Available now on both Apple and Android devices, it’s easier than ever to share from the Bible App to other apps — like Evernote, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pocket, and more. Send a Bible passage to Evernote to meditate on it or memorize it. Save a video to Pocket to watch later. Sharing from iOS to Twitter got an upgrade, too. Now when you share a Bible Plan, your Tweet includes the image for that Plan (if it has one). Try it and see!
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Sunday, February 1, will be the the biggest day of the year in American sports. And although the top two teams in American football will face off as rivals on the field, several players from both sides share a love for the Bible. Thanks to YouVersion partner The Increase, hear some of the greatest players in American football tell why they love the Bible App:
And here’s a bonus video, captured by our friends at 1615.tv at Media Day talking with players from the Patriots and Seahawks about their love for the Bible:
Spread the Word.
Just like you, they love being able to read God’s Word anytime, anywhere with the Bible App. Whether it’s sharing the Verse of the Day, adding Bookmarks, or listening to audio Bibles, we’re all part of the same global community of people seeking God through His Word.
Take it Further
|Now is a great time to take a look at this special Bible Plan from The Increase. In this 3-week devotional, professional athletes from the NFL and MLB share the Bible passages that mean the most to them — and the stories behind them.|
The newest story in the Bible App for Kids is all about how God gives Esther favor with the king so that she can save God’s people from a really bad man. “Brave and Beautiful Queen” is based on the Old Testament book Esther, from chapters 2–5, chapter 7, and verses 20 through 22 of chapter 9. In this new story, you’ll see Esther help rescue God’s people through her courage, grace, and integrity.
When the Jewish man Mordecai won’t bow to Haman, an advisor to King Xerxes, Haman is very angry. Haman decides to get even by having all of the Jews killed. What Haman doesn’t know is that King Xerxes’ wife Esther is Mordecai’s niece — which means she’s one of the Jews! Mordecai encourages Esther to tell Haman’s plan to the king. God gives Esther favor, and when King Xerxes hears what Haman said, he gets rid of Haman instead! Because of Esther’s courage, the Jews are saved, and they celebrate with a huge feast.
About the Bible App for Kids
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply open the app and tap the icon for “Brave and Beautiful Queen.” But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and always completely free.
Already installed on more than 4.5 million devices, the Bible App for Kids comes from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was designed specifically to provide your children with a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids:
During each of the first 7 days of YouVersion’s 21-Day New Year Challenge, we’ll reveal a new tip: one more simple way you can use the Bible App to connect with God’s Word. And we’ll add a new tip every day, so keep checking back to see the next one.
Tip 1. Start a Bible Plan
Plans are a simple way to read the Bible every day, just a little at a time. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, direction, or a fresh perspective, the Bible App has Plans that meet you where you are. Start small. You’re more likely to complete a shorter Plan than a long one, especially when you’re just beginning. Then, as soon as you finish the Plan you’re on, find your next one and tap start.
Tip 2. Enjoy the Bible with Friends
The Bible is better with friends. Sharing, discussing, and exploring the things that God’s Word is saying to each of you — in a community of people you trust — helps you apply the Scriptures in your everyday life. The Bible App makes it easy for you to center conversations with Friends around the Bible.
Tip 3. Watch the Bible with Videos
Featured Bible App video content helps you connect visually with the concepts and stories in the Bible. Enjoy compelling video from The Lumo Project’s just-released “The Gospel of John” film, clips from groundbreaking television series The Bible, and selections from Jesus Film Media’s JESUS, the movie about Jesus’ life that’s been seen more than 6 billion times, all over the world.
Tip 4. Listen to Audio Bibles
Did you know the Bible App can read to you? It can! Listen while you drive, work, exercise — or even read along. In the versions list, speaker icons indicate which Bibles offer audio. The Bible App even offers Audio versions in several different languages.
Note: Audio Bibles use streaming, so be aware of the data usage plan for your provider. For best audio results, we recommend connecting over WiFi.
Tip 5. Set a Bible Plan Reminder
Have the Bible App remind you what time you’re planning to read. In your Plan’s settings, tap Reminder to turn it on, then specify when you’d like to be reminded.
Tip 6. Highlight, Bookmark, & Create Notes
In the Reader inside the Bible App, tap on any verse, and tools pop up to Highlight, Bookmark, write Notes, and more. Just tap the one you want and follow the prompts. You can specify colors and labels, and with Notes, whether you want them Public or Private. Try it!
Tip 7. Subscribe to Verse of the Day
Let the Bible App bring God’s Word to you every day. Just specify whether you’d prefer email or push notification, which Bible version you prefer, and what time.
The Bible App has an all-new sign up process that’s inviting, intuitive, and quick. We worked hard to have it ready in time for the holidays, when you’ll have more opportunities to invite friends to try the Bible App.
The Bible App makes sharing your faith easy. Just show a friend what it looks like on your device, and how you use it. If they like it, offer to help them install it. Then the new intro will welcome them warmly.
When people receive new devices as gifts, most of them want new apps they can try right away — especially free ones. And a free YouVersion account gives them all the Bible App has to offer: Friends, Bible Plans, customizable Highlights, Bookmarks, Notes…and more!
About the Bible App
The Bible App has already been installed on over 160 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App™ offers more than 1000 Bible versions, in more than 740 languages. And it’s always completely free.
A new feature on Apple iOS 8 devices, called widgets, lets you jump from the Notification Center straight to the things you want. With the Bible App’s first iOS 8 widget, the Verse of the Day is just a swipe and a tap away, taking you straight to the Verse of the Day from any screen:
|Here are the things the new Bible widget lets you do:|
|Tap the Verse of the Day to see it inside the Bible App.|
|Tap the share button to share the verse through Facebook, Twitter, Path, email, or SMS.|
|Tap the reference to return to the last chapter you were reading in the Bible Reader.|
If you already have the Bible App on your iOS 8 device, here’s all you need to do to turn on your Bible widget:
|Swipe down the Notifications Center.|
|Tap Today at the top of the screen, and near the bottom, tap Edit.|
|Near the bottom of the screen, tap the Bible widget to activate it. It moves near the top of the screen, where you can slide it up or down.|
About the Bible App
The Bible App has been installed on more than 160 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App™ offers more than 1000 Bible versions, in more than 740 languages. And it’s always completely free.
Did you know: more than 200 million people all over the world speak Brazilian Portuguese? And ever since YouVersion added Brazilian Portuguese to the Bible App 3 years ago, millions of you have been actively participating in the worldwide YouVersion community. Now, through O App da Bíblia para Crianças, more children than ever before have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.
All you need to do for your kids to experience the Bible App for Kids in Brazilian Portuguese is make sure you have the app installed. When you open the app, if the default language on your device is one of those supported: Brazilian Portuguese, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, the audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too! If you have friends who speak Brazilian Portuguese, please share this great news with them!
About the Bible App for Kids
The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on almost 5 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.
Brought to you by The Lumo Project, the Bible App is now featuring this very special video collection throughout this holiday season. Each clip shows part of the story of Jesus’ birth with voice-over narration directly from the Scriptures.
God’s messenger tells Mary she’s carrying the Savior of the world. From Luke 1:26–38
|Mary and Elizabeth
When Mary visits her pregnant cousin, at the sound of Mary’s voice, Elizabeth’s baby (John) leaps within her. From Luke 1:39-45
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, where Jesus is born! From Luke 2:1–14
An angel comes to Mary’s husband in a dream to encourage him. From Matthew 1:18–25
|The Three Wise Men
Herod sends the wise men to find the newborn king of the Jews. From Matthew 2:1–12
Gather your friends and family, and watch together as the entire Nativity story unfolds from the Scriptures. But don’t wait! “The Story of Christmas” video series will only be in the Bible App until just after the New Year.
More from The Lumo Project: New Videos from The Gospel of John
Also in the Videos section of the Bible App, look for 10 brand new video clips based on the book of John in the New Testament. John introduces Jesus as God’s Chosen One, then baptizes him. Jesus raises his friend Lazarus from the dead. Mary discovers Jesus’ empty tomb and runs to tell the disciples. You can watch these clips — and many more — right inside the Bible App! The Gospel of John is now playing on Netflix. The book of John videos featured in the Bible App are excerpts from The Lumo Project’s feature-length film, The Gospel of John. Released in early December, The Gospel of John brings the entire New Testament book of John to life, using the Scriptures as its soundtrack. And you can see this film in its entirety right now, available exclusively from streaming service Netflix.
“A Hairy Tale” is the newest story in the Bible App for Kids, and it’s available now! This tale of Samson comes from Judges 13–16 in the Old Testament. God gifts Samson with supernatural strength so he can lead his people to stand up to Philistine bullies. And as Samson’s hair grows longer, his muscles grow stronger.
Unfortunately, because Samson keeps using his strength to be selfish, he loses God’s favor, his hair, his muscles… even his eyes! But when Samson finally turns his heart back to God and admits his mistakes, God returns Samson’s strength to him — just in time to fulfill the purpose God had for him all along.
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “A Hairy Tale” is open the app and tap the new story icon. And if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and it’s always free! Just click one of the buttons below.
About the Bible App for Kids
Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the Bible App for Kids™ is from YouVersion, the same people who brought you the Bible App™. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is designed specifically to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. And kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean!
The Bible App for Kids launched one year ago on Thanksgiving 2013. Throughout the past year, children all over the world have been discovering God’s Word through a unique Bible experience all their own. Designed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has been installed on more than 4 million unique devices in 218 different countries. Kids have already spent more than 10 million minutes exploring more than 20 delight-filled stories.
It’s thrilling to see so many little ones growing in their love for God’s Word, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it shapes their generation. We’re also pretty excited about some recent and upcoming additions to the app.
More stories are coming. Next up will be “A Hairy Tale,” the Old Testament story of redemption about Samson, the man with long hair and miraculous strength.
More languages are coming, too. The Bible App for Kids launched a Spanish version this summer, then added Chinese and Korean just days ago, bringing new ways for kids to engage with God’s Word in the language of their hearts, no matter where they live. In the coming months, even more languages will be making their debut — like Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.
About the Bible App for Kids
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply open the app and tap the icon for “Waters Part and Walls Fall.” But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and always completely free.
Installed on more than 4 million devices, the Bible App for Kids comes from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to provide your children with a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids: