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Now Playing in the Bible App: Wisdom, the Gospel, and the Torah.

As you read or listen to the Bible, do you ever wonder, “Why is this in the Bible? What was the author trying to do by including this?” Available now inside the Bible App, The Bible Project offers a new series of animated short films designed to explore questions like these. Taking one book at a time, each video helps you understand how that book’s structure and themes fit within the bigger story the Bible is telling.

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The Wisdom Series:
Live well.

What does it mean to live well in God’s good world? In “The Wisdom Series,” three short videos — one each about Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job — all work together to answer that question, from three distinct points of view.

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The Gospel Series: Who was Jesus?

The Bible Project begins with background on the events that Mark chose to cover in his account of Jesus’ life, then explains each of the three parts of the narrative structure of The Gospel According to Mark, one at a time — all in just five minutes.

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The Torah Series: Setting up the Bible.

In Jewish tradition, the first five books of the Old Testament are called the Torah. “The Torah Series” walks you step-by-step through all five books, spending about five minutes on each, revealing along the way how the Torah’s themes and literary structure connect its stories.

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Keep watching.

The Bible App offers many more video titles in the Videos section, at Bible.com, and on your Apple TV. Enjoy featured content from LightWorkers Media, producers of the epic television series The Bible and A.D. From Jesus Film Media, JESUS tells the story of Christ’s life, in a film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages. Lumo Project brings the words of Scripture to life in The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke.

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YouVersion Stories: Tina & Teddy Campbell

You’ll recognize Tina Campbell as renowned recording artist and half of the popular group Mary Mary. Maybe you’ve even been watching her popular TV show, already in its fifth season. Her husband Teddy also has an amazing background as a musician and drummer on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and American Idol.

What you may not know is how real Tina and Teddy are, revealing their struggles, working toward a better marriage, and ultimately seeking to draw closer to God through His Word every single day.


Favorite Verses: Tina & Teddy Campbell

Tina and Teddy Campbell YouVersion Bible Plan Start Tina and Teddy’s brand new video Bible Plan, which gives a glimpse into some of their favorite Bible verses that minister and bring inspiration no matter the season of life.

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Connect:

Instagram: @teddyandtina

facebook.com/TeddyCampbellDrummer | facebook.com/IAmTinaCampbell

www.IAmTinaCampbell.com

“An Evening With Teddy And Tina Campbell” will tour the USA in the Fall of 2017. Dates for these nights of faith, forgiveness, and music will post on www.iAmTinaCampbell.com late Spring 2017.

Introducing: Bible iMessage app. Oh, and one more thing…

Introducing: The Bible iMessage app.

In iOS 10, Apple introduced iMessage apps, a fun, super-easy way to include all kinds of content in your text exchanges — without ever leaving the Messages app. Today we’re thrilled to announce the Bible iMessage app, designed to help you breathe life and Godly wisdom into your everyday conversations.1

Send a professionally-designed Verse Image to inspire a friend. Or tap through our pre-selected emotion keywords to help you find a Bible verse that fits what you’re discussing. Or if you already have a specific verse in mind, just tap the reference search and look it up directly.2

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1 iMessage apps are only available on Apple devices running iOS 10 or higher.
Get all the details for how to find, install, and use iMessage apps here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206906
2For now, the Bible iMessage app is only available in English. If you’d like to be among the first to know when we introduce new features, click one of the icons at the end of this email to follow us on social media.

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There is one more thing…

We’re sure you’ll love the all-new Bible Keyboard, no matter what app you’re using — even if your iPhone or iPad doesn’t support iOS 10. Like the Bible iMessage app, Bible Keyboard also lets you quickly find a verse based on emotion or by search… but then you can insert them into any text field in your favorite chat, note-taking, and social media apps.1

Say you’re texting with a friend, and you realize they could really use a kind word. Or you’re organizing your notes to study for a big test, and you want to include a reminder to yourself not to be anxious. Or a friend posts on social media that they got the job they wanted, and you want to celebrate with them.

If you’ve ever used an emoji keyboard, then you already know how to use Bible Keyboard.2 But, even if you haven’t, it’s so simple (and fun!) that we’re sure you’ll love it.

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1 Bible Keyboard is available on Apple devices running iOS 8 or higher. Before you can start using Bible Keyboard, first you’ll need to enable it. After you’ve updated your Bible App, tap “More” (the … at the far-right side of the bottom menu), then Bible App Settings, then “Enable Keyboard,” and follow the prompts.
For now, Bible Keyboard is only available in English. If you’d like to be among the first to know when we introduce new features, click one of the icons below to follow us on social media.

Announcing the Next Bible App for Kids Game…

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Together with our partner OneHope, last month we released a huge Bible App for Kids update that made it feel brand-new. We introduced a new interactive map, new story icons, and all-new story activities,1 including the Story Mixup game. Today we’re announcing our next new game:

Story Memory Match.

Story Memory Match is a classic matching game, where you tap one tile at a time to flip it over, looking for matches. For Two by Two, the story of Noah and the ark, adds a twist — kids have match male animals with their female mates.1 Your kids will want to play Story Memory Match again and again as they advance through all three of its difficulty levels. (Each level adds more tiles.)

As soon as you’ve updated your Bible App for Kids, look for the new Story Memory Match badge on story icons.2

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1Story Memory Match is available for Two by Two, Waters Part and Walls Fall, Through the Roof, Coming Home, and A Forever Promise. We’ll be introducing more new games and activities for other stories in the coming months.
2After 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 Memory Match), the app will prompt you to redownload that story to get the new content.

Find out first… what’s coming next.

Story Memory Match is the second of four brand-new games and activities coming to the Bible App for Kids. We’ll tell you more about each of the next two as soon as they launch. If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll be one of 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

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Four years ago the Bible App had already been installed on tens of millions of 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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Now your children can experience the Bible App for Kids in proper (UK) English!

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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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