Get the First-Ever Christmas Challenge Badge!

2018 Christmas Challenge Badge

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When holiday commitments start interfering with your daily routine, you might be tempted to skip giving God’s Word a voice in your everyday life. Our Christmas Challenge helps remind you why we celebrate during this season: the gift of Jesus, God’s only Son.

Complete any Christmas or Advent Plan between now and December 31, and you’ll earn our brand-new Christmas Challenge Badge! Start any Christmas or Advent Plan below or, if you’re already doing a Christmas or Advent Plan, just keep going.

The Hope of Christmas
The Greatest Gift
Noel: Christmas Is For Everyone
Remembering Christmas
Journey To A Manger
Immanuel | God Is With Us!
Home for Christmas
Meditations From The Manger

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Snapshot: The YouVersion Community’s 2018 in Review

2018 Year in Review

God’s Spirit is moving on the hearts of people all over the world. In response, more and more are seeking Him in His Word. The Bible’s wisdom is relevant to our lives today: encouraging us, filling us with hopeful expectation, and challenging us to love better.

Within this revival, this current generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged ever. Together with hundreds of our partners, we’re celebrating the momentum we’ve seen across the worldwide YouVersion Community during 2018:

2018 Verse of the Year

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community

Isaiah 41:10

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Bible Plan Days Completed

950 MILLION

Plans help you build your Bible practice by giving you small, daily selections of reading, devotional, audio, or video content.

Most Shared Verse Images:

The Bible Verse Images shared most often by language across the global YouVersion Community.

Psalm 118:24 Verse Image Psalm 37:5 Verse Image Romans 12:21 Verse Image 1 Corinthians 2:9 Verse Image
English Spanish Portuguese French
Psalm 118:24 Psalm 37:5 Romans 12:21 1 Corinthians 2:9
Matthew 6:34 Verse Image Isaiah 40:31 Verse Image Romans 5:8 Verse Image Proverbs 15:1 Verse Image
Indonesian Korean German Chinese
Matthew 6:34 Isaiah 40:31 Romans 5:8 Proverbs 15:1
Proverbs 16:3 Verse Image Revelation 3:20 Verse Image Isaiah 41:10 Verse Image Isaiah 40:31 Verse Image
Dutch Romanian Afrikaans Russian
Proverbs 16:3 Revelation 3:20 Isaiah 41:10 Isaiah 40:31

Bible Verses Shared

409 MILLION

Sharing Bible verses invites others along on your faith journey, through encouragement and inspiration.

Global Increase in Engagement

World map highlighting global impact of the Bible App

These countries showed the greatest increase in Bible engagement during 2018.

Bible Chapters Read

27.2 BILLION

Shining the light of God’s living Word on your innermost thoughts and desires brings grace, life, and peace to your everyday life.

Audio Chapters Listened To

4.2 BILLION

Listening to Scripture as you commute, exercise, or work helps you get God’s Word speaking into your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.


Get Your Snapshot

Year in Review Snapshot

Have you seen your Snapshot yet? In just one image, you can see all the ways you engaged with God’s Word in the Bible App during 2018: How many Plans did you complete? How many verses did you highlight? How many Verse Images did you create? See all of this and more, in a social-media-ready image you can share with your friends!

See Your Snapshot


Want to help spread the Word?

Our special 2018 YouVersion Year in Review website reveals even more about what’s happening within the global movement that’s taking place now. Join us in celebrating all that God did in 2018 to connect people with His Word, and share the news!

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Prepare your heart for Immanuel.

Are you ready for Christmas?

Can you believe it’s almost here? Does that make you feel excited? Nostalgic? Anxious? In the busyness of the holiday season, it’s easy to find ourselves distracted from the reason we’re celebrating: the gift of Immanuel, “God with us.”

Advent begins today, December 2, giving us these four weeks leading up to Christmas to reflect on something truly awesome: the miracle of God choosing to enter the world in human form! We’ve selected these Plans to help you align your heart and mind with biblical truths about who Jesus is, and what his sacrifice means for our lives today:

Advent
Advent: The Journey To Christmas
Meet Him At The Manger By Stuart & Jill Briscoe
Rethink Christmas
Good News of Great Joy
One On One: 100 Days With Jesus--ADVENT
Journey To The Manger
Waiting Here for You, An Advent Journey of Hope

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Shine your light this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

There are more than 7 billion people on this planet. What can you do to make the world a better place?

Give yourself to something bigger.

Today is Giving Tuesday, a social movement where people give their time, money, or influence to a cause they feel passionate about. Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to maximize the impact your life can have: by inspiring others to act with you.

We’re already helping people all over the world connect with the life-changing power of God’s Word. The Bible App is free, and has been installed in every country on Earth, on more than 350 million unique devices. But we’re just getting started.

Join with the global YouVersion Community as we set out to make a positive impact for our generation and beyond.

Then share your story with others on social media. Encourage your friends and family to join you using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Let’s do this together:

Give Now

A Beautiful Way to Give Thanks

Verse Image - Psalm 100:4

All over the world, more people than ever are turning to the Bible to see what God wants to say to them through His Word. That’s a great reason to celebrate!

And we’re thankful for you, the global YouVersion Community. Today is a great day to give thanks, reflect on His Word, and share it with family and friends.

It’s easy. You can create your own Verse Image in the Bible App (just tap a verse in the app to see image options), make one with Bible Lens, or simply tap below to share our special Verse Image.

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