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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
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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

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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.

Announcing the Next Bible App for Kids Game…

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Together with our partner OneHope, last month we released a huge Bible App for Kids update that made it feel brand-new. We introduced a new interactive map, new story icons, and all-new story activities,1 including the Story Mixup game. Today we’re announcing our next new game:

Story Memory Match.

Story Memory Match is a classic matching game, where you tap one tile at a time to flip it over, looking for matches. For Two by Two, the story of Noah and the ark, adds a twist — kids have match male animals with their female mates.1 Your kids will want to play Story Memory Match again and again as they advance through all three of its difficulty levels. (Each level adds more tiles.)

As soon as you’ve updated your Bible App for Kids, look for the new Story Memory Match badge on story icons.2

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1Story Memory Match is available for Two by Two, Waters Part and Walls Fall, Through the Roof, Coming Home, and A Forever Promise. We’ll be introducing more new games and activities for other stories in the coming months.
2After you’ve updated your app, the first time you tap on a story that features an activity you haven’t used before (such as Story Memory Match), the app will prompt you to redownload that story to get the new content.

Find out first… what’s coming next.

Story Memory Match is the second of four brand-new games and activities coming to the Bible App for Kids. We’ll tell you more about each of the next two as soon as they launch. If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll be one of the first to hear about these 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 19 languages — with more still to come — the Bible App for Kids is being enjoyed by children all over the world. Installed on over 12 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 Vietnamese!

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Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Vietnamese. 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, 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

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 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, and now… in Vietnamese!

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

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Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Italian. 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, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Urdu. 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 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, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and now… in Italian!

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What does the Bible mean to you?

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The Bible has had a tremendous amount of positive impact on individuals, communities, and the world, changing hearts and influencing generations. In a world full of brokenness, God’s Word offers hope and clarity.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11

The #WhyBible movement was started to spark discussion about why the Bible matters, and to show how His Living Word continues to be relevant and life-giving today and for generations to come.

Here’s a story from a Bible App user about how God’s Word has impacted them:

I decided to get the Bible App to listen to what God has to say about my struggles. Now that I downloaded the app, my time on social media has decreased, and my time reading God’s Word and experiencing His presence has increased. The Bible really changed my life for the better.” — Bible App user

You have a story too. A story of how the God’s Word has impacted and changed your life for the better. That’s what #WhyBible is all about.

Here’s what you can do to participate in #WhyBible:

  1. Post how the Bible has impacted your life on Twitter or Facebook (make sure to use the hashtag #WhyBible in your post!).
  2. Share a Verse Image that has meant a lot to you on Instagram or Pinterest.
  3. Send a message to a friend with a link to download the Bible App.

Want to let us know how YouVersion has impacted you?

How has YouVersion helped you read, listen or understand the Bible? We’d love to hear!

Tell Us Your YouVersion Story

Learn more about #WhyBible and see how people and organizations are participating across the world. Visit https://why.bible/.


About the Bible App

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The Bible App has been installed on more than 236 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,300 Bible versions, in more than 1,000 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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Bible App for Android: Use Less Data

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We want to help you connect with God’s Word every day, even when you’re in places where network access is limited or where data is expensive. If you keep your Bible App up-to-date, then we hope you’ve already been enjoying the many new features we’ve introduced recently — along with our updates to existing ones — all designed to give you the best offline Bible App experience possible. Today we’re very excited to announce an all-new, super-practical feature we think you’re going to love:

Now you can control how much data the Bible App uses on your Android device.

Before the Bible App can show you images — in your Home feed, for example, or browsing through Bible Plans, or searching for Events — it has to download them first. When you have a strong Internet connection, that’s great. But if you have low signal on either Wi-Fi or cellular, those same images may not load quickly. This update helps you use less data by specifying which conditions the Bible App should consider before it loads images. When you want it to conserve data, the Bible App will display text instead, wrapping it in placeholders in attractive colors.

After you’ve run the update, look for “Downloading Images” in your Settings:

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Auto Detect Download images at the optimum resolution available, based on the current network signal strength.
Wi-Fi Only Only download images when your device is connected to a wireless network.
Always Always download the highest-resolution images available.
Never Never download images, regardless of network connection.

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About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 235 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,300 Bible versions, in more than 1,000 languages.

We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available for your device. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

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Bible App Update: Compare Versions, New Plan Discovery, More…

Our mission at YouVersion has always been to help you engage with the Bible. Last year, we completely redesigned the Bible App to make it even easier to get more of God’s Word into your daily life. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our most significant update since that launch. These brand-new features — along with exciting upgrades to some old favorites — now help you do more of the things you want, even faster, and more simply than ever before.

Compare Versions

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Now, for the first time ever in the Bible App, you can quickly see how different Bible versions translate the same passage. Perhaps you’re having difficulty understanding the meaning of a passage, and you want to to see it phrased another way. Or maybe you come across a verse that feels like you’ve heard it before, but it’s just not quite the way you remember it. Tap on the verse, then tap Compare Versions, and see the same verse repeated in all of your recently used Bible translations. And as you’re comparing, you can easily add or remove which versions you’re seeing. You can even Compare Versions when you’re offline, showing your verse in any versions you’ve previously downloaded.

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New Bible Plan Discovery

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We never stop exploring new ways that we can equip you with tools to bring biblical wisdom to every aspect of your everyday life. For this release, we created several new Plan categories, then expanded the ways we categorize Plans, then completely redesigned our Plan “Discover” page to be more visual and intuitive. Struggling with stress? Looking for wisdom for your relationships? Need a dose of hope of inspiration? Now, not only is it easier to find just the right Bible Plan(s) for the season of life you’re in — it’s fun!

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New Verse Action Design

We also completely redesigned how Verse Actions work, with a handy new menu that makes it simple to Share, Bookmark, Highlight, create Verse Images, and more. When you feel inspired as you’re reading or listening, one tap slides your options into view at the bottom of the screen… without blocking your view of Scripture. One more tap starts any available action. Adding or removing a Highlight — or changing the color of an existing one — is now as easy as touching a dot on the all-new color bar. Slide the Verse Actions bar from left to right to see even more options, such as custom Highlight colors and our all-new Compare Versions feature.

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About the Bible App

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We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of iOS or Android available for your device. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of iOS or Android.

The Bible App has been installed on more than 231 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,300 Bible versions, in more than 1,000 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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The Bible App for Kids is Now Available in Thai and Urdu!

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Around the world, more than 28 million people speak Thai, and more than 113 million speak Urdu. Now for the first time ever, your children can experience the Bible App for Kids in either of these languages! Together with our partner OneHope, we want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. The Bible App for Kids is also available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional Characters), Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Turkish.

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And, did you know that the Bible App for Kids lets you switch between languages directly inside the app? To get this great feature, just update your Bible App for Kids to the most current version. After you’ve run the update, look under Settings for “Language,” then select from any of nineteen languages. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please share this great news with your friends!

 


 

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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 more than 11 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, Farsi, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, and now… in Thai and Urdu!

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