A Veteran suffering PTSD tells what the Bible did for him.

Hearing the Healing

“I was…being tormented every night through vivid hallucinations… reliving events that had occurred in Afghanistan. …that’s just one of the symptoms of PTS and TBI: I couldn’t actually read. I’d read the same sentence 4, 5, 6 times. The words just weren’t making sense. …you can’t hear God’s Word and not be affected. …He’s turned my entire life around. I’ve had physical healing, emotional healing.”

The Bible offers godly wisdom for the small, everyday problems that we all face, as well as hope and healing for our most significant challenges.

See how the power of God’s Word transformed life for one veteran and his family, as one simple practice helped him overcome the Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury that had been haunting him ever since his return home from combat.

Plans for Hope and Healing

This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Reading Plans, Devotionals — whatever you call them, Plans give you just a little to read (or listen to) each day. We’ve selected several Plans — including two developed specifically for those who have served: Wiser and Happier: Special Military Edition and Our Daily Bread: Military Edition — to help you start getting God’s Word speaking into the flow of your everyday life.

Hope After Trauma
Healing Negative Emotions
Experiencing Hope and Healing in a Fallen World
Thirty-One Days of Healing & Recovery
The Ten Commandments to Financial Healing
Healing from Divorce
Proper Healing from Pain
Release Healing
Healing the Wounded Heart
Healing a Marriage
Battles and Front Lines Devotional by Rita Springer

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🏈 Kickoff Plans: Carson Wentz, Tony Dungy, T. C. Stallings, more

Audience of One with Carson Wentz

Audience of One with Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz and Audience of One Foundation, 4 days

In this 4-day video devotional from professional football quarterback Carson Wentz, the rising star shares his life’s mission: to live for “an audience of one.”

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Professional Football and the Bible

Professional Football and the Bible
Museum of the Bible, 10 days

Discover the role that the Bible has played in the lives of some of the most iconic coaches and players in NFL championship history, from legendary greats such as Vince Lombardi, Mike Singletary, and Tony Dungy to more recent stars such as Ray Lewis, Russell Wilson, and Virgil Green.

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Faith, Family & Football Challenge

Faith, Family & Football Challenge
Jess Stainbrook and FSPN, 7 days

Take the Faith, Family and Football Challenge, a 7-day Plan based on the FSPN (Faith and Family Sports Programming Network) event broadcast during Super Bowl LI.

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UNPACK This…Inspiring Stories from the NFL’s Biggest Stage

UNPACK This…Inspiring Stories from the NFL’s Biggest Stage
UNPACKIN’ It Ministries, 5 days

Follow these intriguing stories about Super Bowl history presented through the lens of faith, unpacking biblical truths selected to challenge, encourage, and inspire you.

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Playing on God’s Team

Playing on God’s Team
T. C. Stallings and Broadstreet Publishing, 5 days

Featuring excerpts from T. C. Stallings’ book, this Bible study and devotional is designed to help encourage, inspire, and build committed Christian athletes who will consistently follow Christ’s game plan — on and off the field, in and out of season.

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The Increase

The Increase
The Increase, 21 days

NFL athletes including Matt Hasselbeck, Josh and Luke McCown, and Brandon Marshall — and MLB stars like Adam Wainwright, Brett Carroll, Paul Maholm (to name just a few) — share the life lessons they’ve learned through their favorite Bible passages.

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Guys Working Out

Still looking? What’s your game?

Although the Plans we featured above are inspired by professional football, we offer many Plans that profile athletes from other sports. Are you an MMA fan? How about 3 Days with Michael Chandler? Whether your interest is in professional basketball, baseball, golf, hockey, racing — or even just sports in general — we have Plans for you.

Pick Your Sport

What does the Bible mean to you?

#WhyBible
For thousands of years, the life-changing power of God’s Word has been transforming people’s hearts, influencing communities across generations — and changing the world in the process. No matter what shifting circumstances we may face, the Bible always offers hope and clarity.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11

YouVersion is excited to join with Wycliffe, American Bible Society, Camino Global and others as part of the #WhyBible movement. #WhyBible exists to encourage discussion about why the Bible matters, and to show that God’s inspired Word continues to be living, active, and relevant in our lives today — and that it will be for generations to come. Here’s what one YouVersion community member told us the Bible has meant to them:

œ“I decided to get the Bible App to listen to what God has to say about my struggles. Now that I’ve downloaded the app, my time on social media has decreased, and my time reading God’™s Word and experiencing His presence has increased. The Bible really changed my life for the better.

— Bible App user

What about you? What’s your story? How has God’s Word changed your life for the better? That’s what #WhyBible is all about.

Here’s how you can join in the #WhyBible movement:

  • Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, for special #WhyBible Verse Images that we’ll post on select days in September. (A Verse Image is a free, shareable piece of Bible art. You can also make your own Verse Images in the Bible App.)
  • On Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, share a Verse Image of a passage that has meant a lot to you. (Make sure you use the hashtag #WhyBible on any platform that allow hashtags.)
  • Text, email, or message a friend a link to download the Bible App.
  • Share your story.

    Let us know how the Bible App has affected your life. Has YouVersion helped you read, listen to, or understand the Bible more? In what way? We’d love to hear from you.


    To learn more about #WhyBible, and to see how others are participating around the world, visit why.bible.

Featured: Live Life Fully, School Prayers, Create Value, more

The Last Arrow

The Last Arrow
Erwin Raphael McManus and WaterBrook Multnomah, 5 days

In this devotional based on his book, Mosaic pastor and iconoclast Erwin McManus inspires you to begin pursuing your dreams now, to prepare yourself for opportunities in advance, and to pour everything you have into living your present life fully.

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School Meditations

School Meditations
Abide, 5 days

Listen to these short audio devotionals with your child each day before school, and draw closer to God together, as kids lead you through prayer and meditation on such topics as overcoming fear, the value of hard work, self-image at school, and more.

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Rooted

Rooted
Banning Liebscher and WaterBrook Multnomah, 21 days

Drawing on biblical examples from the life of David, these short devotionals from Banning Liebscher (founder and pastor of Jesus Culture) help you put down roots — through prayer, service and community — and then gradually spread them into the solid foundation of a strong, enduring faith.

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Called to Create

Called to Create
Jordan Raynor and Baker Books, 5 days

Featuring daily Bible readings and excerpts from his book, entrepreneur and best-selling author Jordan Raynor shares true stories about the lives of Casper ten Boom, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Arthur Guinness, showing how they used their gifts to glorify God, love others, and make disciples — and inspiring you to do the same.

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i am n

i am n
The Voice of the Martyrs and David C Cook, 7 days

Scripture readings and dramatic stories will inspire you daily to pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ, as excerpts from the book i am n give you a glimpse into the everyday lives of people all over the world who are being actively persecuted for their faith.

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Hidden Prophets of the Bible

Hidden Prophets of the Bible
Michael Williams, PhD, 4 days

Take a revealing journey with Bible translation and interpretation expert Michael Williams, Ph.D., as he shares significant messages about Jesus and the gospel from the books of Hosea through Obadiah (four of the Old Testament “Minor Prophets”).

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Stand

Stand
Marian Jordan Ellis, 4 days

Devotional thoughts drawn from the book will equip you with inspiration and practical tools that will help you “win life” — by standing strong in your faith, in your convictions, and in your trust in the God who never fails.

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Lead Like Jesus: 21 Days of Leadership

Lead Like Jesus: 21 Days of Leadership
Ken Blanchard and Lead Like Jesus, 21 days

Each day a short devotional, a passage of Scripture, and a prayer present you with immediately actionable, biblically-based principles that can help you develop into a more effective leader.

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Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Whether you call them Bible Plans, Reading Plans, or Devotionals, we offer Plans that cover a broad range of interests, including many in categories you may not have tried yet. Struggling with stress? Looking for wisdom for your relationships? Need a dose of hope or inspiration? Our Discover feature makes it easy and fun to find just the right Plan for the season of life you’re in!

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Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Ukrainian!

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Ukrainian. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings:

  1. Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
  2. Open the app and tap the gear icon ) to open Settings.
  3. Tap Language and select the one you want.

The audio will now play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

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About the Bible App for Kids

Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 17 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids, in 29 languages — now including Ukrainian!

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