To build your habit, just listen…

Let the Bible read to you.

Man listening to audio Bible in train station

Whatever you’re doing: exercising, getting ready for work, commuting, or even reading along — the Bible App has many audio versions that can “read” to you from God’s inspired Word…

Just tap the speaker icon.

Speaker icon

Anytime you see the audio icon above the Bible text, tap it, then tap Play. (If you don’t see an audio icon, switch to a Bible version that has a speaker next to it.)

And adjust as you like.

Audio controls

Play, pause, rewind, or fast forward. Skip one verse forward or back. Choose your playback speed. Show or hide a play button that “floats” over your Bible text. Listen or pause with just one tap. Set a timer.

Make God’s Word your soundtrack.

Try It Now

I just got Verse of the Day. Now what?

Person using Verse of the Day on phone

God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16

Many of us at YouVersion approach our daily devotional time with the Bible in three simple steps:

1. Receive.

Prepare your mind to understand what God wants for you, and open your heart to welcome His instruction. Try praying something like this:

Father, thank you for your Word. Please help me hear what your Spirit wants to say to me through it. And please show me where I can apply it in my life. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

2. Reflect.

Don’t just skim over the passage and move on. Really read it, carefully. Need help understanding? Just tap the verse to open it in the Bible App, where you’ll be able to:

Compare this verse in different Bible versions.

Read it in the context of its full chapter.

Listen to it in audio.

Even share it with others and get their thoughts.

3. Respond.

Once you’ve really listened to God’s Word, next let it speak to you. Think about what it means to your life. What should you do differently? Is there something you should stop? Maybe there’s something you could start. This is where life transformation happens.

Obey God’s message! Don’t fool yourselves by just listening to it. If you hear the message and don’t obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave.

JAMES 1:22-24

4. Bonus! Start a Plan.

Verse of the Day is a terrific way to connect with God’s word. For your next step, consider a Bible Plan.

Plans give you a manageable portion of Scripture to read each day, along with devotional content that helps you reflect on what it means in your everyday life. We have Plans for almost every season of life, on almost any topic you might be interested in.

Discover Plans

Verse Images: New Ways to Capture What Moves You

Verse Images

Verse Images let you capture your moments of inspiration as beautiful Bible art: to save, to remember, to reflect, and to share… all from inside the Bible App. And today, Verse Images are better than ever, with new background images, new fonts, new aspect ratios, and more!

If you’ve never made a Verse Image before, don’t worry — it’s easy! Simply tap the Read tab to start reading (or listening). When God’s Word moves you, tap the verse, then Image, then have some fun!

Pick your background.
Use a picture from your camera roll. Or try one of our stunning new high-res images.

Backgrounds Options
Font Options

Find your font.
Explore all the new fonts, and experiment with new line height and letter spacing.

Set your size.
New! Choose square or portrait

Size Options
Font Color Options

Choose your color.
Tap black or white, or make your own custom color.

Tweak your text.
Set it left, right, or center. You can even shape your text box to fit your background.

Text Position
Blur and Brightness Options

Finish up with focus.
Make your verse easier to read by adjusting blur and brightness.

Save your polished masterpiece…

To help you remember that moment, to reflect on God’s Word, and to share!

Make Yours Now

3 Tips for Redeeming Your Family’s Screen Time

Family Bible Week 2018

“Can I play on your phone?”

—Every kid, pretty much

Our smartphones have more computing power than all of NASA had when they put the first man on the moon. Then why is it that we so easily lean on them as digital pacifiers? On this third day of Family Bible Week, we want to help you start redeeming your family’s screen time. Try at least one of these three tips today:

Kid using Bible App for Kids on tablet

Help your kids fall in love with God’s Word. Visit the Bible App for Kids companion website, where you can download the interactive app, find printable coloring pages, complete video episodes, and all sorts of activities you can enjoy together, all for free.


Family watching Bible videos

Plan a family movie night. Pop some popcorn, gather around the screen, and enjoy the story of Jesus’ life together. (Based on the New Testament book written by Jesus’ disciple John. 183 min.)

Watch “Life of Jesus” together.

Family on a walk

Get God’s Word speaking into your family’s everyday life, literally. Already have a daily routine? Great! Then you already have the perfect spot to start listening to the Bible together: over breakfast, driving to school, bedtime… “wherever you are.” To start listening, just select a Bible version that has a speaker icon next to its name.

Listen to the Bible together.

Get my commandments inside you and your children. Talk about them wherever you are: at home or in the street; talk about them from the time you get up until you fall into bed.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Family Bible Week 2018 Starts May 13

Family Bible Week 2018

Work. School. Handling clothes and meals and transportation — every day. And, let’s not forget somehow managing to get enough sleep. When it feels like life is just happening to your family, how can you begin leading them in the spiritual direction you actually want them to go?

That’s exactly why we created Family Bible Week: to help you get God’s Word speaking life, hope, and wisdom into your family. Beginning Sunday, May 13, we’ll start sharing:

  • Great Plans that will help your family enjoy Scripture together
  • Simple Tips that can transform your family — with a love that will inspire other families
  • Practical Strategies for investing in your family with vision that will impact future generations

Spread the word: Family Bible Week is back!

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