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Why Bible App 5 is a Step Forward in Bible Engagement

Since the Bible App’s launch in July 2008, we’ve seen incredible changes in the landscape of Bible engagement. Many of the numbers we look at every day are now so big that, in some ways, it’s hard to get a handle on what they even mean. But one thing is for sure: a revolution is taking place. Millions and millions of people all over the world are making the Bible a part of their everyday lives, many of them for the first time. And our mission at YouVersion remains the same: to help people fully engage with the Bible.

Up until now, the Bible App was designed mostly around you as an individual—you reading or listening to your Bible, adding your personal notes and your insights. While many people have told us that this kind of personal experience has helped them grow closer to God through His Word, we think there’s still more we can do—a lot more. The all-new Bible App 5 transforms the way you experience Scripture…from “me” to “we.”

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Historically, people were only able to experience the Bible in community. Before the printing press, very few people had personal copies of the Bible. But movable type changed everything. For the first time in history, anyone who could read could experience God’s Word with their very own printed Bible. In more recent times, audio Bibles in several languages invite even more people to enjoy God’s Word by listening—even if they can’t read.

Bible App 5 was designed from the ground up to bring the best of all these things together again. It draws the Scriptures back into community, without sacrificing personalized access. You can keep enjoying your own Bible, just as you always have. But now, for the first time, you can also easily experience it within the context of close, trusted friendships.

That’s why we are so excited about Bible App 5, the most radical update since the Bible App began. Inside, you’ll find all-new features that let you discuss and discover the Scriptures—not with just anyone, but with the people you choose, real friends that you know and trust. Bible App 5 was designed specifically to help you connect more with God’s Word than you ever have before…through your relationships.

The new Bible App 5

Update your app or download Bible App 5 for Android or iOS today.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sirma.mobile.bible.android

App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible/id282935706?mt=8

Introducing Bible App 5

We’re thrilled to introduce Bible App 5, our biggest update ever. Over the last five years, the Bible App has helped millions grow closer to God’s Word through a personal experience with Scripture. Now, with this latest update, you can bring some of your favorite people into the picture as you explore the Bible with your closest friends.

Introducing Bible App 5

Conversation & Discovery: Explore the Bible with your Closest Friends

Share honest conversations about Scripture with a community of people you know and trust. Learn along with them as you see what they’re discovering. Gain a new way of looking at things as you spend time together in the Bible.

Bible App 5 helps these conversations become part of our daily life—commenting on the bookmark of a friend who’s going through a tough season, getting new insight as you read a friend’s note on a familiar passage, finding common ground with a friend who just highlighted the same verse. It’s an environment for asking sincere questions, sharing struggles and a-ha moments, and living closer to each other and God.

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It’s our passion at YouVersion to equip this generation to become the most Bible-engaged in history. We believe Bible App 5 is a leap forward in that effort, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!

Update your app or download Bible App 5 for Android or iOS today. You can also experience it on the web at bible.com.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sirma.mobile.bible.android

App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible/id282935706?mt=8

 

Two New Stories Debut in the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids has two brand new stories, both available for your kids to start enjoying right away. “The Dreamer” is the story of Joseph, a boy who has special dreams inspired by God, from Genesis 37 and 39. “Dreams Come True” is the thrilling conclusion to Joseph’s story, showing that God was with him all along, keeping His promise to Joseph’s father Jacob. Of course, both of these Joseph stories feature the same delightful animation and fun interaction your children have come to expect from the Bible App for Kids.

Joseph! Two new stories.

If you already have the most recent update of the Bible App for Kids, you’ll see “The Dreamer” and “Dreams Come True” in the main timeline as soon as you open the app. All you need to do to get the new stories is tap and download.

TIP: While each story takes just a few moments to download over a fast Wi-Fi connection, you might want to download them first—before you share them with your kids.

What’s The Bible App for Kids?

Already installed on nearly 3 million unique devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can find the Bible App for Kids:

Website: bible.com/kids

Apple: App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-for-kids/id668692393?ls=1&mt=8

Android: Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bible.kids

Kindle Fire: Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GURLC40

Bible App for Kids: Get the New Story Now!

A brand new story is available right now in the Bible App for Kids! This next installment, “Forever Promise,” relates the vision God gave to the apostle John—the dream that inspired the biblical book of Revelation. All you need to do to get it now is update the Bible App for Kids on your device. Your kids will immediately recognize the same fun, interactive animation they’ve already been enjoying in other Bible App for Kids stories.

If you haven’t already heard about the Bible App for Kids, it’s a completely free app designed specifically to offer children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. We launched the Bible App for Kids in November on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. In less than two months, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than two million unique devices! Download it now to see what all the excitement is about.

Here’s where you can get/update the Bible App for Kids for your device:

Website: bible.com/kids

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-for-kids/id668692393?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bible.kids

Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GURLC40

 

Thank You for Helping Launch the Bible App for Kids

Bible App for Kids at #1Even though the Bible App for Kids only launched yesterday, it’s already being enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of kids all over the world. On the first day alone, the Bible App for Kids was installed more than 450,000 times! That means the app was installed 5 times every second, all day long.

Within the first 12 hours of launching, the app quickly gained momentum and garnered high rankings within the App Store.

  • #1 free Kids app
  • #1 free Education app
  • #2 overall free iPad app
  • #4 overall free iPhone app

And there are currently more than one million different apps available in the App Store. Getting so much visibility early on means there is the potential for millions of iPhone and iPad users to discover the app that may have otherwise never even known it existed.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, caregiver, or influencer, the Bible App for Kids is a fantastic way you can help the children in your life discover a Bible experience all their own. Designed specifically for children, we’re praying that the Bible App for Kids will help the next generation start engaging now with the grand story of God’s love for them. Thank you so much for your passion to share God’s Word with your kids!

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Even as incredible as yesterday was, we’re convinced that it’s only the beginning. God is doing something amazing. We always love hearing your stories on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget: millions of people haven’t even heard about the Bible App for Kids yet, so keep sharing it as much as you can. Tell people about it, show it to them on your device, even offer to install it for them!

Get the app now at any of these places:

Website: bible.com/kids
Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-for-kids/id668692393?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bible.kids
Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GURLC40

 

The Bible App for Kids is here!

Help your kids fall in love with God’s Word.

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Download the App Now! 

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The Bible App for Kids is coming this Thursday!

We’re thrilled to announce The Bible App for Kids is almost here!

Set a reminder for

Thursday, November 28

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That’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.—which we hope will present you with many opportunities for sharing as you enjoy time together with family and friends.

The Bible App for Kids will introduce:

  • Kid-friendly navigation
  • Touch-activated animations
  • Engaging content that introduces kids to the big story of the Bible
  • Experiences designed to encourage kids to return again and again

 

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Sign up and be alerted when the Bible App for Kids is available.

The Bible App for BB10: Now “Built for BlackBerry”

We rewrote the Bible App for BlackBerry from scratch. Now the best version we’ve ever offered on this platform, the Bible App works on all BlackBerry 10 devices—like the Z10 and the Q10! Available for immediate download from BlackBerry World, the Bible App for Blackberry brings you all of the best features YouVersion has to offer:

With more than 600 Bible versions in 375+ languages, find the exact version that’s right for you. Many are even available for you to download to your device—free. So you can read even when you don’t have a reliable network connection.

Audio Bibles read God’s Word to you as you do other things—exercising, working, traveling, even reading along!

More than 600 Reading Plans help you connect with God’s Word every day. Devotionals, topical plans, whole-Bible plans, and partial-Bible plans—with many available in several languages!

Highlights let you mark passages with custom colors—just like your paper Bible!

Private Notes let you capture your thoughts and feeling about passages for yourself, or you can use Public Notes to share them with friends.

Sharing is even easier, with more choices than ever: BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk/Hangouts—even NFC, for those quick exchanges!

Home view displays the Verse of the Day and the Bible App features you use most so you can make the most of your time in the Bible.

With a free YouVersion account, now you can have your same Bible App experience synced across all your devices. One simple sign-in lets you use all your Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—even Reading Plans—on any device that runs the Bible App. But no matter which device you choose, we’re sure you’ll love this all-new “Built for BlackBerry” version. Be sure you let your friends with BlackBerry devices know about this exciting new release. And come join the ongoing conversations on Facebook and Twitter with your YouVersion friends worldwide!

New Bible App Updates, Another Huge Milestone, and More!

Recently the worldwide YouVersion community completed more than 10 million Plans! Over and over again, you tell us how much Plans help you make God’s Word a daily part of your life. In 2009, we offered just one Plan. At the beginning of 2010, we launched 20 new Plans. Today, we offer more than 550 Plans, and this year alone, we’ve already seen 4.3 million Plans completed. That means that on average, Bible App users are currently completing more than 20,000 Plans a day!

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Top Completed Plans (All-Time):

This Month’s Most Popular Plans:

More Good Things to Come

All-New Windows 8 Release. We completely reimagined the Bible App for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s the smoothest, most easy-to-use mobile Windows version we’ve ever offered!

All-New BlackBerry 10 Release. As soon as BlackBerry introduced their all-new, advanced BB10, we knew we wanted to update the Bible App to take full advantage. BlackBerry fans, keep your eye on our blog for details because a new release is coming soon!

More Languages Than Ever. The Bible App has been installed and used in every country on earth—something that wouldn’t be possible without YouVersion’s generous Bible publishing partners and global network of volunteers. The YouVersion community is opening more than 600 Bible versions representing over 375 languages, and accessing the app menus, buttons, Plans, and more in 30+ languages!

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Bible App for Windows 8: New from the Ground Up

The All New Bible App for Windows 8

We’ve completely redesigned the Bible App for Windows 8 to be easier to use than ever! Available now in the Windows Store, this latest release of the Bible App works on all Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, including laptops, desktops, and tablets.

And with your free YouVersion account, you can enjoy the same Bible App experience synced across all your devices. With just one simple sign-in, use all your Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—even Reading Plans—on any device that runs the Bible App. Have fun exploring all of the Bible App for Windows 8’s features:

  • More than 600 unique Bible versions in almost 400 languages ensure you’ll always be able to find one you like.
  • Audio Bibles read God’s Word to you as you do other things—exercising, working, traveling, even reading along.
  • Reading Plans are a proven way to build that consistent Bible reading habit. Enjoy more than 400 devotionals, topical plans, plans covering portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible. Now available in many languages!
  • Highlights let you mark passages with custom colors—just like your paper Bible!
  • Today view displays the Verse of the Day, along with the Bible App features you use most so you can jump quickly to anything you want to do.

No matter which device you use, we think you’ll agree this is the best Bible App we’ve ever made for Windows 8. Please share this new release with your friends, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think.

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