YouVersion’s 2018 21-Day Challenge: Get your Bible habit going!

21-Day Challenge

If you’re like most people who download the Bible App, you installed it because you believe that reading God’s Word is important, and you intend to read it more. One of the best ways we’ve found to start a daily Bible practice is to complete one short Plan after another in the Bible App.

That’s what our annual 21-Day Challenge is all about: helping you start building a daily habit of connecting with God’s Word.

Spread the Word.

Invite your friends to join you in the Bible App for this year’s 21-Day Challenge! And, when you share about it on social media, be sure you include the hashtag #BibleFor21.

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Official Rules

The 21-Day Challenge begins, February 1, 2018, and runs through February 21, 2018.

To be eligible for a badge and for the prize drawing, you must complete at least one day’s reading (or listening) of at least one Plan, every day for 21 days.

If you already started a Plan before February 1, just keep going, and do not miss any days.

You do not have to do a Plan that lasts 21 days. You can do Plans of any length, even if they’re longer or shorter than 21 days. Simply make sure that you complete at least one day of at least one Plan for every one of the 21 days.

Each time that you complete a day, make sure that all of that day’s selections are checked as completed.

Make sure everything is checked

If you complete all 21 days (without missing any days), you will receive a 2018 21-Day Challenge badge in your Bible App profile:

2018 21-Day Challenge Badge

To view your Badges: In the Bible App, go to your profile and select Badges.

Out of everyone who completes all 21 days (without missing any days), we will randomly select one grand prize winner.1

Prize Pack

The grand prize will include fun YouVersion items like a T-shirt, stickers, mug—and even a brand-new Google Home Mini!

1 Prizes are subject to change or substitution based on availability. Winners will be contacted with details about how to receive their prizes. Some items not available for shipping internationally.

Now, let’s get you started.

If this is your first challenge, we recommend you start with a shorter Plan, then just keep completing one short Plan after another. Take it one day at a time, and, as your habit grows, gradually ease into longer and longer Plans.

If you haven’t already selected your first Plan for the Challenge, getting started is easy: just tap the button below to start looking for a Plan you like. Then, whichever Plan you choose to start, consider inviting a friend (or several) to join you!

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Featured: Christine Caine, John Maxwell, Louie Giglio, more

Grace Revealed: Finding God's Strength In Any Crisis

Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength In Any Crisis
Fred Sievert, 7 days

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Christine Caine, 5 days

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Systematic Theology: A 7-Day Crash Course

Systematic Theology: A 7-Day Crash Course
Crossway, 7 days

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Called To Influence

Called To Influence
Karen Kircher, 5 days

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The Way Back - Get Your Christian Life Back On Track

The Way Back – Get Your Christian Life Back On Track
Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock, 11 days

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Through Prophet Isaiah: Discovering Deeper Truth

Through Prophet Isaiah: Discovering Deeper Truth
Mesu Andrews, 7 days

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 7- Day Devotional, Developing The Leader Within You 2.0

7- Day Devotional, Developing The Leader Within You 2.0
John C. Maxwell, 7 days

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Our Daily Bread: This Far By Faith

Our Daily Bread: This Far By  Faith
Our Daily Bread, 19 days

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The Air I Breathe

The Air I Breathe
Louie Giglio, 5 days

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The Winter Olympics And The Bible

The Winter Olympics And The Bible
Museum of the Bible, 10 days

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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