To our friends from North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and Browns Bridge Community Church we say welcome! As you explore the Bible during “Text,” we hope that YouVersion can provide a place for you to experience Scripture in a meaningful way. You can organize content that’s important to you, connect with others, and share content with your family, friends, or anyone online.
We are excited to have you join the YouVersion.com community!
YouVersion Beta R6.5 is live, and you can now enjoy the goodness. Why you might be asking is this 6.5 and not R7? Well, it is actually not a full release, it is a release update or a release patch. Most of the updates you can see are highly focused around fixing many Internet Explorer 6 bugs and display challenges.
However, there are a few nice bonuses. R6.5 does clean up your account pages, and your account edit pages. We also added a great way to share YouVersion with you friends, you can simply go to YouVersion.com/share.php
to see more. But, the biggest bonus is we added the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).
Enjoy Beta R6.5. Let us know what you think.
Did you know…?
YouVersion currently has twelve translations (nine English & three Spanish). And it’s easy to choose a translation!
When you first visit the YouVersion page, you’ll notice the default is the KJV. To change translations, simply click on the current translation name.
Then select your preferred translation!
As always we appreciate your feedback on how to make YouVersion more interactive and engaging. Feel free to send more thoughts our way!
**post from Swerve**
Our Digerati team has quietly continued to update and improve YouVersion since the public beta launched a few months ago. In fact, the 6th update was released a couple of weeks ago. You can read about the details of that release here and check out the updates at YouVersion.com.
One thing that has rapidly expanded since the original release is the number of translations that you can use. Currently, YouVersion contains the following translations:
American Standard Version (ASV)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
English Standard Version (ESV)
King James Version (KJV)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New Century Version (NCV)
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Message (MSG)
World English Bible (WEB)
La Biblia de las Americas (Spanish)
Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos (Spanish)
Reina-Valera Antigua (Spanish)
We have licensed and will soon release the Contemporary English Version (CEV) and Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). We are also in discussions with other publishers and hope to announce some additional translations soon. So, to put it simply, there are now many more options.
One of the main goals of YouVersion is to engage people with God’s Word. If you have not read the entire Bible, today is a great day to start. If you have read it through, you might try reading through a different translation this year. There is a one year reading plan on YouVersion that should make it easy (and free) to start now.
What translation(s) would you recommend that new Bible readers use? How about suggestions for people who might be looking to read a new translation? Are there any one year reading plans that you have used and would recommend to our swerve readers?
10 days until Christmas and the YouVersion development team is still crankin’ it out…They are like little elves in Santa’s work shop. I walked into the “workshop” the other day to learn this little tidbit.
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” –Buddy the Elf.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you another new release…R6 is here. Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:
Enjoy Beta Release 6, and look for more to come soon! Don’t forget to send us your feedback and thoughts. We love hearing from you guys and gals.