Friday, May 18, 2018

Updated Privacy Policy and Terms

Same Bible Experience. Updated Privacy and Terms.

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Privacy & Terms Update

Today, we're announcing an update to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Your Bible experience isn't changing in any way, and we're making it easier to understand what data we access and how it's used to help enhance your Bible experience.

Here's a summary of what you can expect to find in our updated policies, which cover all YouVersion-branded products and services:

Friendlier.

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to include clearer language and formatting, allowing you to find important information more easily. We've also added examples throughout, making it easier to understand.

Making your experience personal.

When you create a YouVersion account or use any one of our applications or sites, the information we collect is for the purpose of offering a more personalized Bible experience.

How we use your data.

The updated policies clearly outline the types of data we collect from your activity, and how we use that information to enhance your YouVersion experience.

We do not share your personally identifiable data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks. In fact, did you know that YouVersion is a non-profit ministry? Because our focus is missional, we don't monetize, sell data, or place ads inside of YouVersion products.

Your privacy protected.

When you see amazing global stats about Bible engagement (320 million installs and counting, or even the most popular verse of the year), we make sure to analyze the data in a way that protects your privacy.

When this information is published, it is only in an aggregated form that does not disclose your personally identifiable information. In addition, we implement industry standard security safeguards designed to protect your data.

It's your experience.

Our new policies make it clear what rights you have when using YouVersion, including accessing, sharing, changing, and deleting your personal data. We also address data collection technologies and how those processes help the YouVersion Community fully engage with the Bible.

Our new Privacy Policy and Terms take effect on May 25, 2018. By using our platforms and services on or after that date, you'll be agreeing to these updates.

Thank you for your continued trust in YouVersion as we work to provide you with free digital Bible experiences to encourage and help you encounter God's Word daily.


Read the full updated Privacy Policy and Terms

Thursday, December 21, 2017

🎞 Watch “The Story of Christmas”

Experience the Nativity in "The Story of Christmas" video collection.

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Watch "The Story of Christmas" video collection.

This Christmas, why not start a new tradition? Watch The Story of Christmas together with friends and family. This very special collection of short videos tells the entire Nativity story as described in the Gospels.

Presented by YouVersion in partnership with Lumo Project, you can watch "The Story of Christmas" in the Videos section of the Bible App — on your mobile device, at Bible.com, or on the Bible App for Apple TV.

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The Annunciation: Mary Is Pregnant

Luke 1:26–38

After being told by the Angel Gabriel that she will be the mother of the long-awaited Messiah, Mary reveals her pregnancy to her family.

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Mary and Elizabeth

Luke 1:1:39–45

When Mary visits her pregnant relative, at the sound of Mary's voice, Elizabeth's baby (John) leaps within her.

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The Nativity

Luke 2:1–14

With only a stable for shelter, Mary gives birth to Jesus with Joseph at her side. Wrapped in cloths, Jesus is placed in a manger.

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Joseph's Dream

Matthew 1:18–25

From the Gospel of Matthew, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream, explaining that Mary's baby Jesus will save God's people from their sins.

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The Three Wise Men

Matthew 2:1–12

After following a star, three wise men present Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, foretelling His kingship, high priesthood, and suffering.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wow, look at this amazing move of God in 2017!

Could we be the most Bible-engaged generation ever?

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Your Year in the Bible

Your Year in the Bible App

Now, for the first time ever, you can look back on your year in the Bible App! In a single snapshot, you can get a sense of your Bible engagement for all of 2017. See how many Plans you completed, how many verses you highlighted, how many Verse Images you created, and more. You can even share your snapshot with friends!

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Year in the Bible 2017

We live in an amazing time.

God's Spirit is moving on the hearts of people all over the world. In response, more and more are seeking Him in His Word.1 The Bible's wisdom is relevant to our lives today, encouraging us, giving us hope, and challenging us to love better.2

Within this revival, this current generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged ever. Here's just some of what happened across the worldwide YouVersion community this year:

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2017 VERSE OF THE YEAR:

JOSHUA 1:9

This is my command—
be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with
you wherever you go.

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community during 2017.

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BIBLE PLANS COMPLETED:

39

MILLION

Plans help you build your Bible practice by giving you small, daily selections of reading, devotional, audio, or video content.

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BIBLE VERSES SHARED:

342

MILLION

Sharing Bible verses invites others along on your faith journey through encouragement and inspiration.

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BIBLE CHAPTERS READ:

16

BILLION

Shining the light of God's living Word on your innermost thoughts and desires brings grace, life, and peace to your everyday life.

Many apps come and go. But, thanks to you who engage daily with Scripture — and thanks especially to visionary Bible publishers and societies, Bible translators, content providers, and hundreds of volunteers — the Bible App continues to thrive and grow. Join us in celebrating all that God has done in 2017 to connect people with His Word!

Visit 2017 Year in Review

1 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 1 John 4:16.
 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas is almost here. ⭐️ Let’s celebrate!

Prepare your heart this season.

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Wisemen

It's almost here.

For weeks, we've been preparing our hearts in anxious anticipation, and now Christmas is just one week away. Celebrate with us as we reflect on God's perfect gift to us: his only son, Jesus. And as you gather with friends and family this holiday season, we know you'll enjoy connecting with God's Word through these vivid reminders of the hope and joy we have in Christ.

The Christmas Story

YouVersion, 5 days

Read or listen to the complete biblical account of Christ's birth, from prophecies about the Savior to come, to his humble beginnings in a stable, all the way to Emmanuel — the God who is with us.

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The First Christmas Gift: Always with Us

Life.Church, 6 days

Developed to complement "The First Christmas Gift" story from the Bible App for Kids (see below), each day of this companion Plan features a fun, engaging video excerpted from the free Bible App for Kids curriculum. A memory verse, a key truth, an original song, and games and concrete lessons will help your kids understand the significance of Jesus' birth!

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Bible App for Kids - The First Christmas Gift

Bible App for Kids: The First Christmas Gift

Celebrate Jesus' arrival with fun, touch-activated animations and colorful artwork. The children in your life will love exploring all 41 stories in the Bible App for Kids. You'll love how the activities Story Mixup, Story Memory Match, and Story Sticker Time help them remember the things they're learning. YouVersion developed the Bible App for Kids in partnership with OneHope to give children a Bible experience all their own. Already installed on more than 19 million devices worldwide, the Bible App for Kids is available in 33 languages — and it's always completely free.

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