We’re thrilled to announce The Bible App for Kids is almost here!
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Thursday, November 28
That’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.—which we hope will present you with many opportunities for sharing as you enjoy time together with family and friends.
The Bible App for Kids will introduce:
- Kid-friendly navigation
- Touch-activated animations
- Engaging content that introduces kids to the big story of the Bible
- Experiences designed to encourage kids to return again and again
Sign up and be alerted when the Bible App for Kids is available.
Today we’re excited to share with you the official icon for the Bible App for Kids! We purposefully designed this app icon to be inviting, fun, and engaging for your kids, a sort of “sneak peek” into what they’ll find inside the app.
And speaking of the app, we’re just now putting the finishing touches on it. If you’d like to be one of the first to know when the Bible App for Kids is ready, be sure to sign up at bible.com/kids!
And then, once you get that announcement, this is the icon you’ll be looking for.
Meet the Newest Member of the YouVersion Family! One of the most common requests from the YouVersion community isn’t something you want for yourselves. You’ve asked for an app that helps your kids engage with God’s Word, just like the Bible App helps you.
Today we’re thrilled to announce that the Bible App for Kids™ is launching Thanksgiving Day!
See it in action and sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready!
Visit www.bible.com/kids today!
Coming soon to both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, this completely free app is a delight-filled Bible experience just for children. As your kids interact with animations designed to bring its stories to life, they’ll be learning the grand narrative of the Bible. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.
See it in action and sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready!
Visit www.bible.com/kids today!
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, air tonight—Monday, October 21—at 8:00 PM EDT on UP. Did you know that YouVersion offers several devotional plans from Dove Award-nominated artists and winners? Check out these great plans from some of your favorite inspirational acts:
Shane & Shane Intended to empower you with fulfillment, confidence, and joy from the Gospels, this devotional from Shane and Shane describes the Scriptures and personal experiences behind their album Bring Your Nothing. From The Overflow. 7 days
for KING & COUNTRY Named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Artists to Watch” in 2012, for KING & COUNTRY based this devotional on themes expressed in songs from their album Crave. From The Overflow. 7 days
Matt Maher Centered around the resurrection of Jesus, this devotional from Matt Maher explores how this singular event—a glorious reflection of God’s love and mercy for us—affects you personally. From The Overflow. 7 days
Matthew West Featuring personal accounts from the people whose stories inspired his album Into the Light, this devotional from Matthew West uses Scripture to reveal not just the root issues, but their ultimate solution: the salvation-giving love of Christ. From The Overflow. 7 days
Rhett Walker Band This Rhett Walker Band devotional explains the inspiration behind several songs from their Come to the River album (including the Grammy-nominated “When Mercy Found Me”). From The Overflow. 7 days
Every day, millions of Bible App users engage with God’s Word through devotionals and other categories of Bible plans. All you need to get started with any of these terrific plans is a free YouVersion account. Please also take a moment to check in on the conversations happening now on Facebook and Twitter, with your YouVersion friends from all over the world!
“YouVersion allowed me to, for the first time, read the Bible cover to cover. I listened to a 1yr Bible plan in my car every day for a year. I consider it one of my most important life accomplishments.”
“Being able to listen to Scripture this year has been a lifeline. I could not have managed without it. Thank you!”
“I turn on the Bible App and put my phone in my hardhat so I can work and listen to the great book. TYVM for this app!”
Even if you already enjoy reading in the Bible App, did you know that some of our most popular Bibles…can also read to you? Listening to the Bible lets you experience God’s Word while you’re doing other things—driving, exercising, even reading along! Try one of these great audio Bibles:
- New Living Translation (NLT)
- New International Version (NIV)
- English Standard Version (ESV)
- Douay-Rheims (DRA)
- Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
- King James Version (KJV)
- Lexham English Bible (LEB)
- World English Bible (WEB)
More About Audio Bibles
Because audio Bibles are streamed, they’re best experienced over Wi-Fi. If you don’t have Wi-Fi available, be aware of your plan’s data limits and restrictions.
Where you can find audio Bibles:
Inside the Bible App: Tap to select a Bible version in the corner.
On the list of versions, a speaker icon indicates available audio.
Tap the audio version you want.
Back in the Bible reader: Tap the speaker icon at the bottom, then Play.
The Word is Getting Out.
You’ve probably heard by now that the Bible App has already been downloaded more than 100 million times. Check out this NBC Nightly News story, all about the Bible App!
Biblica has been a valuable partner since YouVersion’s early days, and we’re thrilled with their bold move to make this diverse collection of versions available to the global YouVersion community.
These versions represent some of your favorites in twenty-five languages, including NVI in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, KLB in Korean, NIV-UK in British English, HFA in German, HTB in Dutch, and BDS in French. It’s a huge step forward in increasing worldwide Scripture engagement and availability.
If you download any of these versions to your device, you’ll be able to read it anytime, anywhere—even when you can’t connect to your service provider or to the Internet. And this is not a limited-time special offer.
Beginning today, Biblica is making these versions available offline on an ongoing basis.
(If you’re not sure how to download a Bible version to your device, visit our support website to learn how easy it is!)
We are deeply grateful for Biblica’s partnership and all that it has already meant to YouVersion and to our community worldwide. Biblica continues to demonstrate increasing passion about the mission of helping this generation become the most Bible-engaged generation in history.
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We’ve completely redesigned the Bible App for Windows 8 to be easier to use than ever! Available now in the Windows Store, this latest release of the Bible App works on all Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, including laptops, desktops, and tablets.
And with your free YouVersion account, you can enjoy the same Bible App experience synced across all your devices. With just one simple sign-in, use all your Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—even Reading Plans—on any device that runs the Bible App. Have fun exploring all of the Bible App for Windows 8’s features:
- More than 600 unique Bible versions in almost 400 languages ensure you’ll always be able to find one you like.
- Audio Bibles read God’s Word to you as you do other things—exercising, working, traveling, even reading along.
- Reading Plans are a proven way to build that consistent Bible reading habit. Enjoy more than 400 devotionals, topical plans, plans covering portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible. Now available in many languages!
- Highlights let you mark passages with custom colors—just like your paper Bible!
- Today view displays the Verse of the Day, along with the Bible App features you use most so you can jump quickly to anything you want to do.
No matter which device you use, we think you’ll agree this is the best Bible App we’ve ever made for Windows 8. Please share this new release with your friends, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think.
No matter where you live, no matter what language you prefer, we want to help you engage with the Bible every day. You may know that thanks to YouVersion’s generous Bible publishing partners, the Bible App™ already offers more than 600 versions of the Bible in more than 375 languages. What you may not know is that the Bible App has been installed and used in every country on earth, and that about 40% of new installs take place outside North America.
Of course, the Bible App is more than the Bible. We want your entire experience exploring God’s Word to be fulfilling. But we couldn’t do that without help. More than 350 volunteers all over the world passionately devote themselves to ensuring you enjoy the Bible. They share their talents and time translating basics like screens, menus, and buttons into your language, as well as all of the Bible App tools you know and love, like Reading Plans, Notes, and more.
That’s why today—right now—you can use the Bible App for iOS (Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) in any of 33 languages. The Bible App for Android offers 40. And bible.com has 42. On iOS or Android, the Bible App defaults to your device’s language, or you can change it in the app Settings. At bible.com, simply select your favorite language at the bottom right. The languages we’ve most recently rolled out include Malay, Catalan, Albanian, Portuguese (Portugal), and even Arabic!
The Bible App has been installed more than 100 million times so far. Each one of those installs—wherever it happens in the world—represents a story, a person, a life connected to God and to His Word. You can be a part of that, too, every time you share the Bible App with someone who speaks a language other than English. It starts with 100 million.
This July, the YouVersion community helped the Bible App reach 100 million installs on mobile devices around the globe. God is truly doing something remarkable, and media outlets worldwide are covering this historic milestone—including a story on the front page of the New York Times! You’re part of this celebration, so we wanted to make sure you have the opportunity to read and share the good news.
New York Times: The Faithful Embrace YouVersion, a Bible App
by Amy O’Leary
More than 500 years after Gutenberg, the Bible is having its i-moment. For millions of readers around the world, a wildly successful free Bible app, YouVersion, is changing how, where and when they read the Bible.
The Atlantic: The App of God
by Nir Eyal
It is reasonable to think that the more readers put into the Bible app in the form of small investments, the more it becomes a repository of their history of worship. Like a worn dog-eared book, full of scribbled insights and wisdom, the app becomes a treasured asset not easily discarded.
And a few more stories you might enjoy:
The Christian Post: Bible App Hits 100 Million Downloads…
The Next Web: YouVersion’s Bible app passes 100 million downloads
Thank you for all you are doing to help people everywhere make God’s Word a part of their daily lives. As the installs counter continues to rise, we’re looking ahead with anticipation to all that God stands ready to do, because we know It Starts with 100 Million.