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Helping Friends Start with the Bible App Has Never Been Easier

The Bible App has an all-new sign up process that’s inviting, intuitive, and quick. We worked hard to have it ready in time for the holidays, when you’ll have more opportunities to invite friends to try the Bible App.

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The Bible App makes sharing your faith easy. Just show a friend what it looks like on your device, and how you use it. If they like it, offer to help them install it. Then the new intro will welcome them warmly.

When people receive new devices as gifts, most of them want new apps they can try right away — especially free ones. And a free YouVersion account gives them all the Bible App has to offer: Friends, Bible Plans, customizable Highlights, Bookmarks, Notes…and more!

 

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About the Bible App

The Bible App has already been installed on over 160 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App™ offers more than 1000 Bible versions, in more than 740 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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Website: bible.com/app

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New iOS Bible Widget Puts Verse of the Day at Your Fingertips

A new feature on Apple iOS 8 devices, called widgets, lets you jump from the Notification Center straight to the things you want. With the Bible App’s first iOS 8 widget, the Verse of the Day is just a swipe and a tap away, taking you straight to the Verse of the Day from any screen:

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Here are the things the new Bible widget lets you do:
Tap the Verse of the Day to see it inside the Bible App.
Tap the share button to share the verse through Facebook, Twitter, Path, email, or SMS.
Tap the reference to return to the last chapter you were reading in the Bible Reader.

 

If you already have the Bible App on your iOS 8 device, here’s all you need to do to turn on your Bible widget:

How to add Bible widget

green-1 Swipe down the Notifications Center.
green-2 Tap Today at the top of the screen, and near the bottom, tap Edit.
green-3 Near the bottom of the screen, tap the Bible widget to activate it. It moves near the top of the screen, where you can slide it up or down.

 


About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 160 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App™ offers more than 1000 Bible versions, in more than 740 languages. And it’s always completely free.

The Bible App™

Website: bible.com/app

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Now the Bible App for Kids Speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Too!

The Bible App for Kids now speaks Brazilian Portuguese

Did you know: more than 200 million people all over the world speak Brazilian Portuguese? And ever since YouVersion added Brazilian Portuguese to the Bible App 3 years ago, millions of you have been actively participating in the worldwide YouVersion community. Now, through O App da Bíblia para Crianças, more children than ever before have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

All you need to do for your kids to experience the Bible App for Kids in Brazilian Portuguese is make sure you have the app installed. When you open the app, if the default language on your device is one of those supported: Brazilian Portuguese, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, the audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too! If you have friends who speak Brazilian Portuguese, please share this great news with them!

 

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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 almost 5 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.

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The Bible App for Kids Adds “A Hairy Tale,” the Story of Samson

“A Hairy Tale” is the newest story in the Bible App for Kids, and it’s available now! This tale of Samson comes from Judges 13–16 in the Old Testament. God gifts Samson with supernatural strength so he can lead his people to stand up to Philistine bullies. And as Samson’s hair grows longer, his muscles grow stronger.

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Unfortunately, because Samson keeps using his strength to be selfish, he loses God’s favor, his hair, his muscles… even his eyes! But when Samson finally turns his heart back to God and admits his mistakes, God returns Samson’s strength to him — just in time to fulfill the purpose God had for him all along.

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If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “A Hairy Tale” is open the app and tap the new story icon. And if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and it’s always free! Just click one of the buttons below.


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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the Bible App for Kids™ is from YouVersion, the same people who brought you the Bible App™. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is designed specifically to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. And kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean!

 

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“Waters Part and Walls Fall”: The Newest Story in the Bible App for Kids

The newest story in the Bible App for Kids shows God’s people entering the promised land. It’s based on Numbers 13-14, Joshua 2-3, and Joshua 5-6 in the Old Testament. Moses sends 12 spies to explore the land flowing with milk and honey. Two return ready to trust God’s promise, but the other ten convince the people it’s just too dangerous. Years later, Joshua leads the next generation into Canaan with the ark of the Lord, and the Jordan River stops flowing for them, allowing them to cross on dry land.

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As the Israelites approach the walled city of Jericho, the Lord’s messenger gives Joshua their “battle” instructions. They march around the city for seven days, carrying the ark and blowing their trumpets. When they finish marching on the last day, God’s people shout, and Jericho’s walls fall down for them.

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About the Bible App for Kids

If you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply open the app and tap the icon for “Waters Part and Walls Fall.” But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and always completely free.

Installed on more than 4 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 specifically designed 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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Website: bible.com/kids

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Now You Can Get the Bible App for Kids in Chinese and in Korean

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For the first time ever, now kids can enjoy the Bible App for Kids in Chinese and Korean! Simply install it, and the Bible App for Kids determines which language it shows (and plays) based on the default for your device — English, Spanish, Chinese, or Korean.

As kids from all over the world interact with animations designed to bring Bible stories to life in their own language, they’ll be falling in love with God’s Word.  If you have friends who speak Chinese or Korean, please share this great news with them!

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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™. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. It’s already been installed on more than 4 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.

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New Bible App for Kids Stories about Jesus: “Beloved Son” and “A Test in the Desert”

The Bible App for Kids has two new stories about Jesus, both available now! Based on the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ baptism, “Beloved Son” shows John the Baptist preparing for Jesus’ arrival as the Savior of the world. And when Jesus comes to John to be baptized, you’ll see God’s Spirit descending on Jesus like a dove.

The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus at His baptism

Then, “A Test in the Desert” recounts the story of Satan testing Jesus, as told both in Matthew 4 and Luke 4. God’s Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness, where he fasts for 40 days, just before he’s confronted by Satan. Your kids will see Jesus quoting Scripture to Satan before he passes the test.

Jesus sends Satan away after His temptation in the wilderness

About the Bible App for Kids

If you already have the Bible App for Kids on your device, all you need to do to get these new stories is open the app and tap the icon for each one. But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get it now. (It’s always completely free.)

Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In a partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to give your children 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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Website: bible.com/kids

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Bible App Adds Condensed View for Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes

The latest version of the Bible App has a handy new feature, Condensed View, that lets you see more of what you want on the screen. Previously, your Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes all displayed on their respective screens as a list, the same way they appear in your Home view, showing you the Likes and Comments for each.

But now, you can tap the icon in the top right corner of any of these screens—Bookmarks, Highlights, or Notes—and your list toggles to “condensed” mode, showing you more of them at a time. If you want to see them in expanded view again, tap the icon again, and it toggles back. And this new Condensed View is smart, too: the Bible App remembers the last view you selected and defaults to it when you come back.

To see Condensed View in action, first make sure you have the latest version of the Bible App for your device. Then check each of your Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes screens for the new icon in the top right corner.

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Bible App 5 Update Connects Friends, Ideas

The latest updates to the Bible App for Android and iOS make it faster and easier to join your Friends in conversation, to see activity about what you’re reading, and to capture your thoughts, wherever they happen to come to you:

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Find Friends

Expanding your circle of Friends in the app has never been easier. Tap the main menu and select “Friends.” With just a few more taps, you can invite select friends from your contacts to join you in the Bible App, by email or SMS (text message). Of course, you can still share the Bible App on Facebook and Twitter, like always, but asking your friends directly gives a more personal touch to your invitation. Friends make your time in the Bible even richer—grab your phone and invite your favorite people!

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Comment on Bookmarks, Highlights

For the first time ever, the Bible App now lets you add Comments to Bookmarks and Highlights (on Android, iOS, and at bible.com). “Writing in the margins” of your Bible is easier than ever. And, even better, Comments let you open up your thoughts, questions, and discoveries for discussion with Friends.

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Related Moments

When you tap a verse, now the Bible App offers you the choice to see Related Moments. View your previous Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes with the selected passage, as well as what other people are saying about it in Public Notes. Related Moments help you reflect on what God has spoken to you in the past, and to spark new conversations with Friends around your favorite verses.

It’s the Bible App for Kids—in Spanish!

Today we’re excited to announce La Biblia App para Niños! Very soon, Spanish-speaking children will get to engage with the same fun animations, brilliant colors, and interactive Bible stories that made the original Bible App for Kids so popular. We’d love to have your help getting the word out! 

 

Created in partnership with One Hope, La Biblia App para Niños is the first of many new language versions we’ll be offering. We want the Bible App for Kids available to as many children as possible, no matter what language they speak. Spanish is one of the top five most popular Bible App languages. More people speak Spanish as their native language than English. La Biblia App para Niños has enormous potential to introduce millions of kids around the world to the Bible.

 

If you haven’t already heard of the Bible App for Kids, it’s the amazing Bible experience made specifically for children, brought to you by YouVersion. (You can find it—free—at bible.com/kids.) Designed to invite children to fall in love with God’s Word, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 3.5 million devices.

 

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If you know anyone who speaks Spanish—or even someone who’s just learning to speak Spanish—please help us let them know about La Biblia App para Niños, coming soon to Apple, Android, and Kindle smartphones and tablets!Share the news today: www.bible.com/ninos

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