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What You Might Not Know About the Bible App

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From my email – here are the most common Bible App questions we hear from the YouVersion community around the world and, of course—their answers:

  • How can I use the Bible App during a flight or on the subway? Even if you can’t connect to the Internet or your provider, you can still use the Bible App “offline.” To be able to read offline, sometime when you are connected (Wi-Fi works best), download any available Bible versions you’d like directly onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device. Then the next time you can’t get a signal, you can still read. (On iOS devices, you can even use your Notes and Bible Plans offline!)
  • I started a plan, but I’ve missed a few days. Can you help? Fallen a little behind on your Bible Plan? Happens to the best of us. In the Bible App, go to Plans, Settings (the gear icon). Scroll down and tap Catch Me Up. Your plan schedule shifts so that the last day you completed becomes yesterday. (Any partially completed days will still be unfinished). It’s easy!
  • Can I get my Bible Plan emailed to my Inbox? Sure! In the Bible App, go to Plans, Settings (the gear icon) and turn on Email Delivery. Specify the time of day and the Bible version you’d like to receive. (You can set up email delivery at bible.com too.)
  • I’m new to the Bible. Where should I start? Welcome! To jump right in, try John chapter 1, which begins with the life of Jesus and his disciples. Prefer more structure? Go to Plans, Browse, New for a list of recently added Bible Plans. (When you subscribe to a Bible Plan, each day the Bible App shows you what to read.)
  • How is the Verse of the Day selected? Drawing from a variety of sources, we choose each Verse of the Day to encourage, motivate, and inspire you, and to let God’s Word speak to you wherever you are. The Verse of the Day appears every day on the main “Today” view of the Bible App and on our Facebook page.

Still have questions? Passionate volunteers are ready to answer. Visit support.youversion.com or go to Help, right in your Bible App. We’re here to help!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Bible Study, Posts of Interest

 

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4 Easy Ways to Engage with the Bible

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READ. Most people use the YouVersion Bible App to read God’s Word in any of 245 languages and 450+ translations. Download a free offline version and read anytime, anywhere—even when you don’t have an Internet connection.

LISTEN. With audio Bibles, the Bible App can read to you on the go, whether you’re commuting, exercising, working, even reading along. Listen to select Bible versions in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish!

SHARE. During March the YouVersion community broke several records, including sharing more than 6 million Bible verses. That’s 200,000 a day! Whatever you’re reading in the Bible, the Bible App makes it easy to share with friends.

WATCH. Join millions already enjoying the Bible App’s newest feature: Videos. Clips from The Bible and The Lumo Project bring biblical stories and concepts to life. Or watch the JESUS film right in the Bible App, now in six languages, with more to come!

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Bible Study, Posts of Interest

 

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The American Bible Challenge Game Show Coming to TV This Week

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The American Bible Challenge has chosen to feature the Bible App™ from YouVersion in their second season, debuting this Thursday at 9:00/8:00c on GSN.

If you haven’t seen The American Bible Challenge yet, this record-setting, fun-filled game show airs Thursday nights on the cable television network GSN. Every week, comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosts as three teams test their Bible knowledge, winning money for their favorite charities.

Watch the season premiere of The American Bible Challenge this Thursday, March 21, at 9:00/8:00c on GSN.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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Videos Feature Comes to the YouVersion Bible App

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YouVersion on the iPad

From my email:

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new feature for the Bible App: Videos. Now you can use the Bible App to watch and share Bible video content, generously provided by YouVersion partners. You’ll find clips from The Bible miniseries, The Lumo Project from Big Book Media and Toy Gun Productions, and even more videos coming soon. You’ll even be able to enjoy clips from JESUS, the Jesus Film Media movie about Jesus’ life that’s already been shown more than 6 billion times worldwide!

At YouVersion, we’re constantly looking for new ways to help you engage with God’s Word. We believe Videos will help people connect with the Bible by letting them visually experience stories and concepts from the Bible—even if reading isn’t your favorite thing. Sharing video clips will also present new opportunities for you to invite discussion about your faith. And all video content is linked directly to the passages that inspired it, so you can jump straight to the original source!

To check out the Bible App’s new Videos feature, first make sure you have the most recent version of the Bible App on your iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Android device. Then simply go to the Bible App’s main menu and select “Videos.” (Wi-Fi access recommended for the best experience.) You’ll even see the new Videos feature on Bible.com.

Don’t have an iPad? No problem! View the videos here.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Bible Study, Videos

 

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What’s New at Bible Gateway

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From Bible Gateway

Here’s the latest news from Bible Gateway:

• Starting today and running through January 21, the complete NIV is available for download in the Bible Gateway app! If you don’t already have the free Bible Gateway app for your mobile device, you can download it here. (Brought to you by Biblica and Zondervan.)

• We’ve added new devotional starting January 1 to help you make Bible reading a daily habit: the Once-a-Day Bible Promises devotional. Sign up today!

• Our first new devotional for 2013 is here: sign up today to receive Bible Life Coaching with Sheri Rose Shepherd starting in January! Read more here.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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Will 2013 Be The Year to Read Your Bible (Again)?

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Happy 2013! Each new year offers a great time of refreshing: setting goals for our lives, and choosing to make positive changes. It’s also the perfect time for getting back into the Bible, or even for getting into it for the first time.

YouVersion’s ready to help you lock in that daily habit of time in God’s Word, offering several plans — some new, some proven favorites. Find the one that’s right for you:

New Plans Just Added:

  • NIV Once-A-Day With six new devotionals, make the Bible a daily habit as you read short devotionals that fit into the pace of life. From Zondervan. various lengths
  • Made to Crave: 21 Day Challenge Bridge the gap between your desire to live a healthy lifestyle and the spiritual strength you need for lasting change. >From Lysa TerKeurst. 21 days
  • God’s Glory and Your Purpose: Devotions with John Piper In this five-day video devotional, John Piper explains what the Bible teaches about the glory of God, and how it impacts our daily lives. From Desiring God. 5 days

Browse even more new plans…

Tried and True Plans:

  • The One Year® Bible The most popular plan on YouVersion, experience the joy of reading the entire Bible with as little as 15 minutes of reading each day. From Tyndale. 1 year
  • The Essential 100 A favorite around the world, the E100 guides you through 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament passages, helping you see the big picture of God’s Word. From Scripture Union. 100 days
  • Soul Detox Use this plan to identify what’s been chipping away at your soul, and to cleanse your spirit, as you step into the person God created you to be. From LifeChurch.tv. 35 days

Browse all plans…

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Posts of Interest

 

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Read the Christmas Story… with Everyone in the World

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The story of our Savior’s birth has been told and retold for thousands of years, but this year, for the first time, you’ll be able to see how many people are actually reading it.

The Christmas Story Tracker is a fun live map we created to watch the world read about the birth of Jesus. When someone uses the Bible App to read a verse about the Christmas story, the map lights a star on their country. A counter at the top right shows the total number of readings from the YouVersion community since December 1.

Whether you’re reading a Christmas Bible Plan or just a verse about Jesus’ birth, you’ll light up a star on the map and add to the running tally. And it’s easy to get your friends in on the fun: look for the Facebook and Twitter icons.

Go check out christmas.youversion.com!

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Posts of Interest

 

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