200 Million Reasons to be Thankful

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There’s a reason we’re so passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the Bible. For each of us at YouVersion, when we discovered God’s story of love for us in His Word, it changed our lives. Our mission is personal. And this holiday season in particular, we have so many reasons to give God thanks.


Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:16–17, NLT

 

The Bible App has now been installed on over 200 million unique devices. And because of the generosity of our Bible publishing partners, YouVersion is able to offer more than 1,200 Bible versions, in almost 900 languages. All over the world, in countries like Iran, Bulgaria, Uruguay, China, Namibia, and Pakistan — to name just a few — more people than ever before are turning to the Bible to see what God wants to say to them through His Word. That’s reason to celebrate.

God is reaching out to children, too. Two years ago today, we launched the Bible App for Kids with our partner OneHope. And thanks to the work of passionate translation volunteers, today children all over the world are able to enjoy the Bible App for Kids’ stories in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The Bible App for Kids has now been installed more than 9 million times. We believe that the children who are discovering God’s love for them today will make the world a better place as they share that love with others.

We have so many more things to tell you about all that God is doing through His Word. We’ll share those in the coming weeks, but today, please take time to reflect on what God is doing in your life and in your relationships — and give Him thanks.

Plans for Giving Thanks

We’ve focused on a selection of Plans that can help you rediscover a spirit of gratitude. Each day’s readings offer reminders from God’s Word of His promises — and of His faithfulness.

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from Phil Vischer and What’s in the Bible, 5 days

 

think-about-thankThink About Thank: Devotions from Time of Grace
from Time of Grace Ministries, 5 days

 

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from American Bible Society, 7 days 

 

newday-newyou-finalThe Power of Being Thankful
from Joyce Meyer, 14 days 
plan-of-thanksgivingA Plan of Thanksgiving
from YouVersion, 14 days 

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from Life.Church, 4 days

Find Your Next Plan

Say hello to the all-new Bible App…now on BlackBerry 10

Hello again.

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They delight in the law of the lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season…
Psalms 1:2-3, NLT

Today we’re excited to introduce you to the best Bible App ever for BlackBerry. BlackBerry was one of the first platforms for YouVersion, and now BlackBerry users can enjoy the all-new Bible App for BlackBerry 10. Here’s just some of what you’ll find inside:

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Make your Bible experience yours:

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Engage more, easily:

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See more Scripture:

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Tip: We always want your Bible experience to be as amazing as possible, so no matter which device you use, be sure you have the latest Bible App update. And remember: before you update or install any new Bible App version, check your device Settings to ensure that you have the most recent system updates installed. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of your operating system.


 

It’s International Day of the Bible!

Today’s the day…

It’s November 23, International Day of the Bible. Remember to join us at noon (your local time) to read, listen, or watch passages from the Bible together. And be sure to share the Word you’re enjoying on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Use #BibleCelebration in your posts to help your Friends and followers discover this special day.

For your convenience, we’ve even included some example text below, along with a shareable Verse Image of the theme Scripture for International Day of the Bible:

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Today is the International Day of the Bible. Join me at noon for a #BibleCelebration!

Let’s have a #BibleCelebration at 12:00 — today is International Day of the Bible! http://www.internationaldayofthebible.com

Read, listen, and share during the #BibleCelebration today at noon for International Day of the Bible!

 


 

 

#BibleCelebration

Connect with International Day of the Bible:

 

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@IntlDayofBible

www.internationaldayofthebible.com

 

Let’s Read the Bible Together

Let’s Read the Bible Together.

Join us — and several million of our closest friends around the world — as together we celebrate International Day of the Bible.

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calendar-grayOn Monday, November 23, at noon in your local time, let’s all read, listen to, or even watch a passage from the Bible. Then, take a moment to share using the hashtag #BibleCelebration to help your friends discover God’s Word.

Here’s our official Reading Plan for International Day of the Bible, along with some others you might enjoy starting today:

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International Day of the Bible
from National Bible Association, 10 days

Join us in the week leading up to International Day of the Bible with this devotional about the many ways that Scripture can affect our lives.

 

Meditations on the Gospel of Luke for the Family
from American Bible Society, 21 days

Lead your family on a devotional journey through the stories of hope and healing found in the New Testament book of Luke.

 

Examens
from Abide and the Jesuits of Great Britain, 4 days

Daily prayers help you reflect back on the events of your day, revealing times when God’s Holy Spirit was drawing you toward Him.

 

Popular Verses: A Video Devotional with John Piper
from John Piper, 10 days

Pastor and author John Piper takes you deep inside the meaning and significance of some of the Bible App’s most popular verses.

 

The Impact of Scripture
from Life.Church and Wycliffe, 15 days

Discover what the Bible says about what it means that Scripture is God’s Word to us — and how we can apply its truths to our everyday lives.

 

 


Did you know?

The Bible App now features more than 1,200 different Bible versions, in more than 880 languages. Together with our partners, YouVersion is working to make God’s Word available to every person on Earth, no matter where they live or what language they prefer.


 

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

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Around the world, more than 197 million people speak Indonesian. Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Indonesian: The Bible App for Kids. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

And with our all-new language selector, now you can select Indonesian as your language of choice — from directly inside the Bible App for Kids! Simply update your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” You can choose between Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. 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 the newest app 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 8 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 Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and now Indonesian!

Get it now

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Bible App for iOS Now Features 3D Touch

What if all you had to do for biblical inspiration was press on your Home screen for a few seconds? With the newest Bible App update for your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you can! Using 3D Touch, now you can jump directly to the Bible App features you use most often, right from your Home screen:

Just press down on the Bible App icon, then select Read, Search, Verse of the Day, or Plans. You can even add a specific Reading Plan to your Home screen if you like. And, once you’re inside the Bible App, Apple’s new Peek and Pop helps you interact more naturally with Plan Moments and profile pictures:


Tip: We always want your Bible experience to be as amazing as possible, so before you update or install any new Bible App version, check your device Settings to ensure you have the most recent system updates installed. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of your operating system. Apple’s 3D Touch and Peek and Pop are currently only available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


 

About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,200 Bible versions, in more than 870 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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The Bible App is Now Available on Amazon Echo

So faith comes from hearing,
and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17, ESV

Need inspiration from God’s Word? Just ask. Amazon Echo is hands-free, voice-activated, and always on. When you add the Bible App to your Amazon Echo, inspiration is always just a question away. Speak, and let God’s inspired Word speak to you.

See (and hear) for yourself…

 


Ask Alexa for the Verse of the Day

 

 


How to Get the Bible App for Amazon Echo

Once you’ve set up your Amazon Echo and connected it to the Internet:

  1. Visit alexa.amazon.com.
  2. Log in (if prompted).
  3. Click the “Skills” tab on the sidebar.
  4. Find “Bible by YouVersion,” and click the blue “Enable” button for that Skill.
    You should be able to start using the Bible App immediately.

 


About the Bible App

The Bible App has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,200 Bible versions, in more than 880 languages. And it’s always completely free.

New Bible App icon

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November Featured Plans: Kirk Franklin, Louie Giglio, Journey Church, Kevin Gerald, Brady Boyd, & More

Kirk Franklin: The Overflow Devo
Kirk Franklin and The Overflow, 7 days

Multi-award-winning recording artist Kirk Franklin shares the heart and scriptural application behind seven of the songs from his new album,
Losing My Religion.



This Is Why
Journey Church Pennsylvania, 7 days

Discover the “Why” behind the “What.” Why do Christians pray, give, and serve in the local church—and then invite their friends to do the same?


Jesus Answers 9 Essential Questions
LifeTree, 9 days 

Using excerpts from the Jesus-Centered Bible, Rick Lawrence explores Jesus’ answers to life’s big questions, directing you toward hope, meaning, and divine purpose.


The Comeback: It’s Not Too Late and You’re Never Too Far
Louie Giglio, 7 days 

From Louie Giglio’s latest book, The Comeback, these encouraging devotions present Scriptural examples that remind us that God loves giving fresh starts.

Believing God is Good
No Matter What

Kevin Gerald, 5 days 

Kevin Gerald re-energizes your faith through biblical evidence of God’s extravagant goodness, showing that He is constantly working for our good.

Addicted to Busy
Brady Boyd, 7 days 

Select readings from Brady Boyd’s lifestyle guide, Addicted to Busy, help you slow down long enough to embrace the stillness and solitude that lead to God-given peace.

The Bible App. Now playing on Apple TV

What’s new on Apple TV? The Bible App.

Let the message about Christ,
in all its richness, fill your lives…
Colossians 3:3a, NLT

Last month Apple announced their all-new Apple TV, bringing the power of apps to your television experience. And just as the Bible App was one of the first to iPhone, and one of the first to Apple Watch, now the Bible App is one of the first to the new Apple TV:

 

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