Today, November 19, is National Day of the Bible, kicking off the annual celebration of National Bible Week. This week, Christians all across the U.S. will commemorate God’s Word with concerts, public readings, and special contests. (And if you’re lucky enough to be in Chicago this week, 2012’s official “Bible city,” be sure to check out their list of events.)
A group of businessmen started National Bible Week in 1940 to offer hope to a nation on the brink of war. In fact, when the first scheduled Bible reading radio broadcast was interrupted by news of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the broadcasters decided to continue reading Scripture in between news updates. And National Bible Week has continued as an annual tradition ever since, encouraging everyone to read the Bible, whether it’s Christians bolstering their faith or simply others who want to understand a different worldview.
Of course, the Bible App from YouVersion makes it easy. Our mission is to make the Bible freely available to as many people as possible, in whatever language they prefer. YouVersion offers more than 400 versions of the Bible in 209 languages (so far), along with hundreds of Bible reading and audio plans, also in many languages. With the Bible App already installed on almost 70 million unique devices, readers have spent more than 35 billion minutes reading God’s Word. You can get your very own Bible App on almost any mobile device quickly and easily—and always 100% free!