Plans: Mark Batterson, Mandisa, Eugene Peterson, Elevation Worship, more

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire
Eugene Peterson and WaterBrook & Multnomah, 3 days

Join pastor-poet Eugene Peterson (translator/author of The Message Bible) in Scripture readings and devotional excerpts from his book As Kingfishers Catch Fire, which focuses on living truthfully, the true meaning of friendship, and what genuine love looks like.

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Madisa: Out of the Dark Devotional

Mandisa: Out of the Dark Devotional

Mandisa and Capitol CMG, 7 days

Chronicling her personal journey — through depression, despair, and hopelessness into a deeper relationship with Christ — Grammy award winner Mandisa shares the Bible passages and insights that led to the songs on her album Out of the Dark.

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Play the Man

Play the Man

Mark Batterson and Baker Publishing, 7 days

Featuring devotional excerpts from his book Play the Man, pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson leads men toward fulfilling their spiritual calling, sharing the seven virtues of manhood inspired by the true story of the martyr Polycarp, as well as by other historical heroes of the Christian faith.

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation

Robert Morgan and HarperCollins, 7 days

Through Scripture, devotional excerpts, and practical daily tips from the book Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation, learn how you can reduce stress and anxiety by engaging with God’s Word, reflecting on it, and then applying it to your everyday life.

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There Is a Cloud

There Is a Cloud

Elevation Church, 7 days

Leaders and musicians from Elevation Worship (hailing from Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC) share the biblical promises from God that inspired the lyrics for songs on their album, There Is a Cloud.

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Proper Ambition: Christ-Centered Motivation @ Work

Proper Ambition: Christ-Centered Motivation @ Work

Called to Create, 3 days

Find caution in these biblical examples of ambitious endeavors, even as you learn how you can genuinely explore your own motives, so that you can ensure your life and work will endure by glorifying God and serving others.

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7 More Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know

7 More Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know

Dave Adamson, 7 days

In this follow-up to 7 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know, North Point Online Pastor Dave Adamson teaches you seven more key Hebrew words that will help you better understand the Bible, then provides you with free, social-media-ready images that let you easily share them with your friends.

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Still looking? Find hope in God’s Word.

Whatever’s going on in your life right now, face it head-on with biblical wisdom. The Bible App’s “Discovery” feature helps you choose among color-coded emotion categories such as stress, loss, and doubt, to name just a few. If what you could use right now is a boost of encouragement, tap below to explore Plans from our Hope category.

Plans for Hope

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

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Finnish. 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!


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 15 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 26 languages — now including Finnish!

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The Greatest Story(time) Ever Told

Family Bible Week 2017 Family Storytime

Make the most of family storytime.

We hope your family has been enjoying time together in the Bible throughout Family Bible Week. For our last day today, we encourage you to invest in some family storytime together. Our family of Bible App for Kids resources makes it easy!


The Bible App for Kids

In partnership with our friends at OneHope, we designed the Bible App for Kids to help children engage with the big stories of the Bible through activities and fun, interactive animation. Available in 26 languages — with more still to come — the Bible App for Kids is being enjoyed by children all over the world. Installed on over 16 million devices, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.

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Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible

Featuring 28 stories from the most downloaded Bible story app in the world, the Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible brings the Bible to life for your entire family. With a presentation page you can sign and date, the Storybook Bible is your perfect go-to gift for baby showers, birthdays, child dedications, and more. For all the special kids in your life, give them the one thing that matters most: an abiding love for God’s Word.

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(Also available in Spanish.)

BAFK Site offers free companion resources that help children get the most from their Bible App for Kids experience: videos and music, and downloadable Adventure Books, coloring pages, and Parent Guides. even offers materials for churches, such as the entire two-year Bible App for Kids Curriculum. All digital resources at are always completely free.

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Bible Plans from Bible App for Kids

Bible Plans from the Bible App for Kids

Earlier this week, we recommended several Bible Plans that your family can enjoy together. We also offer Bible Plans developed specifically for children, including several that feature videos from the Bible App for Kids curriculum, to really help kids understand and remember the principles they’re learning from Bible stories. Here are just a few to get you started:

God’s Good News

The Bible App for Kids Bible Plan

Two by Two Bible Plan

A Roaring Rescue Bible Plan

Through the Roof Bible Plan

Stones, Slings, and Giant Things Bible Plan

More Kids’ Plans

Family Bible Week Day 5: Watch a Bible App Video together.

Family Bible Week 2017 Watch Bible Videos

Watch the Bible come to life.

Grab the popcorn, gather around the screen, and experience the Bible together in a new way! Bible App Videos are like your family’s own Bible Channel, bringing historical events from the Bible to life.

Vivid narratives show the bigger story God is telling through his Word. Animated short films help you understand what’s in the Bible… and why.

You can choose a video now from the links below, or explore them all in the Videos section of the Bible App, at, or on your Apple TV.

Life of Jesus

Life of Jesus (Gospel of John)
Jesus Film Project, Feature Film plus 49 video clips

Life of Jesus is a dramatic portrayal of Jesus’s life based on the New Testament book written by His disciple John. You can watch Life of Jesus as a full-length feature film or as a series of 49 videos.


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Lumo Project: The Gospel of John
Lumo Project, 34 video clips

The Lumo Project brings the original Jesus narrative to the screen using the Gospel text as its script, word for word.



Jesus Film Project, Feature Film plus 61 video clips

JESUS is the classic telling of Christ’s life story, in a full-length feature film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages.


More Bible Videos

How to Read the Bible

Read Scripture: Old Testament” style:

Read Scripture: New Testament

The Gospel According to Mark

Wisdom Series

Torah Series

The Bible Series

Son of God

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Family Bible Week Day 4: Share your Family Verse for a chance to win.

Family Bible Week 2017 Your Family Verse

Lead your family:
Start with Scripture.

Do you have a Family Verse? A Family Verse serves as a compass point for your family, a helpful reminder of the principles that you value most together. Your Family Verse can be a single Bible verse, or even a short passage that you choose together as a family, memorize together, and discuss how to live out — together.

Family Bible Verse

Share your Family Verse as a Verse Image, and your family could win.

It’s easy to share verses from the Bible App as images. Just tap a passage to select it, then tap Image. For popular verses, we offer hundreds of Verse Images professionally designed by graphic artists. (See below for examples.)

If you’d rather make your own, select one of our high definition images as your background, or even a picture from your own photo roll. Customize your image with fonts, colors, and other effects, then save it to your Bible App Home feed. From there, it’s easy to share your new Verse Image as an SMS message, in an email, or on your social media.

Share your Family Verse Image with us on Instagram, Twitter, or at Just be sure you include the hashtag #OurFamilyVerse so we can find your entry!1

1Prize packs will be selected at random from eligible entries. For your entry to be eligible, you must use the hashtag #OurFamilyVerse on a publicly-facing post (such as Twitter, Instagram, or at Prize pack contents subject to change based on availability of individual items. We can only ship prize packs within the continental U.S.

Family Verse Ideas

Verse Image: Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you…”
Jeremiah 29:11

Verse Image: Galatians 6:2

Verse Image: Ephesians 5:2

Verse Image: Hebrews 13:16

Verse Image: 1 John 3:18

Verse Image: Ephesians 4:2

Verse Image: 1 John 4:21