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Now Playing in the Bible App: Wisdom, the Gospel, and the Torah.

As you read or listen to the Bible, do you ever wonder, “Why is this in the Bible? What was the author trying to do by including this?” Available now inside the Bible App, The Bible Project offers a new series of animated short films designed to explore questions like these. Taking one book at a time, each video helps you understand how that book’s structure and themes fit within the bigger story the Bible is telling.

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The Wisdom Series:
Live well.

What does it mean to live well in God’s good world? In “The Wisdom Series,” three short videos — one each about Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job — all work together to answer that question, from three distinct points of view.

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The Gospel Series: Who was Jesus?

The Bible Project begins with background on the events that Mark chose to cover in his account of Jesus’ life, then explains each of the three parts of the narrative structure of The Gospel According to Mark, one at a time — all in just five minutes.

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The Torah Series: Setting up the Bible.

In Jewish tradition, the first five books of the Old Testament are called the Torah. “The Torah Series” walks you step-by-step through all five books, spending about five minutes on each, revealing along the way how the Torah’s themes and literary structure connect its stories.

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Keep watching.

The Bible App offers many more video titles in the Videos section, at Bible.com, and on your Apple TV. Enjoy featured content from LightWorkers Media, producers of the epic television series The Bible and A.D. From Jesus Film Media, JESUS tells the story of Christ’s life, in a film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages. Lumo Project brings the words of Scripture to life in The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke.

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We have Plans to help you meet your Bible goals.

Remember when you planned to get into the Bible more this year?
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You have 108 days to go.

And since you know many of those days will inevitably be swallowed up by busy seasons like Fall Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, you need a new plan. Fortunately for you, we have a lot of them. Here are several Bible Plans that you can still complete before year’s end… if you start now:

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Bible in 90 Days
90 days • 36,000+ completions

Believe it or not, if you’ll commit to a fairly aggressive schedule (10-15 chapters a day), you can actually read through the entire Bible in just three months!

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New Testament Epistles and Acts
85 days • 41,500+ completions

Read all of the letters (epistles) of the New Testament, then finish with Acts, the book that chronicles the events that Jesus’ disciples faced after he ascended into Heaven.

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Old Testament: The Books of Moses
70 days • 5,800+ completions

Discover the history and tradition in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament) in just a few chapters each day.

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What’s in the Bible: Heroes of the Old Testament
25 days • 5,900+ completions

Through fun videos, daily Scripture, and short projects designed for reflection, Veggie Tales founder Phil Vischer introduces your children to many of the first people that God used to fulfill His plans for us.

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60 to Start
60 days • 16,600+ completions

Get to know Jesus through the Gospels, see how His followers lived out His message through the epistles, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

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Back to the Bible
60 days • 2,500+ completions

Find practical daily wisdom in brief devotionals from Pastor Dale O’Shields, each one selected to help renew your sense of purpose and passion for Christ.


And there are plenty more where those came from.

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Have you tried our completely new Plan “Discover” page yet? All our Plans are now sorted in intuitive categories, conveniently organized so they’re easy (and fun) to search visually. Struggling with stress? Need relationship wisdom? Looking for hope or inspiration? Find just the right Plan(s) for the season of life you’re in.

Find Your Next Plan

What does the Bible mean to you?

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The Bible has had a tremendous amount of positive impact on individuals, communities, and the world, changing hearts and influencing generations. In a world full of brokenness, God’s Word offers hope and clarity.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11

The #WhyBible movement was started to spark discussion about why the Bible matters, and to show how His Living Word continues to be relevant and life-giving today and for generations to come.

Here’s a story from a Bible App user about how God’s Word has impacted them:

I decided to get the Bible App to listen to what God has to say about my struggles. Now that I downloaded the app, my time on social media has decreased, and my time reading God’s Word and experiencing His presence has increased. The Bible really changed my life for the better.” — Bible App user

You have a story too. A story of how the God’s Word has impacted and changed your life for the better. That’s what #WhyBible is all about.

Here’s what you can do to participate in #WhyBible:

  1. Post how the Bible has impacted your life on Twitter or Facebook (make sure to use the hashtag #WhyBible in your post!).
  2. Share a Verse Image that has meant a lot to you on Instagram or Pinterest.
  3. Send a message to a friend with a link to download the Bible App.

Want to let us know how YouVersion has impacted you?

How has YouVersion helped you read, listen or understand the Bible? We’d love to hear!

Tell Us Your YouVersion Story

Learn more about #WhyBible and see how people and organizations are participating across the world. Visit https://why.bible/.


About the Bible App

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The Bible App has been installed on more than 236 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,300 Bible versions, in more than 1,000 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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Bible App Android Update: Audio, Tablet, and Offline Features

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Bible App for Android update:

Listen more, see more, and do more offline.

At YouVersion, we never stop working to bring you the best Bible experience we can. And while we don’t usually announce every update we make to the Bible App, the features in our latest Android release are worth celebrating. (Many of these same features are also available in the most recent release of the Bible App for iOS.) Tap below to update now, or keep reading to see why we’re so excited!

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Listen how you want, however long you want.

All-new audio Bible controls let you adjust your playback speed.1 Make God’s Word the soundtrack to your life: start the Bible App reading to you, and use the new Timer to tell it how long to play.


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Breathe new life into your tablet.

Enjoy the same features you already love on your Android phone, now optimized to take full advantage of your tablet.2 Study versions side by side with the all-new Split Screen parallel Bible feature for Android. This is the best Bible experience we’ve ever offered for Android tablets, with better performance and smoother transitions between screens.


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Your Plans for today, made clear.

We’ve made the ‘Day’ view for Bible Plans simpler than ever. Now when you tap on one of your subscribed Plans, the Bible App shows you everything you need to flow smoothly through today’s selection: devotional content, Bible passages, calendar, and more.


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Connect with Scripture… even offline.

Great opportunities to engage daily with God’s Word often happen when you don’t have a reliable Internet connection: on trains, on airplanes, or when you’re enjoying the outdoors. That’s why many Bible App features now also work offline. Sometime when you do have a connection, take just a few minutes to download a few Bible versions and subscribe to a Bible Plan (or several), and you’ll have them whenever you need them, even offline.3 And when you’re able to reconnect again later, the Bible App will sync your offline activity to your YouVersion account, making it available on all your devices.


Updating is easy.

This new release also includes several other improvements: bottom navigation that conforms to Google’s Material design specification, more refined control over your language settings, and a smoother sign in / sign up experience. Even with all of these improvements, we still managed to reduce the app’s size! How can you take advantage of all these great new features?

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1Adjustable playback speed available on devices running Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) and newer.

2Although optimized for Android tablets running versions 5.0 and 5.1 (Lollipop) and 6.0 (Marshmallow), all versions will see noticeable improvements.

3Audio Bibles not available offline.

Give your kids more than “just” storytime.

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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’d encourage you to invest in some family storytime together. Our family of Bible App for Kids resources makes it easy!


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The Bible App for Kids is a completely free Bible experience designed just for children. Featuring delightful animations for 41 Bible stories—and available in 15 languages—this app from YouVersion and OneHope has already been installed on more than 11 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices all over the world. If you don’t already have Bible App for Kids, click below to get it now.

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Get the App


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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.)


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BibleAppforKids.com

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.

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Bible Plans from Bible App for Kids

On Tuesday, one of the Bible Plans we recommended for families was “God’s Good News” from the Bible App for Kids. We have many more Plans for kids, including several featuring videos from the Bible App for Kids curriculum that will help your kids understand and remember the principles taught in the Bible stories. Here are just a few to get you started:


The Bible App for Kids Bible Plan

Two by Two Bible Plan

A Roaring Rescue Bible Plan

Through the Roof Bible Plan

Stones, Slings, and Giant Things Bible Plan

 

Click below to see them all!

See All Kids Plans