5 Million Friend Connections…
“YouVersion helped me connect with an old friend,
and we encourage each other through our devotional readings.
It’s been wonderful to share Scripture and pray for each other!”
—Crystal in Ohio, USA
One of the best ways to bring the Bible into your everyday life is to talk about what it’s saying to you in a trusted community of close friends. In fact, Friends have now made more than 5 million connections inside the Bible App. Finding your Bible App Friends is easy! Imagine: just minutes from now, you could be enjoying meaningful, Bible-centered conversations with your favorite people. Continue Reading…
New Year, New Plans, New Habits
“…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.
The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
The old year is gone. The new year is your chance to start fresh. Would you like to become a new person in 2016? Just make one small change. Do it today — right now. Then repeat it each day. When you meditate on God’s Word every day, over time, those few minutes will add up to big change.
Start a new Bible Plan now, and start each day in this new year with a fresh perspective. Continue Reading…
We start the new seasons of our lives with the best intentions. Deciding what we want to change is usually the easy part. But figuring out how to do that is often another story. If you’ve been thinking you want to give the Bible a bigger place in your life — but you’ve struggled to be consistent — we know just how you feel.
Fortunately, helping people get into God’s Word is what we do. So, each day for the next seven days, we’ll be sharing one easy step you can take that day to help you get started. Now, speaking of getting started, let’s talk about today’s tip:
TIP 1: Start a Bible Plan
Bible Plans help you build a Bible habit by serving up a selection of Scripture each day, along with some context to help you understand them. You may know them as Reading Plans or Devotionals. We like to call them “Bible Plans” because many offer features beyond reading: audio, images — even video. Whatever you call them, Plans are one of the best ways we know of to make the Bible a natural part of your everyday life. Let’s get you started:
Find a Plan Continue Reading…
For Your Family of Devices…
If your family received new tablets or mobile devices for Christmas, be sure you install the apps that can help you get the most out of them: the Bible App and Bible App for Kids! Looking for a great conversation-starter about your faith? Consider asking friends and family if they’d like you to install one (or both) apps for them! Continue Reading…
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Let’s celebrate Jesus…
Today we thank God for the gift he gave us in his son:
Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.
We offer several ways for you and your family to connect with the story of Jesus’ birth: Continue Reading…
Watch “The Story of Christmas”
This Christmas, why not start a new tradition? Watch The Story of Christmas together with friends and family! This very special collection of short videos tells the entire Nativity story as described in the Gospels. Presented by YouVersion in partnership with The Lumo Project — now, for the first time ever, you can watch “The Story of Christmas” in any of these places:
It’s Almost Here!
For weeks, we’ve been preparing our hearts in eager anticipation, and now Christmas is just one week away! Celebrate with us as we reflect on God’s perfect gift to us: his only son, Jesus. And as you gather with friends and family this holiday season, we know you’ll enjoy connecting with God’s Word through these vivid reminders of the hope and joy we have in Christ: Continue Reading…
Essential Apps for New Devices
We always want you to have God’s Word with you, so we hope you have the Bible App on any Android, Apple, and Amazon devices you already have. And we hope that you’ll come to think of Bible.com the way we do: as the Bible App for your computers and laptops.
If you have a new device—or a new device on the way for the holidays—chances are good we have a Bible App for it, too. We’ve recently released (or updated) the Bible App in all kinds of places, like Apple TV, Amazon Echo, BlackBerry 10, and Apple Watch, to name just a few. Check bible.com/app or search for “Bible” in your device’s app store to see what we have for you.
Go to Bible.com/app
And don’t forget to get the Bible App for Kids onto all your kids’ new devices—so they can start enjoying it as soon as they get it unwrapped!
Enjoy Your Bible Plans…
You probably already know that Bible Plans are one of the best ways you can engage with the Bible every day, giving you just a few passages for each day’s reading. You probably also know that many of your favorite Bible versions are available for you to download to your device. But did you know that many Bible Plans are also available offline?
That means that even during those times when you’re away from Wi-Fi or you can’t connect to your service provider — on the subway, on an airplane, or just when you’re “getting away from it all” — you can still keep up with your current Bible Plan.
Here’s all you need to do:
Sometime when you are connected, download one of your favorite Bible versions (here’s how). Then subscribe to one — or more — Bible plans (here’s how). Downloaded Bible versions are stored on your device, as well as the data for any Bible Plans you’ve subscribed to.* The Bible App keeps track of which days you complete offline, then syncs them with your online account the next time you’re connected again — all in the background.
Try a Plan Offline
*Before you can use Offline Bible Plans, make sure you have the most current version of the Bible App installed. Some older versions of Android and iOS may not be supported. Downloaded Bible versions contain only the text. Each downloaded Bible uses less than 0.2 GB of storage on your device. Not all Bible versions are available for download. Downloaded Bible Plans contain only the devotional portion. Most other functions (e.g., search, videos, image files, audio files, etc.) still require an Internet connection.
Our All-New “Can’t Miss” Feature for Bible Plans
You probably already know that Bible Plans are one of the best ways that you can engage with God’s Word every day. But what happens when you’re subscribed to a Plan — or, let’s be honest, to a few — and you see another Plan that you think you might like? Now, for the first time ever, you can save it for later! Here’s how:
Tap on the Plan you’re interested in, then tap “Save for later.”
That’s it! The Bible App marks that Plan as saved and adds it to a new list called Saved For Later on your My Plans page:
You’ll see listed every Plan you’ve saved, each with a “Start” link right next to it. (When you start a Plan, it moves from your Saved For Later list to your main My Plans list.)
Before you can start saving Plans, you’ll need to make sure you have the latest Bible App update for your device. So go ahead and find your next favorite Plan; even if you’re not ready to start it right now, you can always save it for later.
Find Your Next Favorite