Now your children can experience the Bible App for Kids in proper (UK) English!

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in British (UK) English. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings. Just make sure you have updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either simplified or traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Urdu. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!


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About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on more than 12 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either simplified or traditional characters), Dutch, English (US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and now… in proper British (UK) English!

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Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Vietnamese!

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Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Vietnamese. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!


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About the Bible App for Kids

Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 12 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and now… in Vietnamese!

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October Featured Plans: Casting Crowns, Miles McPherson, Wendy Pope, and More

Daily Scripture readings and short video devotionals from pastor and evangelist Miles McPherson help you overcome your self-doubt, freeing you to share the story of your faith with confidence.

In this series of short devotionals, GRAMMY- and Dove-Award-winning artists Casting Crowns share the biblical inspiration and practical application behind seven of the songs on their new album, The Very Next Thing.

Informed by the 30,000 face-to-face conversations that Axis teams enjoy each year with teenagers, these four discussion guide excerpts prove Solomon’s wisdom is still relevant today, with daily readings from Ecclesiastes followed by conversation-starter questions for teens and parents.

Through excerpts from her book Wait and See, author and Proverbs 31 speaker Wendy Pope reveals how you can reframe your painful seasons of waiting into what they actually are: sweet, beautiful times with God.

Speak Life author (and self-proclaimed former “gunslinger” of painful words) Brady Boyd shows you how you can transform your past habits of reckless words into restored relationships — between God, yourself, and those you love.

Based on his book of the same name, this fusion of biography, travel memoir, and biblical teaching from pastor Jamie George reminds you of the spiritual convictions that set you apart — and the truth that sets you free.

With daily Bible readings and short video devotionals, speaker and author Pedro LaTorre encourages you to draw closer to God and deepen your faith by learning what it means to truly love people.

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Discover: The fun, easy way to find the best Plans for you.

Get wisdom from God’s Word for whatever’s happening in your life right now. Our all-new Bible Plan “Discover” feature guides you toward the content that’s most relevant to you, as you enjoy exploring intuitive categories like these:

Listen & Watch

Plans featuring Audio or Video can lead you in prayer, equip you with teaching, offer encouragement and inspiration, and more.

New

Find our freshest content here, with Plans presented in the order in which they’re added, newest first.

Popular Topics

Drawn from common keyword searches and currently trending Plans, Popular Topics sorts Plans into meaningful categories such as Grace, Fasting, Leadership, Work, and Missions, to name just a few.

Relationships

Look here for Plans that deal with Marriage, Dating, Divorce, and Sex.

Feelings

Tap the color that matches what you’re feeling, or where you’d like direction, to browse Plans in categories such as Love, Anxiety, Hope, Stress, Loss, Joy, and Doubt, as just some examples.

Plans for…

Women, Men, Families, Parents, Kids, Groups, Singles, Young Adults, and Youth.

Through the Bible

Biblical Study. Explore themes of the Bible to further your knowledge and draw closer to God.

Partial Bible. Cover the Bible in sections, such as the Gospels, Books of Wisdom, or New Testament Epistles, to name just a few.

Whole Bible. Several options help you experience the entire Bible, such as in chronological order, in equal-length portions, shorter reading times with space for reflection, and others.

You may know…

Sections such as Pastors, Authors, Speakers, Musicians, and Athletes help you quickly scan across broad categories. You can also focus more narrowly on individual ministries or names, in categories such as Life.Church, Our Daily Bread, Time of Grace, Francis Chan, John Piper, Joyce Meyer, and more.

Because You Completed…

Searches across all of the Plans that other Bible App users have previously completed, and then suggests other Plans that you may also enjoy.

New to Faith

Look here for Plans selected to help you explore the biblical principles that define what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Find Your Next Plan

Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Italian!

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Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Italian. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings! Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Urdu. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

 


 

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About the Bible App for Kids

Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 12 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and now… in Italian!

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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 for Android: Use Less Data

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We want to help you connect with God’s Word every day, even when you’re in places where network access is limited or where data is expensive. If you keep your Bible App up-to-date, then we hope you’ve already been enjoying the many new features we’ve introduced recently — along with our updates to existing ones — all designed to give you the best offline Bible App experience possible. Today we’re very excited to announce an all-new, super-practical feature we think you’re going to love:

Now you can control how much data the Bible App uses on your Android device.

Before the Bible App can show you images — in your Home feed, for example, or browsing through Bible Plans, or searching for Events — it has to download them first. When you have a strong Internet connection, that’s great. But if you have low signal on either Wi-Fi or cellular, those same images may not load quickly. This update helps you use less data by specifying which conditions the Bible App should consider before it loads images. When you want it to conserve data, the Bible App will display text instead, wrapping it in placeholders in attractive colors.

After you’ve run the update, look for “Downloading Images” in your Settings:

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Auto Detect Download images at the optimum resolution available, based on the current network signal strength.
Wi-Fi Only Only download images when your device is connected to a wireless network.
Always Always download the highest-resolution images available.
Never Never download images, regardless of network connection.

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About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 235 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.

We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available for your device. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

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September Featured Plans: Andy Stanley, SWITCHFOOT, Louie Giglio, Hillsong, and More

Find your rhythm for Fall.

Maybe we should officially rename September “Schedule-shock Month.” Whether you’re a part of the swarm or just surrounded by it, the streets and sidewalks begin buzzing with people again, parents and students and businesspeople, all trying to adjust to new routines now that school is back in session…

It’s the perfect season to start fresh.

Why not make the Bible a daily part of your new normal? Start one (or more) of our September Bible Plans, each one carefully selected to help you refresh your perspective:

Pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanley shows how vision leads you to live with intention, then helps you think and pray through God’s vision for your life.

In these short video devotionals, co-founder and lead singer of SWITCHFOOT Jon Foreman shares some of his favorite Psalms, challenging you to “sing your own unique song”: living your life genuinely, openly before God — just as David did.

In this series of daily devotionals, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson inspires you to hunt for your own “God-sized” dream — and then to find the courage to pursue it.

Excerpts from pastor Louie Giglio’s curriculum, Relat(able): Making Relationships Work, reveal how you can relate with other people, how God can bring peace even during conflict, and how you can restore broken relationships.

Daily Scripture, devotionals, questions for reflection, and prayer draw you toward a heart of worship, as short video clips from Hillsong’s theatrical worship experience Hillsong: Let Hope Rise inspire you to join in.

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Bible App Update: Compare Versions, New Plan Discovery, More…

Our mission at YouVersion has always been to help you engage with the Bible. Last year, we completely redesigned the Bible App to make it even easier to get more of God’s Word into your daily life. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our most significant update since that launch. These brand-new features — along with exciting upgrades to some old favorites — now help you do more of the things you want, even faster, and more simply than ever before.

Compare Versions

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Now, for the first time ever in the Bible App, you can quickly see how different Bible versions translate the same passage. Perhaps you’re having difficulty understanding the meaning of a passage, and you want to to see it phrased another way. Or maybe you come across a verse that feels like you’ve heard it before, but it’s just not quite the way you remember it. Tap on the verse, then tap Compare Versions, and see the same verse repeated in all of your recently used Bible translations. And as you’re comparing, you can easily add or remove which versions you’re seeing. You can even Compare Versions when you’re offline, showing your verse in any versions you’ve previously downloaded.

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New Bible Plan Discovery

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We never stop exploring new ways that we can equip you with tools to bring biblical wisdom to every aspect of your everyday life. For this release, we created several new Plan categories, then expanded the ways we categorize Plans, then completely redesigned our Plan “Discover” page to be more visual and intuitive. Struggling with stress? Looking for wisdom for your relationships? Need a dose of hope of inspiration? Now, not only is it easier to find just the right Bible Plan(s) for the season of life you’re in — it’s fun!

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New Verse Action Design

We also completely redesigned how Verse Actions work, with a handy new menu that makes it simple to Share, Bookmark, Highlight, create Verse Images, and more. When you feel inspired as you’re reading or listening, one tap slides your options into view at the bottom of the screen… without blocking your view of Scripture. One more tap starts any available action. Adding or removing a Highlight — or changing the color of an existing one — is now as easy as touching a dot on the all-new color bar. Slide the Verse Actions bar from left to right to see even more options, such as custom Highlight colors and our all-new Compare Versions feature.

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About the Bible App

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We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of iOS or Android available for your device. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of iOS or Android.

The Bible App has been installed on more than 231 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 for Kids: Now with Games!

The best Bible App for Kids just got better.

Today YouVersion and OneHope are thrilled to announce the biggest Bible App for Kids news since its debut almost 3 years ago. Our latest update (available now) introduces so many upgrades and new features, the Bible App for Kids feels like a brand-new app.

  • Your kids will be delighted by the all-new interactive map that greets them as soon as they open their updated app. This completely reimagined navigation system makes it easier than ever (and more fun!) to find exactly the Bible story they’re looking for. (You can also tap a menu button to see the stories in a list.)
  • Full-color icons tell your kids at a glance which stories they’ve already downloaded, while faded white icons show which ones they don’t have yet.
  • As they’re exploring, they’re sure to spot the cool new badges on several icons, marking them as the first stories to feature one of several brand-new games! And when they complete a story with one of these badges, they’ll discover an all-new button: Story Mixup.1

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1After you’ve updated your app, the first time you tap on a story that features an activity you haven’t used before (such as Story Mixup), the app will prompt you to redownload that story to get the new content.

Story Mixup helps your kids learn Bible stories.

Story Mixup spreads out cards representing scenes from the Bible story your kids just experienced — but in random order.2 To play, they simply drag the cards from the table at the top of the screen to the drawer along the bottom, arranging the scenes into the same order as they happened in the story. When they put their last card in the drawer, if any are out of sequence, those cards jump back to the table for them to try again. (Cards they’ve already placed in the correct slot stay put.) When they get all the cards in the right order, confetti and music celebrate their achievement!

Your kids will love Story Mixup because it’s fun. You’ll love it because it locks Bible stories into their memory by helping them understand what happened when.

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2Story Mixup is available for In the Beginning, The First Sin, The Walls Go Up, It Is Finished, and God’s Good News. We’ll be introducing more new games and activities for other stories in the coming months.

Spread the Word.

Just like you, people are more likely to try a new app when a friend recommends it to them. (And offering to help them install it? Even better.) What if all you had to do to help kids fall in love with the Bible was tap a button? It really is that easy:

 


Find out first… what’s coming next.

Story Mixup is only the first of four brand-new games and activities coming to the Bible App for Kids. We’ll tell you more about each one when they launch. And, if you follow Bible App for Kids on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll be among the first to hear about these and other new features as soon as they become available!


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About the Bible App for Kids

Four years ago the Bible App had been installed on over 80 million devices. And as more and more people continued to discover it, we wondered: What if kids had their own Bible App? Together with our friends at OneHope, we envisioned a fun app that could introduce kids to the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids was born, featuring touch-activated animations and engaging content. Today the Bible App for Kids offers all 40 of those original stories we planned, plus a bonus story! Already available in 19 languages — with more still to come — the Bible App for Kids is being enjoyed by children all over the world. Installed on over 12 million devices, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.

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