Sunday, May 24, 2015

Can one person really change the world?

5 ways you can help others connect with the Bible.
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You in God's Word.
God's Word in You.

Wherever you are,
inspire someone.

... Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It's not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow.
1 Corinthians 3:5–7, NLT

A revolution is happening, a worldwide shift in how people connect with God (and with each other) by engaging with the Bible. The Bible App has now been installed in every country on earth, on almost 180 million unique devices. And holding each one of those devices is a person, a life poised to be transformed by the power of God's Word. That person can then touch the lives of others all around them.

You can be that person.


God empowers each of us with unique talents and abilities. And when you use your gifts with YouVersion, you'll discover opportunities to change lives and leave a lasting legacy.

Share Your Gifts

Invite people to the Bible App.

Tell your friends and family, in person or through social media, what you like about the Bible App, and how you use it. What's your favorite Bible Plan? What does spending time in God's Word do for you?

Share the Bible App

Share your story.

Does the Bible App help you spend more time in the Bible? Do you have more direction? More peace? Are your relationships different? We'd love to know how the Bible App helps you do the things you want!

Tell Us Your Story


Ask God to lead people to His Word, and to speak to them through it to change their hearts and lives. Pray that He will help those who are translating the Bible into other languages, and that He will prepare the hearts of people who have never had His Word before to receive it.


Now, for the first time ever, you can easily use your YouVersion account to join in our mission financially. Make one-time or recurring gifts via credit card or echeck.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

How you can make EVERY week Family Bible Week

Family Bible Week Wrap Up
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Your Family in God's Word.
God's Word in Your Family.

It doesn't have to be over.

"…those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life."
—Jesus, from John 4:14 NLT

We hope you've enjoyed YouVersion's first-ever Family Bible Week as much as we have. And now that your family has had a taste of this living water, we hope you'll keep going back — together — to the well of God's Word!

To help your family keep that momentum going, we've expanded our Family Bible Week suggestions into a new blog post (available through the link below). Here are just a few highlights:

Pick Your Next Plan.

Plans are one of the best ways to engage with the Bible every day, and we have many more that are just for families.

Take Your Family Verse Further.

Design your Family's theme Verse together as a piece of frame-worthy family art with a place of honor in your home.

Celebrate Each Other.

Make every day "Family Day," honoring and encouraging each other with inspiration from God's Word.

Read More on Our Blog

Friday, May 15, 2015

Now Family Story Time Can Go “Wherever You Go”

Enjoy Family Story Time with a new Bible App for Kids story.
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Your Family in God's Word.
God's Word in Your Family.

Discover a New Story Together

We hope your family has been enjoying time together in the Bible throughout this week. For the last day of Family Bible Week, we encourage you to invest in some family story time together. And we have a special treat to help: a brand new Bible App for Kids story!

Hopefully your children — or maybe your grandchildren — already know about the Bible App for Kids, the completely free Bible experience designed just for them. "Wherever You Go" is the classic Bible story of Ruth and Naomi, available now. Download it before bedtime, and then tonight you can share its timeless message of devotion to God and family with your favorite kids. Then in the days and weeks to come, its delightful animations will keep rewarding their exploration.

Get It Now

Thursday, May 14, 2015

4 Ways to Focus on Your Family Spiritually

Four great tips from Focus on the Family, with more on our blog.
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Your Family in God's Word.
God's Word in Your Family.

Leading Your Family Spiritually

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
—Jesus, from John 10:10 (NIV)

That's what we all want for our families: a fulfilled life, a growing relationship with Christ. But it's hard to know where to begin — or even to find the time. That's why we pulled together some of our favorite family-building ideas from generous YouVersion partner Focus on the Family.

Here are four highlights from our list of seven tips. (Visit the blog post linked below for the full list.) Each one is a quick tip that can help you start — today — setting your kids on the path that will lead them to their own "life to the full." Each tip includes a short explanation to help you put it into practice right away.

Make it fun.

Help your kids explore their faith, with gentle course corrections along the way.

Keep it simple.

Ask leading questions that feed your child's curiosity and fuel conversation.

Watch for opportunities.

Make simple observations in the teachable moments that happen in everyday life.

Talk to God together.

Pray with your kids about the things they care about — and celebrate when God answers.

See Our Whole List