5 million reasons to have hope for 2016

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The Bible App was installed on more than 5 million unique devices
during January — the most ever for a single month.
What does that mean?

First, one step…

Five million times during the last month, in countries all over the world, people shared one simple idea: “I should try reading the Bible.” And when they searched for “Bible” using their mobile device, they discovered the Bible App — then installed it. For many of these people, this was their first step on a journey toward God.

“You will seek me and find me,
when you seek me with all your heart.”
—Jeremiah 29:13, English Standard Version

Then another step…

The worldwide YouVersion community broke another record in January, too: together, you completed more than 2.3 million Bible Plans. Bible Plans are one of the best ways we know to learn how to apply principles from the Bible to your everyday life. Bible Plans give you a brief passage to read (or listen to) each day, feeding your soul with encouragement, wisdom, and inspiration. And when you feel inspired…

What’s your next step?

We hope that you’re one of the many who are already actively engaging with the Bible every day. If you’ve felt God’s Word (the Bible) speaking to you, then you’ve begun to understand the power it has to transform your life. Help other people discover that same power. Join us in spreading the Word:



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YouVersion’s 21-Day Challenge for 2016: You could win an Amazon Fire Tablet!

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

To help inspire you, anytime between February 1 and February 21, share which Plan you’re reading during the 21-Day Challenge — on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #BibleFor21 — and you’ll be entered to win prizes such as a YouVersion T-shirt, stickers, a notebook, or drinkware… or even a 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet! *

Just make sure your posts are public (we can’t see any private posts, so will only be able to select winners that share publicly). 

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February Featured Plans: Jefferson Bethke, Nicole Reyes, & More

What If Christianity
Isn’t What You Think?

Jefferson Bethke, 9 days
Author and speaker Jefferson Bethke leads you through Scripture to help reveal who Jesus is and what He came to do — to meet us in the here and now.

Start Plan

Daring Faith

Nicole Reyes, 7 days

In this series of daily devotionals from author and speaker Nicole Reyes, follow biblical accounts of those who went before us, fearlessly trusting in God.

Start Plan

Pope Francis: “Wake Up!” –
The Album Devo

FrontGate Media, 7 days
Global Christian leaders expand on speeches from Pope Francis’ groundbreaking album, “Wake Up!”, with devotionals that help you see how you can live out your faith in practical ways that will change the world around you.

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Comparison Trap

Sandra Stanley and North Point Ministries, 5 days
Whether you’re talking with friends, going to the store, or checking your social media, Sandra Stanley shows how you can find contentment in the blessings God chooses specifically for you — rather than comparing your life to the lives of others.

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Victory – Men of Gospel:
The Overflow Devo

Brian Courtney Wilson, Travis Greene,
Jason Nelson, and Deon Kipping, 4 days

Four Gospel music Grammy nominees and Stellar Award winners share how you can find victory in your everyday life through relying on God and trusting in His Word — just as they do.

Start Plan

What is my Mission?

Hugh Whelchel and the Institute of
Faith, Work & Economics, 7 days
Daily devotionals and Scripture help you discover your role in the incredible story God is telling in the world, and then clarify how it applies to your life and relationships.

Start Plan

Find Your Next Plan

21-Day Challenge Returns
February 1!

Coming Soon:
The 21-Day Challenge Returns!

If you can make just one small life change, and then sustain it every day for three weeks, you’re well on your way to turning it into a habit. That’s why we started YouVersion’s annual 21-Day Challenge: to help you get started engaging with the Bible every day. We’ll post the complete list of official rules on our blog soon, but here’s the short version:

Beginning February 1:
Complete at least one day
of one Bible Plan
every day for 21 days
and earn a special 21-Day
New Year Challenge badge…


…and be eligible for our grand prize!
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February 1!”