3 Features in the Bible App to Help You Draw Closer to God

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How can you make the Bible part of your daily life?

As we settle into new routines, we know that the life we want all starts with getting to know God through His Word.

And, the Bible App is one of the best tools to help you consistently seek God.

Here are 3 features in the Bible App to help you spend time with God and His Word this year.


With Reminders, you can intentionally set time to connect with God each day—so you’ll never miss it!

Set a reminder in your Bible App settings, and make the Bible part of your day.

Set a Reminder


Just like social media, you can add Friends in the Bible App and grow in God’s Word together by:

  • Interacting with each other in the Community Feed
  • Praying for one another with prayer requests

When you spend time in Scripture with your community, it will transform your relationship with God and others.

Add Friends


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With the Reader, you can go deeper into Scripture by adding Highlights, Notes, Prayers, and so much more by tapping on a Bible verse.

Open Reader

Which feature will you use to help you connect with God’s Word today? 

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4 Tips to Read God’s Word in the Bible App

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If you want to read the Bible more, you’re not alone…

In a recent study by the American Bible Society, 52% of people surveyed said they wanted to read the Bible more.

Making time to study Scripture can sometimes feel like a struggle, but the Bible App is one of the best tools to help you consistently spend time with God through His Word.

Here are four ways you can build your Bible habit.

1. Pick a book in the New Testament.

When you read the Bible, you don’t have to start from the beginning in Genesis.

You can start with a book in the New Testament like Matthew to see the prophecies in the Old Testament fulfilled through the life of Jesus.

Read Matthew >

2. Read one chapter each day.

If you want to read a book of the Bible, try breaking it down by just reading one chapter every day.

This month, study God’s wisdom in the book of Proverbs and read one chapter each day for 31 days.

Read Proverbs >

3. Try different Bible versions.

If you want to gain a deeper understanding about a specific verse, you can compare Bible versions.

From the New International Version to the New Living Translation to the New King James Version, there are thousands of versions in the Bible App you can explore.

Explore Bible Versions >

4. Start a Bible Plan.

Explore thousands of Plans created to help you study, understand, and apply the Bible to your life.

Find a Plan >

Which tip will you try?

If you can’t decide which one to try first, you can combine these ideas and start this Scripture-only Proverbs Bible Plan today.

Start Proverbs Plan

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How do you spend your time?

How do you spend your time?

“…where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”


This month, you have the opportunity to prioritize and deepen your relationship with God and with others.

Here are 3 ways to make time for what matters.


“Living in a world where life’s responsibilities constantly compete for my time and attention, spending time reading God’s Word was a struggle.”


Through YouVersion, Khadine was able to form a daily Bible habit by increasing her motivation and holding herself accountable with Badges.

“My spiritual life is richer and more meaningful. I feel like I am better equipped to impact God’s Kingdom.”

If you’re like Khadine and you struggle to consistently stay in God’s Word, join the 21-Day Challenge this month!

21-Day Challenge Badge

Complete 21 Bible Plan days throughout February and earn an exclusive Badge.

Pick Your Plan


With over 550 million installs worldwide, people around the world are connecting with God’s Word every day through YouVersion.

“I love the daily stories and the men and women of God who share their Biblical knowledge with us! I’m always glad to see people of all races share and encourage us in God’s Word!”


That global Community doesn’t happen by accident—your invite matters. So this month, grow in God’s Word with the people in your life.

Continue to expand God’s kingdom by inviting a friend to join the global YouVersion Community and start building a Bible habit together.

Invite a Friend


Lent is a way to prepare your heart for Easter.

Starting February 22, stay focused on God’s voice as you reflect on His sacrificial love.

4 Ways to Practice Lent

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You weren’t meant to walk through life alone.

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You weren’t meant to walk through life alone.

The Bible is filled with stories of deep friendship rooted in God and His Word. But forming deep relationships takes time.

Discover community, and center your friendships on God’s Word by adding Friends in YouVersion.

With Friends in YouVersion, you’re 33% more likely to stay connected to God’s Word! And as you grow closer to God—you’ll grow closer together.

Find Friends

Add Friends >

You can even invite your friends who aren’t in the app with a text message!

Text Invite

From doing Plans with Friends to praying for one another using Prayer Lists, add Friends to deepen your relationships and grow closer to God.

Invite your friends to join you in YouVersion today.

Invite a Friend

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds … encouraging one another…”

Hebrews 10:24-25

Start your year refreshed in God’s Presence.


Setting goals can feel like an overwhelming to-do list.

But your relationship with God isn’t just another box to check off. It’s a place to renew your mind, refresh your soul, and rediscover God’s purpose for you.

Here are some ways you can connect with God every day.


Matt discovered a way to renew his mind with God’s truth by doing something he already enjoys.

“I listen to podcasts all the time, so listening to Bible Plans helps me swap this habit with truth and soaking in God’s Word.”

Matt, USA

When you spend time with God, your life will start to reflect His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.

What are some ways you can turn something you love into a new way to connect with God?


Plans are a great way to make the Bible a part of your everyday life.

This year, journey through the Bible and experience the big picture of God’s redemption, faithfulness, and unconditional love for us.

View More Plans

Discover Plans based on topic, books of the Bible, mood, and more!


Spend time in God’s presence, and He will refresh your soul.

Reflect on God’s Word with Daily Refresh—an all-new experience in YouVersion that curates timely and relevant Bible content.

Daily Refresh

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“YouVersion has helped me discover who God is, what He has done, and how to pray and have a relationship with Him. It’s changed the way I live my life.”

Bruno, Uganda

When you live a life rooted in Scripture, it can transform your heart, mind, soul, and, ultimately, your entire life.

Set a reminder today to continue a daily rhythm in God’s Word.

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