Testament, “A Baby and a Bush” begins with the birth of Moses and follows him into Pharaoh’s household. Then as an adult, Moses learns God’s plan for his life when God speaks to him through a burning bush in the wilderness. ABabyAndABush_Scene5_FINAL In the second story, “Let My People Go,” we catch up with Moses again, as he urges Pharaoh to free God’s people. “Let My People Go” continues through the plagues in Egypt up until God triumphantly leads the Israelites to escape from their slavery.

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If you already have the Bible App for Kids on your device, all you need to do to get these new stories is open the app and tap the icon for each one. But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, we’ll tell you below how you can get it right away. (It’s always completely free.)

TIP: While each story takes just a few moments to download over a fast Wi-Fi connection, you might want to download them first—before you share them with your kids.

What’s The Bible App for Kids?

Already installed on more than 3.5 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed specifically to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids:

The Bible App for Kids

Website:bible.com/kids

Apple: App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-for-kids/id668692393?ls=1&mt=8

Android: Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bible.kids

Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GURLC40

Now Enjoy the Bible App for Kids in Spanish or English!

We want children all over the world to enjoy learning about God’s Word through fun interaction and delightful animation, no matter what language they speak. The Bible App for Kids is available now in English and Spanish, with several more languages coming soon. If you want your kids to experience the Bible App for Kids in the language of their heart, simply set your device’s default language to one of these two. But we’re just getting started. Tell your friends: we have many more stories—and languages—yet to come!

The Bible + Friendships = Amazing!

Ever since Bible App 5 launched, the YouVersion community has been sharing how much you enjoy interacting with friends right inside the app. Bible App 5 helps you engage with God’s Word more than ever before—through your relationships.

 

Invite Contacts

The latest Bible App update on Android and iOS lets you add friends straight from your device. Just tap “Friends” from the main menu, then [Find Friends]. The Bible App automatically suggests friends who already have YouVersion accounts. You can also tap “Contacts” to invite anyone in your contact list to download the Bible App.

Closer to God & Each Other

From all across the YouVersion community, stories are pouring in: people telling us how much they love and appreciate Bible App 5. But they’re not talking about icons or menus or features. No, what they’re excited about is what’s happening in their relationships—with God and with each other.

“This is the first time we’re reading the Bible together, so it’s bringing us closer, helping me to understand my husband better… helping make our marriage stronger.”
—Petal

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“My husband and I have more accountability to be in the word on a daily basis. We use the Bible app to encourage one another and to grow together in our marriage in new ways. It’s hard to argue with someone or put them down when you know that they know what you have been reading in the Bible and have you are being challenged.”

—Heather

“My unborn daughter was recently diagnosed with Spina-Bifida. We’ve been through a lot…Between the concern for our daughter, the constant moving around from house to house and hospital to hospital, and the financial strain, the Bible has been essential to our sanity. I have been sharing notes and highlights with my wife through this app…that has helped us stay together in our spiritual journey through these difficult times.”

—Seth

 

Pro Tips

Here are three quick, easy ways the Bible App can help you connect with the Bible:

  • Subscribe to Verse of the Day. Let the Bible App bring God’s Word to you every day. Just specify what time, which Bible version you prefer, and whether you’d prefer a push notification or email.
  • Comment on Bookmarks and Highlights. Add your thoughts, questions, and discoveries to your own Bookmarks and Highlights, as well as to your Friends’ posts.
  • See Related Moments. Tap a verse to jump quickly to your previous Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—and even other people’s Public Notes for that passage.

Bible App 5 Update Connects Friends, Ideas

The latest updates to the Bible App for Android and iOS make it faster and easier to join your Friends in conversation, to see activity about what you’re reading, and to capture your thoughts, wherever they happen to come to you:

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Find Friends

Expanding your circle of Friends in the app has never been easier. Tap the main menu and select “Friends.” With just a few more taps, you can invite select friends from your contacts to join you in the Bible App, by email or SMS (text message). Of course, you can still share the Bible App on Facebook and Twitter, like always, but asking your friends directly gives a more personal touch to your invitation. Friends make your time in the Bible even richer—grab your phone and invite your favorite people!

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Comment on Bookmarks, Highlights

For the first time ever, the Bible App now lets you add Comments to Bookmarks and Highlights (on Android, iOS, and at bible.com). “Writing in the margins” of your Bible is easier than ever. And, even better, Comments let you open up your thoughts, questions, and discoveries for discussion with Friends.

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Related Moments

When you tap a verse, now the Bible App offers you the choice to see Related Moments. View your previous Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes with the selected passage, as well as what other people are saying about it in Public Notes. Related Moments help you reflect on what God has spoken to you in the past, and to spark new conversations with Friends around your favorite verses.

The Spanish Version of the Bible App for Kids is Here!

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La Biblia App para Niños is here! Now Spanish-speaking children can engage with the same fun animations, brilliant colors, and interactive Bible stories that have already made the English version of the Bible App for Kids™ so popular. If you know anyone who speaks Spanish—or even someone just learning to speak Spanish—will you help us tell them about La Biblia App para Niños?


We want to make the Bible App for Kids available to as many children as possible in their heart language. La Biblia App para Niños is just the first of many new language versions we’ll be offering, and we’re thrilled about the potential it has to help children around the world fall in love with God’s Word.


 

Already installed on over 3 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can find the Bible App for Kids:

The Bible App for KidsWebsite: bible.com/kids

Apple: App Store

Android: Google Play

Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore

Official Launch Date for La Biblia App para Niños

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Today we’re thrilled to announce the official release date for La Biblia App para Niños. Schedule a reminder for:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

9:00 AM ET!

If you haven’t heard already, La Biblia App para Niños is a delight-filled, Spanish-language Bible experience just for children. Created in partnership with OneHope, this completely free app is coming to Apple, Android, and Kindle smartphones and tablets August 9. Even as your kids interact with animations designed to bring Bible stories to life, they’ll be falling in love with God’s Word.

La Biblia App para Niños

La Biblia App para Niños features…

  • Kid-friendly navigation and touch-activated animations

  • Experiences designed to encourage kids to return again and again

  • Engaging content that introduces kids to the grand narrative of the Bible

  • 15 stories on the day it launches, with new stories following soon after

Can’t wait? Get a sneak peek at La Biblia App para Niños now! www.bible.com/ninos

New Bible Plans Refresh, Challenge, and Inspire You

Let God’s Word refresh, challenge, and inspire you!

Whether you’re starting a new season of life, heading back to school, or just seeking some fresh perspective, this month’s Featured Plans can help you make the Bible a daily habit:

Grace for the Moment

Max Lucado, 7 days
Grace For The Moment Morning and Evening Devotional will help you meditate on His Word and apply the promises of scripture to your life.

Catalyst: Devotions For Leaders

Catalyst, 7 days
We’re challenging leaders who love the Church to break the bounds of an ordinary existence and find the courage to embrace and radiate bold change.

Streams in the Desert

L.B. Cowman, 21 Days
Let your thirsty soul be restored and refreshed! This 21 day devotional offers encouragement, peace and strength during the hardships and trials of life.

Creation Festival – the Overflow Devo

Various, 5 Days
Chris Tomlin, Tedashii, the Newsboys, and more share devotionals based on songs heard at Creation Fest 2014.

Perspectives on Prayer

Through prayer, we enjoy the privilege of conversation with the Creator of the universe. The Bible goes further than defining prayer—it gives us words we can use as we seek God’s presence in our lives:


Tip: Subscribe to Verse of the Day

The Bible App can send you the Verse of the Day, every day, so you’ll never miss one! Available for the Bible App for iOS and coming soon to Android and bible.com, simply tap the gear icon on any Verse of the Day, then Subscribe. Choose the time you want it sent, whether you want email or push notification, and the Bible version you prefer. Of course you’ll want to read more than just the Verse of the Day, but subscribing helps remind you what’s important.

It’s the Bible App for Kids—in Spanish!

Today we’re excited to announce La Biblia App para Niños! Very soon, Spanish-speaking children will get to engage with the same fun animations, brilliant colors, and interactive Bible stories that made the original Bible App for Kids so popular. We’d love to have your help getting the word out! 

 

Created in partnership with One Hope, La Biblia App para Niños is the first of many new language versions we’ll be offering. We want the Bible App for Kids available to as many children as possible, no matter what language they speak. Spanish is one of the top five most popular Bible App languages. More people speak Spanish as their native language than English. La Biblia App para Niños has enormous potential to introduce millions of kids around the world to the Bible.

 

If you haven’t already heard of the Bible App for Kids, it’s the amazing Bible experience made specifically for children, brought to you by YouVersion. (You can find it—free—at bible.com/kids.) Designed to invite children to fall in love with God’s Word, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 3.5 million devices.

 

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If you know anyone who speaks Spanish—or even someone who’s just learning to speak Spanish—please help us let them know about La Biblia App para Niños, coming soon to Apple, Android, and Kindle smartphones and tablets!Share the news today: www.bible.com/ninos

Brand-New Bible App for Kids Story: “God’s Good News”

“God’s Good News” is the latest story to arrive in the Bible App for Kids. But this story is special, unlike anything we’ve offered before. “God’s Good News” draws scenes from stories we’ve already launched, and adds a brand-new scene. The story of “God’s Good News” shows kids that when we put all of the pieces together, we can see the bigger picture of what God is telling us through the Bible:

that God loves us, and that through His Son Jesus,
we can know Him and become part of His story, too

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Of course, “God’s Good News” uses the same fun, interactive approach to storytelling that’s already helped children all over the world fall in love with the Bible. And we still have many more stories yet to come! To get “God’s Good News” now, simply tap its icon in the app to download it.

TIP: While each story takes just a few moments to download over a fast Wi-Fi connection, you might want to download them first—before you share them with your kids.

What’s The Bible App for Kids?

Already installed on over 3 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can find the Bible App for Kids:

The Bible App for KidsWebsite: bible.com/kids

Apple: App Store

Android: Google Play

Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore

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