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

Get the Verse of the Day, Every Day

People ask us all the time if the Bible App can send them the Verse of the Day, so they’ll never miss one. And now it can! If you’re new to the Bible App, the Verse of the Day is a select daily passage intended to encourage you, refresh your perspective, and help you focus your thoughts on God. Of course, you’ll want to read more of the Bible than just one verse a day, but the Verse of the Day is a quick, easy way you can remind yourself what’s important.

Available now on iOS (newest 5.1.1 release), this handy feature is also coming soon to the Bible App for Android and to bible.com. Maybe you like thinking about the Bible first thing when you wake up. Or meditating on it as a midday reminder. Or perhaps at bedtime, so you can think about it as you’re drifting to sleep. Whatever your preference, just tell the Bible App when and how you want your Verse of the Day delivered…and we’ll do the rest!

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Here’s how you can get the Verse of the Day, every day:

  1. Home View: Find any Verse of the Day moment

  2. Tap the gear icon (see below)

  3. Tap Subscribe

  4. Specify what time you want to receive your Verse of the Day

  5. Select email or push notification
    (push notification means it will pop up on your device screen)

  6. Select the Bible version you prefer

Sermon on the Mount added to the Bible App for Kids as “The King and the Kingdom”

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Our latest addition brings the Sermon on the Mount to the Bible App for Kids as “The King and the Kingdom.” Based on Matthew 5-7, the story teaches kids about Jesus’ most famous sermon as He calls His followers to a new and different way of living.

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Every story in the app introduces kids to biblical concepts in a way they can understand and remember. And of course we didn’t forget about the fun! The colorful animation features lots of great moments, like joining the crowd on the hillside to hear Jesus preach, or seeing the difference between the house built on rock and the one built on sand.

To get “The King and the Kingdom”, simply tap its icon in the app to download it.

TIP: Downloading stories over a fast Wi-Fi connection is pretty quick, but you might want to download them before you share them with your kids so they can dive right in.

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Happy Half Year! New Plans for a Fresh Start

January is months away, but we can create a fresh start right now. Today, the YouVersion community is making and sharing Half-Year Resolutions for spending time in the Bible. Wondering where to start? Check out this month’s Featured Plans!

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Hillsong Worship, 7 Days
Bring a spirit of bold worship to your daily time in the Bible. Aligned with their new album, Hillsong Worship created this Plan exclusively for The Overflow Devo on YouVersion. A great choice if you’ve never tried a video Plan!

Gospel Dynamite

Tim Keller, 6 days
Re-invigorate your view of the Gospel with an explosion of joy and freedom. In this plan, Dr. Timothy Keller guides you through a portion of Galatians with a powerful perspective.

12 Leadership Ideas To Do With Your Kids

Dr. Tim Elmore, 12 days
Introduce leadership principles to your kids with creative ideas grounded in Scripture. This Plan offers simple, yet clever, teachable moments: go people watching at the mall, hide money where you’ve asked your kids to clean, or visit sick kids in the hospital. Perfect for parents of tweens-teens

When You’re Hoping For a Miracle

Rick Warren, 17 Days
When we come up empty, need a fresh start, and can’t find our way, hope is our lifeline. Pastor Rick Warren shares his unique perspective about hope and the miracles God stands ready to do in our lives.

What’s Your Half-Year Resolution?

Once you decide on your goal, you can inspire others to make a fresh start too! Use the hashtag #HalfYearResolution on Facebook and Twitter to share what you’re beginning today. Talking about your Half-Year Resolution is one more way the YouVersion community can bring the Bible into everyday conversation, right where it belongs.


Tip: Friends = Accountability

If you’ve been using Bible App 5 with friends, you’ve seen how easy it is to share your time in the Bible. When you make a note, create a bookmark, or just check off your reading each day, your friends can see what you’re up to and add their thoughts. Consider asking a friend to help you stay accountable for your daily reading, and let the app help you stay in touch as you do. (Make sure your Plan is visible to friends.)

Fresh Starts: Not Just for New Year’s

In a few days, 2014 will be half over. That means the second half of 2014 is just beginning! You don’t have to wait until January to begin or re-begin a daily practice of spending time in the Bible.

Kick off Your Half-Year Resolution on July 1

1. Pick a Bible Plan
Plans come in all shapes and sizes—more than 800 options from topical to devotional, and a few days to a few months in length. Search for one you’re really interested in and make sure it’s a goal you think you can achieve. How about a short Plan to get things rolling? Or, have you ever tried a video Plan? Find your Plan and start on July 1.

2. Put the App to Work for You
You’ll find lots of features to help you stick with your goal: Set a reminder in the app to help you stay on track. Listen to your daily selections with an audio Bible. And don’t be shy about using the “Catch Me Up” button if you fall behind!

3. Include Your Friends
People are more successful starting new habits with the support of friends. Make sure you’ve added your friends in Bible App 5 and start sharing what you’re bookmarking, highlighting, and noting each day. You can even do the same Plan together.

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4. Let’s do this together!
Use the hashtag #HalfYearResolution on Facebook and Twitter to share what you’re starting on July 1. It would be great to see the YouVersion community inspiring people all over the world toward a new beginning!

 

“Two by Two”: the Story of Noah Comes to the Bible App for Kids

The newest story in the Bible App for Kids is here! Based on Genesis 6:5–9:17, “Two by Two” teaches your kids the biblical story of Noah and the ark. Your children will enjoy exploring this Bible story through the same fun, interactive, colorful features you’ve come to expect from the Bible App for Kids. To get “Two by Two”, simply tap its icon in the app to download it.

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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:

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

Six Bible App Features You Need to Know

Explore All the Bible App Has to Offer. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can always have the Bible App right there with you, helping you connect with peace, wisdom, and strength. Here’s what we recommend to get the most out of your time in God’s Word:

 

Friends

Your alt textClose friends who understand your life can encourage you to study and bring new insight to your time in the Bible. Add your friends in Bible App 5 to experience Scripture with people you know and trust.

Audio Bibles

Your alt textListen to the Bible as you get ready for work, during your commute, or even reading along. Grow your faith as you hear the same words that have inspired believers for two thousand years.

 

Offline Versions

Your alt textIf you’ll be traveling, did you know many Bible versions are available for offline use? Stay connected to the Bible even when you’re on a plane, on the subway, or traveling in a foreign country. Check the versions listfor your available options.

Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes

Your alt textMake the Bible App your Bible. Personalize your experience with custom highlight colors, bookmark your favorite verses for later reference, and share notes with your friends.

 

Videos

Your alt textWatch Scripture come to life, with video clips related to passages you’re reading or listening to. Go to Videos on the main Bible App menu, where you’ll find clips from films like JESUS, Son of God, and many others.

 

Plans

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New in the Bible App for Kids: “The Big Picnic”

The newest story in the Bible App for Kids is here! Based on Mark 6:30-44, “The Big Picnic” brings to life the story of Jesus miraculously providing food for a crowd of 5,000.

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Your children will enjoy exploring this Bible story through the same fun, interactive, colorful features you’ve come to expect from the Bible App for Kids. To get “The Big Picnic”, simply tap its icon in the app to download it.

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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:

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

Bible App 5 is Now Available for Kindle Fire

Bible App 5 is our biggest update ever, and we’re thrilled to announce it’s now available for Kindle Fire! People around the world are seeing Scripture in a new way as they explore the Bible with their closest friends.

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Conversations About the Bible

Now, highlights, bookmarks, and notes are a way to share what you’re discovering with people you care about. Meaningful conversations about the Bible become part of your daily life as you ask questions, offer encouragement, and learn together.

Verse of the Day

One of the YouVersion Community’s favorite features gets a prime spot in Bible App 5. View today’s, yesterday’s, or even last week’s Verse of the Day right from the Home screen as a daily reminder of God’s truth and love.

Bible App for Kindle Fire

 Find out more about Bible App 5 from our announcement in April. Update the Bible App on your Kindle Fire today and start having meaningful conversations about God’s Word.

See What’s New in the Bible App for Kids

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The Bible App for Kids shares the grand narrative of Scripture through fun-filled, animated adventures, but that’s only part of the experience. Even better are the things that happen during storytimes and bedtimes and in between. Parents often tell us their kids are asking big, important questions when they use the app. And the conversations they’re having together are changing families and shaping futures.

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It’s already been installed on more than 3 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices all over the world, but the Bible App for Kids is just getting started. Since launching last November, we’ve added six more stories and new collectibles for each Fruit of the Spirit. Our two newest stories, “God’s Amazing Promise” and “Abraham’s Big Test,” tell the story of Abraham.

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We’ll continue rolling out new stories, and we’re excited to introduce new languages soon. If it’s been awhile, grab your mobile device and sit down with your kids to explore the Bible App for Kids again.

If you’d like to share the good news of the Bible App for Kids, here are two things you can do right now:

  1. Get the Bible App for Kids on all your iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. It’s completely free. Just visit bible.com/kids.

  2. Share the Bible App for Kids with your friends, your extended family, and your church. It’s easy to share, install, and explore! Engaging with Bible stories now could literally change generations to come, as they fall in love with the Bible.

Here are just a few reasons families all over the world are falling in love with the Bible App for Kids:

“Had a great conversation with my 4yr old this morning about why Jesus was on the cross. Thanks for the app!”

“Using the new Kids Bible App with my nephew & I’m fighting my tears back from his excitement and seeing him grasping what he’s learning.”

“Walked in on my son tearing up as he watched Jesus die on the cross on @BibleAppForKids. Praying for the call on his life this morning!”

“Story time before bed is now done with the @BibleAppForKids

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