2021 in Review

2021 Year in Review

This is a moment worth remembering.

Take a moment to think about this past year. For many of us, it’s been filled with bittersweet memories. But in the middle of chaotic times and uncertain futures, there was a hope we could all cling to: God is actively at work in our world, and He is shaping people through His Word.

Verse of the Year
Matthew 6:33

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most by the global YouVersion Community during 2021.

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This year we have continued to see more people than ever before draw close to God through YouVersion.

50,700,000+ installs in 2021

Over 500 million total YouVersion installs

Every install is an opportunity for someone to experience God’s hope personally. This hope transcends circumstances, and it’s found when we seek God every day.

God is just getting started, but right now, we want to celebrate some of the things He’s accomplished in the YouVersion Community throughout 2021.

As you look at these astounding numbers, think about what they represent: hundreds of millions of lives that are seeking God … and finding Him.

Seeking God through His Word

“My marriage fell apart in 2017. I started reading the Bible on my phone as soon as I woke up. YouVersion was the only way I could access hundreds of Bible studies that were relevant for every feeling I’ve experienced. YouVersion is connecting the global Community to God and to one another, just like God asks. I not only love this app, I need it.


There are now 2,600 Bible versions and 1,100 audio Bibles available in over 1,700 languages in YouVersion.

Global Increase in Engagement

The countries showing the greatest increase in engagement during 2021.

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Seeking God through Prayer

“We really wanted to help people pray more consistently and meaningfully. The Lord’s Prayer gives us a pattern for well-balanced prayer. It starts with honoring God, it encourages us to honestly express our practical and spiritual concerns, and it leads us to respond to God in obedience. When we built the Guided Prayer experience, that was our inspiration for creating it.”

– SAM, YouVersion Product Manager

Guided Prayer

When you want to talk with God but you don’t know what to say, Guided Prayer can help you get started. The Guided Prayer experience launched earlier this year, and provides daily prompts that help you reflect on Scripture, draw closer to God, and talk to Him about what’s on your mind.

38.4 million
Guided Prayers Completed

YouVersion Prayer was created to help you have honest conversations with God, in community. And this year alone, millions of people have been sharing Prayers with Friends, and intentionally cultivating conversations with their Creator.

47.2 million
Prayers Created in 2021

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Seeking God Every Day

“My daughter represented our state at a regional swim championship. Instead of exchanging phone numbers with her swim friends, she would ask: “Are you on the Bible App?” If they weren’t, she would show them how to download the app and create an account, and then she’d invite them to her most recent Plan. She plans to keep up with her new swim friends by continuing to invite them to join studies with her. I love when my kids share God’s Word with friends who might not be encouraged in this area at home.”


1.4 billion
Bible Plan days completed in 2021

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A healthy relationship requires regular time spent together, and connecting with God is no different. That’s why we’ve been developing features that help our Community connect with God through His Word as they go about their day.

Verse of the Day Stories

Through reflection questions, daily prayers, Bible Plans, and video content from global leaders, Verse of the Day Stories is helping millions of people intentionally spend time with God.

159 million
Verse of the Day Stories completed

Verse of the Day Stories

Kids Bible Experience

Kids Bible Experience provides fresh, relevant content for preteens that helps them discover their own daily rhythm of seeking God.

Kids Bible Experience

5.6 million
Kids Bible Experience Stories completed

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Give to something giving hope

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If you could help change the world … would you?

Providing hope found in God’s Word is one of the best gifts we can give to a world facing despair.

And, it’s a gift that changes everything.

- Luis R.

“I was aware of the Bible, but I never found the chance to read it. I didn’t know where to start. But once I started using the YouVersion app it was easier. Through reading Plans, I developed a habit that kept me reading the Bible every day—and that’s when I noticed a change in my life. I finally understood what Jesus did on the cross, and I invited Him into my life. My whole purpose in life has now changed. I want to say thank you to YouVersion for taking the Word of God and sharing it with millions of people around the world.”

– Luis R.

There are hundreds of millions of people like Luis in the YouVersion Community, and God is shaping each of them through His Word.

God’s Word is alive and active … and it’s transforming people just like you.

But for every person in our Community drawing near to God, there is someone outside our Community who hasn’t experienced the life-changing power of God and His Word yet. You can help change this…

This Giving Tuesday, make an immediate impact that has an eternal difference.

Think about the hope, joy, and peace you’ve found by drawing near to God through YouVersion. There are millions of people who still don’t know that this resource is just a tap away. But just imagine what life-change will happen when they find out.

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what God is doing through YouVersion.

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After you give, share on social media how God has used YouVersion in your life, use the hashtag #GivingTuesday, and tag us @YouVersion.

Good news of great joy is on the way


You don’t want to miss this…

Focus on what matters most this Christmas.

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 JOHN 4:9

Do you ever feel like the holidays come and go before you’ve even had a chance to focus on the true reason for the season?

This year, don’t miss the moments leading up to Christmas.

Advent begins today, and it’s a great way to prepare our hearts to celebrate our Savior’s birth by reflecting on the hope, peace, love, and joy that Jesus brought to the world. Get started by completing an Advent Plan:

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“Share” your gratitude this Thanksgiving.

Give Thanks to the Lord, he is good, his love endures forever.

Who are you grateful for?

Celebrate the people God has placed in your life.

Studies have shown that people who express gratitude experience a variety of benefits—including improved sleep, higher stress tolerance, and more meaningful relationships.

While those things are terrific, they don’t compare to the greatest benefit of practicing gratitude: it draws us closer to God.

Expressing gratitude helps us notice all that God is doing in our lives. It allows us to praise Him by acknowledging His care, presence, and timing.

This Thanksgiving, don’t just think about the people God has placed in your life, but tell them that they matter to you—and why.

Share your gratitude with the people who’ve positively impacted your life with this special Verse Image.

Express Your Gratitude

YouVersion is celebrating 500 million installs!

It started as a question.

“What if we could use technology to help people engage more consistently with the Bible?”

In 2008, it turned into the YouVersion Bible App—one of the first 200 free apps on the App Store.

What began as a desire to make Scripture accessible to everyone has now become a global movement of people committed to seeking God every day through His Word.

It’s a movement you’re a part of…

… A movement that’s now been installed on half a billion devices.

A movement made possible because…

The Bible is ALIVE

Celebrate this historic moment.

Something BIG is happening.

God is actively at work through YouVersion—and hundreds of millions of people are a part of it.

Every time someone installs YouVersion, they’re getting instant access to a Community centered around the Bible. A Community that’s inviting God to shape their lives through Scripture, Bible Plans, and Prayer.

Tony R.

“Once I found [YouVersion], studied, read Plans, and connected with others, I was hooked on the power of God flowing through the YouVersion Community.”

Tony R.

God is not finished.

Today we’re celebrating 500 million installs … but we’re not just reflecting on what God has done, we’re looking forward to what He’ll do next.

Imagine a day in the near future when 1 billion people have installed YouVersion.

You can help make this happen.

The best way to help us celebrate this historic moment is by sharing YouVersion with someone in your life who hasn’t been transformed by God’s Word yet.

There are millions of people still waiting to be transformed by the Bible, and you are perfectly positioned to reach some of them. Allow God to actively work through you by inviting others to discover that The Bible is Alive.

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