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Prepare your heart for Immanuel.

Are you ready for Christmas?

In the busyness of the holiday season, it’s easy to become so distracted that we forget why we’re even celebrating: the gift of Immanuel, “God with us.” Advent begins today, November 27, giving us the four weeks leading up to Christmas to reflect on the miracle of God choosing to enter the world in human form.

Please join us in spreading the message of God’s love for all people by sharing this Verse Image. We’ve even included some example text below to help you decide what you want to say.

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121 Community Church, 24 days
waiting-here Waiting Here for You, An Advent Journey of Hope
Louie Giglio, 7 days
season Rediscovering the Christmas Season
Life.Church, 25 days
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Greg Laurie, 25 days
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Our Daily Bread, 10 days
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The Worship Initiative, 10 days
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Seacoast Church, 26 days

 

We have many reasons to give God thanks.

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We have many reasons to give God thanks.

For each of us at YouVersion, when we discovered God’s story of love for us in His Word, it changed our lives. That’s why we’re so passionate about helping people engage with Bible. And today, all over the world, more people than ever before are turning to the Bible to see what God wants to say to them through His Word. That’s a great reason to celebrate!


7-days 7 Days of Thanksgiving
goTandem, 7 days
thanksgiving A Plan of Thanksgiving
YouVersion, 14 days 
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What’s in the Bible, 5 days
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American Bible Society, 7 days 
the-power-of-being-thankful The Power of Being Thankful
Joyce Meyer Ministries, 14 days

 

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And the next Bible App for Kids activity is…

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Sticker Story Time lets your child tell the story.

The next all-new story activity for the Bible App for Kids is here: Sticker Story Time! Sticker Story Time helps children replay each story again and again in their imagination. At the end of select Bible stories,1 kids will find a full set of characters and objects from that story. They can drag and drop stickers to recreate scenes from the story, moving them around on the background, and even overlapping them.

Download the latest Bible App for Kids and look for the new Sticker Story Time badge on story icons.2

Get Sticker Stories

1 Sticker Story Time is available for Dreams Come True; Stones, Slings, and Giant Things; The Big Picnic; In the Garden; and No Silver, No Gold. We still have one more new game on the way for other stories.
2 After you’ve updated your app, the first time you tap on a story that features an activity you haven’t used before (such as Sticker Story Time), the app will prompt you to redownload that story to get the new content.

Spread the Word.

Just like you, people are more likely to try a new app when a friend recommends it to them. (And offering to help them install it? Even better.) What if all you had to do to help kids fall in love with the Bible was tap a button? It really is that easy:

 


Find out first… what’s coming next.

Sticker Story Time is the third of four brand-new games and activities coming to the Bible App for Kids. We’ll tell you more about the last game as soon as it launches. If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll be one of the first to hear about it and other new features as soon as they become available!

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About the Bible App for Kids

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Four years ago the Bible App had already been installed on tens of millions of devices. And as more and more people continued to discover it, we wondered: What if kids had their own Bible App? Together with our friends at OneHope, we envisioned a fun app that could introduce kids to the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids was born, featuring touch-activated animations and engaging content. Today the Bible App for Kids offers all 40 of those original stories we planned, plus a bonus story! Already available in 24 languages — with more still to come — the Bible App for Kids is being enjoyed by children all over the world. Installed on over 13 million devices, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.

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

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Hindi. 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. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The audio will 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

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. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 12 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 Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and now… in Hindi!

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

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Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Polish. 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. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The audio will 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 13 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 Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and now… in Polish!

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International Day of the Bible is TODAY

Let’s share International Day of the Bible.

Today is November 14, International Day of the Bible. Wherever you are at noon today (your local time), take time to read or listen to passages from the Bible together with friends. Share the verses that encourage or inspire you on social media, and use the hashtag #BibleCelebration to help your Friends and followers discover this special day.

For your convenience, we’ve even included some example text below, along with a shareable Verse Image of the theme Scripture for International Day of the Bible:

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Today is the International Day of the Bible. Join me at noon for a #BibleCelebration!

Let’s have a #BibleCelebration at 12:00 — today is International Day of the Bible! http://www.internationaldayofthebible.com

Read, listen, and share during the #BibleCelebration today at noon for International Day of the Bible!

Be sure you spend a few moments today in God’s Word for International Day of the Bible. #BibleCelebration

 


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Here are all of the “official” places you can connect with International Day of the Bible:

instagram @IntlDayofBible
facebook International Day of the Bible
twitter @IntlDayofBible

 

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Join us November 14 for a global Bible event. 🌍

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Let’s read the Bible together.

Join us on November 14 — along with millions of friends from all over the world — as together we celebrate International Day of the Bible.

Today, start our official Bible Plan for International Day of the Bible, a devotional about the many ways that Scripture can affect our lives, from our friends at the National Bible Association.

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And here are some more great places to start.

In addition to our official International Day of the Bible Plan, we’ve selected some other great Plans to celebrate the occasion, each one devoted to what it means to connect with God’s Word.

Meditations on the Gospel of Luke for the Family Meditations on the Gospel of Luke for the Family
American Bible Society, 21 days
 
Examens Examens
Abide and the Jesuits of Great Britain, 4 days
 
Popular Verses: A Video Devotional with John Piper Popular Verses: A Video Devotional with John Piper
John Piper, 10 days
 
The Impact of Scripture The Impact of Scripture
Life.Church and Wycliffe, 15 days
 

Find Your Next Plan

Replace your 😱 and 😟 with 😌 and 😃 from the Bible.

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What are you feeling?

Whatever’s going on in your life right now, you can find wisdom in God’s Word that can help you face it. But even when you can’t come up with specific search terms that apply to your circumstances, the Bible App’s new “Discover” feature can guide you toward Bible Plans that fit.

Just browse through our new emotions categories and tap on what you’re feeling. Choose from categories such as stress, loss, doubt, and more, each one color-coded to match your mood. Or tap on what you need, such as peace, hope, or joy. We’ve included just a few examples below to help you get started.

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Anxiety
American Bible Society, 7 days

Apply the practical “ask – read – reflect – respond” technique in this short series of devotionals as you discover what the Bible says about how we can learn to trust God more.

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100 Days of Hope
Hope International, 100 days

Staff and friends of HOPE International worked together to create this very special collection of Bible passages and devotionals, designed to connect you with the hope that comes from enjoying an authentic relationship with Christ.

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Toward a Fearless Tomorrow
John Piper and Desiring God, 7 days

Pastor and world-renowned Bible teacher John Piper takes you on a week-long devotional journey through the Scriptures to show you how you can embrace God’s greatness and let it carry you into a fearless tomorrow.

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The Peace God Promises
Ann Spangler and Thomas Nelson, 7 days 

Excerpts from award-winning author Ann Spangler’s book Peace God Promises reveal tangible steps you can take right now that will help you experience more of God’s peace, regardless of your circumstances.

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Unglued
Lysa TerKeurst, 5 days

In this 5-day devotional, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst helps you learn how to make wise choices even in the throes of raw emotion.

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Still not feeling it?

If you didn’t find what you were looking for in one of the Plans above, no worries. Discover for yourself: we have many more Plans, in many more categories:

Find Your Next Plan

Want to understand the Bible better? Start here.

Now Playing in the Bible App: Wisdom, the Gospel, and the Torah.

As you read or listen to the Bible, do you ever wonder, “Why is this in the Bible? What was the author trying to do by including this?” Available now inside the Bible App, The Bible Project offers a new series of animated short films designed to explore questions like these. Taking one book at a time, each video helps you understand how that book’s structure and themes fit within the bigger story the Bible is telling.

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The Wisdom Series:
Live well.

What does it mean to live well in God’s good world? In “The Wisdom Series,” three short videos — one each about Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job — all work together to answer that question, from three distinct points of view.

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The Gospel Series: Who was Jesus?

The Bible Project begins with background on the events that Mark chose to cover in his account of Jesus’ life, then explains each of the three parts of the narrative structure of The Gospel According to Mark, one at a time — all in just five minutes.

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The Torah Series: Setting up the Bible.

In Jewish tradition, the first five books of the Old Testament are called the Torah. “The Torah Series” walks you step-by-step through all five books, spending about five minutes on each, revealing along the way how the Torah’s themes and literary structure connect its stories.

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Keep watching.

The Bible App offers many more video titles in the Videos section, at Bible.com, and on your Apple TV. Enjoy featured content from LightWorkers Media, producers of the epic television series The Bible and A.D. From Jesus Film Media, JESUS tells the story of Christ’s life, in a film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages. Lumo Project brings the words of Scripture to life in The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke.

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Introducing: Bible iMessage app. Oh, and one more thing…

Introducing: The Bible iMessage app.

In iOS 10, Apple introduced iMessage apps, a fun, super-easy way to include all kinds of content in your text exchanges — without ever leaving the Messages app. Today we’re thrilled to announce the Bible iMessage app, designed to help you breathe life and Godly wisdom into your everyday conversations.1

Send a professionally-designed Verse Image to inspire a friend. Or tap through our pre-selected emotion keywords to help you find a Bible verse that fits what you’re discussing. Or if you already have a specific verse in mind, just tap the reference search and look it up directly.2

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1 iMessage apps are only available on Apple devices running iOS 10 or higher.
Get all the details for how to find, install, and use iMessage apps here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206906
2For now, the Bible iMessage app is only available in English. If you’d like to be among the first to know when we introduce new features, click one of the icons at the end of this email to follow us on social media.

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There is one more thing…

We’re sure you’ll love the all-new Bible Keyboard, no matter what app you’re using — even if your iPhone or iPad doesn’t support iOS 10. Like the Bible iMessage app, Bible Keyboard also lets you quickly find a verse based on emotion or by search… but then you can insert them into any text field in your favorite chat, note-taking, and social media apps.1

Say you’re texting with a friend, and you realize they could really use a kind word. Or you’re organizing your notes to study for a big test, and you want to include a reminder to yourself not to be anxious. Or a friend posts on social media that they got the job they wanted, and you want to celebrate with them.

If you’ve ever used an emoji keyboard, then you already know how to use Bible Keyboard.2 But, even if you haven’t, it’s so simple (and fun!) that we’re sure you’ll love it.

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1 Bible Keyboard is available on Apple devices running iOS 8 or higher. Before you can start using Bible Keyboard, first you’ll need to enable it. After you’ve updated your Bible App, tap “More” (the … at the far-right side of the bottom menu), then Bible App Settings, then “Enable Keyboard,” and follow the prompts.
For now, Bible Keyboard is only available in English. If you’d like to be among the first to know when we introduce new features, click one of the icons below to follow us on social media.
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