Starting Soon: 21-Day Challenge 2018

21-Day Challenge Starts Soon

Just three weeks of consistent behavior can carry you well on your way to a new habit. That’s why we created the annual 21-Day Challenge: to help you engage with the Bible every day. Start a new Plan now… and start each day in this new year with a fresh perspective.

Here’s how 21-Day Challenge works:

Beginning February 1, complete at least one day of one Plan, every day for 21 days. That’s it!

You don’t have to do just one Plan that’s 21 days (or longer). You can do a series of shorter Plans, one after another. Just make sure you complete at least one day of at least one Plan for every one of the 21 days!

2018 21-Day Challenge Badge

At the end of the challenge, if you completed all 21 days, you’ll receive a special 2018 21-Day Challenge badge in your Bible App profile. We’ll also randomly select one winner out of everyone who completed all 21 days to receive a special prize. But, most importantly:

You’ll have a new daily Bible habit!

Start by finding some Plans.

The 21-Day Challenge begins in just a few days, so we recommend that you start browsing now for the Plans you’ll want to do during the Challenge. Below are some ideas to help you get started. When you find a Plan you think you’d enjoy, open it and tap “Save for Later.” Or, even better…

Tap Start, select With Friends, set the start date for February 1, and invite some friends to join you!

21 Days on the Power of Prayer by Angus Buchan
Life Principles to Live By
Made to Crave: 21-Day Challenge
The Book of John in Song
21-Day Fast
How To Love Well
Walk with Jesus: 21 Days through Matthew
Awakening: 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Devotional
21 Days Of Grace For The Pace
Catalyst - Known: A 21-Day Journey

See More Plans

New Bible App “Explore” 🔍 Search, your way.


Explore the Bible.

Search, your way.

At YouVersion, our mission is to help people engage with the Bible. That’s why we never stop improving the Bible App: we want you to be able to explore God’s Word in the ways that help you connect with it.

That’s why today we’re pleased to announce the newest addition to the Bible App: Explore.


Powerful Search
Our new Search (Explore icon) lets you type to find whatever you’re looking for: Bible verses, Bible Plans and more. Just start typing, and Search suggests potential matches as you type, saving you keystrokes.

Search the Bible for…
Tap one of our pre-selected keywords to search the Bible for passages, Verse Images, and Plans related to that topic: Love, Peace, Forgiveness, and more.

How are you feeling?
Similar to the keyword search above, simply tap an emoji to see Bible passages and more related to how you feel.

Bible Stories
Tap any title on our Bible Stories list to jump directly to that passage in the Bible.

Verse of the Day Images
Explore free, easily shareable Verse of the Day Images, created by professional artists.

Whatever you’re looking for in the Bible, our powerful new Explore can help you find it — faster than ever before.

Try Explore

To get the new Explore feature, update your Bible App to the latest version.

New Year, New Plans, New Habits

2 Corinthians 5:17 Verse Image

The old year is gone. The new year is your chance to start fresh. Would you like to become a new person in 2018? 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.

Practicing the Presence of God: Old Habits for a New Year

Practicing the Presence of God: Old Habits for a New Year
Brother Lawrence and Dwell, 5 days

Begin a conversational relationship with God in your everyday life that will help you integrate your faith and your work, as you read or listen to principles drawn from the devotional classic, The Practice of the Presence of God, a collection of notes, letters, and interviews with Brother Lawrence.

Start Plan
Save For Later

Meet the New You

Meet the New You
Elisa Pulliam and WaterBrook Multnomah, 21 days

Let author and life coach Elisa Pulliam help you begin to align your thought life with practical truths straight from God’s Word, as she shares excerpts from her book Meet the New You, then encourages you with questions for reflection at the end of each day’s reading.

Start Plan
Save For Later

A Harmony of the Gospels in 30 Days

A Harmony of the Gospels in 30 Days
Life.Church, 30 days

Experience the different perspectives of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, presented here in chronological order, revealing directly from the Scriptures how each disciple’s first-hand account of Jesus’s life — teacher, savior, and friend — complements the others.

Start Plan
Save For Later

New Year New You

New Year New You
Dr. Ed Young and The Winning Walk, 6 days

Pastor and author Dr. Ed Young helps you reconnect with God and grow your relationship with Him as you learn foundational principles that will help you begin to recognize God’s voice, to stay in His Word, to experience the benefits of gratitude, to win the battle against stress, and more.

Start Plan
Save For Later

Guidance from God // Full Throttle into New Life

Guidance from God // Full Throttle into New Life
Gather Ministries (Loop/WiRE), 7 days

Designed specifically for men, this series of devotionals translates key biblical principles into specific action steps that you can put into practice immediately: simple, tangible activities that will begin to transform not only how you think, but even how you see yourself as a man.

Start Plan
Save For Later

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

With thousands of Plans to choose from, finding one that fits you is easy.

Find Yours

⏰ It’s not too late…

Been putting off getting into the Bible?

The key to making positive changes that stick (like spending time in God’s Word) is simply picking something small, then repeating it every day.

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That’s just what Bible Plans do.

Each day, the Bible App gives you a short, manageable passage to read or listen to. If you like, you can have your Plan remind you when to read.

The best strategy is to start with a shorter Plan, just a few days. As soon as you complete it (👏👏👏), start your next one. Over time, you’ll see a habit form, and you’ll gain the confidence to take on longer, more in-depth Plans.

You can do this!

Discover Plans

Life is better with Friends.

Plans with Friends

The Bible reminds us again and again that we need relationships with people we can trust: close friends who will encourage us, inspire us, challenge us, love us, and pray for us. And they need us to do the same for them.1

“Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34b-35

Learning about the Bible is better with Friends, too.

As we shared with you a few days ago, Plans are great at helping you get God’s Word speaking into your life every day. And, talking about the Bible with trusted friends fuels your spiritual growth, even as it draws you closer to one another.

Plans with Friends brings together the best of both.

Complete each Plan day on a shared schedule, then talk it over in a group-text-style discussion. Study the Bible together in a small group, or work through challenging issues with close friends, or simply invite friends to share meaningful conversation centered around Scripture. However you use it, Plans with Friends helps you discover things in God’s Word together that you might not notice on your own.

Starting is easy:

  • Start any Plan
  • Select “With Friends”
  • Choose a start date
  • Invite your Friends

Find Plans

Start a Plan…

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Start a Plan…
with a Friend today.

Explore All Plans

There is just one more thing.

Consistency is the key to locking in your daily practice of connecting with God through His Word in 2018. The strongest habits start small, one day at a time. You can do it! Especially when you invite friends on your spiritual journey — because then you can help each other along the way…together.

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1 Heb 10:24-25; Ecc 4:9-10; Pro 13:20; Pro 27:17; Mat 18:19-20.