Bible App for Android Has Two Brand-New Widgets

Bible App Widgets can help you keep God’s Word front-and-center in your day, giving you a quick, “at-a-glance” peek into your favorite features — right on your device’s Home screen! The latest update to the Bible App for Android includes two all-new Widgets: one for Verse of the Day and one for Reading Plans.

Verse of the Day Widget

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The Verse of the Day Widget displays as much of today’s Verse of the Day as will fit in the size you selected. One tap on any of the three available sizes can take you to the Verse of the Day inside the Bible App. In the two larger sizes, you can adjust the Widget’s settings, share today’s Verse of the Day with your friends, and even make a Verse Image — all starting directly from your Home screen! When you add the Verse of the Day Widget,* select a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and specify the Bible version you’d like displayed in your Widget.

Reading Plans Widget

Each of the three available sizes of the Reading Plans Widget displays the Plan artwork of any of your currently subscribed Plans, along with quick links to today’s Devotional Content and Bible passages — again, all from your Home screen. When you add the Reading Plans Widget,* you’ll specify a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and select which Plan(s) you want to display.


*Note: The way you add Widgets to your device varies by manufacturer. Try entering “Widgets” into your device’s Search tools, or look online for tips on how to add Widgets to your specific device.


Tip: 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. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

About the Bible App for Android

The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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The Wait Is Over: The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible Ships Today

The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible
Starts Shipping Today

The all-new way for kids to enjoy a Bible experience designed just for them is now available: The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible. Featuring a presentation page you can sign and date, the Storybook Bible is your perfect go-to gift for baby showers, birthdays, child dedications, and more. For all the special kids in your life, give them the one thing that matters most: an abiding love for God’s Word. 

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The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible is available in Spanish, too!

New in the Bible App for Kids: “In the Garden”: Peter Denies Knowing Jesus

Available now in the Bible App for Kids, “In the Garden” picks up where the story “A Goodbye Meal” left off. Based on the passages Matthew 26:31–75 and John 18:1–8, after Jesus finishes eating the Last Supper with His friends, they go on a nighttime walk toward a big garden. On the way, Jesus tells them that soon they will all run away and leave Him. One of Jesus’ friends, Peter, insists, “I will never leave you!” But Jesus tells Peter that before the sun comes up the next morning, Peter will say he doesn’t know Jesus — three times!

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When they get to the garden, Jesus asks His friends to pray with Him. But because it’s very late at night, they are all so tired that they fall asleep, and Jesus talks to God by Himself. Jesus knows that bad men will be coming soon to take Him away, so He tells God, “Father, I wish there was another way… still, I will do just what you say.”

Just then an angry mob shows up with torches, waking up Jesus’ friends. Another one of Jesus’ friends who had left earlier during their Last Supper, Judas, is with them. Judas walks straight to Jesus and kisses Him — a secret signal for the temple police to arrest Jesus. Jesus tells them, “I’m the one you’re looking for,” and they all fall backwards onto the ground.

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When they get up and grab Jesus to take Him to the religious leaders, everybody runs away except Peter. Instead, Peter sneaks after the crowd to see what will happen. Three different times during the night, people ask Peter if he is one of Jesus’ friends, and every time he tells them, “I don’t even know Him!” As soon as Peter realizes that he has denied Jesus three times — just as Jesus said he would — he begins crying.

If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “In the Garden” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 8 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:

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A New Way to Share God’s Word: free.bible

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For years now, bible.com/app has been the best place to direct people who wanted to experience the Bible for themselves. And while bible.com/app will always be available, today we’re pleased to announce another simple option: free.bible. You read that right. free.bible is a web page, one of the very first to use the all-new top-level domain recently announced by YouVersion partner American Bible Society: .bible. Just as “.com” is for commercial business, “.edu” is for educational institutions, and “.gov” is for government agencies, “.bible” is dedicated to becoming a trusted online source for all things Bible.

free.bible is simple to use and simple to remember. Anytime you meet someone curious about the Bible, just tell them about free.bible. No matter what device they use to visit, free.bible will direct them to where they can most easily install the Bible App.

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5 Easy Ways to Get More Bible in Your Day

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We could all use more inspiration, more direction, and more meaning in our lives. For most Christians, we know there’s no better daily source of insight than the Bible. (It is God’s inspired Word, after all.) Of course, just deciding that you want to read the Bible more is the easy part. Actually making that commitment stick is where it starts getting tricky.

That’s where we come in: Each day for the next five days, we’ll reveal one more easy thing you can start doing right now — today — to get you started. Ready? Let’s do this!

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Turn our Verse of the Day into your Chapter of the Day.

One super-easy way to connect with Scripture every day is to read the Bible App’s Verse of the Day. But when a verse encourages you, what was its context? What happened before? And where do those ideas lead from here? Getting the rest of the story is actually pretty straightforward. Just tap the Verse of the Day, then tap [Read full chapter]. More Scripture = More Inspiration!

Don’t see Verse of the Day in your Home feed?
Tap Menu > Verse of the Day

 

 

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When the Word inspires you, create art that inspires others.

Often when you read Scripture, the Holy Spirit speaks. Are you listening? As you’re reading that chapter in the Bible App each day, pay attention to what it’s making you feel. Did a particular phrase speak to you? Was it joy? Conviction? Peace? Power? When those moments happen — and they will — make a Verse Image that expresses your inspiration. Just tap the verse, tap the Verse Image icon, and follow the prompts. And once you’ve put the finishing touches on that work of Bible art, share it with friends!

 

 

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Make Plans with Friends.

So much of what we end up talking about with friends feels shallow. But when you invite a friend (or a few) to share your spiritual journey, you’ll find yourselves discussing things that actually matter. What does this passage mean? Why does this particular thing seem so important to God? How can we put this into practice? Use the Bible App to find a Plan you’d like to read together, then commit to talk about each day’s reading. Here are some great ones to get you started:

Wabide-godspurposehat Is God’s Purpose For My Life?
from Abide, 3 days

godspurposeUnderstanding God’s Purpose
from Ligonier Ministries, 5 days

findpurposeinworkFind Purpose In Your Work
from Abide, 3 days

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How To Maximise Your Life
from Hillsong, 31 days

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Discover God’s Dream For You
from Jennie Allen, 5 days

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Better Together
from Rick Warren, 24 days

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Discerning God’s Will
from Ligonier Ministries, 9 days

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What to do When You Don’t Know What to do
from Dr. David Jeremiah, 7 days

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Beginning a Relationship with Jesus
from David Dwight and Nicole Unice, 7 days

 

 

 

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Play God’s Word as the soundtrack for your day.

It can be so easy to just press snooze…for the third time. Probably because you know that as soon as your feet touch the floor, you won’t get to stop moving again until bedtime. School, work, friends, family, food, sleep, repeat. So why not invite God along, whatever you’re doing? Listen to audio Bibles on the go. On the Read tab, just tap the speaker icon.

Don’t see a speaker icon?
Tap your current Bible version, then select a different version
(one that has a speaker icon next to it).

 

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Set “Hear from God” on your calendar… as a daily event.

When you really like a show, you manage to find time to watch. We make time for the things we value. Set a goal to connect with the Bible every day. (Five minutes a day is plenty to start.) If you’ll just stick with it, it will become a habit. Don’t worry if you’ve been inconsistent in the past or if you miss a day; that’s okay. Just start small, today. Give God some time to speak to your heart. Set up just one of these, right now:

Subscribe to the Verse of the Day.
OR
Set up a Bible Plan to email you every day.
OR
Set a calendar reminder to pop up every day at a time that works for you.

 

 



About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 190 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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