Merry Christmas from YouVersion!

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Let’s celebrate Jesus…

Today we thank God for the gift he gave us in his son:
Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.

We offer several ways for you and your family to connect with the story of Jesus’ birth: Continue Reading…

Watch “The Story of Christmas” together

Watch “The Story of Christmas”

This Christmas, why not start a new tradition? Watch The Story of Christmas together with friends and family! This very special collection of short videos tells the entire Nativity story as described in the Gospels. Presented by YouVersion in partnership with The Lumo Project — now, for the first time ever, you can watch “The Story of Christmas” in any of these places:

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The Bible App for Kids Now Speaks Farsi AND Turkish!

We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. And today, YouVersion and OneHope are thrilled to get to announce the next two languages for the Bible App for Kids: Farsi AND Turkish! Kids already had the option to experience the Bible App for Kids in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Indonesian. And as of today, now they can enjoy it in Turkish and Farsi, too! Continue Reading…

Christmas is almost here! Let’s celebrate!

It’s Almost Here!

For weeks, we’ve been preparing our hearts in eager anticipation, and now Christmas is just one week away! Celebrate with us as we reflect on God’s perfect gift to us: his only son, Jesus. And as you gather with friends and family this holiday season, we know you’ll enjoy connecting with God’s Word through these vivid reminders of the hope and joy we have in Christ: Continue Reading…

Where do you fit in the story God is telling?

The power of God’s Word is reaching the world.

We’re leveraging technology to equip this generation to be the most Bible-engaged people in history. Why? Because we’re convinced that when you invest in reading or listening to Scripture, it has the power to change your life. We know it does… because we’re seeing it happen all over the world.


I felt like when I read it, it was
speaking TO me, instead of me
just reading the pages of a
book. That was the beginning
of a whole new life for me.
It’s something that gets inside you

and changes you from the
inside out.

   Toronto, Canada

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The Global Impact of 200 Million Installs

That’s how many times the Bible App has now been installed. 200 million times, somewhere in the world, a person has decided they want to be more intentional about spending time in God’s Word. 200 million times, a person has thought, “What if I could read the Bible…anywhere?” Then, once they begin engaging with the Bible, they discover that it is actually alive—that it has the power to change the world…one heart at a time.

In the Bible App, every second
of every day, here’s what happens: Continue Reading…

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer…Today

All around the world, people are hungry for hope. And God’s Word remains just as relevant, meaningful, and powerful as it has for thousands of years. In Matthew 6:9–13, Jesus taught His disciples a simple model for how they could reach out to the Father every day. Even today, people still recite Jesus’ words — what we know as “The Lord’s Prayer” — for comfort, provision, and direction for their lives.

We hope you’ll enjoy this short video from the Church of England, “Just Pray,” showing the profound power that these words still carry:

The Lord’s Prayer

“Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Matthew 6:9–13, NASB

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Please let your friends know about Just Pray and their amazing video of the Lord’s Prayer.


More About #JustPray

Just Pray shows a live feed of Tweets, Instagrams, and Vines that use the hashtag #JustPray. Post your prayer with the hashtag, then visit Just Pray’s website to see what other people around the world are praying for…and let them know you’re praying with them. We’d also love for you to post your prayers below in the comments so that our global YouVersion community can pray for and encourage one another.

The Bible App… for all your new devices.

Essential Apps for New Devices


We always want you to have God’s Word with you, so we hope you have the Bible App on any Android, Apple, and Amazon devices you already have. And we hope that you’ll come to think of the way we do: as the Bible App for your computers and laptops.

If you have a new device—or a new device on the way for the holidays—chances are good we have a Bible App for it, too. We’ve recently released (or updated) the Bible App in all kinds of places, like Apple TV, Amazon Echo, BlackBerry 10, and Apple Watch, to name just a few. Check or search for “Bible” in your device’s app store to see what we have for you.

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And don’t forget to get the Bible App for Kids onto all your kids’ new devices—so they can start enjoying it as soon as they get it unwrapped!


Featured Christmas and Advent Plans: Chris Tomlin, Shane & Shane, Our Daily Bread, & More

With Christmas just a few weeks away, we’ve selected several Plans that can help you realign your heart and mind with the biblical reasons why we celebrate. Start one now (or a few)!

advent-playlistAn Advent Playlist: Hymn-Based Devotions
Time of Grace, 5 days

Devote yourself to five days of worship with this hymn-inspired Plan that explores the wonderful promises that surround our Savior’s birth.

Our Daily Bread Christmas Edition: For God So Loved

Our Daily Bread, 10 days

This Christmas season, let Scripture remind you of the best gift you’ve ever received…from the best Giver.

 prayers-for-christmasPrayers for Christmas
 Abide, 5 days

Prepare your heart with gratitude as Pastor Scotty Ward Smith leads you and your family through a series of five Advent prayers celebrating the birth of our Savior.

 griefGrief Bites: Hope for the Holidays
Grief Bites, 5 days

Discover how you can once again find comfort and hope through the holidays, even when you’re challenged by loss or grief.

chris-tomlinChris Tomlin Christmas: The Overflow
The Overflow and Chris Tomlin, 4 days

Enjoy four days of devotionals inspired by songs from Grammy- and Dove-award winning worship leader Chris Tomlin’s Christmas worship album, Adore.

shane-and-shaneChristmas: The Worship Initiative
The Worship Initiative, 10 days

Magnify Jesus and open your heart to Him with these ten Christmas readings, selected to complement Shane & Shane’s recent album, The Worship Initiative.

Find Your Next Plan

200 Million Reasons to be Thankful


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.

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