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The Bible App was installed on more than 5 million unique devices
during January — the most ever for a single month.
What does that mean?
First, one step…
Five million times during the last month, in countries all over the world, people shared one simple idea: “I should try reading the Bible.” And when they searched for “Bible” using their mobile device, they discovered the Bible App — then installed it. For many of these people, this was their first step on a journey toward God.
“You will seek me and find me,
when you seek me with all your heart.”
—Jeremiah 29:13, English Standard Version
Then another step…
The worldwide YouVersion community broke another record in January, too: together, you completed more than 2.3 million Bible Plans. Bible Plans are one of the best ways we know to learn how to apply principles from the Bible to your everyday life. Bible Plans give you a brief passage to read (or listen to) each day, feeding your soul with encouragement, wisdom, and inspiration. And when you feel inspired…
What’s your next step?
We hope that you’re one of the many who are already actively engaging with the Bible every day. If you’ve felt God’s Word (the Bible) speaking to you, then you’ve begun to understand the power it has to transform your life. Help other people discover that same power. Join us in spreading the Word:
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If you’re like most people who download the Bible App, you installed it because you believe that reading the Bible is important, and you intend to read it more. One of the best ways we’ve found to start a daily discipline is to complete one short Bible Plan after another in the Bible App. That’s what our annual 21-Day Challenge is all about: helping you start building a daily habit of connecting with God’s Word.
To help inspire you, anytime between February 1 and February 21, share which Plan you’re reading during the 21-Day Challenge — on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #BibleFor21 — and you’ll be entered to win prizes such as a YouVersion T-shirt, stickers, a notebook, or drinkware… or even a 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet! *
Just make sure your posts are public (we can’t see any private posts, so will only be able to select winners that share publicly).
The 21-Day Challenge Returns!
If you can make just one small life change, and then sustain it every day for three weeks, you’re well on your way to turning it into a habit. That’s why we started YouVersion’s annual 21-Day Challenge: to help you get started engaging with the Bible every day. We’ll post the complete list of official rules on our blog soon, but here’s the short version:
Beginning February 1:
Complete at least one day
of one Bible Plan
every day for 21 days
and earn a special 21-Day
New Year Challenge badge…
…and be eligible for our grand prize!
(with smaller daily prizes awarded along the way) Continue Reading…
Around the world, more than 125 million people speak Japanese. Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Japanese. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own. Continue Reading…
See where you fit in.
We live in an extraordinary age. All over the world, people are looking for meaning, seeking answers to life’s big questions. Inevitably, that means many will be discovering the Bible for the first time. The fact that half of the world’s population now has a mobile subscription (up from just one in five 10 years ago) — means that God has entrusted our generation with a historic opportunity:
To one day meet each person with a Bible, wherever they are.
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Of course, when people first encounter the Bible, they can only read it (or listen to it) if they can find it in a language they know. More than a billion people still don’t have the full story of God’s Word in their own language. And of these, 2,000 language communities don’t even have Bible translations started. Thankfully, YouVersion’s visionary Bible society partners are actively working on new translations…and then sharing those Bibles — for free — through the Bible App and at Bible.com:
What could 10 million children do?
The Bible App for Kids has now been installed on more than 10 million unique Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, all over the world. Somewhere, right now, even as you’re reading this — whether on the street where you live or in a country far away — children are exploring Bible stories designed just for them. And if they fall in love with God’s Word now, what will their generation look like when they’re grown? A revolution in Bible engagement is taking place in our lifetimes.
How many is 10 million? If each one of those installs
represented just one child, together they could: Continue Reading…
5 Million Friend Connections…
“YouVersion helped me connect with an old friend,
and we encourage each other through our devotional readings.
It’s been wonderful to share Scripture and pray for each other!”
—Crystal in Ohio, USA
One of the best ways to bring the Bible into your everyday life is to talk about what it’s saying to you in a trusted community of close friends. In fact, Friends have now made more than 5 million connections inside the Bible App. Finding your Bible App Friends is easy! Imagine: just minutes from now, you could be enjoying meaningful, Bible-centered conversations with your favorite people. Continue Reading…
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night…”
Joshua 1:8, NLT
We never stop working on new ways to help you connect with God’s Word. Today we’re excited to announce the all-new, completely redesigned Bible.com. If you already enjoy the Bible App on your Apple or Android device, you’ll find everything at Bible.com pleasantly familiar. Bible.com is the Bible App for Web, giving you access to God’s Word on all modern browsers, no matter which platform you prefer.
Simpler. By design.
Clearly labeled tabs across the top of each page help you get to the things you do most with a single click. The all-new Bible.com is the cleanest, most responsive Bible experience we’ve ever offered for the web. Continue Reading…
We start the new seasons of our lives with the best intentions. Deciding what we want to change is usually the easy part. But figuring out how to do that is often another story. If you’ve been thinking you want to give the Bible a bigger place in your life — but you’ve struggled to be consistent — we know just how you feel.
Fortunately, helping people get into God’s Word is what we do. So, each day for the next seven days, we’ll be sharing one easy step you can take that day to help you get started. Now, speaking of getting started, let’s talk about today’s tip:
TIP 1: Start a Bible Plan
Bible Plans help you build a Bible habit by serving up a selection of Scripture each day, along with some context to help you understand them. You may know them as Reading Plans or Devotionals. We like to call them “Bible Plans” because many offer features beyond reading: audio, images — even video. Whatever you call them, Plans are one of the best ways we know of to make the Bible a natural part of your everyday life. Let’s get you started:
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Let’s celebrate Jesus…
Today we thank God for the gift he gave us in his son:
Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.
We offer several ways for you and your family to connect with the story of Jesus’ birth: Continue Reading…