Sunday, February 22, 2015

Because you’re friends.

Lead your friendships into the Bible App.
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You in God's Word.
God's Word in You.

Get into God's Word
with Friends.

In the New Testament, the people who believed in Jesus were good friends with each other. They studied the Scriptures together. They constantly discussed the things Jesus' disciples had taught them. They even shared copies of the disciples' letters so everyone could read them. They spent time together, shared meals, and prayed for one another. Why?

Because they were friends.

Who are those people in your life? Who do you hang out with? When you go out to eat, who goes with you? When you read a great book, hear some cool new song, or see a funny video online, who do you share it with? Why?

Because you're friends.

Those same people can be your Friends in the Bible App. God's Word is important to you. Your friends are important to you. And when you invite them to join you in the Bible App, you'll make your relationships even more meaningful as together you draw closer to God.

Invite Friends Now

Still have questions?

How do I decide which friends to invite? And what if I change my mind later? What will my Bible App Friends be able to see? Find answers to these questions (and more) in our blog post, "Top 5 Questions About Bible App Friends."


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6 Bible Plans to Help You Connect During Lent

Refresh your faith during Lent with a YouVersion Bible Plan.
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The Best Way to
Prepare for Easter

As that New Year's excitement begins to fade, are you losing traction on some of the healthy habits you started this year? Thankfully Easter is on the way, bringing with it another chance for renewal. Christians all over the world observe the 40 days leading up to our remembrance of Jesus' resurrection as a time to reflect, repent, and prepare our hearts to celebrate new life.

Seek God through His Word

Consider making the Bible an intentional part of your day, every day, between now and Easter Sunday. The most important things in our lives are best when we're sharing them with others. Ask a family member or a friend — or several — to join you in a Bible Plan during Lent. Then each day, discuss what you're discovering. Share your questions with each other, and encourage one another as you pursue greater devotion to Christ.

What are Bible Plans?

When you subscribe to a Bible Plan, the Bible App gives you a brief passage to read (or listen to) each day. Plans draw you into the Bible every day, helping you meditate on what God's Word means in your life. Here are six Plans that can help you connect during Lent:

Lent for Everyone
N.T. Wright, 53 days
40 Days of Lent
Journey Church, 47 days
Devotions for Lent
Holy Bible: Mosaic, 46 days
ReThink Life
ReThink, 40 days
40 Days of Revival
Hillsong, 40 days
The 40-Day New Testament Challenge
Margaret Feinberg, 40 days

Don't see what you're looking for here? We have many more Plans to choose from:

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Monday, February 16, 2015

New: Share to your favorite apps: Evernote, Tumblr, LinkedIn, & more

Learn how you can easily share from the Bible App to your other favorite apps.
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Now share to more
apps, more easily.

Android Example iPhone Example

Available now on both Apple and Android devices, it's easier than ever to share from the Bible App to other apps — like Evernote, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pocket, and more. Send a Bible passage to Evernote to meditate on it or memorize it. Save a video to Pocket to watch later. Sharing from iOS to Twitter got an upgrade, too. Now when you share a Bible Plan, your Tweet includes the image for that Plan (if it has one). Try it and see!

Inside the Bible App:

  • Tap any verse.
  • Tap the Sharing icon.
  • Tap wherever you want to share — Text, Email, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, etc. — and follow the prompts.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Death doesn’t get the last word.

Make the most out of Easter
by thinking now how to prepare your heart.
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Prepare your heart for the Resurrected Christ

Lent begins this Wednesday, February 18, marking the beginning of the six weeks leading up to Easter. What might that coming celebration look like if we first take this opportunity to really think about all that the Resurrection means in our lives? Death doesn't get the last word. That's the joy we will celebrate on Easter!

Find focus every day.

Discover what tens of millions of people all across the global YouVersion community already know: Bible Plans help you meditate daily on what's most important. Here's a special selection of Bible Plans we've put together just for Lent:

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Discover inspiration.

Thousands of people from around the world recently shared with us what they'll be doing to prepare their hearts during Lent. Let their examples help you decide how you'll observe this special season!

Encourage others.

Join the conversation happening now online. Share your plans for Lent using the hashtag #PreparingForEaster.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The best advice for Valentine’s begins here

Plans help you center your relationships around wisdom from the Bible.
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God's living Word. Inspiration for living.

Still looking? These Plans are only the beginning. We have dozens of Plans focused on building the kinds of relationships God desires for you:

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