Take a moment to reflect on God’s goodness and fix your heart on Jesus with this prayer:
Unwrap the 2019 Christmas Challenge Badge!
The countdown to Christmas has begun! This time of year, holiday commitments can easily distract us from seeking intimacy with Immanuel, “God with us.” That’s why we created the Christmas Challenge: to reflect on the reason we celebrate this season.
Complete any Christmas or Advent Plan between now and December 31, and you’ll earn our 2019 Christmas Challenge Badge! Start any Plan below or, if you’re already doing a Christmas or Advent Plan, just keep going.
Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Kannada & Slovak. 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:
- Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
- Open the app and tap the gear icon () to open Settings.
- 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!
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 34 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 50 languages — now including Kannada & Slovak!
Think back on the struggles and victories you’ve experienced this year. How did God reveal Himself to you in those moments?
We’re excited about all that God will do through YouVersion in 2020. (Stay tuned: Big things are coming!) But for now, let’s take a moment to reflect back on just some of the powerful ways God worked in our global YouVersion Community during 2019:
Mfon – Nigeria
Mfon’s marriage was in shambles, so she ran away from it. Then on the bus to work each day, Mfon started reading Bible Plans about marriage in the Bible App. As Mfon studied God’s Word, her heart began to soften, and she realized there was still hope for her marriage. Inspired by God’s Word, Mfon reconciled with her husband.
…But Mfon’s story doesn’t end there…
One day, a woman who often sat behind her on the bus approached Mfon and confided that she had been reading the Bible App over Mfon’s shoulder. This woman had also been struggling in her marriage, but one of Mfon’s Plans had resonated with her, and she had forgiven her husband. Because of Mfon’s decision to read Bible Plans, two marriages are now experiencing restoration.
Mfon’s story is powerful, but it’s just one of many. Every Plan Day completed this year represents a life that God is in the process of transforming:
Plan Days completed in 2019.
Losing Sight… and Finding Sound
Alice – United States
In 2014, Alice was diagnosed with early-onset macular degeneration and declared legally blind. No longer able to read, Alice had to find another way to draw closer to God. She discovered that in the right light, she could use a tablet. And that’s when Alice found audio Bibles on YouVersion. She started listening every night. And the more Alice listened, the more God’s Word came alive for her, leading her to a deeper understanding of God.
Now Alice believes the Bible should be heard. And fortunately, audio Bibles make it easy to hear God’s Word — anytime, anywhere.
Audio Chapters played in 2019.
How can we wrap our minds around giant numbers like the ones below? By recognizing what they actually represent: moments when people reached out to God, and He touched their hearts. Let’s celebrate and commit to finishing 2019 strong!
Bible Chapters Read
Highlights, Bookmarks, and Notes
Increase by Country:
These countries showed the greatest increase in Bible engagement during 2019.
2019 Verse of the Year:
The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community.
Most Shared Verse Image by Language:
|Ephesians 4:26||Psalm 56:3||Isaiah 40:31|
|1 Peter 4:8||1 Corinthians 13:13||John 11:25|
|Psalms 103:13||1 Corinthians 13:4||Psalms 46:1|
The Bible Verse Images shared most often during 2019 by language across the global YouVersion Community.
Discover Your Story
We all have a story to tell.
See how you drew closer to God through the YouVersion Bible App this year — with a personalized 2019 Bible App Snapshot!
Let’s rejoice over what God’s doing in your life: