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It’s almost here.

For weeks, we’ve been preparing our hearts in anxious 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.


The Christmas Story

Christmas Reading Plan: The Christmas Story
YouVersion, 5 days

Read or listen to the complete biblical account of Christ’s birth, from prophecies about the Savior to come, to his humble beginnings in a stable, all the way to Emmanuel — the God who is with us.

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The First Christmas Gift: Always with Us

A Family Christmas Video Plan: The First Christmas Gift: Always with Us (Bible App for Kids)
Life.Church, 6 days

Developed to complement “The First Christmas Gift” story from the Bible App for Kids (see below), each day of this companion Plan features a fun, engaging video excerpted from the free Bible App for Kids curriculum. A memory verse, a key truth, an original song, and games and concrete lessons will help your kids understand the significance of Jesus’ birth!

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Bible App for Kids - The First Christmas Gift

Bible App for Kids: The First Christmas Gift

Celebrate Jesus’ arrival with fun, touch-activated animations and colorful artwork. The children in your life will love exploring all 41 stories in the Bible App for Kids. You’ll love how the activities Story Mixup, Story Memory Match, and Story Sticker Time help them remember the things they’re learning. YouVersion developed the Bible App for Kids in partnership with OneHope to give children a Bible experience all their own. Already installed on more than 19 million devices worldwide, the Bible App for Kids is available in 33 languages — and it’s always completely free.

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🎉 Your 2017 Bible App Snapshot is here!

Your Year in the Bible

Your Year in the Bible App

Now, for the first time ever, you can look back on your year in the Bible App! In a single snapshot, you can get a sense of your Bible engagement for all of 2017. See how many Plans you completed, how many verses you highlighted, how many Verse Images you created, and more. You can even share your snapshot with friends!

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Here is what the icons mean on your 2017 snapshot:
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Year in the Bible 2017

We live in an amazing time.

God’s Spirit is moving on the hearts of people all over the world. In response, more and more are seeking Him in His Word.1 The Bible’s wisdom is relevant to our lives today, encouraging us, giving us hope, and challenging us to love better.2

Within this revival, this current generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged ever. Here’s just some of what happened across the worldwide YouVersion community this year:

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2017 VERSE OF THE YEAR:

JOSHUA 1:9

This is my command—
be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with
you wherever you go.

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community during 2017.

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BIBLE PLANS COMPLETED:

39

MILLION

Plans help you build your Bible practice by giving you small, daily selections of reading, devotional, audio, or video content.

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BIBLE VERSES SHARED:

342

MILLION

Sharing Bible verses invites others along on your faith journey through encouragement and inspiration.

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BIBLE CHAPTERS READ:

16

BILLION

Shining the light of God’s living Word on your innermost thoughts and desires brings grace, life, and peace to your everyday life.

Many apps come and go. But, thanks to you who engage daily with Scripture — and thanks especially to visionary Bible publishers and societies, Bible translators, content providers, and hundreds of volunteers — the Bible App continues to thrive and grow. Join us in celebrating all that God has done in 2017 to connect people with His Word!

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1 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 1 John 4:16.

Join us. Let’s change the world together.

2017 Giving

YouVersion just had its biggest year ever.

Don’t miss out on what God does next.

When YouVersion launched as a website in 2007, we offered just 12 Bibles, in two languages. Thanks to the generosity of visionary partners, the Bible App is now honored to offer text content in over 1,100 languages. All over the world, more and more people are turning to the Bible to hear what God wants to say to them. When you give to YouVersion, you’re helping us connect them with God’s Word, in every country on earth.

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2017 Stats

2017 was the worldwide YouVersion community’s most Bible–engaged year ever.

This is personal.

At YouVersion, each one of us has experienced the gift of God’s love through his Word. That’s why we’re so passionate about sharing the Bible App with as many people as we can. And because you use the Bible App, you’re already a part of what God is doing.

Every time you use the Bible App — whether it’s to read, to listen, to meditate, or to share — you’re participating in a community that spans the globe. Consider taking another step in your Bible App journey today: discover how much better it can be to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

Go all in.

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International Faces

Every person on earth has a face… has a name… has a story.

What would happen if every person who wanted a Bible could have one?

We’re leveraging technology to help this generation become the most Bible-engaged people in history. That’s because we believe that when you invest in reading or listening to Scripture, it has the power to change your life. We’re seeing it happen all over the world. When you give to YouVersion, you help us connect more people with God’s Word, in places that have seen triple-digit Bible engagement growth like Mozambique, India, Argentina, and Iraq.

Imagine a world where every person can instantly engage with God’s Word in their own language. In the history of our planet, nothing like that has ever been possible before. But now, not only is this dream possible, it’s within reach — and during our lifetimes.

Let’s find out… together.

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Christmas Plans: Hope ✨ Love ❤️ Joy 😊 Peace 🕊

Light of the World - Advent Devotional

Light of the World – Advent Devotional
OneHope, 1 day a week for 4 weeks

Experience the true spirit of Christmas with brothers and sisters from other nations through this advent devotional that combines reflections on Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace with prayers for others to discover the Messiah — along with fun facts about how people in other parts of the world celebrate their holiday season.

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Celebrating Advent: Embrace Jesus in this Season

Celebrating Advent: Embrace Jesus in this Season
Gather Ministries, 4 days

This unique devotional presents a look back on the gift that Jesus was on His first day on earth, while also helping you meditate what that same gift means for your life today, offering the option to read each day’s content, or to listen as it is read to you (via Soundcloud).

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Christmas: A New Perspective

Christmas: A New Perspective
Abide Prayer, 5 days

This series of guided audio meditations from Abide leads you through reflections on each part of the Christmas story, drawing directly from the Scriptures, beginning months before Jesus’s birth, and leading all the way up to His dedication at the temple in Jerusalem.

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Loving My Actual Christmas: An Advent Devotional by Alexandra Kuykendall

Loving My Actual Christmas: An Advent Devotional by Alexandra Kuykendall
Baker Publishing and Alexandra Kuykendall, 5 days

Join mom and author Alexandra Kuykendall for this series of devotionals and questions for reflection on the subjects of Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace, then finish with her refreshing, practical take on how you can make Christmas with your friends and family a time of genuine spiritual renewal.

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More Christmas Plans

Heroes of Christmas: Devotions from Time of Grace
The Promised Messiah: 5-Day Advent Reading Plan
An Awesome Marriage Christmas
A Painted Advent: with Smithsonian & Olympic Artist Ron DiCianni
Experience Christmas: A Family Devotional
The Wonder of Christmas: The Greatest Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
Our Daily Bread Christmas: Gift of Grace

More Christmas Plans

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

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Mongolian. 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:

  1. Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
  2. Open the app and tap the gear icon () to open Settings.
  3. Tap Language and select the one you want.

The audio will now 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 18 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 33 languages — now including Mongolian!

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