Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Finnish. 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:
- Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
- Open the app and tap the gear icon ( ) to open Settings.
- Tap Language and select the one you want.
The audio will now play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!
Please help us celebrate this great news!
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 15 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 26 languages — now including Finnish!
Make the most of family storytime.
We hope your family has been enjoying time together in the Bible throughout Family Bible Week. For our last day today, we encourage you to invest in some family storytime together. Our family of Bible App for Kids resources makes it easy!
The Bible App for Kids
In partnership with our friends at OneHope, we designed the Bible App for Kids to help children engage with the big stories of the Bible through activities and fun, interactive animation. Available in 26 languages — with more still to come — the Bible App for Kids is being enjoyed by children all over the world. Installed on over 16 million devices, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.
Get the App
Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible
Featuring 28 stories from the most downloaded Bible story app in the world, the Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible brings the Bible to life for your entire family. With 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.
Get the Storybook
(Also available in Spanish.)
BibleAppforKids.com offers free companion resources that help children get the most from their Bible App for Kids experience: videos and music, and downloadable Adventure Books, coloring pages, and Parent Guides. BibleAppforKids.com even offers materials for churches, such as the entire two-year Bible App for Kids Curriculum. All digital resources at BibleAppforKids.com are always completely free.
Bible Plans from the Bible App for Kids
Earlier this week, we recommended several Bible Plans that your family can enjoy together. We also offer Bible Plans developed specifically for children, including several that feature videos from the Bible App for Kids curriculum, to really help kids understand and remember the principles they’re learning from Bible stories. Here are just a few to get you started:
More Kids’ Plans
Watch the Bible come to life.
Grab the popcorn, gather around the screen, and experience the Bible together in a new way! Bible App Videos are like your family’s own Bible Channel, bringing historical events from the Bible to life.
Vivid narratives show the bigger story God is telling through his Word. Animated short films help you understand what’s in the Bible… and why.
You can choose a video now from the links below, or explore them all in the Videos section of the Bible App, at Bible.com, or on your Apple TV.
Life of Jesus (Gospel of John)
Jesus Film Project, Feature Film plus 49 video clips
Life of Jesus is a dramatic portrayal of Jesus’s life based on the New Testament book written by His disciple John. You can watch Life of Jesus as a full-length feature film or as a series of 49 videos.
Lumo Project: The Gospel of John
Lumo Project, 34 video clips
The Lumo Project brings the original Jesus narrative to the screen using the Gospel text as its script, word for word.
Jesus Film Project, Feature Film plus 61 video clips
JESUS is the classic telling of Christ’s life story, in a full-length feature film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages.
More Bible Videos
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Lead your family:
Start with Scripture.
Do you have a Family Verse? A Family Verse serves as a compass point for your family, a helpful reminder of the principles that you value most together. Your Family Verse can be a single Bible verse, or even a short passage that you choose together as a family, memorize together, and discuss how to live out — together.
Share your Family Verse as a Verse Image, and your family could win.
It’s easy to share verses from the Bible App as images. Just tap a passage to select it, then tap Image. For popular verses, we offer hundreds of Verse Images professionally designed by graphic artists. (See below for examples.)
If you’d rather make your own, select one of our high definition images as your background, or even a picture from your own photo roll. Customize your image with fonts, colors, and other effects, then save it to your Bible App Home feed. From there, it’s easy to share your new Verse Image as an SMS message, in an email, or on your social media.
Share your Family Verse Image with us on Instagram, Twitter, or at Facebook.com/YouVersion. Just be sure you include the hashtag #OurFamilyVerse so we can find your entry!1
1Prize packs will be selected at random from eligible entries. For your entry to be eligible, you must use the hashtag #OurFamilyVerse on a publicly-facing post (such as Twitter, Instagram, or at Facebook.com/YouVersion). Prize pack contents subject to change based on availability of individual items. We can only ship prize packs within the continental U.S.
Family Verse Ideas
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you…”
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
…let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
1 John 3:18
…Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults…
And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.
1 John 4:21
Tell us your family’s YouVersion story.
…I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…
Today, for the third day of Family Bible Week, please share your YouVersion stories with us. How does your family use the Bible App? What has the Bible App for Kids meant to the children in your life?
We’d love to hear from you about how the Bible App and/or the Bible App for Kids have helped transform your family.
You’re welcome to include pictures with your story. Or, if you’d like to make a short video to tell us your family’s YouVersion story, we’d love to see it.1
Share Your Story
1 When you submit your story, all content provided may be used publicly in whole or in part at the discretion of YouVersion. YouVersion reserves the right to edit your written content for length and for spelling.
A Few Stories…
“This is how we use the YouVersion Bible App: every morning, I start by reading and reflecting on the Verse of the Day. Then my wife and I read a chapter of Scripture before we pray or we read one of the Plans together. It helps us in our morning discussions on the glory of our Lord and things we pray about. It also helps us in starting our day focused on Him.”
“I have been a Christian for 35 years. I have always wanted to read the Bible through in a year but always quit around April. I started the One-Year Chronological Bible last fall. I have given myself freedom to not be militant with it and have had more success. I am very grateful for this tool that allows me to be in God’s Word on a daily basis (getting ready for work, in the car, sitting on my back porch —wherever!). I am thankful for the example it sets for my young adult children.”
“Both of our children are adopted. Our daughter Isabella is from Russia and was adopted at the age of 1. She is now 8 years old. Our son Alexander is from Haiti and was adopted at the age of 3. He is now 5 years old. As Alexander learned a new language and adjusted to being in a new family, we used the YouVersion Bible App for Kids to teach him all of the great Bible stories and about Jesus. He loved it when he first came home, and he still loves it today. He learned so much about Jesus through using it. Also, both of my children were excited to read the Bible because of the Bible App for Kids.”
“We have five children still at home, four that home school. We chose to do a group read through the Bible, taking one book at a time, jumping wherever the Lord led us. It was awesome! It took us fifteen months to complete. The Bible App was an instrumental tool that helped us all follow along as each person read aloud. We were able to read out of the same version (NIV). My children’s reading proficiency and speed increased substantially! My second grader went from being a struggling reader to now reading 120 words per minute. I credit this all to reading God’s word. Put His word first and watch everything else fall into place.”