Hidden Features We Love

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The more you know…

With YouVersion, making the Bible a part of your everyday life doesn’t have to be daunting.

Customize your app experience with these five simple tips and tricks.

  1. Compare two different Bible versions at the same time.

    Open YouVersion, and tap the Bible tab. Next, flip your phone sideways. Tap the Compare icon icon. Select the two versions you want to read side by side.

    Compare versions

  2. View your Bible reading history.

    Tap the verse reference on the top left of the Bible tab. Then tap the history button.

    Bible reading history

  3. Set up Prayer Reminders.

    Open your Push Notification Settings in YouVersion, and tap “Remind me to pray.”

    Prayer reminders

  4. Listen to Bible Plans.

    Subscribe to a Plan. Then, open a Plan day and tap the Speaker icon icon on the top right of your screen.

    Plan audio

  5. Adjust your font size or style.

    Open the Bible tab and tap the Font icon icon on the top right of your screen to customize your reading experience.

    Change text

Ready to get the most out of your YouVersion experience? Start exploring these hidden features.

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Where do you find your worth?

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Whether it’s work, relationships, or achievement, we often find our worth in the things and people around us.

But what happens when those things fail us?

When we put our faith in Jesus, He gives us a new identity.

And who He says we are never changes.

Discover what Scripture says about who we are in Christ with these Plans.

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What Plan are you reading this month? Take a screenshot, share on social media, and tag us @youversion.

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3 Ways to Connect with God’s Word as a Family

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Parenting can be a difficult puzzle, but you don’t have to solve it alone.

Here are three tools to help you have fun, meaningful conversations about God with the kids in your life.

Bible App for Kids

Bible App for Kids

Interact with the Bible as a family. See God’s Word come to life with read-along stories and interactive animations.

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Bible Storybook

Bible Storybook

It’s perfect to read as a family at bedtime, during long road trips, or when you want your kids to take a screen break.

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Kids Bible Experience

Kids Bible Experience

Do you have older kids? They can discover fresh, relatable content, reflection questions, and daily verses in YouVersion.

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Making time for God’s Word as a family will help your kids understand the Bible and their faith more and more each day.

Find even more resources to help the kids in your life discover their own daily rhythm of connecting with God.

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Which tool is your family’s favorite?
Let us know by tagging @bibleappforkids on social media.

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Let’s Talk About Anxiety.

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Whether it’s financial difficulty, a strained relationship, or an overwhelming workload, anxiety finds a way to creep into our lives.

It isn’t something to feel ashamed of—but you weren’t meant to keep sitting in it either.

God promises to walk alongside us and ease our burdens. Allow Him to fill you with His peace through these Plans.

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Resting in a Busy World

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.”

MATTHEW 11:28-29

So often, the world feels frantic. We wake to the sound of urgent alarms and rush from one activity to the next.

Interrupting our busy schedules can feel unthinkable—we worry we’ll fall behind. The world screams at us to buckle down, to grind, to work even harder.

But Scripture encourages us to pause and turn to God instead.

In a world that moves at such an unsustainable pace, how do we find time to rest?

Find your why.

God created us for purposeful work. But there’s a difference between doing meaningful work and letting that work become our identity. The second we cross the line, we’re caught in a vicious cycle.

Taking time to rest is the extreme opposite of what the world asks of us.

But, it’s something God consistently instructs us to do throughout the Bible.

From the very beginning, God modeled rest, and He commanded us to make rest part of our weekly rhythm.

Maybe you recognize you need to rest because you notice something in your life is becoming more important than God. Maybe it’s to prioritize your mental health. Maybe you’re simply exhausted.

Whatever it is, find a clear vision for why rest matters to you.

Schedule it on your calendar.

Time is one of our most valuable resources.

If we don’t schedule rest in advance, chances are something else will consume that resource.

One of the simplest ways to find rest is by planning when you’re going to do it. Try scheduling it on your calendar, and consider communicating the times to your family and friends.

Whether it’s 20 minutes or 24 hours, rest gives you room to appreciate and experience the things God created you to do.

Give yourself something to look forward to.

When you step back and slow down to draw closer to God, it’s likely going to feel uncomfortable or unsettling.

That probably means you’re doing it right.

When we rest, the temptation to fall into busyness becomes even greater. But true rest doesn’t always look like doing nothing.

When you schedule time to rest, plan to do something that brings you joy or peace.

This could include spending time appreciating God’s creation or cultivating a hobby God wired you to be passionate about.

Don’t do it alone.

God created us for community. We’re wired for relationships. And, those relationships can be one of the most tangible ways we experience God’s presence.

Finding a rhythm of rest isn’t something you have to do alone. Think about ways you can rest alongside your family or friends.

Resting together will help you to stay accountable when the world tries to pull you into work and activity.

Be relentless.

Practicing rest is a spiritual discipline. And, like any discipline, resting requires determination and self control.

When we choose not to rely on our own effort and let Jesus take over, we surrender our shame, striving, and expectations. In return, we experience God’s perfect peace.

Rest helps us enjoy God’s presence and realign our priorities.

Rest allows us to trust that God is working even when we aren’t.

Rest is how we trust our Savior enough to say “enough.”

Want to pause in God’s presence right now?

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